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General David H. Petraeus (Ret.)
Central Intelligence Agency
Coalition Forces in Afghanistan (’10-'11) and Iraq (’07-'08)
Host, Meet the Press
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Head of Global Policy Management
Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Senate (D-MD)
Deputy Director, Policy & Government Affairs
The Washington Post
Senator Lindsey Graham
U.S. Senate (R-SC)
Senior Vice President of International Public Policy
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
Director, Public Affairs and Congressional Relations
President & CEO
Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Chief Executive Officer
President & CEO
Vice President of Global Engagement and Policy
Senator Jon Kyl
U.S. Senate (R-AZ)
(2007 - 2013)
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
President and CEO
President & CEO
Executive Vice President, Membership & Association Relations
National Security Analyst
Save the Children
President & CEO
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Senior Vice President for International Policy
Johanna Nesseth Tuttle
Manager for Development and Public Policy
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development; Director, Global Human Development Program
U.S. Department of State
A/S Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
Representative Peter Roskam
U.S. House of Representatives (R-IL)
House Foreign Affairs Committee
Senior Director, Global Government Affairs
Representative Tim Walz
U.S. House of Representatives (D-MN)
Executive Vice President
Leocadia I. Zak
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Check in and network with other leaders from your state delegation and around the country. Continental breakfast available for all participants.
10:00am - 12:00pm
Countering today’s complex threats and seizing the opportunities of tomorrow will require strong American engagement and leadership. Join us for an in-depth conversation with retired General David Petraeus about the challenging global landscape we face and how development and diplomacy are critical alongside defense for building a better, safer, and more prosperous world.
Solving the world’s greatest challenges requires vision, commitment, and strong leadership. Join the remarkable women at the head of the agencies that represent American global engagement and leadership for a dynamic conversation about their visions for building a better, safer, and more prosperous world.
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Choose from several concurrent luncheon workshops examining issues addressed by U.S. international affairs programs, in preparation for Congressional meetings the next day.
From Laura Bush to Michelle Obama, U.S. leaders have focused on giving women and girls around the world the tools they need to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty. Join leaders from the government, private sector, and civil society to learn about America’s efforts to empower and advance the status of women and girls overseas.
Africa is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. At the same time, many African countries remain constrained by extreme poverty, a lack of critical infrastructure, and other development challenges. Learn about how U.S. investments are helping to build more a prosperous, democratic, and peaceful Africa.
Effectively countering today’s terrorist threats requires more than the military and intelligence communities alone. From development initiatives that target the root causes of violent extremism to leading innovative efforts to counter terrorist message through social media, learn how the U.S. is using development and diplomacy to address this evolving threat.
From Syria to Russia to the Zika virus, America faces growing challenges and increasingly complex threats overseas. Get an inside perspective from leading foreign policy minds and learn how U.S. investments in development and diplomacy are helping to address these challenges.
95% of the world’s consumers live outside the United States and our fastest growing markets – representing over half of U.S. exports – are in developing countries. Learn how the U.S. government is working with private business to open overseas markets for American goods and services while supporting jobs here at home.
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Insider briefing to prepare for Capitol Hill meetings, including an opportunity to strategize with other members of your state delegation.
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Discussions about the 2016 presidential election and what it means for America's role in the world. Featuring keynote by Host of Meet The Press, Chuck Todd.
5:45pm - 7:30pm
Network with other state leaders from across the country and explore organizations that are pioneering innovative approaches to global development at the Global Impact Expo.
Prior to meeting with Members of Congress, hear from prominent officials about the political landscape in Washington. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to Capitol Hill for Summit attendees.
10:00am - 4:00pm
Join with other members of your state delegation for a day of meetings on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of U.S. foreign assistance and diplomatic programs. Lunch will be provided for all participants.
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Connect with Congressional champions at the Reserve Officer's Association and conclude our Capitol Hill Day.
It's such a diverse group of people. It takes me out of my usual world of Miami and brings me together with leaders from all across the United States from all different fields. It's a fantastic group of people.
I'm very engaged with business and industry and politics. Besides that, there are folks here that work on diplomacy every single day in different areas than I usually engage with. So networking is everything.
Our engagement with the international community is inextricably tied to our economics here…as well as the safety of our country. I support that, and that's why I'm here.
This is the third conference that I have attended. For me, just personally, it's a very important mission. If you look at what's happening in the world today, never has the ability of the United States to lead been more important.
We get to network with everybody else who's doing similar work to us. It's really helpful in terms of finding partners for programs and learning more about international relations and development…so that we can do our job even better in the future.
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