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More speakers announced at Chicago Council meeting

The U.S. Agency for International Development, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the World Economic Forum Wednesday announced a list of speakers at the May 18 symposium on global agriculture and food security they are hosting in Washington.

The White House has already announced that President Barack Obama plans to speak at the event, called “ Advancing Food and Nutrition Security at the 2012 G-8 Summit.”

Additional speakers:
  • Benin President and African Union Chairperson Bon Yayi
  • Ethiopia Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
  • Ghana President John Atta Mills
  • Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
  • ONE and (RED) co-founder Bono
  • U.N. World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin
  • U.S. International Fund for Agricultural Development President Kanayo F. Nwanze
  • World Economic Forum Vice Chairman Josette Sheeran