2019 D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to the following CAES faculty who were selected for the following awards of excellence: 

2019 Lecture

  • Lecture title: Achieving Food Security and Planetary Health: A Solvable Enigma
  • Speaker: Ertharin Cousin

About the Speaker

Ertharin Cousin is a Distinguished Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Food Security and Environment. From 2012 until 2017 Cousin served as the 12th executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), guiding the world’s largest humanitarian organization with 14,000 staff serving 80 million beneficiaries in 75 countries meeting urgent food needs.

A respected leader, visionary thinker and practical problem solver, Cousin possesses more than thirty years of national and international non-profit, government, and corporate leadership experience and the capacity to clearly articulate an important perspective on the global political and social situation. A champion and global advocate for longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger, Cousin has published numerous articles regarding agriculture development, food security and nutrition. She has been listed numerous times on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women List, as the Fortune Most Powerful Woman in Food and Drink, on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list, and as one of the 500 Most Powerful People on the Planet by Foreign Policy magazine.

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