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Harnessing the Power of Life Sciences to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

4/20/2010 | German House New York

Harnessing the Revolution in the Life Sciences to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Ambassadors from over 30 countries and seven UN-agencies exchanged views on biotechnology at a round table discussion.

The event was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations and co-sponsored by the GCRI. Invited speakers included: Dr. Prabhu Pingali of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Dr. Robert Orr, the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning in the United Nations Executive Office, and Dr. Jörg Hacker, the president of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

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  • Featured Speakers

    • Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker

      President, Leopoldina German Academy of Sciences

    • Dr. Robert C. Orr

      Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination, United Nations

    • Dr. Prabhu Pingali

      Head of Agricultural Policy and Statistics, Gates Foundation; former FAO Director of Agricultural and Development Economics