Audio interview with Ertharin Cousin
Feeding the hungry.
Ertharin Cousin has been called one of the world’s most powerful women, and rightly so. For five years, she was Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, the largest humanitarian agency in the world solving hunger. During her tenure, Ertharin oversaw a 15,000 person global staff who provided food to people in need in more than 70 countries. Her mission today remains the same: solving hunger in her lifetime. Ertharin is now a Lecturer at Stanford University and a Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, as well as the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
Ertharin spoke with Anne-Marie Slaughter about resilience as it pertains to the intersection between hunger and society, and what she thinks governments around the world, the private sector and everyday citizens need to do to combat the effects of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable communities. It’s an inspiring conversation that will leave you wanting to step up and do your part to help make the world better.