by Priya Bapat, Humanitas Global
On May 21, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will host their annual Global Food Security Symposium. The symposium, held in Washington, D.C. each May, highlights major themes in global food security and convenes global leaders from the policy, academic, advocacy, non-profit and private sector communities to discuss challenges and opportunities for improving food security around the world.
The theme of this year's event is on the power of science, trade and business to end hunger and poverty around the world. The purpose of the event is to see "how the US can mobilize science, increase trade, and continue to capitalize on the incredible power of business to meet future food demand." Event speakers include Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO of CARE; Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and Cofounder of FEED; Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator; Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture; and many others.
The Humanitas team will be in attendance tomorrow and we will include coverage of the event on the Hunger & Undernutrition blog and on Twitter (@humanitasglobal). For more information on the event and to watch the event via livestream, please visit the Symposium website. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter using the event hashtag #globalag.