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October 06, 2000

Centre for International Programs sponsors two October lectures

A rural extension systems expert and professor from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands will deliver the 2000 Hopper Lecture on International Development Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the University of Guelph.

Niels Roling, Department of Communication and Innovation Studies, will discuss "Gateway to the Global Garden: Beta/Gamma Science for Dealing with Ecological Rationality" at 7:30 p.m. in Room 113 of the MacNaughton Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is funded by a grant from the International Development Research Centre and is co-ordinated by U of G's Centre for International Programs (CIP).

Roling, a rural sociologist and communication scientist, has worked in Italy, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Cameroon, Zambia, Sudan, Mozambique, Benin, Nigeria, India, Indonesia, China, Turkey, Yemen, Costa Richa, Colombia and Chile. He will be on campus Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and will be available for media interviews. To arrange an appointment, contact Isobel Lander, CIP, 824-4120, Ext. 6904.

CIP is also sponsoring a live televised lecture and panel discussion Monday, Oct. 16 in honour of World Food Day. Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in economics, will speak on "Poverty and Hunger: The Tragic Link" via live satellite at noon in Peter Clark Hall, located in the lower level of the University Centre. The satellite presentation will be followed by a panel discussion at 1 p.m. with professors Tom Michaels, acting dean of the Ontario Agricultural College; Tony Fuller, School of Rural Planning and Development; Sally Humphries, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; and Truman Phillips, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business; as well as Bev Slater, a local dairy farmer. Canadian Foodgrains Bank is also sponsoring the event.

Contact: Isobel Lander Centre for International Programs 824-4120, Ext. 6904

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 3338.

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