Events in the Department of Applied Economics
The Philip M. Raup Lecture on Land and Environmental Policy
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Professor Calestous Juma
John F. Kennedy School of Government,
will speak on:
Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Cargill Building – Microbial & Plant Genetics
1500 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also directs the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
He is a former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi, and he also served as Chancellor of the University of Guyana. He is a member of the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences. He has won several international awards for his work on sustainable development.
He holds a PhD in science and technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and environment. Among others, he serves on the boards of WWF International and the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation.
He is lead author of Innovation: Applying Knowledge in Development. He is co-editor of Engineering Change: Towards a Sustainable Future in the Developing World. He is editor of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Technology and Globalization and International Journal of Biotechnology.