2015 Global Development Forum

Global Development Forum featured over 40 speakers, including key stakeholders from U.S. government agencies, leading multilateral and non-governmental organizations, foreign governments, and the private sector.

Global Development Forum (GDF) featured keynote addresses by The Honorable Ander Crenshaw, U.S. Representative, R-FL; and Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank Group. Breakout panel discussions fostered dialogue on topics including private sector partnerships, capacity building and workforce development, innovative finance, the post-2015 global development agenda, Ebola recovery in West Africa, and the strategic role of development in overall U.S. foreign policy. GDF featured over 40 speakers, including key stakeholders from U.S. government agencies, leading multilateral and non-governmental organizations, foreign governments, and the private sector.

With a significant reduction in extreme poverty and an increase in private financial flows to the developing world over the past two decades, the face of development is rapidly changing. Meeting today’s challenges calls for innovation and effective partnerships across sectors, with an emphasis on improving governance and leveraging the role of the private sector.

The 2015 Global Development Forum was held on Thursday, April 23, from 8:00AM – 3:45PM at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ headquarters.

Please find speaker biographies here.

8:00 AM

Registration opens

A light breakfast will be available.

8:50 AM

Opening Remarks

Mr. Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

8:55 AM

Welcome to the Global Development Forum Video Presentation

9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks    

Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, and the Pritzker Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Stephen W. Green
Vice President, Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, Chevron

9:10 AM

Opening Keynote

The Honorable Ander Crenshaw
U.S. Representative, R-FL

9:30 AM

Opening Plenary Panel: Future of U.S. Foreign Assistance and its Role in U.S. Foreign Policy

The Honorable Thomas Daschle
Founder and Chairman, the Daschle Group
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, D-SD

Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, and the Pritzker Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

General John F. Kelly
Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command

Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt
Acting Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.
Counselor to the U.S. Department of State

Moderated by
Mr. Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

10:35 AM 

Lunch Break

11:00 AM Breakout Session 1

Innovative Financing Mechanisms

Ms. Mildred Callear
Vice President for Financial and Portfolio Management, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Ms. Julie T. Katzman
Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Inter-American Development Bank

Mr. Charles Moser
Managing Director, Latin America Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley

Ms. Edith P. Quintrell
Director, Operations Group, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank Group

Moderated by
Mr. Conor M. Savoy
Deputy Director and Fellow, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Health Systems Strengthening in the Wake of the Ebola Epidemic

Ms. Maureen S. Bartee
Team Lead, Global Health Security Implementation Team, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ms. Karen Cavanaugh
Director, Office of Health Systems, U.S. Agency for International Development

Dr. Jennifer G. Cooke
Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderated by
Dr. J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President
Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moving Past Conflict: Paving the Way for Economic Growth

Mr. Anthony W. Gambino
Former Mission Director, Democratic Republic of Congo, U.S. Agency for International Development

Ms. Mary Porter Peschka
Director, Cross-Cutting Advisory Services Department, International Finance Corporation

Mr. Thomas W. Ross, Jr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Cooperation, U.S. Department of Defense

Ms. Melissa Sanderson
Vice President, International Affairs, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

Moderated by
Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair and Director, International Security Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

12:10 PM 

Lunch Break

12:35 PM Breakout Session 2

Global Priorities for the Sustainable Development Goal Agenda

Mr. Shahid Javed Burki
CEO, EMP Financial Advisors, LLC
Former Vice President, World Bank Group

Dr. Juan José Daboub
Chairman and CEO, Daboub Partnership
Former Managing Director, World Bank Group
Former Finance Minister of El Salvador

Dr. Jean Paléme Mathurin
Former Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Republic of Haiti

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed
Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations

Moderated by
Mr. Asif M. Shaikh
Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Breaking Down the 150 Account: U.S. Government Resources in a New Era of Development

Ms. Thelma J. Askey
President, the Rockhardt Group Global Strategies

The Honorable Howard Berman
Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling, LLP
Former U.S. Representative, D-CA

Mr. Clay Lowery
Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors
Former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Ambassador Donald Steinberg
President and Chief Executive Officer, World Learning, Inc.
Former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Moderated by
Mr. Rodney Bent
Former Director, United Nations Information Office
Former Appropriations Staff, U.S. House of Representatives

Education and Capacity Building for a Growing Global Workforce

Dr. Luis A. Crouch
Chief Technical Officer, International Development Group, RTI International

Dr. Nicole Goldin
Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Luis Maes
Senior Manager, Walmart Foundation

Ambassador Anne Lugon-Moulin
Head of sub-Saharan Africa Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Mr. Robb Webb
Chief Human Resources Officer, Hyatt

Moderated by

Ms. Ritu Sharma
Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

1:45 PM 

Coffee Break

2:00 PM Plenary Panel

Leveraging Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Effective and Sustainable Development

Mr. Patrick Fine
Chief Executive Officer, FHI 360
Former Vice President for Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Dr. Helene D. Gayle
President and CEO, CARE USA
Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Stephen W. Green
Vice President, Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, Chevron

Ms. Kathy Pickus
Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott and Vice President, Abbott Fund

The Honorable Vin Weber
Partner, Mercury 
Former U.S. Representative, R-MN

Moderated by
Mr. Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

3:15 PM

Closing Keynote

Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, World Bank Group
Former Finance Minister of Indonesia 

3:45 PM Adjournment