(March 2010) The Malthus Lectureship, a partnership between the Population Reference Bureau and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), promotes the study of the connections among nutrition, food, agriculture, and population and invites an outstanding scholar or policymaker to give a presentation each year. The first Annual Malthus Lecture took place on March 3, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

In his lecture, “Meat,” Joel E. Cohen surveyed some of the strong demographic, economic, environmental, and cultural interactions between human and livestock populations and their implications for public policy.