Sunday, 5 April 2009

Food Security, Environmental Sustainability, and Human Health Forum

The Kansas State University African Studies Center hosted the “African Issues Symposium: Food Security, Environmental Sustainability & Human Health” on March 30 – April 1, 2009. This symposium brougth together prominent international experts on Africa and leaders in the natural and social sciences to address these key issues. In addition, the gathering of scholars from U.S. and international institutions provided a valuable forum for dialogue, for identifying and clarifying key issues and problems, for summarizing and synthesizing current knowledge, and proposing a plan for the future.

The symposium included a series of special invited keynote speakers, contributed oral and poster presentations, and a closing series of panel discussions for summary and synthesis. A published volume of the proceedings of the symposium will be produced.