Global Tipping Points
Making Hunger History
What does the current state of global hunger look like? With a rapidly rising population and global temperatures rising, how will the world support the dietary needs of everyone? Can global food insecurity be reduced or eliminated? Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire for this enlightening discussion with Phil Karsting of the World Food Program. Thanks to a long career in agricultural policy, Phil has a vast understanding of the factors that lead to food insecurity and the policies, as well as programs, that are effective in reducing global hunger. Phil's presentation will focus on ways in which the U.S. can, and should, act to make hunger history and the benefits that these programs can bring to the entire world.
When: October 3rd at 6:00 pm
Where: Mara Auditorium, SNHU
Tickets: Members Free
Not Yet Members - $10
SNHU Students & Faculty - Free (w/ registration code)
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More about Phil Karsting
Phil Karsting is the President and CEO of WFP USA, a nonprofit partner of the United Nations World Food Programme that supports its mission in the U.S.
Prior to joining WFP USA, Karsting served as the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). At the Department of Agriculture, Karsting led efforts to build support for global agricultural trade and promote U.S. exports. The agency he led also partners extensively with non-government organizations to establish school feeding programs in developing countries through the McGovern-Dole Food for Education program.
Before serving at the USDA, Karsting served in several key positions on Capitol Hill, including Chief of Staff to Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), then Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies and Legislative Assistant to Senator Jim Exon (D-NE) on agriculture and natural resource matters. Karsting also served as Senior Analyst for the Senate Budget Committee where he handled issues relating to agriculture, rural development, housing, telecommunications, energy and the environment.
Phil received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York.
About the World Food Program
The World Food Program USA believes that hunger is the world’s most solvable problem. They are dedicated to ensuring that the United States builds upon its legacy of leadership toward alleviating global hunger. Through policy leadership, fundraising and strategic outreach, they persuade the American people, business community and government to support the World Food Programme and join our movement to feed the world.