Food and Agriculture Experts

Research Officer, African Technology Policy Studies Network
Ernest Nti Acheampong is a research officer at African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS). He is responsible for undertaking research and coordinating two flagship programs notably the African Youth Forum for Science and Technology (AYFST) and the Social Innovation Program. Ernest holds a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and...
Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Reid Hamel is a demographer and food security analyst completing her Ph.D. in Demography at U.C. Berkeley. Her dissertation deals with the appropriate incorporation of voluntary family planning services into social safety net programs which aim to advance food security and resilience in Tajikistan and Niger. She recently designed and taught a new, intensive course, Global Population Growth and Foo...
Independent Journalist
Ms. Lief is a journalist and media educator. From 1998 to 2012 she was the deputy director of the International Reporting Project (IRP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She designed and directed programs and launched initiatives to engage reporters and editors in a wide range of issues, and to explore how technological change impacts international newsgathe...
Freelance Journalist
As an independent journalist for the last 15 years, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the So...
Susan Chan Shifflett was a program associate at the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum from 2012-2015. While at the Center, she focused on China's food safety and food security challenges and what it means for U.S.-China agricultural trade. Previously, she interned at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Food Security working on the Feed The Future initiative. From...
Manager, Packaging & Material Science, World Wildlife Fund - China Poultry Food Security Program
U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission
Elizabeth co-directs the Commons Lab and conducts original research exploring the uses of citizen science domestically and internationally for furthering environmental protection, civic participation, ecosystem services and diverse stakeholder collaboration and cooperation.  Elizabeth completed a dual-degree M.S. in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University...
Senior Vice President of International Affairs, North American Meat Institute
Sichuan University