The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, “Pax Agricultura: Peace Through Agriculture,” will address the most critical issues facing global food security on Oct. 16-18 in Des Moines, Iowa.
This year’s symposium will address the increasingly intersectional issues of food security, conflict and development. With topics ranging from religion, diplomacy, climate, scientific innovation and corporate leadership, this year’s Dialogue will serve as an opportunity to take stock of the current state of global agriculture and food security.
This year’s Borlaug Dialogue will be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines. Other side and partner events will be held around downtown Des Moines, and details for each day’s side events can be found in the full agenda above.
Additional events surrounding the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue will include:
- Laureate Award Ceremony (Oct. 17): This year’s Laureate, Mr. Simon Groot, will be honored and officially awarded the World Food Prize during this event.
- Global Youth Institute (Oct. 18 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center): Each year, more than 200 exceptional high school students and their teachers from across the United States and other countries are selected to participate in the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. At this event, the next generation presents and discusses their solutions to global food security challenges with a "faculty panel" of international experts and their peers, connects with other students from around the world, tours cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and takes part in discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy.