The Office of International Programs (OIP) coordinates a variety of events to facilitate international engagement. See below for information on current and past lectures, workshops, and symposia. For upcoming events you can view our calendar.

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Distinguished International Lecture Series

The ACES Distinguished International Lecture Series brings distinguished speakers to campus to discuss international experiences and issues. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the lecture series to explore and enhance their understanding of international affairs. 

2019-20 Lecture

The Honorable Ambassador Allan P. Mustard (Nov. 6 2019)

2018–19 Lecture

Director General of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Ruben G Echeverria (Dec. 4 2018)

2017–18 Lecture

Hilal Elver, United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

2016–17 Lecture

Jimmy Smith, Director of the International Livestock Research Institute

2015–16 Lecture

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, "The Role of Public Research Universities in Addressing International Food Security"

Previous Lectures


In addition to its longstanding distinguished lecture series, the Office of International Programs presents workshops to provide more extensive educational opportunities and interactions with distinguished guests. Here are just some examples of past workshops:


The Office of International Programs organizes and co-sponsors symposia events for internal and external audiences.


The ACES Office of International Programs sponsors a series of talks in close collaboration with all ACES departments, in order to deliver discipline-specific content with a strong international dimension, to the existing and new department seminar series. Speakers in this annual program are jointly supported by OIP and the specific ACES Department.

2019-20 Seminar Series

2018–19 Seminar Series