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From Fields to Frontlines: Navigating Food Security in Conflict Zones

November 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This panel discussion will examine the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine on global food security. International experts from Ukraine and UNC faculty will share their insights and expertise on this pressing matter.

Oleg Nivievskyi is the founder of the Center for Food and Land Use Research at Kyiv School of Economics. He played a key role in major reforms in Ukraine, including the land market reform.

Warner Passanisi is an adjunct associate professor at UNC with over 31 years of international relief and development experience. Specializing in food security and public health, he has led programs in 48 countries, focusing on emergency management and personnel leadership.

Olga Trofimtseva is a Ukrainian politician and businesswoman who is the CEO of Epicenter Argo. She is the former deputy minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on issues relating to European integration.

Eren Tasar (CSEEES Interim Director) will moderate the discussion.

Confirm your attendance by November 13 using the following link.

This event is free and open to the public. This event provides the CLE credit, more information here. Presented by the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies in collaboration with the African Studies Center.


November 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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