Washington to Washington: A shared vision for global health
July 30, 2010
Please join us online for a webcast of a public conversation that brings together leaders from Washington State, Washington DC, and the recent high-level CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy. On the table will be the question of how to build a long-term strategic U.S. approach to global health. Participants will hear directly from Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning for Secretary Clinton, on how the Global Health Initiative is unfolding and where global health fits within U.S. foreign policy priorities. Governor Gregoire and other Washington State leaders will detail the rising stakes for the region - in terms of new discoveries, jobs, skills, educational opportunities, and collaborations with overseas partners - and the vital importance of continued U.S. global health leadership.
U.S. global health efforts are at a crossroads. The Obama Administration and U.S. Congress are in the midst of making critical decisions to advance the President's $63 billion Global Health Initiative (GHI), the FY11 budget, and broader foreign aid reform. Meanwhile, Washington State remains on the frontline of U.S. global health activities, with exceptional engagement by industry, foundations, universities, the private sector, and implementers. At this critical juncture, it is imperative that Washington, DC policymakers better connect with Washington State stakeholders, update them on GHI, and bring their perspectives back to the nation's capital.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Pacific Time
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm East Coast
This event is brought to you by The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington Global Health Alliance, PATH, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, and World Affairs Council.