About the Lecture

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, Mahler Auditorium

This lecture is free and open to the public.

2018 D.W. Brooks Guest Speaker

Robert Paarlberg will present the 2018 D.W. Brooks Lecture.

Robert Paarlberg is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Visiting Professor at Harvard College, and an Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center. From 1976 until 2015 he was Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and earned a PhD in International Relations from Harvard University. He is the author of six university press books, including most recently Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford 2013) and The United States of Excess: Gluttony, and the Dark Side of American Exceptionalism (Oxford 2015). His 2008 book from Harvard University Press was titled Starved for Science: How Biotechnology is Being Kept out of Africa, and had a foreword co-authored by President Jimmy Carter and Norman Borlaug.

Paarlberg has been a member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Research Council of the National Academies, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Winrock International.  He has been a frequent consultant to the International Food Policy Research Institute, USAID, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Aspen Institute, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On half a dozen occasions he has testified to Congress, and he currently chairs the Independent Steering Committee for the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health. Paarlberg is also a former legislative aide in the United States Senate and a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Paarlberg’s father, Don Paarlberg, was a prominent agricultural economist who grew up on a farm in Indiana.

Extended Campus Viewing Parties

Information for viewing parties at the UGA Griffin and Tifton campuses will be coming soon.

2018 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award Winners

Coming soon!

2017 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award Winners

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor
Ignacy Misztal, Professor - Animal and Dairy Science

D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Research
Katrien Devos, Professor - Crop and Soil Sciences and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics

D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service Extension
Wade Parker, Agricultural and Natural Resources Program Development Coordinator – UGA Extension Southeast District

D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension
Calvin Perry, Superintendent for UGA C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park – UGA Extension

D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
Maria Navarro, Professor – Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

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University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
Mahler Auditorium
1197 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602