The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Mr. Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow, Author; The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Roger Thurow joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal.   For 20 years, he served as a Journal foreign correspondent, based in Europe and Africa.  In 2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series of stories on famine in Africa that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting.  Their reporting on humanitarian and development issues was also honored by the United Nations.  Thurow and Kilman are authors of the book, ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.  In 2009, they were awarded Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award.  They also received the 2009 Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award.  Since then, Thurow has published two additional books: The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change; and, The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children – And the World.

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