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Eli Adashi and Ken Gude

U.S. Global Development Policy in the 21st Century: The Implications for Reform


March 18, 2010, 9:00am – 10:30am


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Over the years, the United States Agency for International Development has been weakened both in terms of capacity and authorities. The Obama administration came into office with a firm conviction that global development is a key tenet of an effective and proactive foreign policy.


There are currently two major global development reviews being conducted at the National Security Council and the State Department that look to strengthen and modernize U.S. development policy. These ongoing reviews are complemented by significant legislation in both the Senate and House of Representatives that could add greater coherence and strategy to U.S. global development policy. CAP's sustainable security program has been at the forefront of this debate and calling for a strengthening of USAID.


Please join us for a keynote by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Howard Berman, who will discuss the committee's plans for reform of U.S. foreign assistance laws and programs. Chairman Berman's remarks will be followed by a high-level panel of experts who will focus in on the Obama administration's evolving approach to defense, diplomacy, and development.


Featured Speaker:


Congressman Howard Berman


Introduction by:


Rudy deLeon,Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund




John Norris, Executive Director, Enough


Peter McPherson, President of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges


Eli Adashi, Former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Frank L. Day Professor of Biology, Brown University


Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, President, Middle East Institute


Moderated by:


Ken Gude, Associate Director, International Rights and Responsibility, Center for American Progress Action Fund


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