US Foreign Assistance and America's Image Abroad

December 7, 2006 | 12:00 AM
Senate Dirksen, Room 406

Dr. Lael Brainard, Vice President, The Brookings Institution, and Director of the Global Economy and Development Program, joined Ken Ballen, President of Terror Free Tomorrow, for a discussion on resolving international security challenges and advancing US national interest through effective foreign aid. Ballen will discuss recent research that highlights the relationship between foreign assistance and perceptions of the United States. Brainard will offer a clear vision of a foreign aid system that melds America’s short-term political concerns with long-term development objectives to promote a more secure and prosperous global system. Together they will address whether security can be enhanced through development assistance and how expansive foreign assistance reform should be to make a difference.