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The 3rd Annual Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security
“Sustaining the L’Aquila Commitments”
April 26, 2012
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036
Catherine Bertini – Executive Director, UN World Food Program, 1992-2002
Dan Glickman – Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1995-2001
About the Symposium
Convened annually by The Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security provides a platform for discussion about the U.S. government’s progress in addressing food insecurity. The 2012 event will bring together leaders from the U.S. government, international organizations, private sector, academia, and civil society three weeks before the G8 Summit in Chicago, under the theme Sustaining the L’Aquila Commitments. The symposium will invite participants to push the needle on how the U.S. and international community can renew and broaden its commitment to alleviating poverty and hunger and advancing economic growth and stability through global agricultural development.
The event will also serve as the platform for the release of the second annual Chicago Council Progress Report on U.S. Leadership in Global Agricultural Development, which examines changes to the U.S. government’s global agricultural development policy and programming. The 2012 Progress Report will also describe how U.S. global agricultural development assistance is being implemented “on the ground” in three focus countries – Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Ghana.
On behalf of the event’s cochairs, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, we hope you will be able to attend. Because of your interest, expertise, and leadership on these issues, your involvement in this event will be critical to its success.
Formal invitations and a working agenda are forthcoming. For further information on the Chicago Council or the Global Agricultural Development Initiative, please visit our website.