Chase Sova

Senior Director, Public Policy and Thought Leadership

World Food Program USA

Chase Sova is Senior Director of Public Policy and Research at World Food Program USA. Previously, Chase worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

He has consulted with the World Bank, Johns Hopkins, and Tufts University. Interested in the intersection of food insecurity and conflict, humanitarian assistance, climate change, and sustainable agriculture, Chase has worked on food systems in 15 developing countries across Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

He has led several major research initiatives including WFP USA’s Winning the Peace: Hunger and Instability flagship report, and its 2023 follow up, Dangerously Hungry: The Link Between Food Insecurity and Conflict. Chase has served as an expert witness at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, his writing has been featured extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and he regularly lectures on food insecurity at Universities in Washington, D.C. He delivered a TEDx talk on “Winning the Long Game in the Fight to End Hunger” in 2018.

Chase is a Senior Associate (Non-resident) with the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Food Security Program and earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University.