The United State and Global Development: An Approach in Transition
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00 — 3:30 pm
The Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, the U.S. global development community is taking stock of the reform efforts that began in 2010 to elevate development—joining defense and diplomacy—as a core pillar of U.S. national security and foreign policy, while advancing proposals for what the administration should focus on going forward. In January 2013, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), a reform-minded coalition that is focused on advancing the effectiveness and impact of U.S. global development efforts, submitted its recommendations to President Obama.
On February 19, the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative at Brookings and MFAN will co-host a discussion on the current status and future of the U.S. global development reform agenda. Panelists will include: Sheila Herrling, vice president in the Department of Policy and Evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corporation; Steven Radelet, distinguished professor in the practice of development at Georgetown University; Susan Reichle, assistant to the administrator at the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development; and Connie Veillette, former director of the Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program at the Center for Global Development. Brookings Senior Fellow George Ingram will moderate the discussion.
After the program, the panelists will take audience questions.
George Ingram, Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Sheila Herrling, Vice President
Department of Policy and Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Steven Radelet, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Development
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Susan Reichle, Assistant to the Administrator
Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, U.S. Agency for International Development
Connie Veillette, Consultant
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