The Future of US Foreign Assistance: Effective Development and National Security

By Oxfam


A panel discussion examining options for the fundamental reform and modernization of United States? approach to international development and security. The panel will address security measures aimed to fight poverty, encourage economic development around the world, and build a lasting national security framework for Americans at home and abroad.



  • US Rep. John Boozman (R-AR), Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Richard Fontaine, Foreign Policy Advisor, McCain '08
  • Amb. Andrew S. Natsios, Distinguished Professor in Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
  • Hon. Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Hon. Vin Weber, Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Hon. Michael Wilson, Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America
  • Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America


  • Matthew McLean, Vice President, Millennium Challenge Corporation


Monday, September 1, 2008
11:30 AM ? 1:00 PM


Humphrey Center
The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Seating is limited. This panel is sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Oxfam America. Representatives of these organizations will be available throughout the Republican National Convention for comment.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a nonpartisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between the North America and Europe. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working on transatlantic issues, by convening leaders to discuss the most pressing transatlantic themes, and by examining ways in which transatlantic cooperation can address a variety of global policy challenges. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany on the 25th anniversary of the Marshall Plan as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Bratislava, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest.

The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is a nationally ranked graduate school that inspires, educates, and supports innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world. The Humphrey Institute is home to the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG), which is directed by nationally prominent political scientist Lawrence Jacobs. Founded in 2005, CSPG strives to develop practical, independent, and non-partisan solutions through objective, high-quality analysis, public forums, and civic engagement. Visit CSPG online at

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