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Universal Food Security - How to End Hunger While Protecting the Planet


May23 SG Event

Book Launch and Drinks Reception

When:  5:30pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday 7th June

Where: Jonathon Swift Theatre, Trinity College Dublin 

Free to Attend. Please note this is an in person event.

Registration essential - register via eventbrite here.

The DSAI Nutrition and Health Study Group are delighted to welcome Prof. Glenn Denning for a Book Launch of his latest book 'Universal Food Security - How To End Hunger While Protecting the Planet'. A reading by the author and Q&A discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.  

What would it take to achieve a genuinely food-secure world—one without hunger or malnutrition, where everyone gets to consume the right quantity and quality of food to live a healthy, active, and productive life? Bringing about such a future requires transforming how our food is grown, managed, and distributed. From production to consumption, food systems must be sustainable, halting environmental degradation and even repairing the damage we have previously done.

This book provides an accessible guide to making healthy diets from sustainable food systems available to all. Glenn Denning bridges the divisive worlds of science, policy, and practice. He synthesizes the most relevant literature and shares personal perspectives and insights gained over four decades working in more than fifty countries, coupled with the real-world experience of hundreds of leading experts. Universal Food Security lays out key priorities—sustainable intensification, market infrastructure, postharvest stewardship, healthy diets, and social protection—and presents how to achieve food systems transformation.

Access the book via Columbia University Press here


5:30 - 6:00pmArrival and Registration 
6:00 - 6:20pmReading by Author Professor Glenn Denning, Columbia University
6:20 - 6:40pm

Responses from Discussants:

- Connell Foley, Diretor Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Concern Worldwide

- Rose Hogan, Sustainable Agriculture Advisor, Trócaire

- Dr Edward lahiff, Lecturer Internatioanl Development, University College Cork

6:40 - 7:00pmQ&A Discussion 
7:00 - 8:00pmNetwork Drinks Reception 

About the Speaker

Glenn Denning is professor of professional practice and founding director of the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He previously held senior management and research positions at the International Rice Research Institute, the World Agroforestry Centre, and the Earth Institute. Denning has advised governments and international organizations on agriculture, food security, and sustainable development.

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