In a new series of video conversations, Global Minnesota President Mark Ritchie sits down with experts and leading thinkers working across a spectrum of global sectors to discuss timely and important international issues.
In this second interview, Mark talks with Dr. Robert Paarlberg, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, an Associate in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, and an Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center, about the ways in which global food markets have improved our diet, and how “industrial” farming has recently turned “green.”
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About the Presenter
Robert Paarlberg is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, an Associate in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, and an Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and a PhD in International Relations from Harvard University. He is the author of six university press books and has been a member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Research Council of the National Academies, and the Board of Directors of Winrock International. He has been a consultant to the International Food Policy Research Institute, USAID, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Aspen Institute, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On a half dozen occasions he has testified to Congress, and he currently chairs the Independent Steering Committee for the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health. His latest book, titled “Resetting the Table: Straight Talk About the Food We Grow and Eat, “ was published in February 2021 by Alfred A. Knopf.