U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


USAID Administrator speaks on development’s role in national security



USAID Administrator speaks on development’s role in national security
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Ambassador (Ret.) Mark Green spoke on the subject of USAID’s role in international development and U.S. national security at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on November 1. In his… Read More

Featured Article: Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy…



Featured Article: Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy…
Featured article: Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy through Structure and Design by Sharon Engelmeier The endurance of Syria’s Assad regime, Russia’s defiant maneuvering in eastern Ukraine, and the Islamic State’s encroachment on Iraqi territory stand as staunch reminders to those within U.S. government strategic communication fields that they remain deficient… Read More

Agency partnerships vital to defeat ISIS



Agency partnerships vital to defeat ISIS
Earlier this week, Mark Swayne spoke before the House Armed Services subcommittee on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) role in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Swayne is the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary… Read More

Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean



Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean
The U.S. response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean continues after the storms devastated the area last month. Over 12,000 responders from U.S. federal agencies are involved in response efforts, and U.S. personnel have been working closely with partners from the Commonwealth. Department of Defense… Read More

DoD supports USAID Irma response



DoD supports USAID Irma response
On September 12, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Southern Command stood up a joint task force to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in responding to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to Irma’s… Read More

Standing room only at first brown-bag lecture of AY2018



Standing room only at first brown-bag lecture of AY2018
On Tuesday afternoon, over 100 students, staff, and faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), as well other individuals from the surrounding area, packed into the Arnold Conference Room at CGSC’s Lewis and Clark Center to attend the inaugural lecture in CGSC’s Academic Year 2018 Interagency… Read More

Featured Article: Understanding Nations…



Featured Article: Understanding Nations…
Featured article: Understanding Nations: New Ideas to Analyze Foreign States by Tom Pike, Nick Long and Perry Alexander How humans understand the world drives the actions they take. This truth has literally changed the course of history. Galileo put the sun in the center of the solar system and altered… Read More

InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – August 22



InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – August 22
The first lecture of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for academic year 2018 is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., August 22, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. This InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture will feature Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College… Read More

Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy



Featured Article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy
Featured article: Moving Toward Improved Strategic Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy by Jeffrey Grieco In 2005, the Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) undertook a detailed program with over 24 civilian, counterpart, federal agencies entitled “Project Horizon.” Project Horizon, inspired by USAID Administrator Andrew… Read More

Video from USAID “Brown-Bag” available



Video from USAID “Brown-Bag” available
Video of the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation’s latest lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is now available. Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, spoke about history and mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on April 6,… Read More