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A Friday Conversation with Dr. Chris Barrett


February 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST


105 Ives Hall

In an age of internet and television, we are more aware than ever of the many problems afflicting the world–poverty being significant among others. What are the most pressing poverty concerns? How might Christians respond to the suffering and needs that feel overwhelming, especially when considering the global scale? We will tackle these questions with Cornell’s own Dr. Chris Barrett. 

Chris Barrett is Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, all at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the Center for a Sustainable Future, all at Cornell University. He holds degrees from Princeton, Oxford, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professor Barrett has published more than 270 journal articles or book chapters, that have collectively been cited more than 17,000 times. He has been principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $30 million in extramural research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and various other corporate, foundation, government agency and nongovernmental organization sponsors. He previously served as President of the Association of Christian Economists and on a variety of boards. He has won awards for teaching, research, and public outreach, and is an elected Fellow of both of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He and his wife, Clara, have five children and live in Lansing, NY.

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