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US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tackling the Global Food Security Crisis

UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield argues that implementing a foreign policy for all Americans means tackling the global food security crisis head on.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Ertharin Cousin
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About This Event

The World Food Program describes 2022 as a year of unprecedented hunger, with roughly 828 million people facing food insecurity. Climate change, as well as overlapping global shocks including supply chain bottlenecks and the escalating Russia-Ukraine war have impacted food systems, both abroad and at home, with increasing pricing and food shortages. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield joins the Council following her recent trip to the African continent to discuss global food insecurity and how the United States is working with the international community to alleviate this rising crisis.


This is a hybrid event, meaning members are able to attend in person in our conference center but there will be virtual elements. Space is limited. Not a member and want to participate in person? Join now.

In-person COVID-19 related safety measures will be followed.

Event Schedule

Time Agenda
9:40 am CT Doors open; coffee available
9:55 am Studio welcome
10:00 am Live stream begins; ambassador remarks
10:05 am Discussion
10:30 am Audience Q&A
10:45 am Live stream concludes
10:46 am Member only Q&A
11:00 am Adjournment
About the Speakers
U.S. Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations as well as the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations.
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