What: World Food Day: The Politics of Food Aid, a presentation by David Austin, Mercy Corps' Program Director for North Korea, and Jim White, Mercy Corps' former Vice President of Operations.
When: 12 - 1:30 pm, Tuesday, October 16.
Where: World Affairs Council of Oregon, 1200 SW Park Avenue Madison Room, Third Floor, Portland, OR 97205; Phone: 503-306-5252.
Cost: $5 for WAC members; $10 nonmembers. Please register here for this event.
When hunger hits the most vulnerable – children, the elderly and pregnant women – what ought to be done? As part of a coalition of U.S. NGOs, Mercy Corps had a front row seat to the politics surrounding food relief in North Korea over the past two years.
Using North Korea as a case-study, Mercy Corps' Jim White and David Austin offer a revealing look at the complexity and challenges of providing basic relief - raising serious questions about the politics of food aid.
This is a lunchtime talk, taking place at the World Affairs Council.