April 12, 2016

Zero Hunger: A Foundation of Global Stability and Prosperity

Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin explored how the current unprecedented level of crisis in our world—coupled with persistent hunger and poverty—undermines global stability and threatens our collective global future. Cousin addressed the vicious cycle of conflict, climate change, and hunger—sharing real-life examples from the World Food Programme's work to provide immediate life-saving humanitarian assistance as well as longer-term solutions to hunger and malnutrition. 

This luncheon and conversation continued a semester-long dialogue about “The Global Future of Security” sponsored by Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiative.

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the United Nations World Food Programme's executive director in 2012. Cousin brings more than 25 years of national and international non-profit, government, and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food, and resilience strategies.



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