Foreign Aid


Foreign Affairs January Issue Launch: Out of Order? The Future of the International System

Speaker: Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Speaker: Kori Schake
Presider: Gideon Rose

Gideon Rose discusses the January/February 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Kori Schake. The latest issue of Foreign Affairs takes an in-depth look at the future of the liberal international order, and the role of the United States within it.

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Foreign Aid and Economic Development

Presider: Nicholas D. Kristof
Speaker: William Easterly
Speaker: Clay Lowery
Speaker: Steven Radelet
Speaker: Arvind Subramanian

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Corporate Program.

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting

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Philanthropy and U.S. Foreign Policy

Carol C. Adelman
Director, Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute

Jane Wales
President and Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Council of Northern California; Cofounder and President, Global Philanthropy Forum; Vice President, Philanthropy and Society, Aspen Institute

Trevor Neilson
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.




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Is Aid Dead? A Discussion with Dambisa Moyo on Foreign Aid and Development

Speaker: Dambisa Moyo
Presider: Peter Navario

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.

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Foreign Aid, Civilian Capacity, and U.S. National Security

Speaker: Nita M. Lowey
Presider: M. Peter McPherson

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.


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Reforming U.S. Foreign Aid

Speaker: Mary K. Bush
Speaker: Leo J. Hindery
Speaker: James A. Harmon
Presider: Nicholas D. Kristof

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.  

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Global Economic Trends: The Business of Aid

Speaker: R. Glenn Hubbard
Speaker: Lars H. Thunell
Presider: Roger Leeds

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.


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