Global Animal Health and Food Security Policy
At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security
Topic: Climate Change and Livestock - the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and
how they may affect food security.
Date: May 14, through May 18, 2012
William Sischo (WSU) and Gene Hugoson (UMN)
- Decipher the difference between policy formulation and
implementation for governments versus intergovernmental
- Describe the roles governments, non-governmental
organizations, and citizens have in the development and
implementation of policy at an intergovernmental level
- How are agreements that transcend national boundaries
- What is the role that non governmental organizations
play in defining and implementing global policies?
- Why do governments engage in global policy development
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the purpose of intergovernmental
- Distinguish various strategies that groups use to
inform and influence policy.
- Demonstrate a role that the private sector has in
enhancing global food security and animal health systems.
- Synthesize a policy perspective utilizing a complex
knowledge base that includes scientific findings, beliefs, and
- Demonstrate an ability to understand the multiple
dimensions of policies and synthesize diverse opinions and data
to create informed policy.
- Present a cogent argument that informs policy that
would be understood across a diverse audience.
Policy and leadership skill building
- Value different perspectives on policy and
policy-making in different disciplines, cultures and contexts.
(Broaden exposure through experiences)
- Enhance communication skills for professionals working
at the convergence of animal health, public health, and food
- Expand personal networks with leaders in food
security, public health, and agricultural health.
- Background readings
- Directed discussions and debate around a current issue
- Experiential learning through interactions with key
- Group task assignments
- Develop and deliver a presentation to inform and
If you have questions please contact Bill Sischo