CSIS Forms New Executive Council on Development
March 28, 2012
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce the creation of the Executive Council on Development. Formed to examine ways to build on the business community’s engagement in global development, this new Council is cochaired by former U.S. senator Thomas Daschle, business leader Carly Fiorina, Hyatt executive chairman Thomas Pritzker, and former U.S. representative Vin Weber.
“We believe that in this environment of fiscal austerity and political debate there is a unique opportunity to change the conversation on development,” said John J. Hamre, CSIS president and CEO. “We will look to the Council to offer recommendations for an aspirational agenda focused on delivering healthier people, healthier communities, and healthier nations.”
This effort follows on several months of work completed by CSIS on public-private partnerships, development finance, energy trends, local sourcing, agriculture, trade, and regional engagements in international development. The Council will release a report in 2013 with the findings from the group and will provide policy recommendations that will set the stage for a follow-on effort focused on implementation of those recommendations.
The Council held its inaugural meeting in February, setting the stage for a yearlong study of how the U.S. government and the private sector—both on their own and in partnership—can support the economic success of developing countries. Council members from government, industry, and nongovernmental organizations discussed the changes in global capital flows, the impact of rising incomes in emerging economies, the importance of U.S. global engagement, and the power of private investment in developing countries.
The Executive Council on Development will meet again in June. In the interim, CSIS will continue to hold meetings, conduct workshops, and engage in research relevant to the topics put forth by Council members.
Thomas A. Daschle
Senior Policy Adviser, DLA Piper
Chairman and CEO, Carly Fiorina Enterprises
Thomas J. Pritzker
Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and CSIS Trustee
Cochairman, Mercury/Clark and Weinstock
Henrietta H. Fore
Chairman and CEO, Holsman International, and CSIS Trustee
R. Hunter Biden
Chairman, Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC
Edward D. (Ned) Breslin
CEO, Water For People
Helene D. Gayle
President and CEO, CARE USA, and CSIS Trustee
Senior Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS
Benjamin W. Heineman Jr.
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs,
Harvard University, and CSIS Trustee
E. Neville Isdell
Former Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company, and CSIS Trustee
Chairman, President and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hess Corporation
Robert Mosbacher Jr.
Chairman, Mosbacher Energy Company
Andrew S. Natsios
Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Chief Sustainability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott Laboratories,
and Vice President, Abbott Fund
Executive Director, UN World Food Programme,
and incoming Vice Chair, World Economic Forum
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs,
Managing Director, International Policy & Programs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services
Rhonda I. Zygocki
Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning, Chevron Corporation
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