Free Event

Flagler Forum: Combating World Hunger

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium

As part of Flagler College's Forum on Government and Public Policy, renowned journalist Roger Thurow will talk about the global effort to combat world hunger.

Historic Downtown
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 826-8572
  • Please Note: This event is from 2016.

    Flagler College presents a free forum on the global effort to combat world hunger and the many challenges still faced today. The forum will be led by Senior Fellow in the Global Food and Agriculture Project at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Roger Thurow and will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 7 p.m.

    Roger Thurow is a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and is well known for his writing about malnutrition and hunger. He and co-writer Scott Kilman were finalists for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of famine in Africa. Thurow's most recent book, The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children, and the World, has been hailed as a "powerful and persuasive account" by Publishers Weekly. The book follows the stories of four mothers in India, Uganda, Guatemala, and Chicago, as they attempt to provide proper nutrition for their children. Thurow's reporting for this project was supported in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

    This Flagler Forum will mark the new partnership between Flagler College and the Pulitzer Center, a Washington-D.C.-based nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting coverage for underreported global affairs. A number of journalists will visit the Flagler campus each year as part of this new partnership, and selected students will have the opportunity to work under the mentorship of Pulitzer Center staff on international reporting projects of their own. To learn more about the Center, visit here.

    Flagler College’s Forum on Government and Public Policy brings nationally recognized journalists, commentators, and speakers to St. Augustine to discuss issues at hand in regional, state, and federal government. This forum has promoted intellectual talk about government and public policy for over 30 years at Flagler College. Call (904) 826-8572 or visit here for more information.

    Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

    When: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 7 p.m.

    Where: The Lewis Auditorium is located at 14 Granada St. in downtown St. Augustine.

Upcoming Events that also might interest you

St. Augustine Flea Market
Every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Holiday in the Gardens Celebration
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cannon Firing
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Florida Wild: Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibit
Opening reception Friday, Nov. 1. Exhibit runs thru December 29, 2019.