The World Food Prize is pleased to announce the public launch of the Archive of the Foundation President, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn. The Archive, which represents his entire 52 year public career, can be found at www.ambassadorkennethquinnarchive.org.
From the beginning of his journey taking the Foreign Service entrance exam in 1967, to multiple assignments for the State Department, including six years in Vietnam during the war, to being assigned to the National Security Council at the White House, to his service as U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Amb. Quinn details his global journey from Iowa to Indochina with stops along the Potomac River in Washington along the way. It concludes with his return from the Killing Fields to the Field of Dreams in 1999 to begin his 20 years of leading the World Food Prize.
The archive features a video memoir depicting the many achievements throughout Amb. Quinn’s life, as well as multiple short stories told by Amb. Quinn, and the impact that each event had on him and his family. It also has an extensive bibliography of articles he has written, speeches he has given and media reports about his involvement in various events and issues, from the recognition of President Nixon, to an espionage case, advocacy on behalf of refugees while serving on the staff of Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray and confronting terrorism.
ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 49 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.