In 2008, the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF) endowed the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture at AAAS in honor of Professor Riley’s legacy as a “whole picture” person with a vision for enhancing agriculture through scientific knowledge.
The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is a collaboration between AAAS, RMF, and the World Food Prize Foundation. The annual lecture welcomes distinguished speakers to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications in a global context. This year’s virtual lecture will focus on zoonotic diseases and the role of agricultural research in preventing future pandemics and feature three addresses:
"Ecology, Economics and Evolution of Emergent Pathogens" by Dr. Andrew Peter Dobson, Princeton University
“One Health Perspectives on Emerging Zoonotic Diseases” by Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng, Virginia Tech
“Zoonotic Diseases of Food Animals Threaten Global Food Security and Public Health” by Dr. James A. Roth, Iowa State University
Remarks will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and live Q&A session moderated by Ilaria Capua, DVM, Ph.D., Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the One Health Center of Excellence, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
Please contact the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this year’s lecture.