The Office of Global Programs to Hold United Nations Conference on Global Food Security

The second annual United Nations Conference on Global Security will be held at Alcorn State University Lorman campus on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The conference, sponsored by the Office of Global Programs, will be held in the J. D. Boyd Library, Medgar W. Evers Auditorium, according to Dr. Dovi Alipoe, director.

The conference, free and open to the public, will have three sessions:

  • Morning session: 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Afternoon session: 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Plenary session: 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

“The U.N Conference on Global food Security and the U.N. Lecture Series are part of a wide range of initiatives and strategies to enhance global understanding and perspectives,” Dr. Alipoe said. “These events will contribute to increased exchange of ideas, educate our students and the University community about the global food production-consumption gaps and the role the United States and other countries have in multi-lateral, multi-country initiatives to address these gaps.”

Conference presenters are Ambassador Tuvako Nathan Manongi, permanent representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations; Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh, of the Republic of Liberia in the United States; Theodore Lyng, director of the Office of Global Food Security, United States Department of State.

Also, Nicola David Sakhleh, branch chief of the Food for Development Branch, Office of Capacity Building and Development, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and Thomas Pesek, director of the Americas Liaison Office, International Fund for Agricultural Development.

For additional information regarding the Global Food Conference, contact the Office of Global Programs at 601-877-6533 or [email protected].