The Chicago Council is pleased to announce a number of updates to its Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security. This spring’s event, planned for April 22, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2010, in Washington, D.C.
Dan Glickman (former secretary, US Department of Agriculture) and Catherine Bertini (former executive director, World Food Program) will continue as event cochairs.
Rajiv Shah, administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, will deliver a keynote address. A senior representative from the U.S. Department of the Treasury will also discuss the World Bank-hosted Multilateral Food Security Fund, also known as the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GASFP).
A symposium on May 20 will be well positioned to respond and engage with the ideas coming out of the World Bank/IMF spring meeting and will build on their momentum in the press, Congress, Administration, and international community. It will also provide an opportunity to keep food security issues at the forefront of the national and international development agendas in the run-up to June’s meeting of the G-8.
The Chicago Council will continue to partner with the following organizations for this event:
- Bread for the World
- Concern Worldwide
- Global Harvest Initiative
- International Center for Research on Women
- ONE Campaign
- Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
- United States Institute of Peace
- World Food Prize Foundation
An updated event agenda and information on how to register for the event will be available shortly. Please contact Lindsay Iversen, or phone (312.821.7560) for further information.
We appreciate your patience as we endeavor to build the best possible event and thank you for your continued interest.