May 5, 2023, 9:30 amMay 6, 2023, 5:00 pm
RSVP Required



Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination is hosting a special colloquium on Global Food and Water Security, (GFWS), on May 5-6, 2023.  This is a meeting of an international, interdisciplinary research project at LISD and a Liechtenstein Colloquium on European and International Affairs (vLCM) for the benefit and protection of all humanity, but with particular emphasis on women, children, and babies. Food and water security are deeply interconnected issues and relate directly to geopolitics, especially in an era where nearly everything can be ‘weaponized.’ Food, agricultural, fishery and aquacultural products, and waters which emanate from or traverse zones of hot conflict or war are prone to be contaminated with traces of harmful substances. This can render food supplies dangerous or inedible. In an era of pre-existing food shortages, unusable or unsafe food and water will only exacerbate food security crises globally. Food security not only refers to crop yield and fishing tonnage, but also to the nutritional quality of crops, particularly when food exports are sent to countries with nutrient-deficient populations.

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, Founding Director of LISD is project leader for this initiative.

Interested participants may join the meeting via Zoom; send an email to [email protected] indicating which day(s) you wish to participate. For speaker list and program agenda, click here for more information.  

Friday, 05/05
9:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT (1530-1830 h CEST)

Cataloguing issues and dangers for food and water

2:30-5:00 pm EDT

Detailing and categorization

Saturday, 05/06
9:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT (1530-1830 h CEST)

Analyzing the potential effects of these issues

2:30-5:00 pm EDT
To consider ways and strategies how to mitigate these issues in all relevant dimensions.