Can We Feed 9 BILLION in 2050?

Presented by The Ideas & Society Program convened by Professor Robert Manne, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University.



Wednesday April 10, 2013
12:30pm – 2:00pm
John Scott Meeting House
La Trobe University
Melbourne campus


9billion-tim-costelloTim Costello

Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Australia.

Tim Costello AO has been Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Australia since 2004, and has been instrumental in ensuring that the issues surrounding global poverty are placed on the national agenda. He is one of Australia's most sought after voices on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.

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9billion-Elizabeth-FinkelElizabeth Finkel

Science journalist and author.

Dr Elizabeth Finkel is author of Stem Cells: Controversy at the Frontiers of Science and The Genome Generation, and contributing editor of Cosmos magazine. She spent ten years as a professional research scientist before becoming a journalist. She was named 2011 Higher Education journalist of the year.

9billion-Philip-KeanePhilip Keane

Reader and Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University.

Dr Philip Keane has a strong interest in agricultural development in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, and currently leads an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research project on management of cocoa health in Sulawesi and West Papua, Indonesia.

prof-snow-barlowSnow Barlow

Foundation Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Snow Barlow is a plant physiologist and agricultural scientist, whose research encompasses plant water use efficiency, viticulture and impacts of climate change on agriculture, water management and global food security.


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