Noted journalist, author Roger Thurow to present as part of Mildred Brown Davis College of Human Sciences Lectureship

Published: March 29, 2021

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Roger Thurow, a scholar-in-residence in the College of Human Sciences, will present “The Pandemic and Food Insecurity, the Ripple Effect” on Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m., in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center auditorium as part of the Mildred Brown Davis College of Human Sciences Lectureship.

Thurow covered global affairs for The Wall Street Journal for three decades. His series on famine in Africa, co-penned with journalist Scott Kilman, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of “ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty,” “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change” and “The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—and the World,” all of which received critical acclaim for his thorough reporting and dedication to ending hunger.

Besides his role with the college, Thurow currently serves as a senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is noted for his writing about the politics and the human impact of world hunger. Read more about Thurow here.

Ada Ruth Huntley, a global studies major and former Auburn Student Government Association president, will join Thurow for the presentation. The event is free and open to the public with limited seating.

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