Several hundred people, mostly children, have already died of starvation and famine-related disease this year in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and part of Kenya. A panel talks about why famine has struck this region again and why western industrial countries are again facing the criticism that they responded to a predictable crisis too slowly.

Guests

  • Catherine Bertini executive director of the World Food Programme of the United Nations
  • Edmond Keller director of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA
  • Berhane Gebre-Christos Ethiopian ambassador to the U.S.

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Women’s March on Washington

Friday, Jan 20 2017On the day after the inauguration many thousands are expected to take part in the 'Women's March on Washington". Organizers who began planning the event last November shortly after the presidential election say the objective is to bring national attention to women and other groups who feel they have been marginalized. We'll hear different perspectives on who's going, who isn't and its possible political impact.