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Next generation engagement critical to confronting food security

The enthusiasm of generations to come will fuel the collaborations and innovations that will increase global food security, according to DuPont business president Paul Schickler in his remarks at the 2013 Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium this morning.

Schickler’s quick-hitting presentation challenged the leaders in the room – young and old – to listen to the issues outlined at the Symposium and make a personal commitment to take action.

Student delegates at this year’s meeting expressed their commitment to feed a growing world in a video that premiered prior to Schickler’s talk.

Read more in our press release.

Watch the Global Food Security Symposium live online

Grab a front row seat at the 2013 Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium tomorrow starting at 8:30 a.m.ET. Streamed live online, this event will bring together leaders from government, business and NGOs to address how science, trade and industry can be leveraged to meet global food security demands.

This year’s Symposium for the first time will include university students nominated by leaders in food and agriculture to represent the future scientists, engineers, policy makers, and more who are critical to increasing food production worldwide.

Be sure to catch the premiere of a video featuring student stories of how they will help feed the world. The video will be introduced at 10:40 a.m. ET, prior to remarks by DuPont Pioneer president Paul E. Schickler.

The Symposium live-stream can be found here. Follow on twitter @DuPont_News, @DuPontPioneer, @globalagdev@ChicagoCouncil and #globalag.

Continuing the conversation on food security, a challenge that requires a new level of leadership

A lively forum focused on global food security was held this week on the Washington, D.C. campus of Johns Hopkins University. Sponsored by the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), forum panelists and attendees learned about the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Food Security Index and the need for urgent action to end hunger.



Leo Abruzzese, editorial director of the EIU, and Paul Schickler, president of DuPont Pioneer, were featured speakers. The Global Food Security Index, sponsored by DuPont, set the stage for a discussion around the need for leadership and collaboration outside the traditional bounds of agriculture to address the challenge of food security.


 “The global food supply network is tremendously vibrant and complex and many of the skills you have developed here at SAIS are needed to make it work continually work even more effectively than it has in the past,” Schickler told the participants.


The afternoon panel included:

  • Walter Andersen, acting director of the SAIS South Asia Studies Program
  • Deborah Bräutigam, director of the SAIS International Development Program
  • Pieter Bottelier, SAIS senior adjunct professor of China Studies
  • Francisco González, the Riordan Roett Senior Associate Professor of Latin American Studies at SAIS
  • Robert Thompson (moderator), a visiting scholar in the SAIS Energy, Resources and Environment and International Development programs.

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