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AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture

The AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is an important opportunity to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications in a global context.

2024 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture  

2024 Riley Memorial Lecture Call for Nominations

 

                                                  NOMINATE HERE BY APRIL 22

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF), and the World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) invite nominations for the 2024 AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture (Fall 2024). Each year, this event is a significant and widely recognized opportunity to highlight the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications. 

By April 22, you have an opportunity to nominate a speaker who will explore the latest developments, innovations, opportunities and challenges in improving agricultural productivity and ensuring food security in a rapidly changing world.  

Past lecturers are those who have made outstanding scientific contributions or significant policy accomplishments with demonstrated societal impact. The lecture carries an honorarium of $5,000, and travel and lodging expenses are covered as well. 

 

Lecturer eligibility: Nominations must be for individuals, not institutions. The Selection Committee members (and immediate family members) and AAAS, RMF, and WFPF staff are ineligible.

 

Nominations (for self or others) should be typed, and include the following information:

  • Nominee’s name and title, institutional affiliation, address (physical and email), and phone number
  • A summary of the basis of the nomination that illustrates the nominee’s accomplishments concerning agriculture and society (not to exceed 500 words)
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed 3 pages)

 

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

The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture Series

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. Past lecturers include:

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. 

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