The Release of: "Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity" Report

  • Mar 4, 2013

    WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 – The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) will launch a new report by the CSIS Executive Council on Development. In their report, "Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity," the Council provides a targeted set of recommendations for the U.S. government and private sector, calling for a greater reliance on business, trade, and investment tools to achieve better development outcomes.

    Daniel Yohannes, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Elizabeth Littlefield, president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, will provide keynote addresses along with three expert panels. The full agenda appears below.

    Monday, March 4, 2013
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Center for Strategic and International Studies
    B1 Conference Center
    1800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

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    1:00PM – 1:15PM Introductory Remarks

    1:15PM – 2:15PM Panel 1: “Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity”

    Thomas A. Daschle
    Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (D-SD)

    Carly Fiorina
    Chairman, Good360, and former Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard

    Henrietta H. Fore
    Chairman and CEO, Holsman International, former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, and CSIS Trustee

    Vin Weber
    Former U.S. Representative (R-MN)

    Thomas J. Pritzker
    Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and CSIS Trustee (moderator)

    2:15PM – 2:50PM Keynote Address

    Elizabeth Littlefield
    President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

    2:50PM – 3:45PM: Panel 2: “The Future of U.S. Development Engagement: The U.S. Government, Private Sector, and NGOs”

    Helene D. Gayle
    President and CEO, CARE USA, and CSIS Trustee

    Mark Green
    Former U.S. Representative (R-WI), and former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania

    Rhonda I. Zygocki
    Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning, Chevron Corporation

    Daniel Runde
    Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, and Codirector, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS (Moderator)

    3:45PM – 4:40PM: Panel 3: “Deepening U.S. Government Engagement with the Private Sector on Development Efforts”

    R. Hunter Biden
    Chairman, Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC, and Chairman, World Food Program USA

    Farooq Kathwari
    Chairman, President, and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

    Paula Luff
    Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hess Corporation

    Katherine Pickus
    Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott, and Vice President, Abbott Fund

    Johanna Nesseth
    Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, and Codirector, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS (moderator)

    4:40PM – 5:00PM: Closing Keynote Address

    Daniel Yohannes
    CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation


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