Borlaug Institute Sets fall 2014 Seminar Schedule

Seminar Series 2014

Join The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture through the 2014 fall semester at Texas A&M University as we bring a series of experts and discussion panels whose major contributions across the globe continue the legacy of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug – fighting hunger and poverty through agricultural science.

This collective of agricultural development experts, scientists and policy makers will review the scope of work being done now to build Earth’s agricultural systems, benefiting smallholder agricultural communities of the developing world. The series of free seminars runs Sept. 19 through Nov. 14, 2014.

Check back with us at borlaug.tamu.edu for the latest updates on coming seminars and information on what you can do to get involved.

Fall 2014 schedule:

Date

 Time 

Location

Seminar Title

Speakers

Sept. 19 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 The Modern Peace Corps and Agricultural Development A panel of current Peace Corps administrators and Peace Corps volunteers moderated by the Borlaug Institute
Sept. 29 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 New Technology in Agriculture and the Borlaug Legacy Jeff Simmons | CEO | Elanco
Oct. 7 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 U.S. Future Engagement in Agricultural Development Brady Deaton | Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)Rob Bertram | USAID
Oct. 17 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 Climate Change and Food Security Tentative
Oct. 31 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 Value Chains: The Key to Agriculture Development A panel of value chain experts from across the globe moderated by the Borlaug Institute
Nov. 14 Tentative

Spring 2014 schedule:

Date 

Time 

Location

Seminar Title

Speakers

Feb. 28 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 Emerging Research & Education Opportunities: Myanmar US Amb. Eric Bost and Dr. Tim Davis discuss new opportunities in the developing country of Myanmar.
March 21 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 Next Generation Hunger Fighters Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Dr. Norman Borlaug, hosts a panel of young people already making a difference in international agricultural development.
April 3 6p.m. – 7:30p.m. TBD Hunger U Agriculture panel A panel of agricultural experts co-hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Borlaug Institute reach out to students in a visit to Texas A&M University.
April 25 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. AGLS 129 2Seeds Network and the role of Human Capital Development The 2 Seeds organization speaks to graduate students at Texas A&M University about opportunities for getting involved in international agriculture development.

 

Fall 2013 seminar schedule:

Date

Time

Location

Seminar Title

Speakers

Ended AgriLife’s International Direction A panel of Texas A&M AgriLife administrators to discuss Texas A&M’s expanding role in global development
Video Dimensions of development: An Ag Economist Reflects on a Quarter Century in Africa Dr. Gary Mullins — Borlaug Institute regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa
Video The Monumental Task of Feeding the Future Hon. Marty McVey – President, McVey & Associates LLC. Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Appointed by President Barak Obama
Video Gobabeb and Texas A&M : Collaborations in Desert Research Mary Seely – Board member, former director, Gobabeb Research and Training Center, Namibia, Africa
Video Heifer International and Passing on the Gift Pierre Ferrari — CEO, HEIFER International

 

Spring 2013 seminar schedule:

Ended Ended HEEP (HPCT) rm. 440 Panel Discussion Guatemalan agriculture improvement via AGTEC program
Ended Ended HEEP (HPCT) rm. 440 Jim Muir Brazilian gov’t-funded research opportunities via EMBRAPA
Ended Ended AGLS rm. 129 Linda Cleboski and Panel Borlaug Institute student internship opportunities
Video Video AGLS rm. 129 Fiona Casey Video: Discussion on public-private partnerships
Ended Ended KLEB rm. 126 Jifar Nata Household Food Security and Technology access in Ghana
Ended Ended AGLS rm. 129 Julie Borlaug and Panel World Food Prize Global Youth Institute, Thought for Food Challenge teams
video video AGLS rm 115  Dr. Belay E. Begashaw  Texas A&M and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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