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Jonathan Shrier '85 to give talk, “U.S. Leadership in Fighting Hunger, Poverty, and Undernutrition” on 10/21/13 at 7 PM

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UPDATED 10/1/13:
POSTPONED TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 7 PM DUE TO THE US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Nearly 870 million people suffer from chronic hunger. The world’s population will exceed 9 billion by 2050. Population growth and changes in diets will require at least a 60 percent increase in global food production in the face of pressure from climate change and strained natural resources.

Jonathan Shrier ’85 is currently the Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security for the U.S. State Department. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of U.S. diplomacy related to food security and nutrition, he had studied and worked all over the world and helped establish the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas launched by President Obama.

Shrier’s lecture at the Rockefeller Center will discuss “U.S. Leadership in Fighting Hunger, Poverty, and Undernutrition” the current global policy agenda and how it plans to increase food and nutrition security worldwide. He will also analyze strategies that the U.S. Government uses to help developing countries including sustainable agriculture and technological innovation. The politics and policies that affect food security are critical when brainstorming solutions to world poverty and hunger, and Shrier will focus on the United States as a global leader in diplomatic efforts and initiatives to advance food and nutrition security as a global issue that needs to be resolved.

Please join us for Jonathan Shrier’s talk, “U.S. Leadership in Fighting Hunger, Poverty, and Undernutrition” at Rockefeller 003 at 7 pm, Monday October 21, 2013.

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