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

Workshops and Special Seminars

The Office of International Programs presents workshops and special seminars to:

  • provide educational opportunities and interactions with distinguished guests
  • create access for ACES faculty, staff, and students to policymakers and governmental and other agencies
  • deliver discipline-specific content with a strong international dimension 
  • highlight current collaborations between ACES and institutions around the world
  • find potential collaborators for ACES with institutions around the world  

Speakers have included the former Director of NIFA’s Center for International programs, Otto Gonzales; current Director of FAO North America, Jocelyn Brown; and many other USDA administrators.  

Most recently, ACES International hosted Foreign Agricultural Service’s Jim Suits

Also during 2022, ACES International partnered with the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies to broaden the impact and widen the reach of ACES critical partnerships in Brazil, particularly with Brazil's Federal University of Lavras (UFLA). 



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