World Food Prize Lecture to be Held at William Penn University
It is the pleasure of William Penn University to welcome Dr. Ronald Phillips as the guest speaker for the 2013 World Food Prize Lecture to be held Tuesday, October 15 at 11:15 am in the George Daily Auditorium.
Dr. Phillips is a distinguished international plant scientist and geneticist. His research program at the University of Minnesota was one of the early programs in modern plant biotechnology related to agriculture. Throughout his career, Phillips has coupled the techniques of plant genetics and molecular biology to enhance our understanding of basic biology of cereal crops and to improve these species by innovative methods. His research and that of many other gifted leaders in advanced agriculture have forever changed the sustainability and productivity of the world’s food supply.
This annual event coincides with the Iowa Hunger Summit and the “Borlaug Dialogue” International Symposium held in Des Moines October 15 and October 16–19, respectively. The World Food Prize was envisioned by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in world agriculture. Since 1986, The World Food Prize has been the leading international award to recognize outstanding individuals who have made staggering contributions to improve the quality, quantity, or availability of food throughout the world. It recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply including food and agricultural science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and the social sciences.
Since its inception, The World Food Prize has been awarded to individuals from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the United Nations.
William Penn University invites you to welcome Dr. Ronald Phillips at the World Food Prize Lecture on Tuesday, October 15, at 11:15 am in the George Daily Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.