Food Security in Africa Conference Video Available

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Video from the Feb. 28 public symposium, "Food Security in Africa: The Case for South Sudan," featuring a keynote address by the ambassador from the Republic of South Sudan, is now available below.

This cross-disciplinary conference sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative explored how the issue of food security in South Sudan stands at the intersection between the sciences and the humanities within the Duke community, and between culture, economics, and agriculture in the world at large. (See "Conference Highlights Duke's Connections and Contributions to Food Security in South Sudan" on Duke Today and "Duke Grows Food Security in South Sudan" on WUNC for more information.)
Dr. Akec Khoc, ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan, gave the keynote address.

Other speakers included:

  • Charles Piot, professor of cultural anthropology, African and African American studies, and women's studies at Duke
  • Mary Eubanks, adjunct professor of biology at Duke
  • Nyuol Tong, Trinity '14, a former refugee from South Sudan and founder of the nonprofit organization Sudan Education for Liberty Foundation (SELF)
  • Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, at the Divinity School.

Norman Wirzba, research professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at the Divinity School, moderated the conference.

The Duke University Office of Global Strategy and Programs, the Hanscom Endowment, and the Divinity School co-sponsored the event.

Food Security in Africa Conference, Part 1


"Food Security in Africa" Conference, Part 2