Audio: Advancing Global Collaboration at the Local Level: A Conversation with Reta Jo Lewis

  • Dec 20, 2012
    Duration: 01:13:25

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    Listen to a discussion featuring:

    Reta Jo Lewis, Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    With an Introduction by:

    Stephen Johnson, Director of the Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Moderators:

    Johanna Mendelson Forman, Senior Associate of the Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Daniel F. Runde, Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton created the Office of the Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs in 2011, she recognized that local economies could leverage resources and relationships to support economic development at home and abroad. Creating a focal point in our international work for governors, mayors, and other local elected officials has opened new space for subnational relationships to become another important tool of U.S. foreign policy.