International Food Security

Aired on Jan. 7, 2014 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM EST

The fourth in our five-part webinar series addressed Food Security using the hypothetical of the Saudi government leases a large tract of land in Ethiopia to grow food for export. Why is this an issue? Because of the direct impact on the welfare of the local population.


Michael Kugelman: Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.and editor of The Global Farms Race (Island Press, 2012).

John Lamb: Global food security and agricultural development authority with Abt Associates  and former agribusiness team leader with the World Bank.

Joanna Spear: Director. Security Policy Studies, Elliott Spear School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Captain Jim Settele: USN (Retired): Director, School of Policy and International Affairs, University of Maine.