Robert L. Thompson, Gardner Endowed Chair in Agriculture and professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is scheduled to give a free, public lecture 7 p.m. March 26 as part of the 25th anniversary Feaver-MacMinn Seminar.
The lecture will be at the OU College of Law, Dick Bell Courtroom and a reception will follow in the Sneed Lounge. The college building is at 300 Timberdell Rd.
Thompson is active in global trade debates of the World Trade Organization and will discuss the world food crisis. He holds an in-depth perspective on the world food economy and its predicted demand and supply, and the effects of national and world exports and imports of agricultural food and dairy products. He has lectured, consulted or conducted research in more than 90 countries, while carrying on projects in food productivity and distribution.
The endowed seminar, scheduled March 25-29, is coordinated by the OU College of Liberal Studies. It honors two OU faculty members who exemplified excellence in teaching – J. Clayton Feaver, distinguished David Ross Boyd professor of philosophy; and Paul MacMinn, professor of psychology, Honors College, and dean of students.
James S. Tyree