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Enough! Emerging US and African Leadership on Food Security

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 15:00 - 17:00


Enough! Emerging US and African Leadership on Food Security

6th floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
Washington, D.C.
Roger Thurow
Wall Street Journal, Foreign Correspondant
Scott Kilman
Wall Street Journal, Senior Reporter
Franklin Moore
Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Africa Bureau
H.E. Amadou Ba
Ambassador of Senegal to the U.S.
Steven McDonald
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Marshall Bouton
President, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
At the start of the 21st century, 25,000 people per day die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases. Malnutrition kills more Africans than AIDS and malaria combined. In their new book, Enough, award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman explain how and why the Green Revolution, which transformed agricultural economies across Latin America and South Asia, bypassed Africa. They argue that continuing hunger is largely the result of bad policies in both the US and Africa, and of well-intentioned but poorly designed strategies from the West, alternating with neglect.

Yet Thurow and Kilman also see important signs of change on both continents, and argue that this generation will be the one to end the scourge of famine. Join us for a review of this important new book by authors Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman, followed by a discussion with leading experts on lessons from past US engagement in agricultural development, and emerging new thinking and leadership on food security issues in the US and Africa.