To mark the opening of the new exhibit “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World — The Photography of Howard G. Buffett,” the Newseum presents a special evening program featuring Buffett, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and conservationist Emmanuel de Merode.
The exhibit features 40 of Buffett’s photos documenting the world hunger crisis as part of a global awareness campaign.
Buffett is chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. A farmer, businessman, photographer and philanthropist, he has dedicated his life to wildlife conservation and finding solutions to world hunger.
Blair served as prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007. As prime minister, he tripled the United Kingdom’s aid program for Africa and is helping a new generation of African leaders learn management and government principles.
De Merode is chief warden of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helped develop the Virunga Alliance, a Congolese initiative to create an alternative clean development strategy capable of eradicating poverty and bringing stability and peace to eastern Congo.