The U.S. and Global Food Security: Progress and Perils
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Ambassador David Lane MPA '88 was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations (U.N.) Agencies for Food and Agriculture and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2012.
The U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies in Rome is at the center of international efforts to promote sustainable development and delivering humanitarian and food assistance in war torn areas and throughout the world. The mission serves as headquarters to three U.N. organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme.
Amb. Lane has more than 20 years of experience working in leadership positions across sectors. Before coming to Rome, he served at the White House as assistant to the president and counselor to the chief of staff.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he served as president and CEO of the ONE Campaign, a global advocacy organization focused on extreme poverty, development and reform. Before that, as director of Foundation Advocacy and the East Coast Office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he helped lead that organization’s advocacy and public policy efforts.
During the Clinton Administration, he served as executive director of the National Economic Council at the White House and chief of staff to the U. S. Secretary of Commerce. He served as vice-chair of Transparency International USA, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ambassador Lane is visiting the School as its 2016 Joseph S. Nye Jr. ’58 International Lecturer.
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