The Conservative Case for Development: A Conversation with Andrew Mitchell
Please join us to discuss the conservative case for development. We will be joined by Andrew Mitchell, the former Secretary of State for the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID).
Mr. Mitchell is one of the most gifted political leaders in international development in the last 20 years. Mr. Mitchell served as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development for five years, and Secretary of State for International Development for two years. During his time as head of DfID, the U.K. became the first Group of Eight country to commit to spending 0.7 percent of gross national income on aid. Mr. Mitchell has a strategic understanding of the uses and limitations of soft power for international development.
Please take a look at Dan Runde’s recent article for Forbes, "Absolutely Reorganize, But Don't Break Foreign Assistance," which discusses how we should reorganize soft power agencies like USAID instead of breaking the foreign assistance system completely.
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