Global Agricultural Development: Strategies for Fighting Hunger

International Roundtable

October 21, 2010: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In an age of plenty and mounting obesity in many countries, including the United States and China, the world’s poorest are still starving.


Gleacher Center
Room 240
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois


Event Details

Whether the reasons are from nature, such as droughts and adverse weather, or manmade, such as inefficient supply chains or trade embargoes, the fact remains that global food security is a fragile and fleeting notion and hunger is a fact of everyday life around the world. Are the barriers to solutions political, logistical, economic, or natural? What are the solutions and who is responsible? Roger Thurow, who is recognized for his reporting on humanitarian and development issues, is the principal contributor to the “Global Food for Thought” blog, part of the Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative. Roger joined the Council in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal.


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Deadline: 10/21/2010


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor

Speaker Profiles

Roger Thurow (Speaker)
Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Roger Thurow joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal. He is the editor and principal contributor to the Council’s Global Food for Thought blog, part of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative. For 20 years, he served as a foreign correspondent, based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century – along with 10 Olympic Games. In 2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series of stories on famine in Africa that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. Their reporting on humanitarian and development issues was also honored by the United Nations. Thurow and Kilman are authors of the recent book ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. In 2009, they were awarded Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award.


Karl Buschmann 

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