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A Doubly Green Revolution: Traditional, Intermediate, Conventional & Bio-technologies

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 11:30

A Doubly Green Revolution:  Traditional, Intermediate, Conventional & Bio-technologies

Wednesday, May 19
**Program will begin promptly at 11:30 AM**
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
1307 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC


Dr. Kathie Olsen
Vice President, International Programs, A*P*L*U


Sir Gordon Conway
Professor of International Development, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, London


Dr. Julie Howard
Executive Director, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
Gordon Conway trained in agricultural ecology, attending the universities of Bangor, Cambridge, West Indies (Trinidad) and California (Davis). In the 1960's he was a pioneer of sustainable agriculture, developing integrated pest management programs for the State of Sabah in Malaysia. He joined Imperial College in 1970 setting up the Centre for Environmental Technology in 1976. In the 1970s and 1980s he lived and worked extensively in Asia and the Middle East, for the Ford Foundation, World Bank and USAID. He directed the Sustainable Agriculture Programme at IIED and then became representative of the Ford Foundation in New Delhi. Subsequently he became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex and Chair of IDS. From 1998-2004 he was President of the Rockefeller Foundation and from 2004- June 2009 Chief Scientific Adviser to DFID and President of the Royal Geographical Society. He is a KCMG, Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex, Hon Fell RAEng and FRS. He holds five honorary degrees and fellowships. He is the author of 'The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for all in the 21st Century' Penguin and Cornell.
A light lunch will be served.
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