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Public Event

The Conservative Case for OPIC: Harnessing the Private Sector for Development

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Special Guest

The Honorable Ted Yoho
Member, US House of Representatives


Rob Mosbacher, Jr.
Former President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Todd Moss
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Jen Olson
Consultant, Peck Madigan Jones

With cuts to foreign aid on the horizon, the United States, now more than ever, needs to sharpen its tools to operate in a constrained budget environment. Key to this approach is a strong development finance institution that can leverage private investment to achieve development outcomes, as well as create opportunity for American companies abroad—all at less than no cost to the US taxpayer.

Please join us for an event with special guest Congressman Ted Yoho of Florida, who will address the vital role the Overseas Private Investment Corporation plays in US development policy, and how he came to support its mission. An expert panel will precede Congressman Yoho’s remarks, with a discussion of the conservative rationale behind OPIC, why its critics are wrong, and what can be done to strengthen the institution and leave it better prepared to address future development challenges.

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Visiting Fellow

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Tuesday, May 16 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The program will be followed by a light reception.