May 21 Symposium to Urge a New U.S. Agenda for Global Food Security

May 21 Symposium to Urge a New U.S. Agenda for Global Food Security 
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs to Release New Report on the
Power of Science, Trade and Business in Advancing Global Food
WASHINGTON, DC  -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/13 --   On May 21, 2013,
leaders from science, government, business and civil society will
convene at an all-day symposium to urge U.S. leadership in mobilizing
science, increasing trade and capitalizing on the power of business
to meet future food demand. At the symposium, The Chicago Council on
Global Affairs also will release a new report, Advancing Global Food
Security: The Power of Science, Trade, and Business, which puts
forward four broad policy recommendations, composed of 21 specific
actions to define the next steps for U.S. global food security
policy. To request an embargoed report in advance email 
 Global Food Security Symposium 2013
Capitalizing on the Power of Science, Trade, and Business  to End
Hunger and Poverty
This event will be live streamed at
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 Tuesday, May 21 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Press Check-in at 7:15   a.m. 
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
*Symposium will be held in the Amphitheater 
Symposium Co-chairs:
Catherine Bertini, former executive director, UN World Food Program;
Dan Glickman, former secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Confirmed Keynotes:
Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO, CARE;
Ms. Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO, creative director, and co-founder, FEED;
The Honorable Rajiv Shah, administrator, U.S. Agency for
International Development;
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Download the full symposium agenda (PDF). 
Media representatives who wish to cover the symposium must apply to
receive a media credential. Email to
apply. Applications for accreditation should be made no later than
noon, May 17. 
AGree, Agriculture for Impact, Alliance for a Green Revolution in
Africa, Bread for the World, Global Harvest Initiative, Heifer
International, Int
ernational Food Policy Research Institute,
InterAction, ONE, Supporters of Agricultural Research, The World Food
Prize Foundation, and World Wildlife Fund 
Lead Sponsors
Abbott, DuPont, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and Monsanto
Next Generation Sponsors
Land O'Lakes, Inc. and Novus International, Inc. 
Foundation Support
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
About the Global Food Security Symposium
The Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium has been convened
annually since 2010 to identify opportunities for US leadership in
alleviating hunger and poverty through agricultural development. The
2012 symposium served as the platform of the G8 New Alliance for Food
Security and Nutrition and featured speakers such as President Barack
Obama; former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Bono; heads
of state from Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Benin; and numerous
business leaders.  
About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is a
prominent, independent and nonpartisan organization committed to
influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to
opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public
learning. The Chicago Council's Global Agricultural Development
Initiative provides support, technical assistance and innovation
towards the formulation and implementation of U.S. global
agricultural development policies and offers external evaluation and
accountability for U.S. progress on its policy commitment. Follow
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