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 the recent book Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. In 2009 they were awarded Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award.