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Winning the Peace: The Link Between Food Insecurity and Global Instability
May
15
9:30 AM09:30

Winning the Peace: The Link Between Food Insecurity and Global Instability

We have long understood that war and conflict produce poverty and hunger. Yet today, with the number of hungry people on the rise for the first time a decade, record levels of human displacement and an explosion of man-made crises, we are learning that hunger is not simply a byproduct of war, but can be a root cause of instability. A new report from World Food Program USA, Winning the Peace: Hunger and Instability, chronicles the link between food insecurity and instability through history, providing a comprehensive review of academic literature on this topic.

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The Impact of Civil Conflict on Child Malnutrition and Mortality
Jan
25
12:30 PM12:30

The Impact of Civil Conflict on Child Malnutrition and Mortality

In their paper, researchers at the Urban Institute and the Center for Global Development are studying the relationship between child health and conflict in Nigeria by combining geo-coded data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) of 2013 and the Social Conflict Analysis Database. At this event hosted by CGDEV, they will discuss their findings and their implications, as well as some of the challenges to studying health in conflict-torn places.

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Yemen's Catastrophe: What Can Be Done to Stop the War?
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Yemen's Catastrophe: What Can Be Done to Stop the War?

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is hosting a discussion of options for ending Yemen’s war with Carnegie’s Farea Al-Muslimi, Yemeni analyst Nadwa al-Dawsari, and former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein. Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey will moderate.

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Boosting Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in Africa: A Case Study of Ghana
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Boosting Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in Africa: A Case Study of Ghana

This event, hosted by the Wilson Center's Africa Program, will assess the key factors affecting agricultural productivity in Africa with a focus on public expenditure management in this sector and the implications of agricultural productivity on food security. By identifying the barriers to more efficient public financing, this discussion seeks to share lessons learned, best practices, and opportunities to increase funding, ensure efficient resource allocation in the agricultural sector, and reduce food insecurity.  

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Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development
Sep
6
3:30 PM15:30

Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development

CSIS is hosting an event with U.S. policy makers, technical experts, and thought leaders to discuss how crises in the four famines contexts, such as conflict, fragility, and severe food insecurity, have unfolded and what needs to be considered in the response. Reception to follow.

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The U.S. Global Food Security Strategy: Progress, Setbacks, and Forward Momentum
Jul
12
8:30 AM08:30

The U.S. Global Food Security Strategy: Progress, Setbacks, and Forward Momentum

The historic passage of the U.S. Global Food Security Act in July 2016 demonstrated U.S. leadership and bipartisan support in Congress to address global hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. The act required the Feed the Future interagency group, comprised of eleven U.S. agencies, to submit the first ever U.S. Global Food Security Strategy to Congress last fall. Join CSIS and Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) to hear updates from senior leadership on the strategy and to discuss contributions from Congress, the Trump Administration, and U.S. government agencies.  

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Humanitarian Response in Urban Settings: Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Displaced Persons
May
31
2:00 PM14:00

Humanitarian Response in Urban Settings: Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Displaced Persons

On May 31, Save the Children, the Maternal Health Task Force, and the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative are hosting a discussion on the issues and lessons learned in responding to the needs of displaced persons in urban areas, with an emphasis on maternal and newborn health.

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