Sunday, September 8, 2013

Events: Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation (Report Launch) organized by the Wilson Center on 12 Sep 2013


Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation (Report Launch)

September 12, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Africa Program
Middle East Prog

Since 2008, when rapid increases in the prices for major grains helped to trigger outbreaks of civil unrest in more than 40 countries, scholars and policymakers have paid increased attention to the potential influence of global food prices on social and political instability. Compelling and provocative headlines have suggested that there is a direct relationship between food insecurity and conflict. However, we know from a conflict perspective that the story is always more complicated than those claims often imply. How does conflict affect food insecurity? How does food insecurity contribute to conflict? And how can development organizations effectively address both? Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation – the latest edition of ECSP Report – explores these complex linkages, drawing insights from scholarly work to help inform more effective programming for practitioners. Join us for a presentation by report author Emmy Simmons and commentary by Susan Bradley, Henk-Jan Brinkman, and Edward Carr.
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Chief of the Technical Division, Country Strategies and Implementation Office, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Chief of the Policy, Planning and Application Branch, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office
  • Former AAAS, U.S. Agency for International Development; Professor, University of South Carolina
  • Author, Harvesting Peace; Independent Consultant
  • Technical Team Leader, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, U.S. Agency for International Development
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