Why Not Hunger?

Raising Clamor on Hunger through Agricultural Development

Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Agriculture and Food Policy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, is the author of ENOUGH. Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in former Yugoslavia, and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century.

Njala University

Partnership for Quality Higher Education

Abu Sesay is the Vice Chancellor and Principal of Njala University in Sierra Leone.

Post Conflict Reconstruction

Through Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation for Poverty Alleviation and Long Term Economic Growth

Dr. Murenzi is a Visiting Professor at University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Sciences, Senior Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Visiting Professor in the Physics Department at Howard University. He discusses the importance of leadership in visioning the future for post-conflict countries and the role of science and technology in alleviating poverty and rebuilding post-conflict countries.

Climate Change and its Impact on Agriculture in Brazil

Costa is the President of the Federal University of Vicosa in Brazil. Climate change's impact on agriculture is one of the hottest topics in the U.S. and the world. Hear from a leading Brazilian institution on how the effects of this issue are impacting their work in South America.

Unleashing the Potential of Smallholder Farmers:

Agriculture and Livestock Development in Africa

Dr. BeVier is the Senior Program Officer, Livestock for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has managed an international genetics business, an integrated livestock operation, and a division of a global animal health business, assisting entrepreneurs in crop biopesticides, livestock vaccines, genetically modified rice and livestock imaging technology. BeVier received four degrees from University of Illinois in Agriculture Science, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, and Business.