Policy Seminar

Harnessing Agricultural Innovation for Transformative Impact

Dec 7, 2012 - 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm UTC

IFPRI Special Event with Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID

You are cordially invited to join us for a special discussion with Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID.

Dr. Shah serves as the 16th Administrator of USAID and leads the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions around the world. Before becoming USAID's Administrator, Dr. Shah served as undersecretary for research, education and economics, and as chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At USDA, he launched the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which significantly elevated the status and funding of agricultural research.

Prior to joining the Obama administration, Dr. Shah served for seven years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including as director of agricultural development in the Global Development Program, and as director of strategic opportunities.