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Catherine Bertini to give Wolitzer seminar Feb. 15

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Lindsey Hadlock

Catherine Bertini

The Division of Nutritional Sciences will bring Catherine Bertini to campus to deliver the Joyce Lindower Wolitzer ’76 and Steven Wolitzer Nutrition Seminar Thursday, Feb. 15, at 12:20 p.m. in 100 Savage Hall. Free and open to all.

The lecture, “Maximizing Research Findings by Connecting Research to Policy Change,” will highlight links between the academic and policy worlds that influence and impact change at home and around the globe.

“This year, we are thrilled to be joined by Catherine Bertini who, as a distinguished leader in international organization management, humanitarian action, agricultural development and poverty reduction, has impacted countless lives around the world through her work ensuring individuals and families in dire need have the nutritional resources they required,” said Patricia Cassano, associate director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

An accomplished leader in international organization reform, Bertini has had a distinguished career improving the efficiency and operations of organizations serving poor and hungry people in the United States and around the world.

Executive director of the United Nations World Food Program from 1992 to 2002, Bertini was named World Food Prize laureate in 2003. She is a Rockefeller Foundation fellow and distinguished fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

In addition to the lecture, Bertini will meet informally with graduate and undergraduate student organizations and one-on-one with Cornell faculty.

The annual Wolitzer seminar series brings to campus a nationally renowned speaker, innovator or leader in the field of nutrition who will broaden the awareness of potential career opportunities for students studying human nutrition.

Stephen D’Angelo is assistant director of communications in the College of Human Ecology.


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