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The Reorganization of U.S. Development and Soft Power Agencies

  • CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

PPD will convene a panel to discuss the various proposals to reorganize and reform U.S. soft power and development bureaus.  Over the years, lawmakers, critics, and proponents, and thought leaders have periodically suggested adjusting the structure and authorities of the various U.S. government agencies.  It is likely the new administration will seek one of the largest reorganizations in memory.  

This event will focus on how to best reorganize U.S. soft power, the most important reforms, principals to guide such a reform, past failures, and the complicated political relationship between the executive and legislative branches that create an onerous and bureaucratic process resulting in structural mistrust.  Many strategies for reorganization have been proposed since the creation of USAID in 1961.  Now, our distinguished panel will discuss past reorganization attempts, how to learn from historical errors, and the path toward future reforms.

Event Details

  • Date: March 30, 2017

  • When: 1:00-2:30 PM

  • Where: CSIS HQ