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Development as National Security, Presented with the Aspen Strategy Group and Brookings Blum Roundtable

Featuring Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Richard Danzig, Chairman of the Board, Center for a New American Security; Susan Schwab, Professor at University of Maryland and former United States Trade Representative and Raj Shah; Administrator, United States Agency for International Development. The discussion will be moderated by Jessica Tuchman Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  

Opening remarks by Kemal Dervi?, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, The Edward M. Bernstein Scholar at the Brookings Institution.

In recent years, the U.S. government has elevated the status of international development support, often touting it as a key pillar of national security policy alongside defense and diplomacy. What are the advantages, disadvantages and limits of the connection between development and national security? Does this reflect a fundamental shift in U.S. understanding of national security or an ephemeral fad susceptible to budget politics? How do national security and national interest relate to various elements of development policy, ranging from humanitarian work to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and from the eradication of extreme poverty to democratization and human rights?

Tickets on sale July 15 at or (970) 920-5770. 

Event information
Fri Aug 5, 2011
4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT+0000
Greenwald Pavilion
Aspen, CO, United States