2016 Global Development Forum: Congressional Perspectives on the Future of Development
The role of Congress in U.S. development initiatives is becoming increasingly important. This panel, featuring experts on foreign policy and development from both houses of Congress, will be a forward looking conversation focusing on what may be possible through legislation during the next administration, such as the rewriting of the Foreign Assistance Act. In the context of budget austerity, members of Congress must prioritize foreign assistance efforts to be catalytic and therefore most effective.
Director, Member Services and Coalitions, House Appropriations Committee
Vice President, International, BGR Group
Senior Associate, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS
Deputy Director, External Relations, and Director, Congressional Affairs, CSIS
The GDF is an annual component of CSIS's ongoing "Chevron Forum on Development" series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches and the role of the private sector in global development.