MFAN Co-Chair Jim Kolbe and Oxfam’s Paul O’Brien to Speak on Kojo Nnamdi

On Monday, September 19th the Kojo Nnamdi Show will feature MFAN Co-Chair Jim Kolbe, former Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Paul O’Brien, Vice President of Policy and Campaigns at Oxfam America to discuss the future of foreign aid and the trajectory of reform, continuing a conversation that began two years ago.

The show will explore foreign assistance in this tense budget environment: “One year ago this week, President Obama elevated global development as a “core pillar” of U.S. foreign policy, alongside diplomacy and defense. But as Congress and the White House struggle to find billions to cut from the federal budget, some advocates worry Washington’s commitment to reducing global poverty is wavering. We explore the future of American foreign aid.”

The program will air at 1:00PM EST; you can listen to the show here or stream it live on MFAN will be live tweeting, so be sure to follow @ModernizeAid for updates!


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