The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

U.S. State Department's Jonathan Shrier '85 talks about "U.S. Leadership in Fighting Hunger, Poverty, and Undernutrition," 1/28/14 @ 4:30 pm

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One in eight people suffer from chronic undernourishment. Still, while upwards of 40% of a population may be undernourished in other countries, fewer than 5% suffer from similar conditions in the United States. The discrepancy is glaring. An important question must be posed: How is the U.S. working to combat hunger, poverty and undernutrition at home and abroad? U.S. leadership in fighting hunger has taken a number of interesting turns in recent years with strong impacts on the percentage of undernourished and level of hunger-related conflict. 

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. During Shrier’s visit to Dartmouth, he will discuss 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 4:30 pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. This event was rescheduled from Fall 2013.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences