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June 4, 2006
James Morris
U.N. World Food Programme Executive Director
James Morris BIO:
With the World Food Programme since beginning of April 2002. As leader of WFP, Mr. Morris oversees the world's largest food aid organization, which in 2004 fed 113 million people in 80 countries with contributions totaling US $2.2 billion.

CURRENT:
· In July 2002, Mr Morris was appointed UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa.
· In 2003, he successfully guided WFP in carrying out the largest humanitarian operation in history, feeding 26 million Iraqis.

PREVIOUS:
· Chief of staff for mayor Richard Lugar and in city government in Indianapolis, Indiana.
· Worked for the Lilly Endowment, Inc. in 1973. Began as director of community development for the Endowment, moved to vice president, executive vice president and then president, and served in that role for six years until 1989.
· Chairman and chief executive officer of IWC Resources Corporation and Indianapolis Water Company.
· Was affiliated with the United States Olympic Committee as treasurer and as chairman of the audit and ethics committee.
· Chairman of the NCAA Foundation.
· Member of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.
· Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Indiana University.

EDUCATION:
· Earned his BA in Political Science from Indiana University and an MBA from Butler University.
· He has received 11 honorary degrees including the most recent from the University of Notre Dame in May of 2005.

PERSONAL:
He is married to Jacqueline Harrell Morris. They have three children and six grandchildren.


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Info: James Morris discusses the UN World Food Programme, dealing with hunger worldwide and the situation in Darfur & Korea as well as a look at his life and career.





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