Within Reach: Unlocking a World Without Extreme Poverty and Food Insecurity

As part of its response to the COVID19 crisis, the Deaton Scholars Program is hosting online webinar with diverse topics of discussion on leadership in achieving food security. All webinars are open to the public. Webinars feature leaders and stakeholders from around the world to share their experiences and inspire action in these challenging times.

Upcoming WITHIN REACH webinars:

Check back soon for upcoming webinars.

Watch previous WITHIN REACH webinars:

Roger Thurow webinar info

“A Lost Chance At Greatness: The True Cost of Childhood Malnutrition and Stunting”

Roger Thurow

Watch at: https://youtu.be/cPLefg3RrIA

In this webinar, Roger Thurow discusses Hagirso from Ethiopia. He has published an interactive slideshow and an accompanying essay that tells Hagirso’s story.

Lisa Mills webinar info

“Elephant Friendly Tea Initiative”

Lisa Mills, Co-Founder and CEO of Elephant Origins

Watch at: https://youtu.be/KtDah9LHSto

Elephant Origins is a philanthropic company that supports elephant-friendly farming practices by connecting tea growers with market opportunities globally. Lisa Mills has over three decades of experience in connecting science and community-based conservation efforts to save the world’s at-risk species.

Summer Higdon Webinar info

“The Biocultural Conservation Institute”

Summer Higdon, President of the Board of Directors

Watch at: https://youtu.be/-y7z_N-rx4Y

A volunteer-ran organization with the mission of providing culturally inclusive guide training and accreditation to local indigenous communities.

webinar with Blumhorst

Glenn Blumhorst is the president and CEO of National Peace Corps Association.

Watch at: https://youtu.be/fCssxN03N48

webinar with Hendrickson

“Food Systems, Sustainability & Development in Iceland”

Dr. Mary Hendrickson

Watch at: https://youtu.be/h8UY2LErj9k


Athena Ramos speaks June 18

“From the Farm to the Packing Plant: Essential Workers and COVID-19”

Dr. Athena Ramos

Assistant Professor – Center for Reducing Health Disparities, College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Watch at: https://youtu.be/yVhJaWwun0k

webinar info on international agriculture teaching

“International Agriculture Education at the Secondary & Post-Secondary Level”

Panelists: Dr. Melanie Miller Foster, Dr. Daniel Foster, and Mr. Sean Frankenbach

Watch at: https://youtu.be/H7JSH0hAGb0