U.S. Food Assistance Programs

July 13, 2010 // 9:00am1:00pm
Jamie Fisher, Food Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; Dale Skoric and John Brooks, Food for Peace Office, USAID; Allan Jury, Director, World Food Programme U.S. Relations Office; Phil Thomas, Assistant Director, International Affairs and Trade, GAO; Emmy Simmons, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa (Moderator); Ron Croushorn, Director, Food Assistance Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; Nina Schlossman, Global Food and Nutrition Food Aid Quality Project; Anne Swindale, Project Director, FANTA-2; Bonnie McClafferty, HarvestPlus; Moderator Mary Chambliss, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

A Critical Moment in Sudan: Views from Thabo Mbeki and Haile Menkerios

June 16, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
With seven months remaining before the referendum in South Sudan to determine whether or not the country remains united, and given the recent increase in violence in Darfur, the country remains volatile and its future uncertain.

Media as a Tool for Social Change in Africa

June 15, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
John Marks, President and Founder, Search for Common Ground; John Siceloff, Executive Producer NOW on PBS, CEO of JumpStart Productions; Sylvia Vollenhoven, Knight Development Journalism Fellow,International Center for Journalists; Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program, Wilson Center (moderator)

Business Solutions to Nutrition

June 14, 2010 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Jake Walter, Mozambique Country Director, TechnoServe; Ron Croushorn, Director of the Food Assistance Division for the Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA; J.B. Cordaro, Global Business Adviser, Mars, Inc.; Michael McBurney, Head of Scientific Affairs, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.; Kate Houston, Director of Federal Government Relations, Cargill

Accelerating Action Against Child Labor

May 25, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, WWICS; Frank Hagemann, Chief of Policy and Research, ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC); Marcia Eugenio, Director of the Office of Child Labor and Trafficking, DOL/ILAB; Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights, Coca Cola; Ana Avendano, Special Assistant to the President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO; Dr. Marty Otañez, Assistant Professor of Political Ecology, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver

South Africa, Sixteen Years After the Advent of Democracy

May 12, 2010 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Barney Pityana, Principle and Vice Chancelor, University of South Africa; Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program

A Briefing on the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 09, 2010 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Alan Doss, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations

"Courting Justice"

April 09, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State; Ruth B. Cowan, Filmmaker; Moderator Steve McDonald, Consulting Director, Africa Program

Promoting Regional Integration and Food Security in Africa

March 02, 2010 // 8:00am12:00pm
John Sewell, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ann Tutwiler, US Department of Agriculture; Mima Nedelcovych, Schaeffer Global Group (moderator); Paul Jourdan, South African Regional Spatial Development Program; Vivien Foster, World Bank; Bill Lane, Caterpillar; Aly Abou-Sabaa, Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank; Katrin Kuhlmann, German Marshall Fund of the U.S. (moderator); Lynette Chen, NEPAD Business Foundation; Charlotte Hebebrand, International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council; Julie Howard, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

Aid Effectiveness: A Case Study of Namibia's Community-Based Conservation Program

February 04, 2010 // 9:00am12:15pm
John Kasaona, Assistant Director, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC). Presenter at this year's TED conference in California. Patricia Skyer, Team Leader for Conservation Partnerships for Sustainability in Southern Africa (COPASSA), WWF in Namibia


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