US food aid programs play a crucial role in saving and improving the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Globally, the numbers of desperately poor refugees and displaced persons urgently needing aid are at near record levels. Are current US food aid policies delivering resources effectively and expediently to those most in need?
AEI is hosting a moderated discussion with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) on increasing the impact and efficiency of US food aid programs, a critical humanitarian and foreign relations concern. Following his remarks, a panel of experts will discuss a new AEI report, “International Food Aid and Food Assistance Programs and the Next Farm Bill,” including reforms to cargo preference and procurement requirements for food aid purposes.
Date: October 19, 2017
When: 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Where: AEI Auditorium