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Combating Global Hunger as an American Foreign Policy Priority

RESEARCH Policy Brief by Gloria Dabek and Emily Sullivan
Two people holding big bag of onions, collecting humanitarian aid (water, food, hygiene products) for people evacuated from Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics

While not traditionally prioritized as a tool of foreign policy, combatting world hunger has high bipartisan support from the American public.

Global hunger can often get lost in American foreign policy discussions amid concerns about military engagements, trade relationships, and international cooperation and competition. However, the 2021 Chicago Council Survey found that a majority of Americans believe that combating global hunger should be of some importance to US foreign policy.

About the Authors
Assistant Director, Government Relations
Gloria Dabek is the assistant director of government relations within the Center on Global Food and Agriculture. Since joining the Council in early 2020, she has been developing publications oriented towards policy solutions for global food and agriculture challenges and leads on outreach and education to both congressional offices and the administration.
Research Assistant, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Emily Sullivan joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2021 as a research assistant on the Public Opinion team.