Food Insecurity and Its Rising Threat

  • 21 Sep 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • Online


Food Insecurity and Its Rising Threat

Featuring Dr. Miguel Rodrigues, Economic and Commercial Officer, Office of Agricultural Policy, U.S. Department of State

One in nine people worldwide is chronically undernourished. That's 815 million people, including 38 million in the United States and nearly 800,000 in Arizona. How does this affect our national and global security?

Please join PCFR to hear from Dr. Miguel Rodrigues, the Economic and Commercial Officer in the Office of Agricultural Policy at the US Department of State, to learn about the global food crisis and its effects on national and global security.


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September 21, 2022

12 pm MST | 3 pm EDT


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Dr. Miguel Rodrigues

Economic and Commercial Officer

Office of Agricultural Policy

U.S. Department of State

Dr. Miguel Rodrigues is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, currently working as an Economic and Commercial Officer in the Office of Agricultural Policy. In 25 years of Federal service, Miguel has covered a range of issues – global health, the Arctic Council, science and technology, innovation, energy security, IPR protections, macroeconomic policy, and now, food security.

He has served in the U.S. Embassies in Lithuania, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Canada, and domestically on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff focusing on the European Union and its member states, the Western Hemisphere, and global health. Other domestic assignments include the Estonia/Finland desk, the Jamaica desk, the Department’s Avian and Pandemic Influenza Action Group, the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), the Naval War College, and the Office of the Chief Economist. While a Visiting Fellow at a Washington think tank, Miguel convened and moderated roundtables and wrote papers on the Eurozone, energy security, and European integration.

Miguel trained as a physician (radiologist), and has masters degrees in public health (Harvard), international relations (Johns Hopkins SAIS), and security and defense policy (Naval War College). He graduated with High Distinction in History from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining the State Department, he worked on regulatory matters at the FDA and in the HHS Secretary’s Office of Minority Health. Miguel comfortably speaks Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, French, Lithuanian, Hindi, and some Turkish, Arabic, and Greek.

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