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IPED Lecture Series to Focus on Global Conservation

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013

Feb. 1 Panel to Examine the Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Seeds

NEW YORK— The International Political Economy and Development Program (IPED) at Fordham University is hosting a lecture, "Feeding the World Through Genetically Modified Seeds," on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the 12th-floor lounge of the Leon Lowenstein building on the Lincoln Center campus, 113 W. 60th St. This lecture is the second in a five-part series, all of which are free and open to the public.

The presentation will examine the pros and cons of using genetically modified seeds to feed populations currently going hungry. Panelists will include Margaret Mellon, Ph.D., the director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists; Bill Christison, treasurer and former president of the National Family Farm Coalition; Anne Radcliff, Ph.D., a program associate for the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology; and Alessandro Pellegrineschi, Ph.D., research director for transgenics at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.

DATE:         TUESDAY, FEB. 1
TIME:          7 P.M.
                     113 W. 60TH STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y.

The three upcoming lectures are "Water: A World Without," on March 1; "Conservation and the Law: Land Rights, Enforcement, Intellectual Property," on April 5; and "The Impact of Subsidies and Trade Arrangements on Conservation," on May 17. The series will culminate in a three-day conference, "The State of Our World: New Strategies for Development," June 16 to 18 on the Rose Hill campus.

Each lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the 12th-floor lounge of the Leon Lowenstein building on the Lincoln Center campus. Reservations are required. For a complete listing of events and speakers, and to make a reservation, visit the IPED website at

Established in 1979, IPED was founded in the Jesuit tradition of pursuing open intellectual discourse for the betterment of the world. The program prepares students to work as administrators and analysts for a wide range of international organizations involved in the global economy or international development issues.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.


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