Pinstrup-Andersen to Discuss Global Food System at Heuermann Lecture

April 5, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — Global food supplies and the governmental policies that relate to them are the topics at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, when World Food Prize Laureate Per Pinstrup-Andersen presents the last Heuermann Lecture of the 2012-2013 Heuermann Lectures season.

"The Global Food System and Related Policy Challenges" is the topic at Hardin Hall, 33rd and Holdrege on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.  A 3 p.m. reception precedes the lecture.

Pinstrup-Andersen, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy at Cornell University, as well as the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship and a professor of applied economics there. He also is an adjunct professor of food economics at the University of Copenhagen. 

A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Agricultural Economics Association, Pinstrup-Andersen has a B.S. from Copenhagen University and M.S. and PhD degrees from Oklahoma State University.

He holds honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the U.S., United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland and India, and has some 400 publications that include books, refereed journal articles, papers and book chapters.

Heuermann Lectures are free and open to the public.  Lectures focus on providing and sustaining enough food, natural resources and renewable energy for the world's people, and on securing the sustainability of rural communities where the vital work of producing food and renewable energy occurs.  They're made possible by a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, long-time university supporters with a strong commitment to  Nebraska's production agriculture, natural resources, rural areas and people.

Lectures stream live at http://heuermannlectures.unl.edu, and are archived at the site shortly after the lecture.  They are broadcast on NET2 World at a date following the lecture.

Judy Nelson
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Dan Moser
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