Anti-hunger activist to speak at Auburn University Feb. 19 on challenge of feeding the world

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Anti-hunger activist Roger Thurow will give a lecture titled “The Last Hunger Season: Meeting the Great Challenge of Feeding the World” Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Langdon Hall.

The lecture is presented by the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series in conjunction with Auburn’s Littleton-Franklin Lectures.

Thurow spent three decades as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal. For 20 of those years he was a foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa covering many major international news stories, from the Cold War to the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century.

He is a senior fellow of global agriculture and food policy with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a fellow of the anti-poverty ONE campaign. He is author of “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change.” He co-authored “Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.”

The York/Littleton-Franklin lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, go to  the website at or contact Megan Ross at or (334) 844-4768.

(Written by Jamie Creamer.)

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