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CLF Global Thought Leader Series

In this series, thought leaders from around the world weigh in on food systems, climate change, nutrition and equity—issues that are central to the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.


A public health legend discusses why it’s important to question long-held beliefs, and why we need a bigger tent.



Jess Fanzo


Jess Fanzo on Sustainable Diets: It’s Not Just a Fantasy
October 14, 2020

A Johns Hopkins food systems researcher discusses climate change and the planetary health diet.



Jay Naido


Jay Naidoo on Today’s Challenges: Ecology Must be at the Center
September 30, 2020

A South African anti-apartheid activist discusses agriculture, changing consciousness, and learning joy.




Francesco Branca on Healthy and Sustainable Diets: Everything Has To Be Reset
September 14, 2020

Nutrition and food safety expert shares ideas about connections between human health and planetary health.




Ertharin Cousin on Food Security and Covid-19: The Datapoint Becomes a Reality Point
July 20, 2020.

Humanitarian aid expert shares ideas about global food security and  vulnerable communities.