Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series
For the third year now, Luther College is hosting a luncheon and speaker series for all alumni, parents and friends of the college. Please join us for this great opportunity to network and socialize with others in the Des Moines area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Speaker: Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President, The World Food Prize Foundation
"One of the Greatest Lutherans of All Time"
Dr. Kenneth M. Quinn, former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, assumed the leadership of the World Food Prize Foundation on January 1, 2000, following his retirement from the State Department after a 32 year career in the Foreign Service.
Inspired by the vision of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the founder of the World Food Prize, Ambassador Quinn has strived to build the annual $250,000 World Food Prize into “the Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture.” Held each October in Des Moines, the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony, along with the“Borlaug Dialogue” international symposium and Global Youth Institute, have grown in size and stature under his direction.
Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn is a graduate of Loras College, later earning his M.A. in Political Science from Marquette University and Ph.D in International Relations from the University of Maryland.
For more information on Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, please visit:
The schedule includes a buffet lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. Luncheon Buffet Begins
12:00 p.m. Presentation
1:00 p.m. Event Ends
$15.00 per person, please register online by Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Windsor Heights Community Center
6900 School Street, Colby Park
Windsor Heights, Iowa
The dates for the 2013-2014 academic year are:
Friday, September 13, 2013 — David L. Tiede, Interim President
Thursday, December 19, 2013 — Chris Norton '15, SCI CAN Foundation
Friday, February 7, 2014 — Kenneth M. Quinn, President, The World Food Prize Foundation
Friday, April 11, 2014 — TBD
Eric Carlson '89, Shannon (Miller) Duval '95, Kris Gregersen '82, Jerry Jaeger '09, Cara Kennedy-Ode '94, John Kenworthy '88, Suzanne (Roverud) Mineck '96, Becky (Linnevold) Shaw, '71, Anjie Shutts '93