Florence Chenoweth kicks off the Global Hot Spots Lecture Series

September 5, 2008
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

The Right to Food: The World Cannot Wait
The Pyle Center, Room 325/326, Madison
Instructor: Florence Chenoweth

Florence Chenoweth is the former United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) representative to the UN and executive director of the FAO Liaison Office in New York. She is currently a University of Wisconsin-Madison distinguished international visitor. Dr. Chenoweth, a national of Liberia, earned both her master’s degree in agricultural economics (1970) and her doctorate in land resources (1986) at UW-Madison. She became Liberia’s (and Africa’s) first female minister of agriculture at the age of 32, serving from 1977 to 1979. Chenoweth and her family narrowly escaped Liberia after a violent coup, walking across the country to safety in Sierra Leone.

Join Madison-area learners for a free, thought-provoking lecture series on current events and global affairs. UW faculty experts will discuss international topics ranging from politics, global health and economics to human rights and the environment during this yearlong series, designed to stimulate discussion and to better understand the role of the UW in a global society.

The 2007–08 Global Hot Spot Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.