: The U.S. Agency for International Development and Conflict: Hard Lessons from the Field
From Afghanistan and Iraq to Pakistan, Somalia, and South Sudan, the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, is engaged daily in trying to help some of the most troubled nations on the planet make a lasting transition to stability, open markets, and democracy. Few areas of the agency’s work are more challenging or more controversial.
Join us for remarks by, and a roundtable with, the deputy administrator of USAID, Ambassador Donald Steinberg, in an unusual bipartisan discussion of the challenges facing the United States as it not only tries to help nations emerge from conflict but to prevent new conflicts and crises from arising around the globe. The conversation will touch on key issues, including the role of the private sector in postconflict settings, the importance of women in shaping enduring peace agreements, lessons learned since 9/11, the role of development in preventing conflict, and the future of assistance in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
John Norris, Executive Director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative, Center for American Progress
Mauro De Lorenzo, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
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