A 21st Century State Department: Transformation and Resourcing
Mr. Gingrich has called for a “profound rethinking of the culture and systems of the State Department” to address the foreign policy challenges facing the United States today. Join him for a discussion of how he thinks this transformation should take place, as well as the increasing importance of nonmilitary elements of power in U.S. security strategy.
Listen to experts discuss suggested measures the U.S. government could take to react to and function after a catostrophic event in the nation's capital.
Corporate Member Executives Roundtable, "Beyond Whole of Government: Public Private Collaboration to Achieve U.S. Foreign Policy Goals"
The December 2010 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review emphasized, among other things, the importance of smart and coordinated foreign assistance efforts, and a whole of government approach to achieving U.S. foreign policy goals. NGOs, private sector companies, and others have traditionally worked alongside government to support U.S. foreign policy efforts that align to their own interests; from immediate responses to humanitarian disasters, to translating large scale economic development initiatives into local level implementation, to solving regional and global issues from malaria and HIV prevention, to environmental sustainability. Where public sector and private sector interests and objectives intersect, leveraging resources and improving collaboration among stakeholders can lead to positive outcomes-as well as challenges. How have government, civil society organizations, and the private sector coordinated in areas of mutual interest? What can government do to encourage a "beyond whole of government" approach to U.S. foreign policy?
Innovations for Open Government: Can Transparency Promote Accountability, Equity, and Economic Inclusion? (Audio)
This was a meeting of the roundtable series, Opportunity and Exclusion in the Global Economy.