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Katie Lee
Katie Lee is a policy manager at InterAction, where she leads international development policy and advocacy efforts with a focus on food security/agriculture and climate/environment issues. Katie has a B.A. in Political Science and Theatre Studies, with a minor in English, from Duke University. Prior to InterAction, Katie worked for four years for Senator Lugar on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where she focused on international development policy, including work on the Global Food Security Act.

Entries by Katie Lee

U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 5:51 PM

Despite encouraging progress combating food and nutrition insecurity over the past years, one in nine people worldwide still live in extreme hunger. This number can be further reduced by empowering small-scale producers and women through initiatives and programs that are sustainable and effective.

That is why InterAction, the largest coalition...

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Progress on World Food Day: Food Security Legislation Moves Forward

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 10:02 AM

Thursday, October 16, is World Food Day -- an important occasion to reflect on the significant progress that has been made over the past decade toward fighting global hunger and malnutrition. The job, however, is far from done.

As a global community we can do more to reduce the number...

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The Farm Bill and International Food Aid: What You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 8:14 PM

The Senate and House have now both passed the farm bill, and President Obama was expected to sign it into law this week. This five-year bill, with wide-reaching domestic and international implications, includes key international food aid reforms. These reforms will enable U.S. food aid to go further...

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While We Talk Reform, U.S. Food Assistance Is Under Attack

(3) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 7:52 PM

This year's federal budget and appropriations season has generated a lot of buzz and media around reforming U.S. food assistance programs. But while some of us have been talking about improving aid delivery, others -- in high places -- have proposed alarming cuts to food assistance programs altogether.

Lawmakers in...

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My Favorite French Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2008 | 7:08 AM

The architectural splendor of "la belle époque," the ostentatious grandeur of the royal palaces, the celebration of the arts in countless museums, and the glory of the Arc de Triomphe, all set amidst tiny sidewalk cafés on tree-lined cobblestone streets, the air thick with the scent of freshly-baked "le bon...

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Recipes For An Anti-Super Bowl Party

(32) Comments | Posted January 30, 2008 | 9:19 AM

Sports have never been my thing. I've never been a fan of any teams or cared to go to games. When I was in college, I attended a couple of sporting events because I discovered that I could use my meal plan at the concessions stand and I really liked...

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The Best Eats For Homebodies

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2008 | 11:17 PM

Ok. I know this is supposed to be a column about entertaining, but to be perfectly honest, having a party is the last thing I feel like doing right now. I'm suffering from a holiday hangover and I can't bear the thought of making one more canapé, creating a flower...

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Eating My Way Around Mexico

(11) Comments | Posted December 12, 2007 | 11:00 PM

Today I am writing to you from Mexico City. I'm in town with my husband, who is working here, soaking up every bit of the culinary culture this great city has to offer. From crispy grasshoppers at the market, to the little blue corn tortas that a sweet old lady...

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Putting The "Chill" Back In Chili

(21) Comments | Posted November 30, 2007 | 12:33 PM

When I was growing up, Sunday dinners were somewhat of a ritual around our house. My grandmother had comfort down to a science. Formalities were nowhere to be found in her kitchen, and there was always a hearty meal on the stove ready for us to help ourselves. The food...

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Double-Duty Dinner Parties

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2007 | 7:00 AM

With so many friends I like to entertain, it might seem logical to space out my dinner party schedule. In reality, I've found it's easier to take a deep breath and host back-to-back dinner parties.

Last weekend, I invited two different groups of friends to dinner at my house...

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The Lost Art of the Dinner Party

(17) Comments | Posted October 25, 2007 | 8:00 AM

Someone asked me the other day if I thought dinner parties were a lost art. My first instinct was to say yes. After all, we live in a fast-paced society. Everything is now, now, now, gimme, gimme, gimme. We drink our coffee on our way to work, while talking on...

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