Participants drive the success of any role-playing exercise, and Food Chain Reaction will be no exception. To model real-world situations and global reaction as accurately as possible, we’ve brought together high-level decision makers from all over the world, representing nations, international institutions, and the private sector. This group will collaborate, negotiate, make decisions, and confront trade-offs while dealing with a chain reaction of consequences resulting from their actions.
Our player profile series showcases some of the many participants who have generously given their time, energy, and enthusiasm to helping make Food Chain Reaction a success.
Q & A with Keokam Kraisoraphong
Team: Multilateral Institutions
Why is food security important to you and your organization?
World Food Policy (WFP) journal aims to promote a multi-disciplinary forum through contributions of research-based articles, which explore various aspects of policies and decisions that affect food systems at the global, regional and transnational levels. One of the most significant challenges in this area is food security, a multi-disciplinary issue, requiring ongoing dialogues among scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and sectors in generating understanding of global trends as well as regional and local forces shaping food and food security policies.
If you could do one thing to create a more food secure future what would it be?
I’d like to promote technological breakthrough accessible to all – that can galvanize worldwide consensus and commitment to address problems of climate change.
What do you hope to achieve through Food Chain Reaction?
When we make decisions, certain assumptions are usually left implicit or we use some heuristics to help us handle the cognitive/information loads and value tradeoffs in making decisions. Food Chain Reaction will be a great experiment to reveal unintended consequences, or even the unthinkable, emerging from interactions of bounded rationalities.
Keokam Kraisoraphong is Associate Professor with the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She is on the executive committee of the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) Thailand and is a Senior Fellow of the Institute. Her research focus has been on non-traditional security issues as well as security sector governance and reform. She is also Editor-in-Chief of World Food Policy (WFP), a journal of the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in Washington, DC – and is currently on the scientific and organizing committee for the 2015 World Food Policy Conference: The Future Faces of Food and Farming; Regional Challenges.