This fall's major UW lecture series brings to Seattle distinguished visitors from Kansas, New York, Rome, and Paris for lively discussions of the many dimensions of food. On Tuesday, October 5, Gebisa Ejeta, a native of Ethiopia and distinguished professor of agronomy at Purdue, will open the 8-part program by addressing the question, "Can Science and Technology Secure Global Food Resources?" Ejeta, who has developed drought-resistant crops for sub-Saharan Africa, proposes multidisciplinary responses to looming food shortages around the world.
Lectures will continue through the end of November. Topics include food politics and security, fisheries, nutrition, famine, American wild crop diversity, and food sustainability. More information about the series is on the Web.
If you go: Free and open to the public. Kane Hall 130, on 8 Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Reservations have reached capacity, but there are always no-shows; walk-ups will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis; arrive well before 6 pm. Lectures will be recorded by KUOW for future "Speakers’ Forum" programs.