The final conference agenda for the 2nd annual Policy Research for a Changing World "Grand Challenge" Conference can be found at the link below:

Conference Agenda (PDF)

The text of the Introduction of Purdue University President Córdova and the opening remarks of the 2nd Annual Grand Challenge Conference delivered by Global Policy Research Institute's Director, Dr. Arden Bement can be found at the link below:

Dr. Bement's Introduction of President Córdova and Opening Remarks to Grand Challenge 2012 (PDF)

The text to the Welcome delivered by President France A. Córdova can be found at the link below:

Welcome Delivered by President Córdova (PDF)

Schedule

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2012
Wednesday, April 18th
9:00 AM

BIGPIC: Bridging Income Generation with Provision of Incentives for Care

Sonak Pastakia, Purdue University

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

Public Health Policies for Breast Cancer Prevention Research: A Global Venture

Sophie A. Lelievre, Purdue University
Ellen Gruenbaum, Purdue University

9:30 AM

10:15 AM

Development of Markets for Local Food Crop to Enhance Incomes and Improve Food Security for Smallholder Farmers in East Africa

Betty Bugusu, Purdue University

10:15 AM

10:45 AM

A Global Spatially-Explicit, Open-Source Data Base for Analysis of Agriculture, Forestry, and the Environment: Kickoff Workshop for a Two Year Pilot Project

Thomas Hertel, Purdue University
Nelson B. Villoria, Purdue University

10:45 AM

1:00 PM

Network Resilience in Disasters: An Interdisciplinary, International Perspective

Satish Ukkusuri, Purdue University

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

New Perspectives on Intractable Problems: Informal Institutions as Policy Responses to Global Grand Challenges

S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue University
Leigh Raymond, Purdue University

1:30 PM