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"Feed a Person a Fish or Teach a Person to Fish?" Steve Radelet, Chief Economist, USAID, and Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Acting Director of the Peace Corps

  • Monday, November 26, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • University Club, 803 State Street, Madison


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Perspectives on International Development Assistance  

Steve Radelet
Chief Economist, U.S. Agency for International Development 
Carrie Hessler-Radelet
Acting Director of the Peace Corps

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How has international development assistance been shifting, where is it today, what have we learned and what lies ahead? What are the most cost effective ways the United States can leverage its human and monetary capital in the quest to be the best partner possible for developing communities?  Our two speakers are exceptionally well-positioned to address these and other issues related to U.S development policy. 

Steve Radelet and Carrie Hessler-Radelet served together as Peace Corps volunteers in Western Samoa (1981-1983) and have continued to work in the area of international development. 

Prior to his appointment as the Chief Economist at USAID, Steve Radelet was a senior advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton where he co-led the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review task force on aid effectiveness and helped start up the Feed the Future Initiative. The QDDR has been described as a "sweeping reform agenda on foreign relations and international development."

Carrie Hessler-Radelet has served as the deputy director of the Peace Corps since June 2010 and is currently serving as Acting Director.   She has worked in the field of public health for the past two decades, specializing in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health.

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