Global Food for Thought: A Global Jayhawk’s Journey From UN Field Operations to Economic Development Innovator
Supported by the Center for Global & International Studies, the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Departments of Political Science and Spanish & Portuguese, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Kansas African Studies Center, and The Commons
KU alumnus, Carlos Centeno will share how his experiences as a Journalism undergrad and Global & International Studies graduate student helped lay the groundwork for his nearly decade-long career with the United Nations World Food Program and current position with MIT’s Solve initiative. Centeno's work with the U.N. World Food Program included disaster preparedness, humanitarian emergency operations, and community development. He has served in refugee camps, tribal areas, and migrant crisis settings in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. In 2019 Carlos joined MIT’s Solve to lead its economic prosperity initiative. This engages leading voices from academia, private/public sectors, and nonprofits to address challenges people face in accessing meaningful work, economic opportunities, and financial inclusion and equality.
Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Lecture, Public Event, Public Scholarship