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Saturday, November 6, 2010 (All day)

MR. CHANG: Good evening, everyone. Thanks for coming. Thanks for waiting. I want to kick off this briefing on tomorrow's expos as St. Xavier College. Briefing you tonight on the agriculture and food security expo will be Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and USAID Administrator Raj Shah. And after that, to brief you on the Expo For Democracy and Open Government, our Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Samantha Power, and Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 (All day)

My name is Sarah Mendelson and I am the Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. I want to thank USIP for the leadership they are showing on 1325 and to thank my colleagues at USAID as well. We have many people in this agency and in this administration that have a long standing commitment to this issue.

Secretary Clinton has laid out in her October 16th speech why this is so critical to the United States and the value of women's participation in advancing peace and security.

Friday, October 15, 2010 (All day)

I’d like to thank Ambassador Quinn and the organizers of the World Food Prize for inviting me to speak today. I’ve been to this event for a few years now, and every year it seems its enthusiasm and exposure grows.

I think it’s telling that after years of travelling around the world, the first time I run into Kofi Annan in an airport is in Des Moines.

I also want to thank two pillars of Iowa politics and the world of Agriculture, Secretary Vilsack and Senator Harkin, for their mentorship, leadership and advocacy of our cause.

Friday, October 8, 2010 (All day)

I. INTRODUCTION – A GROWING COMMUNITY

I want to thank Columbia Business School for inviting me here to speak today. As a Wharton grad, it’s nice to know I’m welcome here. Thank you to Professor Ray Fisman [Director, Social Enterprise Program, Columbia Business School], and to your conference organizers, Daniel and Lucia [Class of 2011] for inviting me to close this important conference.

I really appreciate the chance to address this audience, one filled with students and social entrepreneurs, both poised and eager to address the world’s inequities.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 (All day)

MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for joining us today. Thanks for waiting for a few minutes. We’d like to thank the Foreign Press Center and the U.S. Mission to the UN for hosting us this afternoon. We have a very interesting briefing for you today, and we have five distinguished U.S. officials to discuss with you the U.S. approach to the Millennium Development Goals, the President’s new policy on development, and the speech that he just gave earlier today before the UN General Assembly.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (All day)

Remarks As Prepared

I want to thank Governor Granholm for her remarks. As a former Wolverine, I care deeply about Michigan’s progress, and I’ve been inspired by your leadership to usher in a new era of economic empowerment in cities like Detroit, Flint and Grand Rapids.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 (All day)

MR. CROWLEY: Hello and welcome to the State Department in Washington, D.C. and thank you for joining us with Conversations with America, a series of video discussions recently launched by the Department of State that enables you to watch and participate in a live discussion between a senior State Department official and the leader of a nongovernmental organization.

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 1:45pm

The Centers of Excellence for Teacher Training (CETT) was launched by former President George W. Bush at the 2001 Summit of the Americas and has been funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID. This remarkable program has been dedicated to improving the teaching of reading, and ultimately, improving student literacy in the first three grades of primary schools, through three centers across our Hemisphere, operating in the Andean Region of South America, in Central America, and here across the Caribbean.

Friday, September 3, 2010 (All day)

AMBASSADOR MERTEN: As you’re aware, we’re now in the middle of hurricane season, and Haiti has typically in the past received its worst hurricanes in the second half of the hurricane season rather than the first. So, we thought it would be a good opportunity to invite you all to come in and explain a little bit about what the U.S. Government has done to work with the Haitian authorities here to prepare for this hurricane season. I’ll let USAID Mission Director Dr.

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