College of Liberal Arts

Discussion Examines Foreign Aid Reform

Monday Nov 9, 2009 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Sid Richardson Hall, Building Three, Third Floor Lobby

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, CARE USA and RESULTS present a forum on Foreign Aid Reform on Monday, November 9, 2009, at 5:30 pm in Sid Richardson Hall, Building Three, Third Floor Lobby. Refreshments will be served.

There is broad consensus that U.S. foreign assistance needs to be reformed, but foreign aid reform must not be just a reshuffling of the cards.  It must be a real reform process that fundamentally transforms foreign assistance to efficiently serve a clear purpose.  As Congress will soon be rewriting the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, this fall is a critical time for public discussion. The Forum brings together a panel of experts to discuss the current state of U.S. foreign aid and develop recommendations for the rewriting of the Foreign Assistance Act.
Kate Weaver, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School, will moderate the forum. Dr. Weaver's research and teaching focuses on international organizations, international political economy and development, with a particular focus on the politics and reform of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Her 2008 book, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform, received both the Chadwick Alger Prize for best book on International Organizations and Multilateralism from the International Studies Association and the Harold D. Lasswell Prize from the Society of Policy Scientists. More about the event...

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