CSIS is hosting a discussion on the conservative case for development. We will be joined by Andrew Mitchell, the former Secretary of State for the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID).
Andrew served as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development for five years, and Secretary of State for International Development for two years. During Andrew’s time as head of DfID, the U.K. became the first Group of Eight country to commit to spending 0.7 percent of gross national income on aid. Andrew has a strategic understanding of the uses and limitations of soft power for international development. This conversation is extremely timely during the current political climate which threatens U.S. and U.K. foreign assistance commitments.
Date: April 3, 2017
When: 9:15-10:15 AM
Where: CSIS HQ