December 8, 2020
Australia has long been a key U.S. foreign policy partner, particularly in Asia. With growing tensions with China impacting both our countries, and recent economic outlooks putting downward pressure on both our foreign assistance budgets, we have much in common with our good friends “down under.” Hear the latest developments from a seasoned Australian diplomat stationed here in Washington, whose extensive service overseas and in Canberra will provide valuable insight on his country’s latest moves in development.
Hear from a bi-partisan, bi-cameral panel of current and former high-ranking Congressional staff regarding their views on the impact of the last four years on American foreign assistance and what to expect from the incoming administration. Panelists represent both appropriators and authorizers, so expect both budgets and policy discussions as part of conversation, moderated by PSC’s very own Paul Foldi – himself a 10-year veteran of Capitol Hill.
Attendees will select which breakout room they would like to join. Breakout room facilitators will include: