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Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

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.

Each year, we seek nominations for speakers to discuss a timely topic related to food security, agricultural enhancements, research contributions to agriculture, animal genomics and biotechnology, and achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through global food system transformation.

Nominees should be well-respected scientists working at the forefront of pressing issues at the nexus of agriculture and society.

Please contact the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues at epicenter@aaas.org with any questions about the lecture.

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2020 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Evan H. DeLucia

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2019 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Robert S. Zeigler

AAAS Colloquium Series | Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2018 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2016 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Randy Woodson

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2015 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Steven Leath

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2014 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Hon. Dan Glickman

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2012 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Rob Horsch

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

2011 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Randy Woodson

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