150 Years of Giant Leaps
The Ending Global Hunger Colloquium is part of Purdue University’s Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign, a series of events that connect world-renowned speakers and Purdue expertise in a conversation on the most critical problems facing the world. One of the Ideas Festival’s themes is Giant Leaps Toward a Sustainable Economy & Planet.
This Colloquium will bring together front-line hunger-fighters and advocates of the global hunger agenda, as well as Purdue faculty, staff, students, and community members, to participate in a serious dialogue assessing the state of the fight against global hunger, and discuss opportunities to find lasting solutions towards ending hunger and poverty around the world.
Purdue Center for Global Food Security
In the dawn of the 21st century, we have entered a new era in global food security concerns. The world population has risen to over seven billion and is expected to grow to nine billion by the year 2050. Achieving food security for so many people has only become more difficult in recent years due to a combination of interconnected scientific, economic, social, political, and environmental factors. The Purdue Center for Global Food Security (PCGFS) is taking up these challenges, helping to ensure that we have enough food, feed and fuel for the 21st century and beyond.
Gebisa Ejeta (Chair)
Otto Doering (Co-Chair)