Hunger as a Weapon | Registration

Leading voices from the World Food Programme, International Committee of the Red Cross, Tufts University, Yale University, the University of South Florida and Feeding Tampa Bay (part of Feeding America) will gather, appropriately, in the Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida for the first GNSI Policy Dialogues. The theme for this first event is: Hunger as a Weapon.

Register for Policy Dialogues: Hunger as a Weapon

World Food Programme


International Committee of the Red Cross


Tufts University


Yale University


University of Toronto


Feeding Tampa Bay


Registration is FREE. You can attend in-person or via the live-stream.

The use of HUNGER AS A WEAPON of manipulation, oppression and control is as old as history itself. But, the last several decades have seen slow but steady progress in the global  renouncement and eradication of this abhorrent practice. 

Partnering with the USF College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Center for the Advancement of Food Security and Healthy Communities (CAFSHC), the GNSI Policy Dialogues: Hunger as a Weapon conference is going to explore how food insecurity and hunger are used by state and non-state entities as weapons of control, manipulation and suppression. Global hunger is a generator of social, economic and political instability and a threat to global and national security. 

Our panel discussions will be:
PANEL 1  Global Hunger: Generator of Social, Economic and Political Instability
Food Insecurity in the United States: A Domestic Policy Challenge

Some of our confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr. Chase Sova, World Food Programme
  • Kiki Caruson, VP of USF World
  • Thomas Mantz, CEO, Feeding Tampa Bay
  • Patrick Hamilton, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD, Yale University

Here's our current list of confirmed speakers.   Here's the current agenda.

Our speakers and agenda are subject to change at any time. Register now!

Register for Hunger as a Weapon






This is an attribution conference, meaning it will be live-streamed and recorded. Attribution for comments and content from this conference may be used by GNSI or any individual or organization for later distribution in the form of online postings, videos, printed materials, case studies, recaps and other reports.