Save the Date: 4 Events to Watch Out For

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

Monday, September 13, 12:30 pm at the National Press Club

MFAN Co-Chair, President of Bread for the World and 2010 World Food Prize laureate Rev. David Beckmann will speak on “Ending Hunger: The People and Congress” at the Press Club this coming Monday.  Beckman will talk about the anti-hunger issues that face the U.S. Congress as elected representatives reconvene from their summer recess and face the November elections.  Bread anticipates that the latest U.S. poverty figures, to be released early next week, will show the biggest increase in poverty since record-keeping began.

To reserve a seat, call (202) 662-7501 or send an email to .  The cost of the luncheon is $17 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests, and $35 for the general public. To submit a question in advance, put BECKMANN in the subject line and email before September 13.


Tuesday, September 14, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at The Brookings Institution

The Managing Global Insecurity Project at Brookings will host “The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Bridging the Divide” — a conversation on the Millennium Development Goals and their relationship with human rights.  Senior Fellow Ted Piccone, deputy director of Foreign Policy at Brookings, will moderate a panel featuring: Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International; Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; and Professor Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University.  Panelists will discuss what role international human rights law plays as an impediment to progress toward meeting the goals for the world’s poor and consider how the United States and other governments can address this issue.

To RSVP for this event, please call the Office of Communications at 202.797.6105 or click here.


Wednesday, September 15, 4:00-7:00 pm at the Historical Society of Washington DC

Join the Global Health Council and its partners for a screening of the film “The Test” with introductory remarks from Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, CEO of Vestergaard Frandsen SA.  A panel discussion will follow the screening and feature: His Excellency Amb. Elkanah Odembo, Ambassador to the United States from Kenya; Lucy Chesire, Kenyan AIDS NGO Consortium, internationally known HIV/TB patient and advocate; and David Hoos MD, MPH, Senior Implementation Director and Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health.

Please RSVP here with your name and affiliation.


September 27-29, 2010 Global Corporate Citizenship Conference

The Business Civic Leadership Center will host its annual conference in September with featured events on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), public-private partnerships, and the use of technology for innovative solutions in development, among others.  Expert speakers include: Karen Turner, USAID; Al Hammond, Healthpoint Services; Gail J. McGovern, American Red Cross; and Gary Fisher, Chevron.

For more information, please see the conference agenda. Click here to register for this event.

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