Experts to discuss attaining and sustaining global food security

WHAT: Cornell professors and internationally recognized food security and policy experts, Per Pinstrup-Anderson and Chris Barrett, will discuss the fight against global poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity during a discussion at the National Press Club.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, (13th floor) Washington D.C.,
The Bloomberg Room

To RSVP, please contact Kathleen Corcoran at 202.434.8036 or 607.882.3782 or by email at

Washington D.C. – Cornell University’s leading food security experts, with careers devoted to combating world poverty and malnutrition, are teaming up to examine the latest research on global food security. Together they will address some of the biggest threats to global food security and will share policy recommendations for combatting these threats. Some of the issues they will address include:

  • Malnutrition in developing countries and in the U.S.
  • Undernourishment in parts of the world affected by conflict.
  • Global undernourishment and obesity.
  • The threats to food security in Asia and Africa.
  • Recommendations for changes in food systems to ensure food security.
  • Suggested policy interventions for developing countries and the U.S.

Dan Charles,
a food and agriculture correspondent for NPR News, will moderate the discussion.

is a Cornell economist and policy maker who won the 2001 World Food Prize for initiating the research effort that enabled several governments to reform their food subsidy program and dramatically increase food availability to the severely impoverished. His research includes economic analyses of food and nutrition policy, globalization and poverty, agricultural development and research and technology policy.

Pinstup-Anderson’s bio:

Christopher Barrett
is the author of Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability, which explores the complex relationship between food security and sociopolitical stability up to 2025. He has been principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $30 million in extramural research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and various other corporate, foundation, government agency and nongovernmental organization sponsors.

Barrett’s bio:

About Inside Cornell:
This event is part of a series held in New York City and Washington, D.C. featuring policy experts from Cornell University. The free catered-breakfast sessions are on-the-record and guests are welcome to record video and audio as desired.

Contact: Kathleen Corcoran
Phone: (202) 434-8036
Cell: (607) 882-3782

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