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YP In-Depth: One Billion Americans

YP In-Depth

Matthew Yglesias, cofounder of Vox, joins Council YPs for an interactive discussion on how the United States can leverage population to remain globally competitive.

Busy crowd in subway tunnel

Equalizing Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines


Gavi CEO Dr. Seth Berkley, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, and Africa’s CDC Director Dr. John Nkengasong discuss global vaccine efforts with Council Distinguished Fellow Ertharin Cousin.

A nurse displays the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Eka Kotebe General Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Commentary & Analysis

The Spiraling Global Food Crisis and Russia's War

Deep Dish on Global Affairs Podcast

How has Russia's invasion of Ukraine upended the global food system? Food security experts Ertharin Cousin and Teresa Welsh discuss.

Ukrainian farmer, wearing body armour and helmet, works at the topsoil in a field, amid Russia's invasion of Ukrain
Food and Agriculture

US Efforts Have Shown That We Need Better Foreign Aid—Not More of It

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains why we must change the culture of international aid to ensure that more isn’t equated with better and that short-term stability isn’t preserved at the cost of long-term progress.

Food aid in South Sudan
International Development


The Case for Inclusive Agricultural Development

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Amid shifts towards inclusive agricultural development, the Center for Global Food and Agriculture offers policy recommendations for further US government action.

Gorreti Ndagire (center) counts money during a Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) group meeting in Katoosi village, Ddwaniro subcounty, Rakai district, Uganda.
Catholic Relief Services/Will Baxter
Food and Agriculture

The Looming Global Obesity Threat

Policy Brief by Roger Thurow

This paper seeks to raise awareness of the growing global obesity epidemic and the need to address the economic, security, and humanitarian threats it poses.

Aerial view of an Indian market place. Food and Agriculture


Hope C. Michelson 

Nonresident Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Hope C. Michelson