Dr. Lawrence Haddad, Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation Inaugural Event
The Institute for Global Nutrition and the Office of Research will be co-hosting the inaugural event of the Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation featuring British economist and food policy researcher Dr. Lawrence Haddad, who will speak on the topic of “Moving towards a healthier food system.” The event will be held on January 29th, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the UC Davis Conference Center.
Registration for the inaugural free event is open to the research community, students and public.
Lawrence Haddad is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. In 2018, Dr. Haddad was awarded the World Food Prize for his “relentless leadership and advocacy in mobilizing political will to make nutrition the focal point of development strategies.” His research has focused on a wide range of issues related to the wellbeing of the poor, including the design of policies and programs to reduce poverty and malnutrition. Under his leadership, GAIN works to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of safe and nutritious foods by all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.
The Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation will bring accomplished thought leaders from around the world to UC Davis to share their vision for the next generation of research and how it can transform our society. The series will be hosted once per quarter, (excluding summer) by the Office of Research in partnership with research units across campus. The second event is scheduled to coincide with the annual UC Davis Research Expo on May 14, 2020.