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MEDIA ADVISORY: A talk about reducing human hunger by George McGovern

ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT EDITORS, PRODUCERS, POLITICAL WRITERS

01.26.01
Contact: Annette Doornbos
(510)642-8005
doornbos@socrates.berkeley.edu

     


WHAT:

A talk about reducing human hunger by George McGovern, former U.S. senator from South Dakota and Democratic presidential candidate. He currently is the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.

McGovern will discuss his "affordable and achievable" proposal to reduce human hunger by half within the next 15 years and to end it - completely - by the year 2030. This plan is detailed in his new book, "The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger In Our Time," which will be on sale at the event. He will sign copies.

 
WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001.  
WHERE: The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy's Living Room, 2607 Hearst Ave., the University of California, Berkeley.  

BACKGROUND: McGovern also was a decorated World War II bomber pilot, holds a PhD in history from Northwestern University and, in 2000, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was the first director of the U.S. Food for Peace Program.

This event is co-sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Commonwealth Club of California. Seating is limited. UC Berkeley students will be admitted free, while the fee for Commonwealth Club members is $5 and general public, $10.

 


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