Video On Demand

USAID at 50: Legacy of Progress and Future of Partnership

October 28, 2011 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

Part of the Chevron Forum on Development


Dr. Rajiv Shah
Administrator of USAID, 2010-Present

Henrietta Fore
Administrator of USAID, 2007-2009

Andrew Natsios
Administrator of USAID, 2001-2006

Brian Atwood (by video)
Administrator of USAID, 1993-1999

Peter McPherson
Administrator of USAID, 1981-1987

With Introductory Remarks by:

John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

Moderated by:

Dan Runde
Co-Director, CSIS Project on U.S. Leadership in Development and Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis

Over the last 50 years, USAID has played an invaluable role in advancing American foreign policy objectives, enabling democracy and development, and reducing poverty worldwide. Since its inception, the agency has undergone an evolution in both its institutional structure and in the nature of its programs. Current Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and former administrators Henrietta Fore, Andrew Natsios, Brian Atwood (by video), and Peter McPherson, will join us to discuss their perspectives on the trajectory of the agency. Each administrator will share the challenges and opportunities unique to their time in office, as each of their tenures was defined by different development needs ranging from health, entrepreneurship, crisis management, democracy promotion, and food security. Please join us to recognize a legacy of progress, learn about a future of partnership, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States' most prominent development agency.
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development

Henrietta H. Fore

William J. Garvelink