As conflict and climate change threaten our planet and force historic levels of migration and suffering, business as usual in foreign policy, peace-making, and development won’t be enough. Please join Oxfam and InterAction for a provocative discussion about today’s global threats and new trends in development that will shape our planet, and the future of peace, prosperity, poverty, and inequality.
With a new, universal sustainable development agenda for 2030, dramatic shifts in development finance, a growing, global, networked middle class, and ongoing diffusion of information and technology reaching all corners, the next decades promise upheaval for the development community. How will development agencies and NGOs need to change to maximize positive impact while enhancing accountability and breaking cycles of dependency? What if we fail?
As he steps down as Chief of Policy, Planning, and Learning at USAID, Alex Thier will reflect on the ongoing transformation in US Government development policy, what we've learned, and what will be needed to accelerate progress, address conflict and climate change, while leaving no one behind.
Introductory Remarks from:
Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute for Peace
Discussants will include:
Paul O’Brien, Oxfam America's Vice President of Policy and Campaigns Lindsay Coates, InterAction's Executive Vice President Missy Ryan, Pentagon Correspondent Washington Post will moderate the conversation.
Monday, November 30, 2015 at 4 pm Oxfam America’s offices at 1101 17th Street NW 13th Floor Washington, DC 20036