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The WFSC organizes a series of pubilc lectures and scientific events that aim to bring internationally known and recognized speakers with expertise in one or more aspect of the world food system to ETH Zurich. These speakers have interdisciplinary expertise and take a food systems approach to their work in adddressing food system challenges.

Public Lectures

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Anna K. Gilgen

Eating Tomorrow- Forschung für ein nachhaltiges Ernährungssystem

12 July 2017

Public presentation at St. Gallen Nature Museum "Wir Essen Die Welt" exhibit by WFSC Dr. Anna Katarina Gilgen. Read more

Public Lecture by Wolfram Schlenker

Weather shocks over food producing regions in developing countries significantly affect asylum applications to the European Union

12 July 2017

Keynote: Prof. Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University. Read more

Fall Public Lecture 2016

Beyond Organic: Diversification in Food Systems

5 October 2016

Keynote: Dr. Emile Frison, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. Read more


Spring Public Lecture 2016

Tackling Food System Challenges through Innovation: Sustainable Proteins of the Future

17 March 2016


Keynote: Prof. Alexander Mathys

Panel: Dr. Béatrice Conde-Petit, Bühler AG; Matthew Robin, Elsa-Mifroma Groupe; Entomeal

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Public Lecture 2015

Elisabeth Kalko Memorial Lecture 2015

Food systems resilience in theory and practice: Organic agriculture as a prototype?

8 April 2015


Keynotes: Dr. Frank Eyhorn, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Prof. Johan Six, ETH Zurich, Sustainable Agroecosystems Chair

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Public Lecture 2014

Agricultural Intensification: Balancing production, environment and livelihoods

10 March 2014


Keynotes: Dr. Pedro Sanchez and Dr. Cheryl Palm, Agriculture and Food Security Center, Columbia University

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Annual Symposium

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Annual Symposium 2016

The Center's first Annual Symposium took place in November 2016 with 200 attendees from 60 organizations.

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wfs conference

The WFS Conference brought together researchers and other food system stakeholders for five days in the summer of 2015.

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Film Screenings

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Zurich isst logo

The WFSC organized two public film screenings with panel discussions for Zürich isst in September 2015.

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Other Public Events

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ch pavilion

The WFSC and ETH Global brought eight researchers from ETH Zurich to participate in the opening ceremony of Zurich week in the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.

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our common food

The WFSC hosted the final event of the Our Common Food Start Up Programme for 2014-15 in March 2015.

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world food day 2013

The WFSC welcomed a large, international audience to ETH Zurich as host of an event marking World Food Day in October 2013.

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REDES Workshop 2013

Workshop on Resource Efficiency and Food Security in Switzerland

In February 2013, the WFSC, in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture and Agroscope, hosted a conference on resource efficiency and food security in Switzerland (REDES). The conference brought together a broad cross-section of stakeholders from the Swiss agro-food sector and offered an opportunity to share finding of the REDES research project and explore the national and international policy implications.

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wfsc inauguration

ETH Zurich hosted the official inauguration event of the World Food System Center on Friday, 14 September 2012.

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