Colleen Hammelman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, UNC Charlotte
Lecture topic: “World hunger has galvanized public attention and policymakers for centuries. While significant political, economic, and technological advances have been made such that the worst cases of widespread hunger (famine) are much less common today; there remain significant, and growing, rates of food insecure people worldwide. Recent geopolitical and environmental challenges are exacerbating hunger and creating new potential for famine. Drawing on the speaker’s 10+ years of food systems research, this lecture will examine contemporary drivers of hunger and famine and ongoing challenges to meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030. It will also share current political, economic and technological responses, and innovative solutions that are being pursued worldwide. Famine and world hunger are long- standing and systemic challenges, but significant and promising interventions are being implemented worldwide.”
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