Event: SID-Washington 2008 Annual Conference

SID-Washington 2008 Annual Conference
“Transforming Development, Shaping Our Global Future”
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Cost: $150.00 Member, $200.00 Non-Member, $75.00 Full Time Student (Must present valid Student ID)

SID-Washington’s 2008 Annual Conference will feature speakers from around the world who will provide their vision on the future for international development. As this year marks a U.S. presidential election year, the Annual Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to help shape the development agenda of the next presidential administration.

Opening Keynote
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Morning Panels (concurrent)

  • Democracy and Governance: Theory, Reality, and Lessons Learned
  • The Coordination Problem: Aligning Agriculture, Energy, and Trade Policy with Development Assistance
  • Global Trends in Infrastructure
  • Health

Luncheon Keynote
Henrietta Fore, Administrator, USAID and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance, Department of State

Plenary Donor Roundtable
• Dirk Dijkerman, Chief Operating Officer, State Department Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance
• Geoffrey Lamb, Managing Director of Public Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Luc Veron, Minister-Counselor and Head of the Political and Development Section- Delegation of the European Commission in Washington DC
• World Bank representative, TBD
Discussant: Ambassador Abdoulaye Diop, Republic of Mali
Moderator: Dennis DeTray, Vice President for Special Initiatives, Center for Global Development; SID-Washington Board Member

The Next President’s Development Agenda: What Will It Be?
• Governor Tom Ridge, representing the Republican viewpoint
• TBD, representing the Democratic viewpoint