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Why Ending Hunger is so Hard

Date: 10/18/2013

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: 105 Cargill Building & Microbial and Plant Genomics

Cost: Free

Description:

The Minnesota Lectures on Applied Economics and Policy presents the Willard W. Cochrane Lecture in Public Policy.

Speaker: Dr. C. Peter Timmer, Cabot Professor of Development Studies, Emeritus at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Adjunct Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra; Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development

Title: “Why Ending Hunger is so Hard: Finding the Right Balance between Market Outcomes and Government Interventions to Improve Food Security”

Place: Cargill Building for Microbial & Plant Genomics, 1500 Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108

Professor C. Peter Timmer grew up on a farm in Southwestern Ohio and helped manage the family-run tomato canning factory. He is a leading authority on agricultural development and structural transformation during the process of economic growth. Dr. Timmer has served as a professor at Stanford, Cornell, three faculties at Harvard, and the University of California, San Diego, where he was also the Dean of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. He was a core advisor on the World Bank’s World Develop¬ment Report 2008: Agriculture for Development and is a senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on agricultural development strategy. Dr. Timmer was a Wendt Lecturer at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC, on “A World Without Agriculture: Structural Transformation in Historical Perspective,” in 2009 and served as the principal analyst for the Asia Society-IRRI Task Force on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia (2010). He was the recipient of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, awarded by the Center for Global Development and Environment, Tufts University, April, 2012.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please go to our Department website at: www.apec.umn.edu/Events/index.htm#cochrane and follow the online registration instructions or this link will take you directly to the registration page:  https://cfans.wufoo.com/forms/x6x6x3/

Reception to follow lecture.

Contact:

  • Name: Elaine Reber
  • E-mail: ereber@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-8713
  • Sponsored by: College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Parking:

Please see a map of the St. Paul Campus here:  http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/Library/pdf/SPpage.pdf
Look for the pink public parking areas - S104 and S108 are the closest to the Cargill Buidling.
 

Reservation Information:

This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please go to our Department website at: www.apec.umn.edu/Events/index.htm#cochrane and follow the online registration instructions.

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Elaine Reber, Department of Applied Economics, ereber@umn.edu, 612-625-8713.

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