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AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture
co-sponsored by the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation
in collaboration with the World Food Prize Foundation

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
AAAS Headquarters
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Entrance at 12th and H Streets
Washington, DC

Dr. Alan Leshner
Chief Executive Officer, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science

Keynote Presentation by the 2011 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecturer
Dr. Pamela C. Ronald

Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis; and co-author of Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Dr. Ronald conducts internationally acclaimed research on the role genes play in plants' response to the environment. Her laboratory has genetically engineered rice for resistance to diseases and flooding. Dr. Ronald is co-author of the book Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, which examines the contributions of genetically engineered crops and organic farming to sustainable agriculture. The book was praised in Science for its "clear, rational approach that presents a balance that is sorely needed in our increasing polarized world."

Panel Discussion


Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff
AAAS President; Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University; and Distinguished Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Dr. Michael Clegg
Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine; and Foreign Secretary, US National Academy of Sciences

Dr. L. Val Giddings
Senior Fellow, Innovation, Research and Development, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

John Hardin
Owner, Hardin Farms

Dr. Mark Rosegrant
Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute

5:30 pm