Amie Alexander, a second-year student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service from Waldron, Ark., has been named to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Next Generation Delegation for the Global Food Security Symposium, set for March 21-22 in Washington D.C.
Alexander is one of only 27 students selected from colleges and universities throughout the United States and around the world. She is the only student representing an Arkansas college or university.
“It is an honor to be selected as one of the 27 Next Generation Delegates to the 2018 Global Food Security Symposium,” Alexander said. “Growing up on a small farm, I have always believed in the power of agriculture to transform and empower lives. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recognizes the importance of advancing global food security and nutrition in the face of challenges such as urbanization, climate change, and new technologies. As a delegate, I look forward to working with and learning from students, speakers, storytellers, and innovators from across the world who believe in agriculture’s promise to feed an ever-growing population.”
The two-day event will be hosted at Atrium Hall in the Ronald Reagan Building. Prior to a full day of presentations and a report release on March 22, the Council will offer solution sessions to engage in dialogue with global partners. The events will be live streamed through the Council’s website. Live video and features will also be posted to the Global Food and Agriculture Program Facebook page.
Last summer, Alexander traveled to Tokyo, Japan, for her International Public Service Project with the Foreign Agricultural Service, which links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. She is completing her final Clinton School field service project with the Association of Arkansas Counties.
Alexander earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, and life sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She is currently pursuing a concurrent juris doctor at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.
She is the 2017-18 recipient of the B.A. Rudolph Scholarship. This scholarship is annually awarded by the B.A. Rudolph Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based charitable nonprofit whose mission is to advance and benefit young women interested in public service through educational, financial, and professional support.