10/6: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Calestous_Juma.jpgThe Minnesota Lectures on Applied Economics and Policy presents the Philip M. Raup Lecture on Land and Environmental Policy, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics on the St. Paul Campus.
Speaker: Dr. Calestous Juma, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Title: "Agricultural Innovation in Africa"
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Cargill Building for Microbial & Plant Genomics, 1500 Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108 (map)
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 Globalisation and International Journal of Biotechnology.
This event is free and open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, please go to our Department website at: http://www.apec.umn.edu/RaupLecture2010.html and follow the online registration instructions.
Reception to follow lecture.
For questions contact:  Elaine Reber (612-625-8713 / ereber@umn.edu)

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