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The First 1,000 Days: Nutrition and Food Security

Event Date:

May 17, 2016 | 9:00 AM EDT
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The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's...


Author and Pulitzer Center grantee Roger Thurow speaks on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, about his experiences in developing countries with small-scale farmers and mothers, including the four women and their babies whose lives he chronicles in his newest book, The First 1,000 Days. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, 1,000 Days, Save the Children, Harvest Plus and One Acre Fund, are sponsoring the breakfast discussion event at George Washington University's Elliot School for International Affairs.

Other speakers include Nancy Stetson, special representative for Global Food Security at the US Department of State (invited), and Bonnie McClafferty, director of Agriculture & Nutrition at GAIN.

The First 1,000 Days, published May 3, 2016, follows four mothers and their babies in India, Uganda, Guatemala and Chicago as they attempt to provide proper nutrition to ensure their children can survive and thrive.

Thurow is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and columnist of the Council's "Global Food for Thought" blog. Thurow was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal for 30 years, 20 of them as a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.

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. Their reporting on humanitarian and development issues was also honored by the United Nations. Thurow and Kilman are authors of the book, ENOUGH: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.

Please RSVP to Grace Burton, gburton[at] or call 202.416.4019

The First 1,000 Days: Nutrition and Food Security
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
George Washington University
Elliot School for International Affairs
City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Health Inequities

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