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World Food Prize Convocation


World Food Prize Convocation will take place at 10:45 am on Thursday, October 17 in Dave Sisam Arena.  Dr. Pinstrup-Andersen will be the keynote guest lecturer of Convocation. His lecture title is: “Enough Food for All Forever – What Will It Take?”

Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University and Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen University. He is past Chairman of the Science Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and Past President of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). He has a B.S. from the Danish Agricultural University, a M.S. and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, and India. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Agricultural Economics Association. He served 10 years as the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Director General and seven years as department head; seven years as an economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia; and six years as a distinguished professor at Wageningen University. He is the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and the recipient of several awards for his teaching, research and communication.  His recent publications include “The African Food System and its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition” (Cornell University Press 2010) and “Food Policy for Developing Countries” (Cornell University Press 2011) coauthored with Derrill Watson.