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AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

The 2020 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is proud to announce the 2020 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture, in partnership with The World Food Prize and the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation. The virtual lecture will take place on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT.

Register to attend the 2020 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture, here.

The annual Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture was established to honor Charles Riley’s legacy and vision for enhancing agriculture through scientific knowledge. 2020 marks the 11th anniversary of the lecture. Over the years, distinguished lecturers have addressed the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet, looking through the lens of agricultural innovation in a global context. This year’s lecture will focus on the transformation of global food systems to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and feature remarks by Dr. Evan H. DeLucia.

Dr. Evan H. DeLucia is the G. William Arends Professor of Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was the founding director of the Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and at different times has served as the head of the Department of Plant Biology, and the director of the School of Integrative Biology, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment, and the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation.

Dr. DeLucia’s remarks will be followed by a Q&A session and a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Rattan Lal, this year’s World Food Prize Laureate.

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. Please contact epicenter@aaas.org with any questions about this year’s lecture.

Register to attend the 2020 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture, here.