The keynote address for the Global Sustainable Bioenergy North American Convention will be given by Roger Thurow. Tickets are available for $30 to those not attending the GSB Convention.
Who is Roger Thurow?
Roger Thurow joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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. His coverage
of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the
release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former
Yugoslavia and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this
century - along with 10 Olympic Games.
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 recent book, ENOUGH: Why the World's
Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.
The book explains through vivid human stories how the
agricultural revolutions that transformed Asia and Latin America stopped
short in Africa, and how sometimes well-intentioned strategies have
conspired to keep the world's poorest people hungry and unable to feed
themselves. Thurow and Kilman argue that this generation is the one that
could finally end the scourge that has haunted the human race since its
In 2009, the authors were awarded Action Against Hunger's
Tickets to the keynote address are included
in the registration fee and can also be purchased individually for $30.
See the GSB
Registration Page for more information. Thurow will sign copies of ENOUGH
following his keynote address.
to attend the GSB Convention or Roger Thurow's presentation!