The Last Hunger Season, by Roger Thurow

Date: September 10, 2012
Location: Main Dining Room, University Club

Roger Thurow, senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, will present “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change,” at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10 in the Main Dining Room at the University Club.

Thurow is the author of the book “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change.”

He joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2010 after 30 years at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). For 20 years, Thurow was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia and 10 Olympic Games.

In 2003, he and WSJ colleague, Scott Kilman, wrote a series of articles on famine in Africa that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Thurow and Kilman are authors of the book “ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.” They were awarded Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award.

Thurow graduated from the University of Iowa. His visit is part of the annual G. Malcolm Trout Visiting Scholars Program hosted by Michigan State University’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

The University Club is located at 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48909. A reception begins at 5 p.m., with the program beginning at 6 p.m.