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The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) will be hosting a film screening of "The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change," co-sponsored by the European Union Center and others. The author of the book on which this film is based, award-winning journalist Roger Thurow, and the documentary filmmakers will participate in a panel discussion following the screening.
Roger Thurow is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a current Gates Foundation grant recipient. He spent three decades at The Wall Street Journal, twenty of those years as a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. In 2003, he and Wall Street Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series of stories on famine in Africa, for which they were awarded the 2009 Action Against Hunger's Humanitarian Award. Their reporting on humanitarian and development issues has also been honored by the United Nations.