Dr. Prabhu Pingali is the Chair of the TARINA Steering Committee, Founding Director of TCI, and a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Prior to moving to Ithaca in June 2013, he was the Deputy Director, Agriculture Development Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2008-May 2013. Dr. Pingali was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences as a Foreign Fellow in May 2007. He was the President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) from 2003-2006. He was elected Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association in 2006 and of the International Association of Agricultural Economists in 2009. Additional information about Dr. Pingali can be found on his profile page and this latest publications page.