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World Food Day 2022: Hunger as a Weapon of War

October 17 @ 11:00 am CDT

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The global food market has been reeling from pandemic disruptions, worldwide inflation, and international supply chain issues. Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine has dramatically accelerated these trends which threaten to push millions of people around the world into conditions of food insecurity. The threat of global food insecurity and the direct starvation of warring factions is often used as a tragic tool to attempt to win conflicts around the world. Join Global Minnesota for a special World Food Day presentation on October 17 as we discuss the local and global implications of hunger as a weapon of war.



Featured Speaker


Chase Sova

Senior Director, World Food Program USA

Chase Sova is the Senior Director of Public Policy and Research at World Food Program USA.

He has professional experience in the areas of climate change and agricultural development with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, International Center for Tropical Agriculture and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

Focused on agriculture policy, Chase has worked in 15 developing countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in political ecology on climate change and agriculture from Oxford University. You can view his TED talk on ending world hunger here.


October 17
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Global Minnesota