November 11, 2017 Amb. Kenneth Quinn
In November 2017, Ambassador Quinn delivered a keynote address at the International Think-Tank Symposium held in Beijing on the topic of the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress, which had featured a significant presentation by China President Xi Jinping. The symposium was sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which had a collaborative agreement with the World Food Prize Foundation to conduct programs of mutual interest and benefit. During his time in Beijing, Ambassador Quinn also met with the President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, with which the World Food Prize Foundation also had an agreement by which Borlaug-Ruan Interns had assignments at the CAAS Laboratories.