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Rev. David Beckmann served as president of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute from 1991 to 2020, leading large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.
Beckmann also founded and served as president of the Alliance to End Hunger. A World Food Prize laureate, he appears regularly in the media and most recently authored Exodus from Hunger: We are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger.
Beckmann is a Lutheran minister and has a degree from the London School of Economics.
You can learn more about Beckmann's ongoing work to end hunger and poverty at davidbeckmann.net.
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