Online event

Transatlantic dialogue on agri-food system resilience and sustainability

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022    Time: Available on demand

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Over the past twelve months, the Forum for the Future of Agriculture has supported the transatlantic dialogue on food system resilience and sustainability, specifically from an agriculture, environment and climate change perspective.

As part of our 2022 Month of March program, we will continue this focus on the value of transatlantic collaboration to increase the resilience and sustainability of the global agri-food system. In particular, we will again be working with our International Partner, the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, to bring together former European Commissioner for Environment and Research, Janez Potočnik, and former U.S. Secretary for Agriculture, Dan Glickman. We will be asking these senior leaders to reflect on the outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit and COP-26 and share their perspectives on where we are and what needs to happen next to increase agri-food system resilience and sustainability, as well as ensuring that the sector makes its contribution to climate change mitigation and improved health and nutrition.

Speakers (in alphabetical order)



Dan Glickman
Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Janez Potočnik
Chair ForumforAg and Chairman RISE Foundation
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Mark Titterington
Senior Adviser, Strategy & Partnerships, FFA
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Peggy Yih
Managing Director, Center on Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Dan Glickman, Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Dan Glickman is a distinguished fellow of global food and agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. For nine years, he co-chaired the Council's Center Global Food and Agriculture.

Glickman is vice president of The Aspen Institute and executive director of The Aspen Institute Congressional Program, which was established in 1983. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center where he is co-chair of its Democracy Project.

Prior to joining The Aspen Institute, Glickman served as US Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton Administration. Representing the 4th Congressional district of Kansas for 18 years in the US House of Representatives, he was very involved in federal farm policy of the House Agriculture Committee and also served on the House Judiciary Committee as a chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In addition, he is the former chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. and former director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Glickman has served as president of the Wichita, Kansas School Board; was a partner in the law firm of Sargent, Klenda, and Glickman; and worked as a trial attorney at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He received his BA in history from the University of Michigan and his JD from George Washington University. He is a member of the Kansas and District of Columbia Bars.
Janez Potočnik, Chair ForumforAg and Chairman RISE Foundation

Dr Janez Potočnik graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. After a successful career starting in 1989 in Slovenia as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research, Director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (1994), he was appointed Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Slovenia to the EU (1998). He was also Director of Government Office for European Affairs (2000), Minister Councillor at the Office of the Prime Minister (2001) and Minister responsible for European Affairs (2002). In 2004 he joined the European Commission, first as "shadow Commissioner for Enlargement and then as Commissioner responsible for Science and Research. In 2010 Dr Potočnik became Commissioner for Environment. His term ended in November 2014 and he was appointed as a Co-Chair of UN Environment International Resource Panel and was also appointed as a Chairman of The Forum for the Future of Agriculture and RISE Foundation and a Member of the European Policy Centre's Advisory Council. From April 2016 he is also the Partner in SYSTEMIQ.

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Mark Titterington, Senior Adviser, Strategy & Partnerships, FFA

Mark has enjoyed a long career in the agri-food sector having previously worked at the United Nations and for Syngenta where he held a number of senior leadership positions in corporate affairs and business sustainability in the EAME region and globally. After leaving Syngenta in 2017, Mark became Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and nurturing STEM skills in young people.

Mark is a co-founder and senior adviser to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture and a Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Policy Network. He is also the current Head of Marketing and Public Affairs for Indigo Agriculture Europe GmbH.
Peggy Yih, Managing Director, Center on Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Peggy Yih is the managing director of the Center on Global Food and Agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She joined the Council in 2020. Previously, she served in various capacities at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC for more than 14 years.

As a senior program officer with the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Academies, Peggy worked with the nation’s foremost experts to provide research, analysis, and policy advice on complex challenges in food and agriculture. In this role, she led an advisory panel that identified emerging technologies and developed an innovative strategy to advance food and agricultural research for the next decade. The strategy was incorporated into the 2018 Farm Bill, formed the basis for the 2020 USDA Agriculture Innovation Agenda, and led to the creation of the Agriculture Advanced Research and Development Authority. Her portfolio of work also includes issues such as sustainable development in international agriculture, food systems, biotechnology, biosecurity, food security, food safety, animal health, public health and nutrition, worker safety and health, renewable fuels, climate change, natural resource management, conservation, and agricultural education.

Peggy has a MA in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs and a BS in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Secondary Major in Political Science (International Relations concentration) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Available on demand on Wednesday, March 16
Transatlantic dialogue on agri-food system resilience and sustainability

Introduction
- Peggy Yih, Managing Director, Center on Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Discussion with
- Janez Potocnik, Chair of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture
- Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary for Agriculture
- Moderated by Mark Titterington, Senior Adviser to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture.

Closing
- Peggy Yih, Managing Director, Center on Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

52 mins in total


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