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Le Moyne College to be Host Site for World Food Day Teleconference

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will join in a worldwide teleconference on hunger and poverty on World Food Day, Thursday, October 16, from noon - 3 p.m. in the Drescher Community Room, located in the Panasci Family Chapel. The theme of the three-hour program, which will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C., is "Choices for a Warm and Hungry Planet."

The current UNDP Human Development Report states that “climate change is the defining human development challenge of the 21st Century. Failure to respond to that challenge will stall and then reverse international efforts to reduce poverty. ... Looking to the future, no country – however wealthy or powerful – will be immune to the impact of global warming.”

Three experts from very different backgrounds will examine the issues affected, the challenges posed and diversity of approaches that will be required. Dr. Nancy Birdsall, founding president of the Center for Global Development; Dr. Siwa Msangi, from the International Food Policy Research Institute; and Mark Ritchie, Minnesota’s Secretary of State will discuss the many cross-cutting issues and consider ways to encourage collaborative efforts by concerned citizens in every sector of society. In addition to the guest panelists, there will be a live uplink from the World Food Prize ceremonies in Iowa.

Le Moyne’s participation in the teleconference is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Environmental Change. For more information, call Lawrence Tanner at 445-4537 or visit the event Web site at http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/


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posted on: 10/6/2008