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Great Decisions: Famine in the 21st Century

September 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm CDT

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This free event is being held in-person and is open to everyone. An optional dinner will start at 7:15 following the presentation. The dinner is $25 for Woman’s Club members and $30 for non-members (plus service fee and taxes).

Fears of global food shortages have followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted grain shipments from the major grain producer. But what about countries and regions that were suffering before this impending shortage? How is famine defined, and how is it different from simple food shortages? What, if any, remedies are there?

This program is presented by the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis and is open to ALL.

The Great Decisions program addresses several of the most critical foreign policy issues facing the United States each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country. Global Minnesota facilitates one of the largest statewide Great Decisions programs in the country by providing access to a roster of local foreign policy experts and to discussion materials produced by the Foreign Policy Association. Join Global Minnesota and the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis for an in-depth discussion of this important topic.

Emily Miller, presenter

Emily Miller is an experienced international development and humanitarian practitioner. She served as Senior Program Coordinator of a two year study in Karamoja, Uganda led by the Feinstein International Center (with funding from the World Bank); and Program Manager for Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) with Catholic Relief Services as part of their emergency recovery efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. She’s also held roles at The Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World in Washington, DC.

Emily holds a Master’s degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, specializing in Human Security and Humanitarian Studies, and a BA in Political Science with a minor in International Studies and Human Rights from the University of Dayton where she earned the Truman Scholarship. She has studied in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Bangladesh and lived and worked in Uganda and the Philippines. She and her husband relocated to the Twin Cities right in 2020.

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September 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Reception Time
5:30 PM
Program Time
6:00 PM


The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St
Minneapolis, 55403
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