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Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Molly Jahn

Molly Jahn leads a global alliance of research organizations focused on building and testing modern knowledge systems for sustainability. At the University of Wisconsin, she has been named a Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery Fellow, and holds appointments in the Department of Agronomy, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), and the Global Health Institute. She holds adjunct appointments as senior faculty and research scientist at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and the University of Oxford’s Martin School. She has previously served as dean of the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and Director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES). From 2009-10, she provided interim leadership as Deputy and Acting Under Secretary of Research, Education, and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She consults globally for businesses, governments, philanthropic organizations, and international multi-lateral institutions focused on agriculture, food, water and energy security, systemic risks originating in food system failures, life sciences and environment.

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