Join us as Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Ertharin Cousin, presents her ongoing research on food insecurity as a global threat.
RSVP at: https://fse.fsi.stanford.edu/events/food-insecurity-21st-century-threat-global-security-and-stability
Increased climate variability, poor governance, youth population surge, and insecure land tenancy escalate a nation’s food insecurity. Historically, vulnerable people and especially those within fragile states, are the first and most detrimentally affected. Persistent food-availability challenges, without adequate state or global interventions incite a hopelessness in people. The resulting potential negative consequences include mass population movements and further state destabilization. These in turn create regional as well as global security tensions and challenges.