Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: A Transatlantic Policy Conversation on Global Food Security
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: A Transatlantic Policy Conversation on Global Food Security

Washington, D.C. — U.S. and European policymakers are increasingly focused on food security—alongside the related challenges of climate change, environmental deterioration, and water management—as key concerns for development and global governance. The interplay of these trends has been visible in the upheavals across the Middle East, where water disputes and riots over the prices of staple foods have illuminated the region’s extreme food insecurity.  As climate change affects harvests in the decades to come, it is reasonable to expect that the knock-on effects of these environmental disruptions will be magnified.

The Center for American Progress will host a discussion on transatlantic policy responses to these issues that draws upon policy debates in Germany, the European Union, and the United States. The expert panel will discuss the lessons learned from a recent food security scenario exercise—hosted by the Center for American Progress; the World Wildlife Fund; CNA; Cargill; and Mars, Inc.—that simulated long-term and deepening disruption of the global food system.
WHO:
Introductory remarks:
Secretary Dan Glickman, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Vice President, Aspen Institute

Panelists:
Nancy Stetson, U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security, U.S. Department of State
Richard Leach, President and CEO, World Food Program USA
Alexander Müller, Member of the German Council for Sustainable Development; former Assistant-Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Alexander Carius, Managing Director, adelphi; Advisor, German Foreign Ministry

Moderated by:
Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
November 23, 2015, 12:00pm ET 
– 
1:30pm ET

WHERE:
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20005
For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.