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2015 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium: Empowering Women and Girls through STEM Education

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Empowering Women and Girls through STEM Education

2015 Borlaug Dialogue 

Join us October 14-16 as we celebrate the 101st Anniversary of the birth of our founder, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug.

With an outstanding “faculty” of international experts for Borlaug 101, a 3-day “course” on The Fundamentals of Global Food Security.

As we award the World Food Prize to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue will have a focus on the importance of educating girls, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to eradicate hunger.

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation will deliver the opening keynote address on Wednesday afternoon October 14.

Chelsea will then join a panel discussion moderated by Catherine Bertini,  2003 World Food Prize Laureate featuring: Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Past Chair, STEM Food and Ag Council, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Mary Wagner, Senior Vice President, Starbucks; Michiel Bakker, Director, Google Food, and Robb Fraley, 2013 World Food Prize Laureate.

The conversation will continue on Thursday October 15 with a keynote address by Sheryl WuDunn, Pulizer Prize winning journalist, banker, and co-author: A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.

And on Friday October 16, hear from Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairman of BRAC, whose work to empower and educate women and girls provided a pathway out of poverty for millions, as he delivers his World Food Prize laureate lecture.

Register for the full week of events at this link.

Click here for the speaker list.