Shenggen Fan led the public forum “Ending Hunger by 2025” on Oct. 23, 2015, in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer, and Daniel Gitterman, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy, provided welcome and introductory remarks.
Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute, described the current state of global food security and discussed challenges and potential policy solutions. After Fan’s talk, Pam Jagger, associate professor of public policy and ecology and the environment, moderated a question and answer session with Fan. Peter Coclanis, director of the Global Research Institute, provided concluding remarks.
This lecture was the inaugural event for the re-establishment of the Carolina Forum, established in 1948. The recently reimagined Carolina Forum aims “to bring to the campus of the oldest state university in the nation the best minds in the world” to educate and engage students in a dialogue about key policy issues in the U.S. and around the globe.
This event was co-sponsored by the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, UNC Global and the Global Research Institute.