Colorado State University Welcomes Experts on Global Environmental Issues

Chris Holmes, USAID global water coordinator and senior executive, will be at Colorado State University at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 to a talk about water, health and food security in the Lory Student Center’s Grey Rock Room. This event is free, and students are encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the University Water Strategy for Global Issues Research Team, Holmes will highlight the water-food nexus and address the importance of linkages across disciplines, agencies and countries. As a part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Holmes has investigated the impact of the global community on meeting water needs around the world. The future scenario for environmental security will be examined and a healthy discussion session will be encouraged.

Holmes will also be available to talk with interested students about the USAID Fall Semester program. Information can be found at

Additionally on Oct.11, the Graduate School and the Global Women Scholars Network will welcome an expert in international science policy. Ian Simon of the U.S. Department of State and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in Science and Diplomacy will present “World Experiences in Treaties, Trade & Sustainable Development” at 11:30 am in the Francis Clark conference room, 215 Natural Environmental Sciences Building.

For more information on these events contact Melinda Laituri at or visit