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Making Development Policy in the New Era: Priorities, Politics, and Structures of U.S. Policymaking on Global Poverty and Hunger

An RFF Symposium
RFF Conference Center
January 29, 2002

The events of September 11th reinvigorated debate about the importance of global poverty and hunger to U.S. national security interests and the role of U.S. development policy in addressing these problems. The political context for these issues has changed.

Resources for the Future (RFF) convenes current and past policymakers, legislators, lobbyists, academics, and the media in a symposium on January 29, 2002, for candid discussion about how development policy is made and might be made better to address global poverty and hunger. Two expert panels address questions such as:

  • What are the problems in making development policy currently, and how can it be made more effectively?
  • Is the U.S. government organized to tackle the problem effectively? How could governance in this area be improved?
  • Are the domestic politics of development policy and programs to reduce global poverty and hunger likely to be different in the post-9/11 world?
  • Is there a need for change in the priority accorded poverty and hunger reduction as a component of U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy?
  • How have domestic political realities affected the U.S. effort to address poverty and hunger in the past?

The first panel focuses on identifying issues and problems-what works and what does not work-in how food security and anti-poverty policies are formulated, coordinated, and implemented in the executive branch.

The second panel focuses on the new political context for development programs and how that might affect America's international priorities and the formulation and execution of food security and anti-poverty policies. Drawing on recent examples of how U.S. development policy has worked and not worked, a senior group of participants offer insights on where policy and policymaking structures need to go in the future.

Welcome

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Paul R. Portney Link to Video
President and Senior Fellow
Resources for the Future
Web Bio

Link to Paul Portney's Remarks

 

Panel I: Perspectives on How Development Policy is Made and Executed

Introduction to Panel I
Thomas Freedman, Moderator Link to Video

Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future

Link to Thomas Freedman's Remarks

Dan Glickman Link to Video
former Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Link to Dan Glickman's remarks

John Podesta Link to Video
former Chief of Staff to the President

Link to John Podesta's remarks

Alan Larson Link to Video
Undersecretary for Economics, Business and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Link to Alan Larson's Remarks

Emmy Simmons Link to Video
Advisor, Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade, U.S. Agency for International Development

Link to Emmy Simmons' remarks

Mike Taylor Link to Video
Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Link to Mike Taylor's Remarks

G. Edward Schuh Link to Video
Co-Chair, Food Security Advisory Committee

Link to G. Edward Schuh's remarks

 

Panel II (Roundtable Discussion): Connecting National Interest, Domestic Politics and the War on Hunger

 

Introduction to Panel II
Thomas Freedman, Moderator Link to Video

Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future

Link to Thomas Freedman's Remarks

James McGovern Link to Video
D-MA 3rd, U.S. House of Representatives

Link to James McGovern's remarks

David Beckmann Link to Video
President, Bread for the World

Link to David Beckmann's Remarks

Mara Rudman Link to Video
former Chief of Staff to the National Security Council

Link to Mara Rudman's Remarks

Bill Nichols Link to Video
State Department Reporter and Diplomatic Correspondent, USA Today

Link to Bill Nichols' remarks

Robert Thompson Link to Video
Director of Rural Development, The World Bank

Link to Robert Thompson's Remarks

Michael O'Hanlon Link to Video
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Link to Michael O'Hanlon's Remarks

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