3:00—5:00 PM
Institute for International Economics

A Shared Challenge: Promoting Development and Human Security in Weak States

We are honored to welcome Secretary Benn, who will discuss the UK government’s ongoing process to define a coherent whole-of-government strategy for weak and fragile states. He will outline the common agenda that the UK and US share with respect to these states in the developing world. Francis Fukuyama and Sebastian Mallaby, two distinguished analysts of these issues in the American context, will offer their thoughts on US strategy and multilateral efforts in this area.


Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn, MP
Secretary of State for International Development
United Kingdom

With comments from

Francis Fukuyama
Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Sebastian Mallaby
Columnist, The Washington Post

Click here to read Secretary Benn's speech, comments by Francis Fukuyama and Sebastian Mallaby, and question & answer discussion.

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