October Lecture Series featuring Roger Thurow & One Acre Fund
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Join the Social Enterprise Institute as we welcome Roger Thurow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Allison Bream of One Acre Fund (OAF) to discuss Thurow's new book, "The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change" which features OAF's groundbreaking work in transforming the lives of small holder farmers in East Africa.
Thurow is a senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Thurow joined the Council in January 2010 after three decades of reporting as a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela & the end of apartheid, along with 10 Olympic Games.
In 2003, Thurow and his WSJ colleague Scott Kilman were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for their series of stories on famine in Africa. Kilman and Thurow are authors of the book, "Enough: Why the World's Poor Starve in an Age of Plenty". In 2009, they were awarded Action Against Hunger's Humanitarian Award. Thurow also writes for the Huffington Post*.
Following Thurow's discussion of his new book, "The Last Hunger Season", we will be joined by Allison Bream, One Acre Fund's Talent & Communications Associate to discuss career opportunities for young activists interested in international development and food security.
Since 2006, OAF has assisted over 100,000 farmers and their families in East Africa increase household farm yields. OAF hopes to reach 1.5m farmers by 2020. Bream will discuss how young activists can join the talent pipeline at One Acre Fund to help them reach their goal.
For more information about Roger Thurow's new book, please visit: http://www.thelasthungerseason.com/
For more information about One Acre Fund, please visit: www.oneacrefund.org
Date: Tuesday, October 9
Location: Curry Student Center Ballroom, NEU
Light Refreshments & Food from Haley House Bakery & Cafe will be served beginning at 6PM
*Biography taken from the Huffington Post
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