Centenary Research Symposium

11 March 2010

The University of Sydney prides itself on providing a forum for public debate and an opportunity for the community to tap into some of Australia's brightest minds. The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is a global research leader in sustainable use of environmental systems and brings together a diverse range of expertise ranging from biotechnology to resource economics.

This year, in celebration of the Faculty's 100th year, the Centenary Research Symposium will provide a fascinating perspective on the changing face of agriculture and the vital role it plays in all our lives. Our keynote speakers are world leaders in economic development, international policy and food security. They will join the Faculty's principle researchers and Australia's leading intellectuals to discuss the major environmental issues of today. The program will review how the demand for natural resources has transformed over the last century, explore its effects on social and political development and discuss the future of sustainable production in a changing climate.

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Keynote Speakers include:

Dr. Jim Peacock, Fellow of The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Former Chief Scientist of Australia (2006-2008)

Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Director, Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment, Director, Millennium Villages Project, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA

Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Cornell University, USA.

DATE: Friday 4th June 2010, 8.30am - 6.00pm

VENUE: MacLaurin Hall, The University of Sydney

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T +61 2 9036 9278

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Contact: Dr Lucy Buxton

Phone: 8627 1005

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