Global Conversations Past Sessions

Click the links below to watch recordings of past Global Conversations sessions.

Looking for resources from the session? Email us at global@cals.wisc.edu.


Grand Challenges: Feeding the World: March 21, 2024

  • Sedona Chinn – Department of Life Sciences Communication
  • Audrey Girard – Department of Food Science

Grand Challenges: Feeding the World: February 27, 2024

  • Erica Phillips – Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Matthew Ruark – Department of Soil Science

Grand Challenges: Feeding the World: November 16, 2024

  • Mutlu Ozdogan – Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
  • Chuck Nicholson – Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics & Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences

Grand Challenges: Feeding the World: October 19, 2023

  • Russell Groves – Department of Entomology
  • Rodrigo Werle – Department of Plant & Agroecosystem Sciences

Middle East: December 7, 2022

  • Steven Brooke – Middle East Studies Program
  • K.G. Karthikeyan – Department of Biological Systems Engineering
  • Reena Maali – Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
  • Jennifer Kushner – CALS Global

East Asia: October 19, 2022

  • David Fields – Center for East Asian Studies
  • Jiwan Palta – Department of Horticulture (Emeritus)
  • Guilherme Rosa – Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
  • Jess Reed – Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences (Emeritus)
  • Kim Kroeger – CALS Study Abroad

Africa: April 13, 2022

  • Aleia McCord – African Studies Program
  • Lusayo Mwakatika – ACADES Malawi
  • Jacob Breit & Derek Krismer – UW Mobile Clinics & Health Care in Ugana Program Participants
  • Joshua Garoon – Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
  • James Ntambi – CALS Study Abroad in Uganda Program Leader

South Asia: March 9, 2022

  • Sarah Beckham – Center for South Asia
  • Terri Allendorf – Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
  • Sweta Shrestha – Population Health Institute

Latin America & the Caribbean: February 16, 2022

  • Alberto Vargas – LACIS
  • Chris Hittinger – Department of Genetics
  • Anika Rice – Department of Geography
  • Carlos Gomez – Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
  • Sherry Tanumihardjo – UW Linking Agriculture & Nutrition in Mexico Program Leader

Ensuring Health for All: December 15, 2021

  • Adam Borger – Food Research Institute

Feeding the World: November 17, 2021

  • James Crall – Department of Entomology
  • Valentin Picasso – Department of Agronomy

Strengthening Economies & Communities: October 27, 2021

  • Kaiping Chen – Department of Life Sciences Communication
  • Priya Mukherjee – Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Ensuring Health for All: April 23, 2021

  • Francisco Pe├▒agaricano – Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
  • Erica Majumder – Department of Bacteriology

Strengthening Economies & Communities: March 26, 2021

  • Shelby Ellison – Department of Horticulture
  • Nan Enstad – Department of Community & Environmental Sociology
  • Paul Dower – Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Solomon Amuzu – Call to Nature Permaculture

Responding to Climate Change: February 26, 2021

  • Nan Li – Department of Life Sciences Communication
  • Jacob Brunkard – Department of Genetics
  • Min Chen – Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology

Feeding the World: January 22, 2021

  • Claudia Irene Calder├│n – Department of Horticulture
  • Shawn Steffan – Department of Entomology
  • Michel Wattiaux – Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences