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WFP USA actively participates in conversations around food security in Washington, D.C. and beyond.
Congressional Testimony and Remarks
Remarks from WFP USA’s Vice President of Public Policy, Phil Karsting, to the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service Farm Bill listening session on food assistance and fellowship/exchange programs. (March 22nd, 2019)
Testimony from WFP USA’s Director of Public Policy and Research Dr. Chase Sova to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, And International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy (March 14, 2018)
Remarks by WFP Executive Director David Beasley to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy (March 14, 2018)
Remarks by WFP Executive Director David Beasley to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy on “The Four Famines: Root Causes and a Multilateral Action Plan” (July 18, 2017)
Remarks by WFP USA President and CEO Rick Leach to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, House Committee on Foreign Affairs on “Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis: What More Can We Do?” (September 23, 2016)
Remarks by WFP USA President and CEO Rick Leach to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs in a Hearing on Violent Extremism and the Role of Foreign Assistance (April 12, 2016)
At the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., WFP USA’s president and CEO Rick Leach along with WFP USA’s director of public policy and research Dr. Chase Sova participated in a panel discussion about the link between food security and global stability and WFP USA’s recent report, Winning The Peace.
(May 15, 2018)
At the Center for American Progress, WFP USA president and CEO Rick Leach participated in a panel discussion to discuss the future of U.S.-Africa relations (July 13, 2017).
In an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, WFP USA’s vice president for public policy Deborah Saidy, discusses food insecurity, migration, and displacement in Djibouti (April 27, 2017).
WFP USA president and CEO, Rick Leach, participated in a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress to discuss the national security implications of climate change and food security (June 21, 2016).
In an event co-sponsored by WFP USA at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Rick Leach discusses options for increasing and improving humanitarian aid to respond more effectively and efficiently to protracted crises. (October 16, 2015)
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