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Harris School of Public Policy

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Join us for our November Lunch and Learn!

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Hunger and Conflict in the 21st Century

Today, over 800 million people around the world suffer from chronic food insecurity, many in need of life-saving food assistance. The main driver of hunger today is man-made conflict, evident in humanitarian emergencies like Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and others. This talk will provide a snapshot of hunger today and outline how the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is addressing food insecurity in some of the toughest environments on the planet. We’ll examine the ways that conflict drives hunger and new evidence on the ways food insecurity can be a driver of instability.

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Chase Sova is the Senior Director of Public Policy and Research at World Food Program (WFP) USA and a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Food Security Project. Previously, Chase worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). He has consulted with the World Bank, Johns Hopkins, and Tufts University. Interested in the intersection of food insecurity and conflict, humanitarian assistance, climate change, and sustainable agriculture, Chase has worked on food systems in 15 developing countries across Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. He has led several major research initiatives including WFP USA’s Winning the Peace: Hunger and Instability flagship report. Chase has served as an expert witness at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, his writing has been featured extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and he regularly lectures on food insecurity at universities in Washington, D.C. He delivered a TEDx talk on “Winning the Long Game in the Fight to End Hunger” in 2018. Chase earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University.

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