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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: The Land Before Food

Dr. Wendy Wolford
Large-scale land acquisition, or procurement of rural land by public and private investors, has become common in places like Africa, often to the detr...

ISGP Podcast: Keeping Up with the Climate

Kate Gordon
Did you know that climate change could cause decreases in labor productivity and increases in violent crime? How are climate-related economic losses r...

ISGP Podcast: Perception Reception

Dr. Robert Buchanan
Public perception of food safety risk is highly influenced by social media. In a world of infinite information sources, who can you trust when it come...

ISGP Podcast: Jekyll and Hyde

Dr. Amy Smithson
Synthetic biology has the potential to change live — it already does in some cases — in the world of infectious disease, food security, etc. But i...

ISGP Podcast: Synbio: Scary or Solution?

Dr. John Glass
In the first installment in a two-part miniseries on applying synthetic biology to the real world scientists and policy makers must balance the overwh...

ISGP Podcast: Food Systems Go

Dr. John Ingram
While advances in food production have progressed, nearly 1 billion people are still hungry, and about 2 billion more lack sufficient nutrients in the...

ISGP Podcast: License to Build

Dr. Eriko Takano and Dr. Rainer Breitling
The "building blocks" of synthetic biology can create new antimicrobials while switching the process of antibiotic discovery from industry-level to ac...

ISGP Podcast: Climactic

Prof. Inez Fung
Do you have questions about climate change? The Forum's crash course in Climate 101 breaks down the scientific evidence and examines possible outcomes...

ISGP Podcast: If I Ran the Zoo

Dr. Jakob Zinsstag
When it comes to animal-borne diseases, emerging and recurring varieties elicit wildly different levels of public concern (Spoiler alert: people in th...

ISGP Podcast: Romaine Calm and Curry On

Dr. Martina Newell-McGloughlan
Agricultural biotechnology has been suggested to provide a helping hand when it comes to feeding a growing population and combating malnutrition. But ...