Auburn University helps launch inaugural European University Hunger Summit in Rome, Italy

AUBURN – Students and faculty from Auburn University will spearhead the inaugural European University Hunger Summit in Rome, Italy, April 23-24. The theme for the two-day event is “Universities Fighting World Hunger: New Directions for Students around the Globe.”

Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University, and June Henton, dean of Auburn’s College of Human Sciences, will participate in the opening ceremonies.

Students and representatives of organizations from around the globe will participate in the conference and will come from Belarus, Thailand, Ghana, Albania, Switzerland, Kenya, Gambia and Nepal, as well as the United States and Italy.

Attendees will include faculty and administrators affiliated with the American Association of College and University Programs in Italy; representatives from Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy; and the Auburn School of Architecture study abroad program.

Conference sponsors are Universities Fighting World Hunger, the American Association of College and University Programs in Italy, the United Nations World Food Programme and Sodexo, a leading international food and facilities management services company with operations in over 80 countries. The hunger summit is being held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary celebration of the American Association of College and University Programs in Italy.

Partnered with the World Food Programme, Universities Fighting World Hunger is an alliance of more than 80 higher education institutions around the globe committed to implementing short-term grassroots approaches and long-term academic solutions to ending hunger.

For more information, including the schedule and program presenters, go to www.universitiesfightingworldhunger.org.

Contact: Jayne Kucera, (334) 844-3790 (kucerje@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)