Agricultural economist George Norton shares tales from his career spent addressing hunger and hope in the developing world. He’ll appear at South Dakota State University’s Volstorff Ballroom at 7 PM Thursday, Jan. 29 and again at 10 AM Friday, Jan. 30 for SDWAC Food and Water Security Symposium.
The end of 2015 marks the conclusion of a United Nations-declared decade of action to pay attention to water scarcity around the globe. Because water is key to food security in order for crops and livestock to grow, the South Dakota World Affairs Council will use the theme of Food and Water Security for its annual symposium.
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- Speakers use insight and expertise to educate audiences about countries, cultures, and critical global issues of the 21st century. Just as many audience members may have never traveled abroad, speakers may have never been to South Dakota. Education is two-fold to bring greater understanding. Not taking a stand, but presenting information is the hallmark of SDWAC programs.
- Audiences, primarily of middle, secondary and university students as well as community members and government and business leaders, engage in conversation about world affairs. Whether it comes from asking questions in a lecture setting or having one-on-one conversation with visiting heads of state, people on all sides come away enriched.
- Participants in SDWAC programs are changed by listening to speakers, traveling to another country as part of an exchange, being in a classroom to learn from a guest speaker or traveled teacher, or hosting international visitors. Resulting enrichment gives each one better knowledge with which to respond to challenges of the 21st century.