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The 9 Billion People Question:
The Challenge of Global Resource Scarcity

Friday, February 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Apfelbaum Auditorium and Courtroom, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, PA
Simulcast to Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA,
and webcast live

8:30 a.m. Registration and CLE check-in
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

Amy Gaudion, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs​ & Executive Editor, JLIA
James W. Houck, Interim Dean and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law & School of International Affairs

9:30 a.m. Feed the Future: U.S. Diplomacy and Global Food Security

Jonathan Shrier, Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security at the U.S. Department of State.

10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. Panel I: Law, Trade, and the Global Food System

Carmen G. Gonzalez, professor of law at Seattle University School of Law
David Blandford, professor of agricultural and environmental economics at Penn State University and editor of WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support
Terence P. Stewart, managing partner of Stewart and Stewart of Washington, D.C.

  • Moderated by William F. Fox, distinguished scholar in residence at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law and senior research fellow at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland
12:15 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Panel II: The U.S. Farm Bill and International Agricultural Aid

Erin Lentz, professor of international studies at Bucknell University
Marc Cohen, senior researcher at Oxfam America and professorial lecturer in international development at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University
Dale Moore, director of policy at American Farm Bureau and former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Moderated by Dennis Jett, professor of international affairs at Penn State’s School of International Affairs and former ambassador to Mozambique and Peru
2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m. Panel III: The Global Politics of Resource Scarcity

Bryan L. McDonald, assistant professor of science, technology, and society at Penn State University, and editor of Global Environmental Change and Human Security
Kent Butts, senior lecturer at Penn State Harrisburg, senior fellow to the Center for Naval Analysis and co-editor of Sustainability and National Security 

  • Moderated by Scott Stedjan, Editor-in-Chief, JLIA 
4:00 p.m. Program concludes

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