As the Obama administration evaluates the U.S. national security apparatus and the balance between civilian and military resources, join one of Capitol Hill’s most influential voices for a discussion on foreign assistance and advancing effective civilian capabilities.
Carol C. Adelman
Director, Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute
President and Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Council of Northern California; Cofounder and President, Global Philanthropy Forum; Vice President, Philanthropy and Society, Aspen Institute
President, Global Philanthropy Group
In recent years private philanthropic organizations have contributed nearly one and a half times more than government aid in the United States, according to the Hudson Institute’s 2008 Index for Global Philanthropy. Given these figures, what is the impact of philanthropy on U.S. foreign policy? Please join Carol Adelman and Jane Wales to discuss this issue, as well as the effect of the economic crisis on giving and global development.
Please join a discussion led by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, with two representatives of the HELP Commission (Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People Around the Globe) and the former president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank, on the reforms needed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. foreign aid. The HELP Commission was established by the U.S. Congress to determine how to achieve these goals, and our panel will review its current work as well as additional measures that can be taken to improve U.S. foreign assistance programs.
Join Minister Qureshi for a discussion of U.S.-Pakistan relations and to examine critical political, economic, and security issues in the region.
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12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting
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Time for a Rethink by Jagdish N. Bhagwati
The private sector is recognized as the engine of economic growth, and growth is recognized as a key condition for poverty alleviation. But effectively promoting private investment in the developing world has proven to be a major challenge for those in the field. Join R. Glenn Hubbard and Lars H. Thunell for a discussion of the relationship between foreign aid and local business in the developing world.
In her recently released book, Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa, Moyo offers a fresh critique of international development aid from an African perspective. Moyo's arguments for a new approach to African development are informed by her unique combination of Western education, professional experience at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs, and Zambian heritage.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Meeting
It's important to evaluate foreign aid programs and address questions of accountability and value, especially at a time of concern about the economy, but cuts or reductions in foreign assistance support aren't merited, says CFR's Laurie Garrett.
The $9.9 billion pledged toward Haitian reconstruction at last week's donors' conference will be ineffective without insisting that funding for housing and jobs be wedded to overall goals for Haitian political and economic stability, says CFR expert Kara McDonald.
The global fight against HIV and AIDS cannot be won without success in South Africa, but while President Zuma's government has made progress, it has to do more to prevent future infections and provide better treatment, says CFR's Peter Navario.
CFR fellow Peter Navario says the debate over the impact of billions of HIV dollars on developing countries' health systems misses the point: such aid can address both HIV treatment and improved health systems.
CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett writes that the United States cannot afford to reduce its foreign assistance spending, even though it faces its toughest budgetary challenge since the Great Depression.
Osama bin Laden's death has raised pointed questions over the legitimacy of Pakistan's counterterrorism efforts and the viability of its relationship with the United States. Four experts discuss whether, and on what terms, the United States should continue aiding Pakistan.
Five years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains plagued by a weak political system and flawed reconstruction process, says former correspondent Jonathan M. Katz.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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