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    Combating Violent Extremism

    U2 lead singer Bono and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken were among the witnesses at a hearing on resources needed to combat violent extremism. The witnesses said the United…

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Global Economic Leadership

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gave a speech on U.S. global economic leadership, and challenges facing the world economy.He also took questions from moderator Sebastian Mallaby and audience…

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    Gayle Smith on Foreign Aid

    Gayle Smith talked about her vision for the government-funded foreign aid agency she leads, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Afterward, she participated in a panel…

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    State Department and USAID Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Briefing

    Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom, and USAID Administrator Gayle Smith briefed reporters and responded to questions on State Department and Agency…

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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about his Let Girls Learn Initiative launched earlier in the week. It was designed to help teenage girls worldwide remain…

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    Education for Girls Worldwide

    Participants of the White House’s new education initiative, “Let Girls Learn” spoke to reporters following President and Mrs. Obama’s remarks officially…

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    Presidential Remarks on Education for Girls Worldwide

    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama officially launched the education initiative, “Let Girls Learn,” designed to help teenage girls worldwide remain in school and…

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    Newsmakers with Rajiv Shah

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah talked about the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Congress was being asked to…

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    Global Poverty

    Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and chief executive officer of Acumen, talked about the work of her company and how entrepreneurial approaches could help to address global poverty. She…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Trade and Development Agencies

    Representatives of trade and development agencies talked about what their agencies offer for African development. “Welcome from U.S. Trade and Development Agencies” was part of…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Jay Carney briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. Topics included the Russian intervention in Ukraine, the abduction of Nigerian school girls, and the…

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    Senator Paul on Cutting Aid to Palestinian Authority

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) talked about foreign aid, particularly to the Palestinian Authority. Senator Paul called for the Senate to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it…

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    Economic Aid to Ukraine

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Ukraine’s Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak spoke to reporters following a meeting to discuss economic aid to Ukraine.

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    U.S. Agency for International Development Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Rajiv Shah testified on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) priorities for the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. A big part of the hearing was about the…

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    Foreign Assistance Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Rajiv Shah testified on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) priorities for the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. He described the agency’s work on…

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    Public-Private Partnerships

    Rajiv Shah gave the keynote address at a Woodrow Wilson Center discussion on public and private sector partnerships to aid developing countries, innovate new technologies, and create new…

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    World Bank Anti-Corruption Efforts

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim outlined the organization’s efforts to stop corruption in its development projects. He was joined by panelists in a discussion on ways to…

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    U.S.-Philippines Economic Relations

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima spoke to the press after their meeting in the Treasury Department about the U.S.-Philippines economic…

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    Foreign Aid to Jordan and Lebanon

    Witnesses testified on U.S. foreign aid for Jordan and Lebanon. Among the issues they addressed were a recent influx of Syrian refugees, the impact of refugee populations on host…

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