Borlaug Institute Seminar Series

Past Seminars

The Past, Present and Future of USAID’s Higher Education Programming

Dr. Samantha Alvis / Senior Advisor, Higher Education, United State Agency for International Development (USAID) Center for Education

Sowing C’s: Positive Youth Development in Ghana

IAEFP Fellows / 8 Fellows, BIIAD/IAEFP

Jessica Spence / Program Coordinator, BIIAD/IAEFP

The Potential of Real World Impact through Research and Entrepreneurship at a Land Grant Institution

Dr. Amit Dhingra / Professor and Head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University

Innovations in Food Access for High Poverty Households

Jeremy Everett / Founder and Executive Director, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty

The Contributions of Farmer Cooperatives to Production, Incomes, and Technology Adoption

Elizabeth Tabares / Program Coordinator, Borlaug Institute

Dr. Ariun Ishdorj / Associate Professor, TAMU COALS Department of Ag Economics

Dr. Roger Norton / Regional Director, Borlaug Institute

Water-Energy-Food-Nutrition/Health Nexus

Dr. Rabi H. Mohtar / Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Agriculture, Philosophy and Livestock

Dr. Lindsay Falvey / Professor Emeritus, ILRI-CIGAR

Team Greenbelt Presents: A Solution for Using Technology to Empower Ugandan Women in Agriculture

Meikah Dado / Graduate Student, Texas A&M University

Danette Philpot / Graduate Student, Texas A&M University

Garrett Brogan / Graduate Student, Texas A&M University

Ryan Staples / Graduate Student, Texas A&M University

Sustained Food Security in India: Need for Multi-Institutional Collaboration and Continued Government Support

Dr. B.B. Singh / Visiting Professor, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University

2020 Vision Focus on the Future: The Vision for the Year Ahead in Food Science Technologies and Methods

Dr. Mindy M. Brashears / Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA

What Will it Really Take to Make Coffee the World’s First Sustainable Agricultural Product?

Bambi Semroc / Vice President of Sustainable Markets and Strategy, Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business

Irrigation and Agriculture Development in Africa

Dr. Seifu Tilahun / Associate Professor at Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology-Bahir Dar University

The Grit Factor

Kathryn Edmunds / Founder, The Grit

Dr. Tobin Redwine / Agricultural Journalism Professor, Texas A&M University

Jameisha “Meisha” Brown / Health Education Representative and Storyteller, The Grit

Jessica Spence / Master’s student specializing in visual communication, Texas A&M University

Resilience as a Means to Bridge the Humanitarian-Development Divide and Tackle Food Crises

Dominique Burgeon / Director of the Liaison Office, United Nations in Geneva

USAID and Texas A&M

Chris Milligan / Counselor, USAID

Growing the Future of Nutrition

Jody Hall / Director of Global Sourcing, H.E.B.

Miguel Calatayud / CEO and Director, Qualitas Health

How the Foreign Agriculture Service Walks the Fine Line of Linking U.S. Agriculture to the World

Jocelyn G. Brown / Deputy Administrator, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Coffee Research and Education at TAMU: Why is it Relevant?

Dr. Leo Lombardini / Professor of Horticulture, Texas A&M University

Building Capacity for Resilient Agricultural Practices and Improved Food Security

Manuel Oliva / Acting Director, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Smarter Agribusiness Regulation

Joseph Lowther / President, Cardno International Development USA

The Path Towards African Food Security and Reduction of Poverty

Dr. Juliana Kente Rwelamira / Managing Director, Sasakawa Africa Association

Managing Risk Through Economic Development

Yuvaraj Sudhakar / Graduate Student, Agricultural Economics

Role of Horticulture within the Global Food Security Initiative

Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham / Director, Horticulture Innovation Lab, UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences

Accountability and Learning for the U.S. Government’s Hunger and Food Security Initiative

Dr. Emily Hogue / Technical Team Lead for Monitoring and Evaluation, Bureau for Food Security

Discussing the Practice and Politics of Evaluating Foreign Aid

Mihir Desai / Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dexis Consulting Group

Following up on Dr. Borlaug’s Last Wishes about Africa

Dr. Pedro Sanchez / Professor of Tropical Soils, University of Florida

1,000 Days to Change the World

Roger Thurow / Senior Fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Building Technical Extension Capacity and Improving Livestock Production in Afghanistan

Terry Hutchens / National Livestock Project Director, Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project

Concepts of Sustainable Intensification for Improved Food and Nutritional Security

Dr. P.V. Vara Prasad / Professor of Crop Ecophysiology, Kansas State University

The Importance of Higher Education in Development: An Africa Focus

Dr. Montague W. Demment / Vice President, International Programs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Agripreneurs Find Agrilutions

Alpha Sennon / Founder and Executive Director, Whyfarm

GMOs to Cell Phones

Dr. Robb Fraley / Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto

Changes in Culture

Dr. Jeffrey Lansdale / President, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana

A Role Model of Outreach for Nano Education in Taiwan

Dr. Fuh Seng Shieu / President, National Chung Hsing University

Reducing by Responding

Dr. Prasanta K. Kalita / Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Feeding Humanity through Agricultural Innovation

Dr. Victor Villalobos / Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture