The One Book One Northwestern project is a community-wide reading program hosted by the Office of the President at Northwestern University, which aims to bring together individuals with different backgrounds to share and discuss a common topic. The project sponsors six months of programming including lectures, movies, and art exhibits all centered around the chosen book. Most of these programs are free and open to the public.
The 2013-14 selection is The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change by Roger Thurow. The book chronicles a year in the life of four small-scale farmers in Western Kenya who, with help from a social enterprise organization founded by a Northwestern graduate, begin to transcend cyclical poverty and hunger.