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Hunger is the Deadliest Weapon of War  

The Unites States must address hunger as an essential element of military and foreign policy, former World Food Programme head Ertharin Cousin explains to host Brian Hanson.
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President Biden halted US support for the conflict in Yemen, but “resolving the world’s worst humanitarian crisis will require a larger paradigm shift in foreign policy,” former World Food Programme head Ertharin Cousin writes for Foreign Policy. She joins our Deep Dish podcast to explain why hunger must be treated as an essential element of military and foreign policy, not just as a humanitarian issue. 

About the Guests
Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Prior to joining the Council, Ertharin Cousin served as executive director of the UN World Food Programme where she led the world’s largest humanitarian organization from 2012 to 2017. She also previously served as US ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome. Cousin is founder and CEO of Food Systems for the Future.
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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