Next Seminar: September 20 at 12:20pm
Agricultural Innovation, Biotechnology, and the Role of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Samuel Crowell is an agricultural advisor within the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau at the U.S. Department of State. At the State Department, Sam serves as the U.S. National Focal Point for the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety under the Convention on Biological Diversity, an international treaty governing the trade of biotech crops. Sam also serves as an advisor on biotechnology regulatory policy, trade policy, emerging ag technologies, and science communication. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University in plant biology and plant breeding, where he studied over 300 varieties of rice in collaboration with scientists at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines.