Monday, April 13, 2009, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
On April 13, Center for American Progress and Middle East Progress at the Center will host a discussion with Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, to discuss his five years of experience in providing oversight on billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money devoted to the reconstruction of Iraq.
The lessons from Iraq reconstruction efforts are particularly relevant today, with the Obama administration unveiling a new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan last month that includes large increases in development assistance to both countries, as well as a tripling of nonmilitary aid to Pakistan over the next five years. Stuart Bowen and his team produced a series of reports and recently published a book, Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience, with important recommendations on how to avoid waste, fraud, and abuse.
Copies of Hard Lessons will be available for purchase at the event.
Featured speaker: Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Moderated by: Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and advisor, Middle East Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
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