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POSTPONED: “The First 1,000 Days” with Roger Thurow

May 4, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Due to a family emergency, Roger Thurow needed to cancel his trip to Seattle. We are hoping to reschedule the event and will provide updated information accordingly. 

Award-winning journalist and senior fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Roger Thurow discusses his most recent book The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children – and The World and how this time period in a child’s life can determine the trajectory for his or her future. The lively discussion will be moderated by Joanne Silberner, former NPR correspondent specializing in medical and health issues, and her husband, Howard Frumkin, Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health.

In this deeply reported, story-driven book, Thurow introduces the reader to new mothers and their babies in Uganda, India, Guatemala, and Chicago and reveals a revolutionary global movement aiming to end early childhood malnutrition. Roger Thurow was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal for 30 years. He is, with Scott Kilman, the author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, which won the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award, and of The Last Hunger Season. He is a 2009 recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. A long time Chicagoan, he now lives near Washington, DC.

The program will have a question and answer session and an opportunity for purchase of Thurow’s books and author signing. 

About our speaker:

Roger Thurow is a senior fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for 30 years, 20 of them as a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.  He is the author of The Last Hunger Season, and, with Scott Kilman, Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, which won the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award. His new book is The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—And the World.  He is a 2009 recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. He lives in Washington, DC.

 

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Details

Date:
May 4, 2016
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Venue

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum Library
909 4th Ave
Seattle,WA98104United States