Faculty Spotlight

Professor Glenn Denning Featured in Davos 2024: Ideas of the Year

By Giulia Campos MIA ’24
Posted Jan 24 2024
Photo of Glenn Denning


Time magazine recognized SIPA’s Glenn Denning, an expert on global food security, in its recent series entitled Davos 2024: Ideas of the Year.

A Q&A last week entitled “How to Feed the World Sustainably” highlighted the longtime faculty member’s thinking on international agricultural development. In it he underscored what needs to be done to feed the world while saving the planet, explaining that leaders must “recognize that a well-nourished nation is the basis of a prosperous nation.”

Denning has been a professor of professional practice since 2009 and is the founding director of SIPA’s Master of Public Administration in Development Practice (MPA-DP), for which he teaches core courses on subjects related to food security and sustainable development policy. In January 2023, Columbia University Press published his book Universal Food Security: How to End Hunger While Protecting the Planet, which provides an accessible guide to transforming food systems to achieve healthy diets while sustaining our environment.

Denning discussed the book in a SIPA News Q&A last spring.