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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 | 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

The Inaugural Lecture of William G. Moseley as DeWitt Wallace Professor of Geography

Decolonizing African Agriculture: Food Security, Agroecology, and the Need for Radical Transformation

William G. Moseley is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Geography, and director of the Food, Agriculture & Society Program at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research interests include tropical agriculture, food and nutrition security, and development policy. He is the author of more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as eight books, including: Africa’s Green Revolution: Critical Perspectives on New Agricultural Technologies and Systems (2016); Land Reform in South Africa: An Uneven Transformation (2015); and Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization and Poverty in Africa (2008). He currently serves as president-elect of the Mande Studies Association (a group of West Africa scholars) and sits on the scientific advisory panel (High Level Panel of Experts) to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security. He is a 2022–23 Phi Beta Kappa speaker. In 2013, he won the Media Achievement Award, and, in 2016, the Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang Distinguished Africa Scholar Award, both from the American Association of Geographers. Earlier this year, he received Macalester's Thomas Jefferson Award.   His essays for the popular press have appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and Al Jazeera English.

A reception with Professor Moseley will follow the lecture in the AGH Ballroom.  

If you wish to join the lecture in person or remotely via Zoom, please respond to by September 10.  


Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Public, Staff, Students

Admission: free

Sponsors: President, Provost

Listed under: Alumni Events, Campus Events, Featured Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


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