World Food Prize Lecture: Louise Fresco on Ending Hunger

Mon, 2013-10-14 08:56 am

Lecture: 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Rosenfield Center 101

Louise Fresco, an expert on sustainable food production, visits Grinnell this week to discuss “World Food Day: The Next Decade.”

"From agriculture to climate change to sustainable development, Louise Fresco's expertise makes her poised to comment on many of the greatest challenges facing our world in the next decade. She is an internationally-regarded science and policy expert who is a thought leader about food and the environment. To have the chance to hear her reflect on the future of World Food Day is a real privilege," says Sarah Purcell ’92, director of the Rosenfield Program.

Fresco’s lecture is the latest in our annual World Food Prize lectures, in which Grinnellians discuss global agricultural issues with top experts in Iowa for the World Food Prize celebration. She is also visiting the policy studies class on food security taught by Doug Hess, policy studies, and Leslie Lyons, chemistry. 

Fresco's lecture is free and open to the public. 

It is sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights.