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Voices of Experience: A Conversation with Former Directors of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm


Duff Gillespie, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Liz Maguire, Senior Advisor for Reproductive Health and Rights

Margaret Neuse, Independent Consultant

Scott Radloff, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


Felice Apter, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

Please join CGD for a conversation with four former directors of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health. These four leaders served between 1986 and 2013—and their tenures have spanned US administrations from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Since the Office’s inception in 1969, the US government has played a substantial role in supporting expanded access to voluntary family planning around the world through technical assistance, diplomatic and policy engagement, and financial support. But differences in policy across administrations have meant that US leadership in international family planning has often faced periods of uncertainty. CGD is convening this panel to revisit historic experiences and to shed light on lessons learned that may be used to inform stakeholders in the current landscape.

This event is part of a series of discussions launched by CGD’s US Development Policy Initiative featuring senior officials from previous administrations of both parties who played critical roles on key international development and foreign policy issues.

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Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow
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Non-Resident Fellow

Wednesday, January 17
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.*

A reception will follow the discussion.

*This event was originally scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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