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FALL 2013

September 11
Wide Versus Specific Adaptation: Insights from a Plant Breeder
Bettina Haussmann, Extraordinary Professor, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

September 18
International Agricultural R+D: Are We Using the Right Research Methods?
Richard Coe, Principle Scientist Research Methods, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya and Statistical Services Centre, University of Reading, UK

September 25
SMART: Innovations in Global Service Learning
Presenters: Yoanna Ferrara, Assistant Director for Research, Engineering College; Margaret Lynch, CIIFAD Program Coordinator; Anu Rangarajan, Senior Extension Associate, Department of Horticulture
Moderator: Kristzina Tihanyi, Visiting Fellow, CIIFAD

October 2
Agricultural Pathways to Better Nutrition and Poverty Reduction in India: The Tata-Cornell Program's Vision and Strategy
Prabhu Pingali, Cornell Professor of Applied Economics and Management and Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative

October 9
Innovation for Food Security: USAID's Feed the Future Research, Policy, and Capacity Development Programs
Clara Cohen, Senior Science Policy Advisor, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy, USAID, Washington, DC

October 23
The Inconvenient Truths of Global Banana Diseases
Alice Churchill, Cornell Research Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

October 30
Agriculture Trade, Food, and Nutrition: The Policy Nexus
Parke Wilde, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

November 6
Biotech Crops: Science and Sustainability
Peter Davies, Cornell International Professor of Plant Biology and Professor of Plant Physiology, Departments of Plant Biology and Horticulture

November 13
Toilets, Chickens and Homestead Soil: Linkages with Child Undernutrition in Rural Zimbabwe
Mduduzi Mbuya, Cornell Visiting Scientist, Division of Nutritional Sciences and Associate Director for Implementation Science, Zvitambo Research Trust, Zimbabwe

November 20
You Can't Outsource Leadership: What I Learned on the Way to Retirement
Robert Herdt, Cornell Adjunct Professor, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management


February 6
Viva Food Security! The Role of Social Mobilization in Reducing Hunger in Latin America

February 20
Confessions of a Beltway Bandit

March 6
How Policy-Makers Respond to Food Price Crises
David Spielman, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute