2013 Pauley Lecture
The 2013 Pauley Lecture will focus on water and food security, both past and present.
Professor, author and consultant R. Paul Thompson will speak on the current state of food security and technology and the history behind food and water challenges during the Department of History’s 2013 Carroll R. Pauley Lecture.
Thompson, professor of philosophy and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto, will deliver the lecture, titled “Water, Food Security, and Agro-technology: Current Challenges Placed in Historical Context,” at 7 p.m., Oct. 3, in the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.
He has published extensively on evolutionary theory, population genetics, mathematical modeling in biology, theory structure in biology, philosophy of medicine, and ethics. He is the author of three books (The Moral Question, The Structure of Biological Theories, and Agro-Technology), and he has edited Issues in Evolutionary Ethics. He has held numerous consulting positions with governments and industry.
Thompson’s visit is sponsored by the Department of History, the UNL Research Council, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Vice-Chancellor’s Office), and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute.
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