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Professor Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal for Research and Postgraduate Education at the University of Pretoria, is pleased to invite UP staff and postgraduate students to a guest lecture entitled ‘Towards zero hunger: Achieving SDG2’ presented by Professor Alice Pell, International Professor Emerita, Sustainable Agriculture, Cornell University.

Professor Alice Pell is the Dean’s Advisor for International Relations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and for Global Livestock Health and Development in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. She joined the Animal Science Department in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1990, and from 2005 to 2009, she directed Cornell’s International Institute for Food and Agricultural Development, a university-wide centre for sustainable agricultural and rural development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Professor Pell was Cornell’s Vice Provost for International Relations from 2008 to 2013.

She has served on panels supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the African Academy of Science, the Gates Foundation, the US Academy of Science and the MacArthur Foundation, and was a STIAS Fellow at Stellenbosch University in 2016. She has been involved in research and graduate training programmes in Botswana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, India and Indonesia. She is currently a trustee at Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras and a member of the technical advisory committee of the RUFORUM World Bank project on Strengthening Agricultural Higher Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA). Professor Pell advises the Rockefeller and Gates Foundations on investment strategies in Africa.

Date: Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Time: 16:30

Venue: Library Auditorium, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus

RSVP: Booking is essential. Please click here to reply by 13 July 2018

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