On May 21, Monsanto President and Chief Commercial Officer Brett Begemann participates on a panel at the 2013 Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C. The panel, titled “A New Science of Agriculture to Advance Global Food Security,” will feature Begemann and distinguished experts in the field of food and nutrition security from institutions and organizations such as The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Washington University.
Organizers of the symposium have made it easy for people to participate online. Live-streaming video of the event is available at the Chicago Council website, and people can participate on Twitter by following @GlobalAgDev and #globalag.
The Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security has occurred annually since 2010. It is focused on identifying opportunities for U.S. leadership to alleviate hunger and poverty through agricultural development. The 2012 symposium served as the platform of the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and featured speakers such as President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and numerous country and business leaders. During that 2012 symposium Monsanto announced a $50 million commitment over 10 years to support agricultural development and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formulation, leadership dialogue and public learning.