(Open to Current UChicago Students Only)
INSTITUTE OF POLITICS – LIVING ROOM
Tuesday, October 19
The data supports a clear correlation between conflict and hunger. Six out of ten people facing acute food insecurity or hunger reside in countries plagued by conflict or insecurity. Three-quarters of stunted children - some 122 out of 155 million children - live in countries affected by conflict and violence. What is the relationship between hunger and conflict? Does hunger act as a conflict multiplier? With all the humanitarian and development resources invested in supporting affected civilian populations during conflict, why and how does humanitarian access affect food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly in situations involving non-state actors? Do the humanitarian principles still matter? If so, how do we enforce them?
Special Guest: Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, CEO of Mercy Corps
Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. Seating in the IOP Living Room is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This convening is open to all students who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.
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