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Building Strategic Alliances and Boosting Development Policy – the U.S. Global Partnership Initiative

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About this Event

16 Jul 2013 @ 12:45
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About the Speech:
The U.S. Department of State has opened its doors to a new era of public-private partnerships in American foreign policy with the establishment of the Secretary of State’s Global Partnership Initiative (S/GPI). Launched by Hillary Clinton, it has been progressed by Secretary of State John Kerry with the appointment of Special Representative Andrew O’Brien. The S/GPI serves as the entry point for collaboration between the State Department, the public and private sectors, and civil society. It aims to strengthen U.S. diplomatic ties and boost development policy around the world through partnerships in order to leverage their combined creativity. 
About the Speaker:
Andrew O’Brien was appointed the Special Representative for Global Partnerships in May 2013 by Secretary of State, John Kerry. Previously, Special Representative O’Brien worked with Secretary Kerry as the State Director in the Senator’s Massachusetts office. In this position, he played a lead role in the major policy and legislative deliberations affecting Massachusetts in the United States Congress. He has lectured on politics and government and, in 2007, was named one of Boston city’s Ten Outstanding Young Leaders.

Theme: Foreign Policy and ESDP 

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