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Thursday, November 3, 2011 (All day)

Fifty-one years ago, a young man in the midst of a tough presidential campaign described the American nation poised on the edge of a new frontier-a frontier that offered hope, as well as new challenges. As he accepted the Democratic Nomination for the Presidency, Senator John F. Kennedy called on Americans to push past this frontier. He spoke with a conviction that global prosperity and security could be achieved through human progress, and that our future as a nation would be determined by our actions-and good deeds-across the developing world.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 (All day)

For the vast majority of human history, mankind has been stuck in a trap.

Every time the world economy expanded or technology would progress, populations would increase. Besides an extremely small number of royals and elites, on average, people didn’t become wealthier. Economic growth and development as we understand it today simply didn’t exist.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 (All day)

I came here to share a very brief message, and it's just, "thank you". The work that you do around the world really does represent the very best of American values. You know that -- and of course, so many people here in the community where you reside appreciate that -- but I just wanted to let you know that this Administration appreciates that. Certainly USAID as a partner agency is deeply proud of the longstanding and ever expanding partnership that we have with World Vision.

Friday, October 7, 2011 (All day)

Thank you. I am honored to be here with so many distinguished guests, friends and colleagues for the release of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) 2011 Global Tuberculosis Control Report. I want to recognize Dr Mario Raviglione, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Harold Jaffe, and Ms. Deborah von Zinkernagel.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 (All day)

 

I appreciate this opportunity to deliver remarks at this important conference concerned with water and health and the related intersection between science and policy.

Recently, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah delivered an address at the TED annual conference where he noted that "… scientific and technological breakthroughs do more than address specific technical challenges; they inspire collective action by turning impossible challenges into solvable problems."

Friday, September 23, 2011 (All day)

On behalf of the Agency for International Development, I appreciate this opportunity to provide an overview of USAID's efforts to provide women and girls with water security.

In my presentation, I would like to briefly;

Friday, September 23, 2011 (All day)

I’m honored to participate in this panel. I have been a great admirer of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the CBC Foundation since its creation in 1976. 1976 was first time I went to live in Africa, and the CBC has been my partner throughout my whole experience on the continent. In many ways, the CBC has been the eyes, the ears and the conscience of the American people with respect to that continent.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 (All day)

Thank you for inviting me to discuss Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene programming (WASH) underway at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

I Challenges:

USAID seeks to save and improve the lives of those threatened by unsafe water and sanitation related diseases. The motivations for our efforts are very compelling:

Monday, September 19, 2011 (All day)

I would like to thank the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, its Center for Environment and National Security and its Director, Ambassador Reno Harnish, for inviting me to participate in this important symposium on “water, climate and finance”.

I plan to cover two overarching areas:

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