POSTPONED: PoliTALK Student Dinner with Jonathan Shrier '85
Monday, October 21, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
Student PoliTALK dinner with
Jonathan Shrier '85
Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security,
U.S. State Department
Will be rescheduled during winter term
Morrison Commons, Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center is hosting this student dinner with Dartmouth Alum Jonathan Shrier. Seating is limited, so do not hesitate if you want to take advantage of this opportunity.
Postponed: Jonathan Shrier will be giving a public lecture, "U.S. Leadership in Fighting Hunger, Poverty, and Undernutrition," at 7:00 pm in Rockefeller Room 003.
On June 6, 2011, Jonathan Shrier became the Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security and as such, is responsible for coordinating all aspects of U.S. diplomacy related to food security and nutrition, and serves concurrently as Deputy Coordinator for Diplomacy for Feed the Future, the U.S. global hunger and food security initiative. He focuses on major donors, strategic partners, multilateral fora such as the G8 and G20, and policy reforms in partner countries. Mr. Shrier came to the State Department’s Office of Global Food Security from the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.
He has served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he helped design and establish the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas launched by President Obama. While at the National Security Council and National Economic Council, Mr. Shrier coordinated interagency policy at the intersection of energy, climate, and agriculture, including responses to the spike in commodity prices in 2007-2008. A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Shrier handled international trade and investment issues for then Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Josette Sheeran, just prior to her appointment as head of the World Food Program.
During his service at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Mr. Shrier worked with USAID to establish a development assistance program for Tibetan communities in China, with a focus on agriculture-led development. Mr. Shrier has earned degrees from the National Defense University (M.S. in National Security Resource Strategy), University of London (M.B.A. in International Management), London School of Economics (MSc in International Relations), and Dartmouth (A.B. in Government). His languages include Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, French, and Spanish.
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