FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 09, 2012

2012 Science & Society: Global Challenges Discussion — Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Connections and Conflicts, Oct. 15

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 — The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Connections and Conflicts brings three panelists together to explore how these three themes vital to security and prosperity are linked together across the globe. Among other discussion threads, the panelists will examine and discuss the current and future challenges to expanding the availability of these crucial resources without compromising one at the expense of the other.

The public forum will be held on Monday, October 15, 6-7:30 p.m., in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Auditorium at 1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

A reception at 5 p.m. precedes the event. RSVP online by October 12 for this free discussion event at

Moderator: Richard Harris, NPR

Panelists: Nicole T. Carter, Ph.D., Congressional Research Service

Melissa D. Ho, Ph.D., U.S. Agency for International Development

This event is the second in a three-part series of public forums and candid conversations with top experts discussing science, medical and technology policy topics of global concern offered at AAAS. Event titles and RSVP links for the October 15 event, as well as the final event of the series on Oct. 29, are available at The Global Challenges Discussion Series is sponsored by the AAAS, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest. This fall marks the fourth year of ACS’ participation in this discussion series, which has featured such topics as:

  • Nanotechnology in the 2010s: The Teen Years
  • Coming to the Table on Food Safety: Bisphenol A and Beyond
  • Enhancing Nuclear Security
  • Acid Bath: The Impact of Increased Carbon on the Oceans

These events are archived on the ACS website under the Policy section.

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