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A Discussion of Food Aid Reform with Roger Thurow and Fran Quigley

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  • A Discussion of Food Aid Reform with Roger Thurow and Fran Quigley

    We’ll touch on how emergency food aid could reach millions more people at no additional cost. A special focus will be the importance of food aid reform in countries such as Haiti and Kenya. The evening will include an opportunity for book signings with Fran and Roger.

Monday, September 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

St Luke’s United Methodist Church
100 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
room E101/102 at St Luke’s Methodist. Enter through door 7 on NW side of the building for most convenient access

free, for more info contact Dave Miner  at Dminer145@aol.com or 317-876-1967

[pullquote]”Since the time of the Green Revolution, the world has known how to end famine and tame chronic hunger. We have the information and the tools. But we haven’t done it. We explored the heavens; we wired the world for the Internet. We embarked on quests to conquer AIDS and assail global warming. We lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty and into the middle class. Yet somehow we haven’t eliminated the most primitive scourge of all”
(From Enough by Roger Thurow and Scott Killman)[/pullquote]

[box]We’ll touch on how emergency food aid could reach millions more people at no additional cost. A special focus will be the importance of food aid reform in countries such as Haiti and Kenya. The evening will include an opportunity for book signings with Fran and Roger.

Roger Thurow, senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Roger joined the Council after three decades at The Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century–along with 10 Olympic Games. In 2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series of stories on famine in Africa that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. Thurow and Kilman are authors of the book ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. Thurow’s most recent book is The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change. Roger is an expert on agricultural development and speaks often on high-visibility platforms related to nutrition, hunger, and agriculture in the US, Europe, and Africa.

Fran Quigley, clinical professor of law at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, teaching in the Health and Human Rights Clinic.  Professor Quigley is the author of several academic articles on social justice and human rights, multiple mass media articles and columns, and two books, How Human Rights Can Build Haiti:The Activitsts, the Lawyers, and the Grassroots Movement, and Walking Together, Walking Far:  How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership is Winning the Fight Against the HIV/AID Pandemic.  He has received multiple awards for his human rights advocacy.  In addition to his work at the law school, he served as the executive director of ACLU of Indiana and as a staff attorney with Indiana Legal Services.[/box]

Talking about food

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