SOURCE: Save the Children

Save the Children

November 03, 2009 11:38 ET

The Politics of US Foreign Assistance: A Field-Level Perspective

Panel Discussion Featuring New Data From Haiti, Liberia and Bangladesh Thursday, November 5, 2:00 to 3:30 PM Room 2200, Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Save the Children will host a panel discussion of experts examining the foreign aid trends of three very different countries. What is and what is not working in each country, as well as how these field experiences can inform the foreign aid reform debate in Washington.

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: Polly Byers, Formerly Senior Coordinator, Department of State Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance; and previously Senior Interagency Policy Advisor, United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Program and Policy Coordination.

Alice Burt, Research Consultant, Save the Children UK; formerly Program Officer, Save the Children Sudan and Tanzania programs; Completing a PhD at Cambridge University examining the links between the Global War on Terror, child poverty, and U.S. foreign assistance.

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