SOURCE: Save the Children

November 26, 2008 12:10 ET

Experts Discuss How Lessons Learned From British System of Foreign Aid Can Help Modernize and Improve Foreign Aid in the United States

Panel Discussion Set for Wednesday, December 3, 3:30 to 5 PM, in Room 2200, Rayburn House Office Building, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 26, 2008) - Save the Children will host a panel discussion of experts examining the British system of foreign aid, with a special focus on how the United Kingdom's Department of International Development (DFID) might serve as a model to modernize and improve foreign aid in the United States.

Date:          Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Time:          3:30 - 5:00
Location:      Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200, Washington, D.C.
Media Contact: Mike Kiernan, 202-640-6630, mkiernan@savechildren.org

Moderator: Ambassador Michael Klosson, Associate Vice President & Chief Policy Officer, Save the Children; Formerly U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus and Foreign Service officer with 27 years of experience in Europe and East Asia.

Panelists:

Richard Manning, Chair of the Institute of Development Studies; former Chair of the Development Assistance Committee for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); with more than 35 years at DFID ending as the Director-General (Policy).

Bill Anderson, Former USAID Mission Director/career Senior Foreign Service Officer; former USAID Development Advisor to the European Command (EUCOM); previously an appropriations aide to Rep. Clarence D. Long, Chairman of the House Foreign Aid Appropriations Subcommittee.

Caroline Sergeant, DFID Senior Civil Servant with over twenty years of development experience in Africa and Asia; former Head of DFID Office in Tanzania; and former UK Alternate Executive Director at the World Bank.

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