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Entrepreneurship in Challenging Times: Implementing Expeditionary Economics

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 08:00 - 14:30
B1 Conference Center, CSIS
1800 K Street NW
Washington, DC
Introductory Remarks by:
Henrietta Fore, CSIS Trustee, Former USAID Administrator and Director of Foreign Assistance
Keynote Addresses by:
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
Robert Litan,Vice President of Research & Policy, Kauffman Foundation
Michael Fairbanks, Co-Founder of SEVEN
Panelists include:
Mamadou Beye, Manager of International Government Affairs, Chevron
Mildred Callear, Executive Vice President & COO, SEAF
Connie Duckworth, Founder of ARZU, Inc.
Elissa Golberg, Director General, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force
Michael Levett, Senior Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, CDC Development Solutions
Robert Mosbacher, Jr., Former President and CEO of OPIC
Mark Ward, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID/OFDA
To mark this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, will host a conference on improving approaches to entrepreneurship and private-sector development in conflict and natural disaster-affected regions. The conference will highlight the ways in which the U.S. Government, development organizations, and the private sector are addressing this issue.
Objective of the Conference:
Fostering economic growth through entrepreneurship and private-sector development must be an integral part of the United States’ post-conflict and post-disaster strategy.
Please RSVP to Nikki Collins at