Cornell University

International Engagement in Agriculture and the Life Sciences

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 8:30am to 5:30pm

Biotechnology Building, G-10
Central Campus

A one-day conference to discuss the challenges for international agriculture programs in the 21st century, and opportunities for their continued partnerships. Registration free online:

Morning Keynote:University Global Strategies: The MIT Model”  Philip S. Khoury, Ford International Professor of History and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Session 1: Land Grant Institutions and the World

Moderator: Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Elsa Murano, Texas A&M University • Mark  Erbaugh, The Ohio State University • Alton B. Johnson, Prairie View A&M University • Ronnie Coffman, Cornell University

Session 2:  Funding the Engagement

Panelists from leading donor agencies:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • National Institute for Food and Agriculture, USDA • U.S. State Department • U.S. Agency for International Development • Canadian International Development Agency

Afternoon Keynote:Internationalization of Education in Agriculture”  José Zaglul, President, Earth University and Board Member, GCHERA

Session 3:  Internationalizing the Student Experience:
 Meaningful experiential learning opportunities for students

Moderator: Fredrik Logevall, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Cornell University

Beth Mitcham, UC Davis • Jerzy Nowak, Virginia Tech • Jess Lowenberg-Deboer, Purdue • Olga Bolden-Tiller, Tuskeegee University • K. Vijayaraghavan, Cornell University • Dick Day, The Peace Corps

Regstration deadline Nov 22. Register free online.