Media Advisory: Conflict and Development at Texas A&M hosting lecture

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University in College Station will feature a lecture by a lead science and technology adviser from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The lecture will be held at 9 a.m. May 2 at the AgriLife Center, 600 John Kimbrough Blvd., Texas A&M University, College Station.

Dr. Alex Dehgan, science and technology adviser to the administrator of the agency, will present “Transforming International Development through Science, Technology, and Innovation.”

Conflict and Development is a member of the agency’s Higher Education Solutions Network — a partnership which aims to utilize academic institutions to help fuel research and progress in tackling our world’s most challenging development problems.

As one of seven institutions selected to join the network, Conflict and Development seeks to improve the effectiveness of development solutions for conflict-affected and fragile countries.

Conflict and Development is additionally supported by the H.G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development, housed in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The program is a partnership among the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Bush School of Government and the School of Rural Public Health in The Texas A&M Health Science Center.

WHAT:  Conflict & Development at Texas A&M University is hosting a lecture featuring Dr. Alex Dehgan, science and technology adviser to the administrator at USAID. Dehgan is USAID’s chief scientist and provides guidance for the agency in the areas of science, technology and creativity to help solve development challenges.

WHEN: 9 a.m., May 2, The AgriLife Center, 600 John Kimbrough Blvd., Texas A&M University, College Station.

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, or b-fannin@tamu.edu , or Vicente Partida III, communications manager, 979-209-0122, vince.partida@tamu.edu

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