A Career on the Hill: Modernizing Foreign Aid

June 13, 2013 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Part of Careers in Development

America's health, security, and prosperity depend on a world in which basic human needs are met, fundamental rights and freedoms are respected, conflicts are resolved peacefully and the world’s resources are used wisely. Currently, our foreign aid is governed by an architecture developed during the Cold War to address the problems of the 20th century. To meet the challenges of the 21st century within the current budgetary constraints, we must reform our system for delivering foreign assistance to make it more efficient and more effective.

Dr. Ohlbaum played a central role in designing a comprehensive reform of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and continues her efforts to improve aid effectiveness. She brings a vast amount of experience overseeing foreign assistance programs, policies, budgets, and agencies, as well as a first-hand knowledge of the legislative process. In this presentation, she will discuss her experience in reframing the discussion and rewriting the legislative framework for foreign aid.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to have a roundtable discussion with Diana Ohlbaum, a respected professional in the policy community.

A light breakfast will be available.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development