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Brown Bag Series 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Threat Assessment in Food Defense

The Food Protection and Defense Institute is focused on protecting the global food supply through research, education, and the delivery of innovative solutions. The Brown Bag Series will present the many tools developed by FPDI to addess threats to our food supply. Each 1-hour series will allow 40 minutes to presenters and 20 minutes for Q&A. Invited attendees may attend one, two, three, or all four series presentations and certificates of completion are avaliable. 


Session 1: Big Data- Making Sense and Deriving Insight

Tuesday, April 19 | 11:00am -12:00pm ET | Room 5-212

Presenters: Amy Kircher, DrPH

*the link to view this webinar has been temporarily removed


Session 2: Supply Chain Management- FASCAT and CRISTAL

Thursday, May 5 | 11:00am - 12:00pm ET | Room 10-220

Presenters: John Hoffman & Tim Boyer

Supply chains are complex, dynamic, and often global systems that are exposed to risks from a variety of sources, the consequences of which can be severe for both business continuity and public health. This complexity adds to the challenge of assessing risks to supply chains. This presentation will provide an overview of criticality assessment as a tool to assist in supply chain risk assessment and its application to food supply chains. Research, and methods developed by the Food Protection and Defense Institute to perform criticality assessments of food supply chains will be discussed as well as how these approaches may be applied to non-food supply chains.



Session 3: Adaptive Decision Support- Risk Mitigation Project

Wednesday, June 15 | 11:00am - 12:00pm ET | Room 10-220

Presenters: Chip White & John Larkin

*video coming soon



Contact Lisa Brienzo, FPDI Senior Project Manager,, 612-624-2614