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"The Forum" is ISGP's bi-weekly audio podcast in which your hosts break down the debates that occurred at past ISGP conferences. Each episode puts today's hot-button issues in the context of your life by translating the topics discussed by experts into an informal conversation. It's the information you want about food safety, infectious disease, and climate change, presented in a way that puts you in-the-know without requiring you to break out your old college textbooks. The Forum is truly where today's science comes to socialize.

Meet Your Hosts

Conveniently, the hosts of The Forum are both ISGP and social media enthusiasts. With plenty of experience in science, as well as constructing 140-character commentaries, they are the ones who condense pages of ISGP conference reports into the concise yet thorough dialogues that you hear during podcast episodes. The hosts encourage you to communicate with them via social media using #ISGPForum

Aubrey Paris

Aubrey Paris (@BelleTucker11)

Aubrey is a graduate student at Princeton University pursuing a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Previously, she earned B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Ursinus College, ISGP's first IAP institution. Her favorite form of social media is Twitter, where she enjoys commenting on science, society, and the San Francisco Giants.

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Daniela Baeza (@DFBee)

Daniela is currently a Senior Fellow with the ISGP and a human rights intern at the United Nations. She received B.A. degrees in International Relations/Global Affairs and Political Science from Eckerd College, and she is now pursuing a Master's degree in International Development Management from the London School of Economics. Daniela's favorite form of social media is Facebook, where she claims to keep in touch with friends but is most likely watching videos of baby animals.

Cleo Warner

Cleo Warner (@CleboWarner)

Cleo is an Eckerd College graduate with a B.A. in Literature and Environmental Studies. Her love for studying food systems is leading her through some obscure farming adventures all over the globe before eventually pursuing a graduate degree in the near future. Her social media outlet of choice is Instagram, where her posts consist mainly of plants and cats.

Listen To The Forum Podcasts

ISGP Podcast: Genomics in Africa

Dr. Vanessa Hayes
  What will it take for genomic technologies to reach and help the people who need them most?  According to the World Health Organization, or...

ISGP Podcast: T2D: A Health Oddity

Devanjan Sikder, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Type-2 diabetes is a major health burden, and coordinated care for this disease and its co-morbidities is not well-established. What steps can be take...

ISGP Podcast: All About That Basin

Dr. Sharon Megdal
    The Colorado River Basin has made efforts in water management that could be applicable to other parts of the world facing a water-...

ISGP Podcast: Life as We [Don't] Know It

Markus Schmidt
  You've heard of DNA, but what about XNA? XNA is a product of xenobiology, which is the development of new organisms using a genetic code tha...

ISGP Podcast: Oration on Fermentation

Linda Duffy
Fermenting foods might be a culinary fad, but could it also be a key to food and nutritional security of the future? Lactic acid bacteria  are the...

ISGP Podcast: Waste Not, Want Not

Rachael Goldstein
  What are the biggest sources of food waste at different levels of the food system, and what can corporations do to prevent food losses? &...

ISGP Podcast: We've Got the Power

The problem with alternative sources of energy and water is that it is hard to overhaul a fully developed system.  Our infrastructure must be prepare...

ISGP Podcast: Arctic Fish to Fry

Indigenous peoples in the Arctic are facing nutritional deficiencies and other food security challenges associated with changing food systems and clim...

ISGP Podcast: Audience Knows Best

Dr. Arthur Lupia
If science isn’t communicated properly, then not only does it lose value, but any of that potentially useful information, could be drowned out by mo...

ISGP Podcast: The Moral Instruments

H. Morgan Scott, Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University
Food supply ethics – that is a real moral dilemma.  As a global population swells in the direction of 9 billion, food security is at stake. But who...