For Immediate Release

Office of Press Relations

Media Advisory

On Monday, July 18, Administrator Samantha Power will deliver a keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, co-hosted by the Eleanor Crook Foundation, on the growing global food security crisis, outlining steps the United States is taking to address global hunger and malnutrition.

The Administrator’s remarks will describe the world’s food crisis, including spiking food, fertilizer, and food prices, resulting from a combination of climate shocks, the impact of COVID-19, and conflict, exacerbated by Putin’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. She will outline the United States’ response to address the immediate crisis, including bold steps USAID is taking to combat worsening severe malnutrition and efforts to strengthen global agricultural productivity to prevent the next food security catastrophe.

The Administrator will be joined by senior representatives from private philanthropy pursuing public-private investment in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

WHEN: Monday, July 18, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. EDT Pre-set for cameras: 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. EDT

WHERE: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036

RSVP: Credentialed members of the press may attend in person or virtually. Please RSVP by Sunday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. EDT on the CSIS event registration page.

CAMERA RSVP: Members of the press who wish to bring video cameras must register via the CSIS event registration page and notify Paige Montfort at


CSIS is a vaccinated facility. All staff have been fully vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19. CSIS asks that all guests be fully vaccinated if attending events onsite to reduce potential risk of exposure in their facility.

2022 Global Food Crisis
Share This Page