“Reduce Hunger: Pope Francis' Call for New Approaches", Sept 28, 2016
Pope Francis issued a challenge in his 2017 World Food Day address at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) where he encouraged a "broad and sincere dialogue...to find new ways...the best solutions...to confront hunger and structural poverty in a more effective and promising way."
Responding to this challenge, CAPP-USA and Fordham University's Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development hosted world experts at a conference with the challenge to identify "concrete actions" to "reduce the number of those going hungry...to guarantee to all human beings the right to be nourished."
Pope Francis’ Perspective on Food Insecurity – Calling for New Approaches by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
Meeting the Global Food Security Challenges of the 21st Century by Prof. Christopher B. Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, International Professor of Agriculture, Cornell University
The Right to Food in the United States: The Role of SNAP by Prof. Craig Gundersen, Soybean Industry Endowed Professor in Agricultural Strategy, University of Illinois
Replicating Successful National Programmes to Reduce Hunger by Dr. Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director-General (Programmes), UN Food and Agricultural Organization
Access to GMO’s – A Moral Imperative? by Dr. Sarah Davidson Evanega, Director, Cornell Alliance for Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
New Approaches to International Food Security: On-the-ground Perspectives by Mr. Bill O’Keefe, Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services
Learn about our 2018 program. A full report of the conference will be available soon.