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: http://dhn.ca.uky.edu/summit2020.

We are sad to have missed the opportunity to meet in person. But we are enthused about continuing our collaboration with this global higher education movement to educate, mobilize and organize students, faculty and administrators to fight hunger.

See the keynote speakers:

Nikki Putnam Badding, Director of Human Nutrition Initiatives at Alltech, Inc.

Dr. Esther Ngumbi, Author, Researcher and Educator

Maria Rose Belding, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MEANS

See Super Session Recordings:

Super Session 1: Campus – UFWH 101

  • UFWH History and a Comprehensive Approach to Campus Hunger, Alicia Powers & Kate Thornburg, Auburn University
  • University Leadership for International Development, Anne & Brady Deaton, University of Missouri
  • Seeing Solutions: Campus, Domestic, and Global Hunger, Janet Mullins & Kendra Oo, University of Kentucky

Super Session 2: Domestic – Hunger in the US

  • Southwest Rural US – A Glimpse of Utah, Heidi LeBlanc, Utah State University
  • Appalachia – Seeing Hunger in Kentucky, Katie Cardarelli & Dawn Brewer, University of Kentucky
  • Individual & Community-Level Strategies for Food Security in the Deep South, David Buys, Mississippi State University

Super Session 3: Global – Feeding the World

  • Prosperity, Peace, and Stability: The Potential Dividentds of Investments in Zero Hunger, Gary Karr, UN Wolrd Food Program
  • COVID-19 and Global Food Security, Chase Sova, World Food Program USA