USAID Administrator Shah Participates in Panel on Economic Statecraft

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 7, 2012
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On December 10, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Program on America and the Global Economy will co-host a panel discussion on Secretary Clinton’s Economic Statecraft agenda at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will make opening remarks at the inter-agency panel that will focus on, “Economic Statecraft: Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector.”  The Economic Statecraft agenda aims to expand employment opportunities by promoting a level playing field, helping U.S. businesses to expand exports of goods and services, and attracting foreign investment to the U.S.  USAID plays a central role in helping to create foreign markets which are competitive, transparent and integrated into the rules-based global trading system.  The panelists will highlight cooperation in implementing Secretary Clinton’s Economic  Statecraft agenda and outline how their respective agencies are working with the private sector to expand trade and investment, and advocate for U.S. business interests.

The panel will also feature leadership from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Members of the press are invited to attend.  Details of the program are below including rsvp instructions. 

WHO: United States Agency for International Development
Opening Remarks:  Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

 Deborah McCarthy, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Nathan Younge, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Don Scott De Amicis Vice President and General Counsel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Eric Postel, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Moderator:  Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy
WHAT:  USAID and the Woodrow Wilson Center Host Interagency Panel on Secretary Clinton’s Economic Statecraft Agenda
WHEN:  Monday, December 10, 2012; 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Joseph and Claire Florn Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center – 6th Floor
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 2002-3027

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