Distinguished scholar and internationally renowned thought leader, William G. Moseley, will give a lecture about the dire need to decolonize African agriculture on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Mary Baldwin’s Francis Auditorium.
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar 2022
September 23, 2022
The appearance is part of an annual Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program tour at six colleges and universities across the nation. Moseley directs Macalester College’s Food, Agriculture & Society Program and serves on the advisory panel to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security. He has written numerous scholarly books and articles, and his essays on the history and problems facing African agriculture have appeared in major publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Al Jazeera English. The latter landed him an American Association of Geographers media award in 2013, and helped him win its Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang Distinguished Africa Scholar Award in 2016.
The lecture is open to the public and will cover a range of pressing African topics including the politics of agriculture, intellectual decolonization, food security, food violence, addressing malnutrition through dietary diversity, gender roles in farming, and more.
Mary Baldwin students will have the opportunity for additional classroom interactions, with Moseley slated to lead a quartet of follow-up discussions on topics ranging from analyzing Africa’s New Green Revolution, to agricultural change and underdevelopment in Mali, and more. Networking opportunities will be provided for those with agricultural career interests.