Hunger as a Weapon | Speakers

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Hunger as a Weapon
May 24, 2023
Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions

These are confirmed speakers. More will be added in the near future. Check the agenda for specific times for speakers.

All speakers and schedules are subject to change at any time.



Cindy McCain, Executive Director World Food Program

Cindy McCain (Opening Remarks), Executive Director, World Food Programme

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra (Welcome Remarks), Provost and Executive Vice President, University of South Florida

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie

General (Ret) Frank McKenzie (Keynote Speaker), Executive Director, Global and National Security Institute

Laurie Bayranevand

Laurie Beyranevand, JD (Keynote Speaker), Director of Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Professor of Law, Vermont Law and Graduate School

Ellen Messner

Ellen Messer, PhD (Panelist), Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD (Panelist), Director of Global Health Concentration, Yale University

Dan Sellen

Dan Sellen, PhD (Panelist), Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto

Patrick Hamilton, International Committee of the Red Cross

Patrick Hamilton (Panelist and Breakout Session), International Committee of the Red Cross

Thomas Mantz, CEO Feeding Tampa Bay

Thomas Mantz (Panelist), CEO, Feeding Tampa Bay

Chase Sova, United Nation's World Food Programme

Dr. Chase Sova (Panelist and Breakout Session), Senior Director, Public Policy and Thought Leadership, United Nation's World Food Program USA

Peter Cloutier, Join Special Operations University

Peter Cloutier (Breakout Session), Professor of Development and Human Security, Joint Special Operations University

Dr. David Himmelgreen, University of South Florida

David Himmelgreen, PhD (Panelist and Breakout Session),  Director of Center for the Advacement of Food Security and Healthy Communities, University of South Florida

Dr. Joseph Dorsey, University of South Florida

Dr. Joseph Dorsey (Panelist), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Food Sustainability and Security, University of South Florida

Tad Schnaufer II, GNSI

Tad Schnaufer II, PhD (Panelist), Analyst/Planner, Global and National Security Institute

Kiki Coruzon, Vice President, USF World

Kiki Caruson (Panelist), Vice President, USF World, University of South Florida

Simon Bollin, Hillsborough County (Florida) Agribusiness Development Manager

Simon Bollin (Panelist), Agribusiness Development Manager, Hillsborough County (Florida)




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