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Global Food Security Conference


  • Mohamed AIT KADI, President, General Council of Agricultural Development, Rabat, Morocco
  • Barbara BURLINGAME, Senior Officer and Leader of the Nutrition Requirements and Assessment Group, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome
  • Ian D. CAMPBELL , Director, Integrated Natural Resources, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • José Joaquín CAMPOS, Director General, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Costa Rica
  • Christopher DELGADO, Strategy and Policy Adviser, Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank, Washington DC
  • Grace EGELAND, Canada Research Chair in Environment, Nutrition, and Health, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, McGill University
  • Marco FERRONI, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Switzerland
  • Zhanyi GAO, Director, National Centre for Efficient Irrigation Technology Research, and Hon. Vice President of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, China
  • Timothy GEARY, Canada Research Chair in Parasite Biotechnology, Director, Institute of Parasitology, McGill University
  • M. GOPALAKRISHNAN, Secretary General, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), New Delhi, India
  • Douglas HEDLEY, Executive Director, Canadian Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • Chowdhury JALAL, Research Coordinator, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh
  • Timothy JOHNS, Professor, School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University
  • Daniel JUTRAS, Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Dyno KEATINGE, Director General, World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), Taiwan
  • John KENNELLY, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Harriet KUHNLEIN, Professor Emerita of Human Nutrition and Founding Director, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE), McGill University
  • Jean-Paul LAFOREST, Doyen, Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation, Université Laval
  • Jean LEBEL, Director, Agriculture and Environment Program, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa
  • Chandra A. MADRAMOOTOO, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University
  • Grace MARQUIS, Canada Research Chair in Social and Environmental Aspects of Nutrition, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE), McGill University
  • Cheryl MORDEN, Director, North American Liaison Office, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Washington DC
  • David NABARRO, United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition
  • Anwar NASEEM, Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
  • Arne OSHAUG, Professor in Public Nutrition and Research Director of the Food, Nutrition and Society Programme, Akershus University College, Norway
  • Rafael PEREZ-ESCAMILLA, Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health Director, Office of Community Health, Yale School of Public Health
  • Victoria QUINN, Senior Vice-President, Helen Keller International, Washington, DC
  • Vijaya RAGHAVAN, James McGill Professor, Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University
  • Claudia RINGLER, Senior Research Fellow, Water Research Program, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC
  • Florence ROLLE, Senior Liaison Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Liaison Office for North America, Washington DC
  • Marie RUEL, Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC
  • Bart SCHULTZ, Professor, Land and Water Development, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, and Former Advisor, Rijkswaterstaat, Civil Engineering Division, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Marilyn SCOTT, Director, McGill School of Environment, McGill University
  • Aly SHADY, Senior Water Advisor, Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa
  • Donald L. SMITH, James McGill Professor, Plant Science Department, McGill University
  • Noel SOLOMONS, Co-founder and Scientific Director, Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM), Guatemala
  • Eugene TERRY, Agricultural Research and Development Specialist , Washington DC
  • Rebekah YOUNG, Senior Economist, Canadian Department of Finance, Ottawa