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Crawford Lecture
Tuesday December 5th, 6:00pm

The Honorable Anne-Marie Lizin delivered the Sir John Crawford Memorial Lecture 2006. Mme Lizin is President of the Belgian Senate and Chairperson of the Senate Foreign Relations and Defense Committee. She served as an Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty on the United Nations' Human Rights Commission from 1998 to 2004 and as State Secretary for European Affairs. Mme Lizin is a keen advocate of women's rights and is Chairperson of the largest women's rights organization in Belgium. She represented the European Commission at the 1975 United Nations Conference of the International Women's Year.

The Crawford Memorial Lecture, a highlight of the CGIAR Annual General Meeting, is named in honor of Sir John Crawford, a passionate supporter of international agricultural research for development, a founding father of the CGIAR, and the first Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee. The Lecture, sponsored by the Australian Government, seeks to challenge those involved in agricultural research and development to think outside the proverbial box and consider the broader issues and trends that affect, or are affected by, their primary mandates.

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