2009 Capitol Hill Forum
Advancing Agricultural Development and
Addressing the Global Food Crisis - Present and Future
March 3, 2009
Professor, Wellesley College and Harvard University, representing the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Robert Paarlberg is the Betty Freyhof Johnson '44 Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, and a Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University. He has consulted on African agriculture recently for IFPRI, USAID, COMESA, the Department of State, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Paarlberg is also a member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Research Council and has published books on agricultural trade negotiations, environmentally sustainable farming, U.S. foreign economic policy, the reform of U.S. agricultural policy, and policies toward genetically modified crops. His latest book (2008) is titled "Starved for Science: How Biotechnology is Being Kept Out of Africa."