World Food Prize Address

September 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Roger Thurow will be the speaker at our World Food Prize Address on Thursday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the Speed Lyceum, Grand View Student Center. Roger is a good friend of the World Food Prize and is the Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which is a partner of the World Food Prize Foundation. He is also an accomplished author. The title of Roger's lecture is "The Real Hunger Games."

Thurow is an expert on agricultural development and speaks often on high-visibility platforms related to nutrition, hunger, and agriculture in the United States, Europe, and Africa. In 2013, he spoke about the power smallholder farmers in Africa at TedxChange Seattle event, hosted by Melinda Gates. Thurow graduated from the University of Iowa. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Anne, and their two children, Brian and Aishling.

More information about Roger can be found HERE.

Global Vision Week will also take place during this time. GVW was created to offer students, faculty and staff and the community opportunities to encounter belief systems, heritages and perspectives that differ from our own. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of others, ourselves and our relationship to the world. The week’s activities will engage our minds to better understand equity in Iowa and the world. This year's theme will be Equality≠ Equity: Creating a More Equitable World. We will focus on increasing our global awareness of equity at the level of gender, race and economics.