USAID to Host Development Seminar Series at National Press Club

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 1, 2011
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development will be hosting a series of weekly seminars this summer at the National Press Club. The forums provide an opportunity to explore a range of development topics, innovative approaches, and diverse experiences among USAID and the development community.

During each session, senior USAID officials will host a panel of policy experts to discuss selected topics, including Food Security, Human Rights, and Science & Technology. Among the forum goals are to address critical development areas, highlight USAID's innovative programs, and connect the development community.

The seminars will take place on the following Wednesdays in July and August from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and will discuss the topics below. More detailed information - including confirmed speakers and panelists - can be accessed online at:

  • July 6: Global Trends in Science and Technology: What's Ahead?
  • July 13: A Greener Revolution: Improving Productivity and Increasing Food Security by Enhancing Ecosystem Services
  • July 20: Working in Complex Environments: What we know and what we hope to learn
  • July 27: Business & Human Rights: Emerging Issues on the Development Horizon
  • August 3: Geospatial Information Systems: More than Making Maps, it's about 'thinking spatially'

Members of the press interested in covering the seminar should contact Brett Welcher at or 202-712-5327.



USAID Seminar Series


Wednesdays; July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3


9:30am - 11:00am


National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
13th Floor, Holeman Lounge
Washington, D.C. 20045


USAID Senior Officials and Development Experts


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Last updated: June 07, 2012

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