TURLOCK, CA – The Almond Alliance is thrilled to announce Marian L. Tupy as the keynote speaker for its 42nd annual convention, “Breaking Out of The Shell.” Marian L. Tupy is a distinguished scholar and a leading voice in global affairs. He serves as the founder and editor of HumanProgress.org and holds the prestigious position of Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.

“We are excited to welcome Marian L. Tupy to the Convention and to gain insights from his thought-provoking work,” said Aubrey Bettencourt, President and CEO of the Almond Alliance.  “Tupy’s research explores how population growth, innovation, and human prosperity have unfolded amidst our planet’s endless opportunities. He challenges us with a powerful statement: ‘You can’t fix what is wrong in the world if you don’t know what’s actually happening.’ His thorough research and compelling analysis shed light on essential global trends that every informed individual should know.”

Tupy is a renowned author who co-authored the book Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Newsweek, the U.K. Spectator, Foreign Policy, and many others. Marian’s ability to communicate complex global issues to a broader audience has made him a sought-after commentator on international news channels, including BBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Business.

Tupy earned his B.A. in international relations and classics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He then pursued a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom.


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