October 18, 2009 Amb. Kenneth Quinn
As the last event of World Food Prize week, Ambassador Quinn hosted a an informal dinner at the Des Moines Club, which had two distinct purposes. First, it was to bid farewell to Gebisa Ejeta and his wife, as well as all of the past laureates and Council members who had remained to serve as faculty at the Global Youth Institute. Second, it was the opportunity to express heartfelt appreciation to the World Food Prize staff, interns and volunteers who worked so hard all week in implementing the multiple events. A highlight was Ambassador Quinn presenting a Distinguished Service Award to Vice President Mashal Husain.