Riley Memorial Lectures
In 2008, the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF) endowed the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture at AAAS in honor of Professor Riley’s legacy as a “whole picture” person with a vision for enhancing agriculture through scientific knowledge.
The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is a collaboration between AAAS, RMF, and the World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF), an organization whose fundamental goal is to support efforts toward an adequate supply and availability of nutritious food for the burgeoning world population in the 21st century. The annual lecture welcomes distinguished speakers to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications in a global context.
To learn more about Charles Riley, visit the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation or the Charles Valentine Riley Collection in the USDA National Agricultural Library.
The keynote address by Dr. Evan H. DeLucia will focus on the transformation of global food systems to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Watch the lecture, "Science and policy: their Yin and Yang dynamic and global food security," given by Dr. Robert S. Zeigler, Director General Emeritus, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines.