A Career in U.S. Government: The Lens of Development

July 11, 2013 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Part of Careers in Development

Rodney Bent
Director, United Nations Information Centre

This Careers in Development session will feature Mr. Rodney Bent, who will discuss his experience working on U.S. development efforts in various government and multilateral agencies. He will speak on how various agencies differ in their approach to development and reflect on how the development landscape has evolved throughout his career and where he sees the most opportunity for young professionals today.

Mr. Bent currently serves as Director of the United Nations Information Centre. His career in both the public and private sectors has spanned more than three decades. He has held senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, where he advised the Secretary of State on the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Capitol Hill, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Please join us for this roundtable discussion with Rodney Bent.

A light breakfast will be available.

Please RSVP to USLD@csis.org.

“Careers in Development” is a monthly series featuring U.S. senior-level government, multi-lateral and NGO officials who have worked in the field of development for at least twenty years. The series is aimed at young professionals who are interested in working in development and features speakers from a range of expertise, including humanitarian assistance, national security, and sector issues such as food security, health, and education. Through a roundtable discussion, each speaker offers remarks on their area of interest as well as their career path and influences along the way.

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