Spring 2024 Global Conversations


February 15th

Global Conversations: Grand Challenges is a monthly virtual seminar series held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 PM. These sessions feature CALS experts whose work is being used to confront a global grand challenge. All sessions are recorded, past sessions can be viewed here. Each academic year the focus is on a different grand challenge, this year the theme is ‘Feeding the World’. All are welcome to attend and registration is required.

Erica Phillips – Nutritional Sciences

Reducing toxins and improving child growth – feeding children safely

Matthew Ruark – Soil Science

Conservation vs. production in the dairy state

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for full participation in Global Conversations. For questions, accommodations, and additional information contact Julia Frangul (julia.frangul@wisc.edu).


March 21st

Global Conversations: Grand Challenges is a monthly virtual seminar series held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 PM. These sessions feature CALS experts whose work is being used to confront a global grand challenge. All sessions are recorded, past sessions can be viewed here. Each academic year the focus is on a different grand challenge, this year the theme is ‘Feeding the World’. All are welcome to attend and registration is required.

Sedona Chinn – Life Sciences Communication

Food and Nutrition on Social Media

Audrey Girard – Food Science

Improving eating quality of plant proteins using exogenous polyphenols

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for full participation in Global Conversations. For questions, accommodations, and additional information contact Julia Frangul (julia.frangul@wisc.edu).


April 18th

Global Conversations: Grand Challenges is a monthly virtual seminar series held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 PM. These sessions feature CALS experts whose work is being used to confront a global grand challenge. All sessions are recorded, past sessions can be viewed here. Each academic year the focus is on a different grand challenge, this year the theme is ‘Feeding the World’. All are welcome to attend and registration is required.

Sarah Adcock – Animal & Dairy Sciences

Exploring the sustainability implications of painful procedures in animal agriculture

Zhou Zhang – Biological Systems Engineering

Artificial intelligence for sustainable agriculture

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for full participation in Global Conversations. For questions, accommodations, and additional information contact Julia Frangul (julia.frangul@wisc.edu).


Recorded past events can be found here.