Global economic changes and the rise of developing countries likely will require changes to U.S. farm policy, says a former World Bank president and the featured speaker at Purdue University’s James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture on April 12.

Robert Zoellick, who also served as U.S. deputy secretary of state and trade representative before becoming senior fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, will tell his Purdue audience that the United States can take full advantage of future international agricultural opportunities if it takes the proper steps to operate in the shifting global economy.