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Sir Charles Godfray – Open Discussion | GES Colloquium
January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Discussion of keynote lecture (no livestream)
Speaker: Sir Charles Godfray, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, Oxford University
Discussion with Professor Godfray reflecting on his Jan 13 keynote lecture, “Can We Feed the World Without Wrecking the Environment?” (register). This colloquium will not be livestreamed.
Sir Charles Godfray is the Hope Professor of Zoology at Oxford University, and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, whose work examines how the global food system will need to change and adapt to the challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. In 2010 he authored a paper, “Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People,” in the journal Science that has been cited over 6,000 times. Many of his more recent papers on the subject dig deeper into this subject.
Godfray currently chairs the Science Advisory Council of the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 2017 was knighted for his services to scientific research and for scientific advice to government.