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Lecture to focus on ‘Global Food Crisis’

CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, the H.E. Babcock professor of food, nutrition and public policy, at Cornell University, will return to Drake University to give a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the Pomerantz Stage in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Pinstrup-Andersen last visited Drake in 2007, when he delivered a lecture on collective action to improve human health and nutrition through global food policy to Drake’s Agricultural Law Center.

He is the founder of the 2020 Vision Initiative, a comprehensive research and dissemination program on global food security.

In 2001, Pinstrup Andersen received the World Food Prize, the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

Norman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the World Food Prize, named Pinstrup-Andersen “one of the most influential economists and policy makers today” and “an outstanding spokesperson for effective economic policies for transforming agricultural production of food for deficit nations.”

Pinstrup-Andersen is the author of more than 300 books, articles and papers. His 2001 book, “Seeds of Contention,” has been translated into five languages.

This lecture is sponsored by Drake University’s Center on Global Citizenship and the World Food Prize Institute.

For more information on this lecture and other upcoming events, visit the Drake Center on Global Citizenship’s Web site at https://wwww.drake.edu/international/cgc/ or call 515-271-2117.