Nov. 21, 2022

2022 DSP at Mizzou

The Deaton Scholars Program has recruited and supported the formation of five interdisciplinary teams of students. The teams are researching and building plans to address UN Sustainable Development Goals at the local and international levels. The projects include supporting career development goals for survivors of domestic violence, bringing student energy to tree-planting campaigns, and growing…

April 21, 2022

Within Reach-No Poverty Conference Agenda

2022 Within Reach: No Poverty

The Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development and partners at the University of Missouri hosted a virtual conference, "Within Reach: No Poverty." Over 3 days, April 4-7, 2022, students, professionals, and educators engaged in an impactful conversation about Sustainable Development Goal #1: No Poverty. Keynote speakers include FAO North America Director Jocelyn Brown…

Oct. 1, 2021

Welcome the Fall 2021 MU Deaton Scholars Cohort!

Event #1 The Induction for the Deaton Scholars Program was especially exciting after a year of virtual sessions. Read on for a reflection from Scholar Advisory Board member, Kellen Robertson. "We felt especially lucky to have Drs. Anne and Brady Deaton join us and welcome all of our new members for this semester. We started…

Aug. 26, 2021

Summer 2021 Newsletter 

April 22, 2021

2021 conf

2021 Within Reach: Zero Hunger

The Deaton Institute and University of Missouri were pleased to host a virtual conference April 12-15, 2021 with the title Within Reach: Zero Hunger. See the Within Reach - Conference Workbook for the full list of our generous sponsors and speakers who fostered an incredible discussion among students, faculty, staff and community members. Panels included: Opening…

Oct. 5, 2020

Faces of Hunger: Short Film Fest – October 2020

    The Deaton Institute and FEAST Lab are pleased to host a four-part series each Wednesday of October (5:30p-6:30p). The series is in conjunction with the Faces of Hunger Film Festival sponsored by Palms for Life and Universities Fighting World Hunger. The series will provide a platform to discuss topics related to food security…

July 15, 2020

Why DSP: Chuka Emezue

Previously the director of the Deaton Institute's Deaton Scholars Program, Chuka Emeuze is a current PhD candidate in Nursing Research working in domestic violence prevention.

June 9, 2020

June 2020: Call to Leadership

STATEMENT TO DEATON SCHOLARS AND COMMUNITY As leaders of the Deaton Institute, we are writing to express how deeply saddened we are by the tragic events that have unfolded in our country in recent weeks. We mourn the lost lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others throughout history whose lives…

April 27, 2020

Within Reach: Unlocking a World Without Extreme Poverty and Food Insecurity

As part of its response to the COVID19 crisis, the Deaton Scholars Program is hosting online webinar with diverse topics of discussion on leadership in achieving food security. All webinars are open to the public. Webinars feature leaders and stakeholders from around the world to share their experiences and inspire action in these challenging times.…

April 23, 2020

Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit 2020

Several Deaton Scholars from the Spring 2020 cohort were preparing to attend the annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit in March 2020 in Kentucky, when the event was moved online to promote public health during the COVID crisis. Fortunately, many of the activities were recorded and are now shared at: We are sad to…