2024 Seminar

People: Global Efforts to Alleviate Food Insecurity and Poverty

2024 Seminar Syllabuss (last updated June 6, 2024)
Seminar Part 1: Orientation
Seminar Part 2: June Regional Case Study Sessions
Seminar Speakers
Lesson Plan Assignment
Seminar Lesson Plans (will be available after August 2024)

All sessions will take place online via Zoom

Monday, May 6, 2024
7:00-9:00 PM EST

Regional Case Studies and Pedagogy Work
Monday – Friday, June 10 – 14, 2024
1:30PM-4:30 PM EST

Follow-Up Session
Fall 2024

Lead Facilitators

Lead Instructor: Dr. Maria Fedorova (Macalester College)
Pedagogy Instructor: Daniel Redman (Ohio State U.)

About the 2024 Seminar:

This online summer seminar will inform K-14 educators about the UN’s Sustainability Goals, specifically focusing on issues surrounding poverty and food insecurity in the regions of Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe/Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The seminar will start by giving participants a solid foundation in the relevant agricultural, political, social, and historical theories and practices to build their understanding of issues surrounding these topics from a global perspective. Throughout the seminar, participants will hear from guest experts who will present regional case studies to provide comparative views of what prominent challenges and issues in their respective region are and what has been or is currently being done to help alleviate these matters.


Teachers will receive a certificate of completion with 20 contact hours and 2 CEUs after completing all aspects (orientation, summer seminar and follow up), and a $100 stipend for completing a lesson plan by Friday, August 9, 2024. The seminar is open to both pre-service and in-service teachers and is free of charge.

The seminar is organized by the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES), in partnership with the Center for African Studies (CAS), Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), East Asian Studies Center (EASC), and the Middle East Studies Center (MESC), with support from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grants.