COMBATING FOOD INSECURITY AND MALNUTRITION: A NATIONAL SECURITY IMPERATIVE - Please join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, in partnership with the Eleanor Crook Foundation and in coordination with General James L. Jones, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 10 a.m. ET for a conversation on the food, nutrition, and national security nexus.
As the war in Ukraine has shown, food security is vital for global security. War, conflict, demographic shifts, climate change, rising food prices, global economic inequality, and other challenges continue to destabilize global food systems, supplies, and distribution. Among the implications, the global community is losing hard won gains in the fight against severe hunger and malnutrition in vulnerable regions. As human and hard security grow increasingly intertwined, the world has a need and opportunity to fight food insecurity and its most dire consequences through more impactful interventions and by building more resilient, stable food and health systems that can withstand shocks and emerging security threats.
Now more than ever, combating global hunger and malnutrition demands cross-cutting solutions. By convening experts from food, humanitarian, and national security sectors, this discussion seeks to elevate global food insecurity as a key international security challenge, and advance US leadership, alongside allies and partners, toward a more stable future.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 10/18/23