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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: Of Peas and Perennials

Perennial crops can be used to produce food while providing ecosystem services, but many wonder whether they can compete with biofuel development. Per...

ISGP Podcast: Honey, I Shrunk the Food Tech

Nanotechnology and personalized nutrition are two proposed solutions to food security challenges, but what's getting in the way of their widespread im...

ISGP Podcast: Playing with Fire

We all know that California is famous for its wildfires, but did you know that the northern and southern halves of the state experience fire different...

ISGP Podcast: You Are What You Eat

Stephen O'Keefe
Your susceptibility to colon cancer is controlled to a large degree by dietary choices. Colon cancer is considered a westernized disease — but what ...

ISGP Podcast: Disease's Next Top Model

You've heard about climate models, but how about disease models? Disease models are tools that can help predict – and therefore prevent – the spre...

ISGP Podcast: Lean, Mean, Protein Machine

Our world faces a challenge: we need more animal protein to feed humans...and to feed the animals that feed the humans. One strategy to achieve this g...

ISGP Podcast: Genomics in Africa

  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

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...

Asian Diabetes: Cause, Challenges, and Health Care Reform

Devanjan Sikder, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D
Type-2 diabetes (T2D) affects more than 300 million people worldwide and accounts for close to half a trillion dollars annual burden on the world econ...

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-...