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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: Harder to Breathe

Air pollution is harmful to human health, but just how much pollution is too much? Which pollutants cause which ailments, and how does an individual...

ISGP Podcast: The [Sun]rise of Solar

The co-hosts outline the basics of solar energy, ranging from solar panel function to interactions between arrays and the larger power grid. How are...

ISGP Podcast: the Case of Cas9

Note: We are doing things a bit differently here on the ISGP Forum. We’re initiating a new series of episodes, our “Hot Topics Series.” We w...

ISGP Podcast: Got Junk [Food]?

Dr. Colin Samson
Native North American populations are suffering from unprecedented rates of long-term chronic disease and poor mental health, largely associated with ...

ISGP Podcast: Robot Arms and High-Tech Farms

Prof. Evan Fraser
Overcoming food security challenges will involve addressing distribution, nutrition, environmental, and social concerns. It's not just about producin...

ISGP Podcast: Double Trouble

Prof. Mindy Kurzer
The term "double burden" refers to populations that are both overweight and undernourished, a phenomenon that is increasing in frequency and often ass...

ISGP Podcast: Zero [Dim] Sum Game

Dr. Don Stoeckel
Although the thought may make you squeamish, a zero-tolerance policy toward food safety risk is nonscientific, impractical, and itself risky. Dr...

ISGP Podcast: C.S.Ecoli: Las Vegas

Prof. Shaun Kennedy
Now that the most recent E. coli outbreak has left the romaine lettuce sphere, have you ever wondered how food safety authorities investigate foodbo...

ISGP Podcast: Local and Lucrative

Henry Talmage
Sustainable agriculture and locally sourced foods may be trendy, but they still lack prevalence in the food system. This week, the co-hosts discuss wa...

ISGP Podcast: Remix to Ignition

Dr. Richard Alley
How do we know that excess atmospheric carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change? All the predictions say the same thing: temperatures...