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2016 Global Development Forum: Congressional Perspectives on the Future of Development

May 19, 2016 • 10:15 – 11:15 am EDT

2016 Global Development Forum

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.

Matthew Leffingwell
Director, Member Services and Coalitions, House Appropriations Committee

Les Munson
Vice President, International, BGR Group

Diana Ohlbaum
Senior Associate, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

Moderated by:
Talia Dubovi
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.

Talia Dubovi
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project

Diana L. Ohlbaum