Dr. Lampietti is the Manager for Global Engagement in the World Bank’s Agriculture and Food Global Practice. His responsibilities include strategic planning, donor outreach, and oversight for global knowledge and advisory programs. Previously, he managed the Agriculture and Food program in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Julian used to be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and he has published books and journal articles on a broad range of topics including poverty, economics, agriculture, food security, logistics, and energy. He also manages a small farm in Loudoun County, VA. He has a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s in Natural Resources Economics from Duke University, and a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Science from Rutgers University.