ZEF would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming Public Lecture:
“The Role of Emerging Economies in Global Food Security”
Dr. Shenggen Fan (Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI))
Time and place:
Friday, May 7 2010
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
at ZEF (ground floor conference room)
Dr. Shenggen Fan was appointed Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in December 2009. He joined IFPRI in 1995 as a Research Fellow and led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the Director of IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division. Prior to working at IFPRI, he held positions at the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) in the Netherlands and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Arkansas. He received his PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota, and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Nanjing Agricultural University in China.
Dr. Fan’s research, which has been widely published, has centered on pro-poor development strategy, pro-poor investment, and rural-urban linkages in developing countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Alma van der Veen
Press and Public Relations Officer