U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


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

Tillerson addresses State employees



Tillerson addresses State employees
Yesterday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed State Department employees, speaking about changes and inviting them to “approach this effort that we’re going to undertake with no constraints to your thinking.” This was Tillerson’s second address to State employees since assuming the responsibilities of Secretary of State. Tillerson spoke about … Read More

Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth



Ambassador Moon visits Fort Leavenworth
Ambassador (Ret.) Patrick S. Moon, former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, visited the Leavenworth area 26-28 April where he shared his expertise as part of the Simons Center’s Interagency Speaker Series program. Ambassador Moon met with… Read More

Trump budget to combine State and USAID



Trump budget to combine State and USAID
On Monday Foreign Policy published an exclusive on the Trump administration’s proposed foreign aid budget and prospective changes to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Trump plan would dramatically decreased aid funding to developing countries and fold USAID into the State Department. Andrew Natsios,… Read More

Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth



Dijkerman visits Fort Leavenworth
Career Minister Dr. Dirk Dijkerman recently visited Fort Leavenworth as part of a Simons Center special speakers program. Dijkerman is a retired U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Career Minister with a vast amount of experience in the agency, most notably serving as the Executive Coordinator for the U.S. Ebola… Read More

USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



USAID the topic of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Last week, 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). Three special guests were in the audience during Wesner’s presentation on USAID – Ambassador (Ret.) David Lambertson, Ambassador (Ret.) Laura… Read More

Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts



Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts
Featured article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead? by David A. Anderson The U.S. has been directly involved in some level of foreign stabilization and reconstruction effort since the end of World War II (WWII): from the occupation and reconstruction of post-WWII Japan/Germany,… Read More

Seventh lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Apr. 6



Seventh lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Apr. 6
This seventh lecture in the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 6, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. This InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series will feature Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair… Read More

Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency



Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency
Featured article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency by Nicole Alexander and Chad Thibodeau Interagency collaboration, integration, and information-sharing have been feverishly discussed and debated topics for decades. The events of September 11, 2001, only highlighted their importance. Since 9/11, the need for a shared vision and a synchronized plan… Read More

DHS, White House release CVE guidance



DHS, White House release CVE guidance
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the White House recently released guidance on countering violent extremism (CVE). DHS released its plan on October 31, while the White House released their guidance earlier in October. The two documents focus on CVE efforts inside the United States. The White House CVE… Read More