Payne Distinguished Lecture with Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

3:30 pm

McCaw Hall Map

Sponsored by:
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

After the 2007 Global Food Crisis, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address committed to the world’s poor nations: “We pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds”. Ertharin Cousin worked to deliver on this promise, first as U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (2009-2012), then as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (2012-2017).  

Ambassador Cousin will reflect upon the challenges and lessons learned from serving during a period when the driver of extreme food insecurity shifted from quick onset emergencies (including hurricanes and earthquakes) to protracted conflicts. She will also answer the question of why she believes, in a time of unprecedented humanitarian challenges, we can still end global hunger.

When:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:
McCaw Hall Map
Admission:

RSVP by Feb. 19

Tags:

Diversity Education International Conference / Symposium Public Service Science 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-498-4129, mjhorton@stanford.edu
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