The World Food Prize Foundation

Public Events and Lectures

 2013 World Food Prize Public Events and Lecture Series

Expanding the statewide dialogue on global food security and hunger reduction.

Sunday, October 13 - Saturday, October 19

All events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. For more information, contact the host institution directly.
The World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue international symposium will also be webcast all week. Visit our home page to watch.

Sunday, October 13

Open House: Noon-4 pm
 World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Area Hunger Hike: 1:30 pm 
(Related event) Starting from the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates,
100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa

Monday, October 14

University of Minnesota Lecture: 3:00 pm
2001 Laureate Per Pinstrup-Andersen
"Global Food System & Related Challenges"
St. Paul campus, Cargill Building

Des Moines Register Public Forum on Biotechnology: 4 pm
(Related event) Iowa Historical Museum, 600 East Locust, Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa State University Borlaug Lecture: 8 pm
2013 Laureates Marc Van Montagu, Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert Fraley
“Scientific Discovery and the Fight to End Global Hunger”
Memorial Union, Great Hall, Ames Iowa
More info here

 Tuesday, October 15

Iowa Hunger Summit: 8 am to 3:30 pm
Events all day, free and open to the public.
Des Moines Marriott Downtown

William Penn University Lecture: 11:00 am
Ron Phillips
"Norman Borlaug and the Future of the Green Revolution"
George Daily Auditorium, Oskaloosa, Iowa

University of Iowa Lecture: 1:30 pm
2013 Laureates Marc Van Montagu, Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert Fraley 
Old Capitol, 2nd Floor, Senate Chamber

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "A Place at the Table": 6 pm
Free and open to the public.
Des Moines Marriott Downtown

 Wednesday, October 16

Heartland Global health Conference: 9:50 am
Ruth Oniang'o
Drake University
*By registration/invitation only

Des Moines Area Community College Lecture: 10:15 am
2013 Borlaug Field Award Recipient Charity Mutegi
"Addressing Global Food Security Through Tomorrow's Leaders: A Dream or a Reality?" 
DMACC, Ankeny Campus, Building 6 Auditorium

Central College Lecture: 11:00 am
1996 Laureate Gurdev Khush
"World Food Security: Challenges and Opportunities"
Pella, Iowa

Simpson College Lecture: 1 pm
2000 Laureate Surinder K. Vasal
"Securing a Food & Nutrition Future for the 21st Century"
Indianola, Iowa
Kent Student Center

Grinnell College Lecture: 4:15 pm
Louise Fresco
"World Food Day: The Next Decade" 
Grinnell, Iowa

Cafe Scientifique at the Science Center of Iowa: 5:30 -7:30 pm
Sarah Davidson Evanega
"Forbidden Fruit: Biotech in Developing Countries?"
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Des Moines, Iowa
More info here

Heartland Global health Conference: 7:30 pm
Amb. Tony Hall
"Combatting Global Hunger" 
Drake University, Olmsted Center Sussman Theatre

Interfaith Service: 8 pm
(Related event) Interfaith service with Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson
St. Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High Street, Des Moines
More info here

 Thursday, October 17








Des Moines Regional Chamber Breakfast: 8:10 am
2010 Laureate David Beckmann
*By invitation/membership only
Terrace Hill, Des Moines, Iowa

Grand View College Lecture: 10:45 am
2001 Laureate Per Pinstrup-Andersen
"Enough Food For All Forever: What Will It Take?"
1500 Morton Street - Dave Sisam Arena, Charles Johnson Wellness Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa State University Lecture: 3:40 pm
Ruth Oniang'o
"Nutrition and Food Security"
1951 Food Science Building, ISU Campus, Ames, Iowa

 Friday, October 18






Rotary Club: 7:30 am
David Lambert
*By membership or invitation only
Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa State University: 3:10 pm
Sonny Ramaswamy
"Setting the Table For a Hotter, Flatter, More Crowded Earth" 
Curtiss Hall, Leanard and Evelyn Dolezal Auditorium, Ames, Iowa




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