Public invited to McGovern’s presentation at 7p.m. on Oct. 6 at Rudder Auditorium, Texas A&M University campus, College Station
WHO: George McGovern, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate during the 1972 election. McGovern was co‐recipient of the World Food Prize in 2008 for establishing the McGovern‐Dole International School Feeding Program. The public is invited to his presentation.
WHAT: McGovern will share his personal experiences as a witness to hunger, including his experience while in Germany during World War II, and his thoughts on how to address the issue of global food insecurity. The presentation is in conjunction with the first-ever Texas A&M University Faculty Summit on International Agriculture. The summit, which takes place from Oct. 6-7, will serve as a forum in which Texas A&M faculty and staff can share experiences in international work and discuss ideas for developing new projects — or expanding existing ones — involving agriculture and life sciences.
WHERE: Rudder Auditorium in the Rudder Auditorium Complex on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.
WHEN: McGovern will speak at 7 p.m. on the evening of Thurs., Oct.6.
WHY: The Faculty Summit on International Agriculture is targeted to faculty and staff of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is intended to foment discussion how university personnel and educational resources and expertise can be marshaled to help find solutions to global hunger in conjunction with the ‘Feed the Future’ funding initiative of the federal government, as well as foundations and private industry. The summit will include discussion with colleagues from other land‐grant universities, as well an inward look at the university’s international programs and the drafting of specific recommendations to advance those programs.
EDITOR’S NOTE: McGovern will be available for interviews from 4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.at Rudder Auditorium. To coordinate an interview, contact Julie Borlaug at 214-597-1009 (cell) or JBorlaug@ag.tamu.edu.