Online Event: USAID and the Indo-Pacific Strategy: Covid-19 Disruptions and Next Steps
Please join the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development for a virtual webinar on the implications of Covid-19 for USAID’s implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS). In addition to the damages to public health, Covid-19 is projected to have grave repercussions for the Indo-Pacific region’s education, employment, food security and poverty, and in some cases, even governance and political stability. In the face of these challenges, China has rapidly expanded its already significant involvement in the region, both through Covid-specific “soft power” ventures such as medical assistance missions, as well as by expanding traditional development assistance activities. While the Indo-Pacific Strategy articulates sound foreign policy in the region, these new circumstances have prompted a need to adapt the way USAID approaches each of the strategy’s three pillars: governance, economics, and security. This webinar will bring together experts from government, NGOs, and the private sector to analyze how USAID can fine-tune its development approach to accomplish the broad objectives of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The webinar will be moderated by Daniel F. Runde, Senior Vice President and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS. Joining him will be Gloria Steele, Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Asia Bureau, Peter Raymond, Senior Adviser to the Reconnecting Asia Project and Economics Program at CSIS, Glenn Prickett, President and CEO of the World Environment Center, and Thomas Carothers, Senior Vice President for Studies and Director of the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
This event is made possible through USAID’s generous support to CSIS.