This event is co-hosted by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and the Stimson Center’s Global Governance, Justice & Security, and Food Security Programs.
Food insecurity is at the core of the many challenges facing the world today. It overlaps with the “three Cs” shaping international politics in the new decade—COVID, climate, conflict—in complex and profound ways. The post-pandemic recovery will require policymakers to reframe, rethink, and reform the food system, particularly in regions prone to instability, conflict, and the worst effects of climate change.
In spring 2021, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University convened a series of working group meetings with participants representing academia, think tanks, government, international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector. Outlined in its final report, Peace Through Food: Ending the Hunger-Instability Nexus, the group mapped out the current state of global food systems, discussed the relationship between hunger and conflict, and proposed ways to establish food security as a means to promote stability and end conflict.
Join Amb. Barbara Bodine, Brian Finlay, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Dr. Adriana Abendur, Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Rod Schoonover, Chase Sova, and Kelly McFarland for a discussion of the report’s recommendations and the path forward in advance of the UN Food Systems Summit (22-23 September 2021).