Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as Senior Fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal. He is the editor and principal contributor to the Council’s Global Food for Thought blog, part of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative. For 20 years he served as a foreign correspondent, based in Europe and Africa. In 2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series of stories on famine in Africa. Their reporting on humanitarian and development issues was honoured by the United Nations. Thurow and Kilman are authors of  Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. In 2009 they were awarded Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award.

Interviews with Roger Thurow

The best books on Hunger, recommended by Roger Thurow

Millions of people around the world still die of malnourishment each year, and 815 million people go hungry, according to statistics for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. And yet, there is hope. Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow for Global Food and Agriculture at the Chicago Council and author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, recommends books with inspiring examples of what individuals and organizations have done to try and reduce sickness and hunger around the world.

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