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Hunger in Africa: Intractable Problem or the Next Frontier?


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:30PM - 9:00PM


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For decades, sub-Saharan Africa has epitomized the problem of widespread, chronic hunger. Today, 239 million Africans – more than one in four – face hunger every day. But a decade of slow but steady progress is challenging the conventional notion that Africa is a permanent economic basket case. Indeed, Africa may soon make the dramatic gains that the world has witnessed in India and China. What are the signs of hope, the obstacles to surmount and the keys to success?

For the 13 years prior to assuming his present position in 2011, Dr. McDonald was managing director of Bread for the World, a faith-based organization that promotes policy changes to reduce hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. He led Bread for the World's efforts to secure debt relief for the world's poorest countries, increase the volume and effectiveness of foreign aid and reform US agricultural policies. He holds a PhD in International Relations from American University.

This program is co-sponsored by the Marin Chapter of the United Nations Association.


James McDonald

President, San Francisco Theological Seminary



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