Innovations for Open Government: Can Transparency Promote Accountability, Equity, and Economic Inclusion?
A 21st Century State Department: Transformation and Resourcing [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]
At this Council event, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discusses why he thinks the United States needs to make sweeping institutional and strategic reforms in order to meet developing challenges to its economy and national security.
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?