AUBURN – Valentin Abe, an Auburn University Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures alumnus who was included on Time magazine’s 2010 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, will return to his alma mater Thursday, Nov. 4, as the fall 2010 E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer. His lecture is at 7 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The Time honor was in recognition of Abe’s untiring efforts to establish a fish-farming industry in Haiti. In his York presentation, titled “Development in Haiti: A New Approach,” Abe will discuss his work in the impoverished Caribbean country and his mission to make a long-term difference in the lives of Haitians.