May 2012

The Washington Weekly - May 29, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John shares insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly. Stay informed, read along!

President Obama Makes Historic Speech on Nutrition and Food Security


On Friday, May 18, President Barack Obama, joined by Secretary Clinton and Bono, became the first sitting president to publicly discuss world hunger. Hunger Project VP John Coonrod was in attendance at the meeting and brings us this review.

A Review: The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Part 3 - Joanna Bichsel

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In April 2012, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates from around the world gathered in Chicago for the first ever US-hosted World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to discuss pressing issues and share wisdom with students, youth and professionals. The Hunger Project sent a delegation of five professionals to the Summit are sharing their experiences here on the blog. This review comes from Hunger Project activist and investor, Joanna Bichsel!

Give and Get: More Creative Ways to Invest in the End of Hunger


We work tirelessly to find new and creative ways for you to invest in the end of hunger. This week, we’re excited to bring you two sites that let you do just that – and get something in return!

World Hunger Day 2012: Raise Your Voice!

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The Hunger Project partners and staff from around the world join together on May 28, 2012 to honor World Hunger Day. We are one voice in the mission to end hunger and poverty and we want YOU to join us! Take a picture, sing a song, go on a hike -- there is no end to the number of ways you can be involved.

Graduate Student Consults with THP-Bangladesh

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Reetika Joshi is a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of consultants from Columbia University in New York City working with The Hunger Project's Global Office and THP-Bangladesh on a Gender Impact Assessment. This last January, Reetika and a colleague conducted a field visit to Bangladesh. She shares her experience here.