Connecting the Dots 2015
THE FOOD, ENERGY, WATER, AND CLIMATE NEXUS
Friday, April 17, 2015
Each year Stanford experts from a range of disciplines meet to discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of food, energy, water and the effect they have on climate and conflict. These experts illustrated and evaluated some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to trade-offs or co-benefits in others, and discussed opportunities to make decisions that can have positive benefits in one area while avoiding negative or unintended consequences in other areas. This year, in celebration of our 5th anniversary of Connecting the Dots, we returned to the food nexus.
- Keynote Speaker: Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture
- Stacey Bent, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Precourt Institute for Energy, Chemical Engineering
- Pamela Matson, Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
- Roz Naylor, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
- David Lobell, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Environmental Earth System Science, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
- Marshall Burke (food - conflict nexus), Environmental Earth System Science, Center on Food Security and the Environment
- Steve Luby (food - health nexus), Stanford Medicine, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
- Scott Rozelle (food, education and development nexus), Co-director, Rural Education Action Program, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Student-led Breakout Sessions
Christopher Seifert, Graduate Student, Environmental Earth System Science
"Boondoggle or Risk Reducer? Crop Insurance as the Farm Subsidy of the 21st Century"
- William Chapman, Graduate Student, CEE-Atmosphere and Energy
"No Red Meat or a New Electric Vehicle, Food Choices and Emissions"
Priya Fielding-Singh, PhD Candidate, Sociology
Maria Deloso, Coterminal B.S./M.A. Candidate, Earth System Program
"From Farm to Lunch Tray: Toward a Healthy and Sustainable Federal School Lunch Program"
- Rebecca Gilsdorf, PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Angela Harris, PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering
"Poop and Pesticides: Looking Beyond Production to Consider Food Contamination"
- Alexandra Heeney, PhD Candidate, Management Science & Engineering
"Waste Not Want Not: How Can We Reduce Food Waste, One of the Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century?"