Full House at ZEF: Public Lecture by IFPRI's new Director General Dr. Shenggen Fan

May 11, 2010.  

The Public Lecture held by Dr. Shenggen Fan on May 7, 2010 at ZEF was very well received by the audience. Around 100 people came to ZEF's premises to hear about “The Role of Emerging Economies in Global Food Security” and were involved in a lively discussion which followed Dr. Shenggen's talk.


Dr. Shenggen Fan was appointed Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in December 2009. He joined IFPRI in 1995 as a Research Fellow and led IFPRI's program on public investment before becoming the Director of IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division. Prior to working at IFPRI, he held positions at the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) in the Netherlands and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Arkansas. He received his PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota, and his bachelor's and master's degrees from Nanjing Agricultural University in China.


You can download Dr. Shenggen's presentation held at ZEF below.