Head of UN World Food Programme to Speak at UGA

10:11 AM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme is set to speak at the University of Georgia's law school.

Ertharin Cousin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law's conference on Feb. 5. The daylong symposium is titled "International Law in a Time of Scarcity." It will address global policy in relation to the scarcity of resources.

Cousin is a 1982 Georgia Law graduate. She has more than 25 years of national and international nonprofit, government and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food and resilience strategies. She has led the World Food Programme since last year.

The event is free and open to the public. However, pre-registration is required by Feb. 1 for the conference lunch.

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