March 30, 2012
5:15 – 6:45 PM
SIS Abrahamson Family Founders Room
“Are U.S. Foreign Policy/Aid Development Goals and Operations Being
Crowded Out By U.S. National Security Interests?”
The relationship between U.S. international development agencies and other U.S. foreign affairs agencies continues to evolve. During the Bush Administration, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld expanded the role of the U.S. military into nation building, and State Department under Secretary Rice promoted the idea of “transformational diplomacy” to replace “transformational development.” Creation of State/F, and its overview of USAID program, planning and budget functions, and the continued integration of USAID into State have affected the way international development and humanitarian assistance are carried out today. While some argue that these changes have reduced the effectiveness and reputation of U.S. international development aid, others believe this integration should deepen. Should the goals and results of the “D” for development be raised to the level of the other two Ds? Is President Obama’s September
2010 foreign policy pledge to make USAID “the premier world international development agency” on track?
Senior Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Fellow, Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, Brookings Institution
Policy Director Foreign Assistance Reform Project
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Program Planning and Learning
Adjunct Professor, AU School of International Service
former USAID Mission Director
Please RSVP to Lauren Boetsch at email@example.com
Free parking in basement garage of SIS building
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