Visiting Lecturer to Discuss World Hunger Feb. 9

Feb. 7, 2007

Dr. Thomas R. DeGregori, professor of economics at the University of Houston, will deliver three lectures on Feb. 9 at the Baylor University campus. DeGregori's visit is sponsored by the University Lecturers Committee and the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.

DeGregori's first lecture - "Can we feed the world with organic agriculture?" - will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in room 115 of the Mary Gibbs Jones Family and Consumer Sciences Building on the Baylor campus. In between, DeGregori will speak on "How will we feed a world of 9 billion in 2040?" at 12:15 p.m. at Baylor's Baptist Student Ministries.

As a economics professor at Houston, DeGregori specializes in economic development, technology, science in economic change, and African, Asian and Caribbean economic development.

For more information, contact Dr. Janelle Walter in the department of family and consumer sciences at (254) 710-6257. For lunch reservations for the 12:15 p.m. lecture, contact Julie LaStrape at (254) 710-6048.

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