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Global Food Security Symposium: Youth for Growth

Event Date:

March 21 - 22, 2018 | 10:30 AM EDT


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20004

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On March 21 and 22, 2018, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs holds the Global Food Security Symposium: Youth for Growth, a two-day symposium that will include solution sessions to engage in dialogue with global partners. Author and Pulitzer Center grantee Roger Thurow, a Council senior fellow at its Global Food and Agriculture Program, kicks off the first solution session, "Sustaining Planetary Health in the Face of Rising Food Demand," a panel that considers how to find the intersection between health, environment, and food.

The Pulitzer Center supported reporting for Thurow's third book, "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—and the World,"which focuses on the important time in children's lives when they develop most rapidly—from pregnancy through the second birthday.

The primary focus of this year's Global Food Security Symposium is how the rising generation of young people, with many areas experiencing an explosive population growth, will affect economic growth and the agricultural industry. Both on a local and global scale, the interaction between this population boom, economic growth, and food security will have wide ranging effects. 

At the symposium, Thurow also participates as a panelist including on an interactive panel that invites discussion on the impact of mentors, and how to best communicate messages at a scale that achieves intended impact. 

Watch the symposium and learn more online about the full schedule

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