The College of Agriculture and the E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series committee proudly presents the following:
Dr. Gale Buchanan
October 11, 2012
The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center Auditorium|
Lecture Title: Land-grant University: An American Icon
in conjunction with the Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series
Mr. Roger Thurow
February 19, 2013
Lecture Title: The Last Hunger Season: Meeting the Great Challenge of Feeding the World
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Gale Buchanan is Dean and Director Emeritus of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, and served as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics in the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2006 to 2009. He is a former faculty member in Auburn University’s Department of Agronomy and Soils and served as Dean and Director of the Auburn University College of Agriculture and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, respectively, from 1980 to 1985. Buchanan is senior author on a Council for Agricultural Science & Technology (CAST) Issue Paper No. 45 entitled, “Agricultural Productivity Strategies for the Future: Addressing U.S. and Global Challenges” and for the past two years served as Chair of the CAST Board of Trustees. He also has served as Co-chair for the Research Section of Solutions from the Land that is being sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, Conservation International, the Nature Conservancy, and the Farm Foundation. Buchanan is co-author of the book Leadership in Agriculture: Case Studies for a New Generation, to be published by Texas A&M University Press in early 2013, and is currently working on a book tentatively titled Agricultural Research – the Only Hope for Civilization.
Roger Thurow is an award-winning author, a Senior Fellow of Global Agriculture and Food Policy with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a Fellow of the anti-poverty ONE Campaign. Thurow spent three decades in Europe and Africa as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covering many major international news stories ranging from the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall to the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid to the wars in the former Yugoslavia and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century. In 2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series of stories on famine in Africa that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting; the two also co-authored the book ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. For their exemplary coverage of international hunger issues, Thurow and Killman received the Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award and the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award, both in 2009. In May 2012, Thurow published his second book, The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change. Thurow’s appearance at Auburn is jointly sponsored by the York and Littleton-Franklin lecture series.
About the Series
The E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series features internationally known speakers addressing issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and natural resources. It was established in the Auburn University College of Agriculture in 1981 through a gift from E.T. and Vam Cardwell York; both are native Alabamians and Auburn University graduates. Dr. E.T. York served as Director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service from 1959 until 1962; he then went on to head the USDA’s Federal Extension Service in Washington, D.C. Later, he served as provost and vice president for agriculture at the University of Florida and then chancellor of the State University System of Florida until his retirement in 1980.
For more information on the series contact 334-844-4768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: January 15, 2013