Save the Date: 3 Events to Watch Out For

Get out your calendars and take note of the following upcoming events to support MFAN and the larger development community:


*TODAY.  Friday, October 30th 5-7 PM at the School of International Service Lounge, American University

This evening, the International Development Program Student Association (IDPSA) of American University presents “Reforming U.S. Humanitarian Aid,” part of its Friday Forum series.  Panelists include MFAN Principal Sam Worthington, President of InterAction, and Kathleen Campbell of Save the Children, as well as Steve Feldstein, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffperson and Charlie Flickner, retired staffperson subcommittee of Foreign Operations in the House.  The panel will be moderated by Don Krumm, senior advisor at USAID.

For more information, see Reforming US Humanitarian Aid-Oct 30 09.


Thursday, November 5th 2-3:30 PM at Rayburn HOB 2200

Save the Children will host a panel discussion, “Modernizing Foreign Assistance:  Insights from the Field,”  in which panelists will discuss their findings from interviewing aid stakeholders and researching foreign aid trends in Haiti, Bangladesh, and Liberia.  Panelists include Polly Byers, former senior coordinator at the State Department and previous senior inter-agency policy advisor at USAID, and Alice Burt, research consultant at Save the Children.  The panel will be moderated by associate vice president and chief policy advisory for Save the Children and MFAN Principal Ambassador Michael Klosson.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact 202-640-6636 or


Monday, December 7th 6 PM reception, 7 PM dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC

For its 2009 Tribute dinner, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will honor Secretary of State Hilary Clinton for her career in public service and commitment to using smart power and promoting diplomacy and development in foreign policy decisions.  Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent, NBC, and the dinner is co-chaired by James A. Bell and Richard Stearns.

Click here for the official invitation and more information.  Please note the cost of the dinner, and RSVP by November 20th.

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