UofSC’s Folks Center for International Business hosting forum on March 29 on the humanitarian cost of the global food crisis

March 24, 2022


Special guest speaker David Beasley, former South Carolina governor and head of the U.N. World Food Programme, which was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The Folks Center for International Business at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business will host a public event featuring David Beasley. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the March 29 event.

Tuesday, March 29

What: Folks Center Forum: Business and the World Food Programme

When: 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 29

Where: Darla Moore School of Business (1014 Greene Street) in the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall (room 101) and online

Who: For the event, Beasley (’79 UofSC B.A. interdisciplinary studies, ’83 UofSC School of Law) will share global insights as to how the conflict in Ukraine is driving hunger around the world and is creating the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.

Joining Beasley will be Johann Baar, an executive board member and the director for affordable housing and technology for the Hilti Foundation, and Val Dolcini, head of the business sustainability and government affairs North America for Syngenta. The panel will discuss how business can approach the global food crisis through partnership and be the building blocks for prosperity around the world.


Note: On the same day as the event, the South Carolina Legislature is honoring Beasley, recognizing his dedicated public service to South Carolina and the world along with his presence at the Folks Center special address at the Darla Moore School of Business.