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In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
Raj Shah, Distinguished Fellow, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Results for America; and former Administrator, USAID
Michael Gerson, Columnist, Washington Post; Policy Fellow, The ONE Campaign; Senior Fellow, Results for America; and former Presidential Speechwriter and Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning
Join Nancy Birdsall for a bipartisan conversation with Raj Shah and Michael Gerson on the future of US foreign assistance: what works, what doesn’t, why we should care, and what we should do to reform it.
Shah, USAID Administrator under President Obama, and Gerson, assistant to President George W. Bush for policy and strategic planning, are co-authors of “Foreign Assistance and the Revolution of Rigor” in the recently released second edition of Moneyball for Government.