Center for Global Food Security

PCGFS Distinguished Lecture: Richard G. Lugar

November 11 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Fowler Hall, Stewart Center

Feeding the World: Overcoming Political Obstacles
to Reach our Agricultural Potential

Co-Sponsored by the Purdue College of Agriculture

Senator Richard G. Lugar is a fifth generation Hoosier who served 36 years in the United States Senate. He retired in January 2013 as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history and the 17th longest serving Senator in U.S. history. He is one of only two members to serve 32 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. From 1985 until 2013, he served continuously as either chairman or ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee or the Senate Agriculture Committee.

During his tenure in the United States Senate, he exercised leadership on critical issues such as global food security, nuclear non-proliferation, energy independence, foreign assistance reform, NATO expansion, and immigration reform.

As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Lugar built bipartisan support for 1996 federal farm program reforms, ending 1930s era federal production controls. He also led initiatives to streamline the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reform the food stamp program and preserve the federal school lunch program.

This event is free and open to the public.

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