Read Dick Longworth's Latest Commentary from The Midwesterner Blog

Read Chicago Council Senior Fellow Richard C. Longworth's latest commentary, "The Crisis of Food Deserts," posted on The Midwesterner blog on June 19, 2013. Longworth is the author of The Midwesterner, which promotes interstate dialogue and serves as a resource for those interested in the Midwest's ability to navigate today's global landscape.

Dick LongworthLongworth is a senior fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism, on the impact of globalization on the American Midwest. He joined the Council in 2003 as executive director of Global Chicago after a career in journalism. For twenty years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and United Press International, and was the Tribune’s chief European correspondent. He has reported from eighty countries on five continents. He also is the author of Global Squeeze and coauthor of Global Chicago. Longworth was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has won the Overseas Press Club award twice, and was a finalist two times for the Pulitzer Prize. In addition, he has won every major national award for economic reporting.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs seeks to foster civil and informed discussion of foreign policy and global issues. Views expressed in blogs are solely those of the author, not The Chicago Council, which takes no institutional positions.

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