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GPPI Hosts 2012 Conference: Business and Global Development: Changing Players, Problems, and Policies

February 22, 2012

WHO: Georgetown Public Policy Institute's annual policy conference brings academics, policymakers, and public policy students to Capitol Hill to discuss pressing and complex social issues of the day. This year's conference, Business and Global Development: Changing Players, Problems, and Policies, will address issues facing international development, U.S. policymaking in the developing world, and the transformation of business and development worldwide.

Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

GPPI will host an all-day conference to discuss policies related to business and global development.

Conference Schedule:

9:30 A.M. – 10:45 A.M. | Promoting Business for Development: Innovations in US Policy

Moderator: Holly Wise, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service


  • Dr. George Ingram, Chair Emeritus and Senior Advisor, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
  • Mildred Callear, Executive Vice President, Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF)
  • Molly Kinder, Special Programs for Development Innovation Ventures, USAID
  • Andrew Natsios, Professor, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

11:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. | New Actors in Global Economic Development

Moderator: Dr. Ann Van Dusen, Director, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Master’s Program in Global Human Development


  • Geoffrey Lamb, Managing Director for Public Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dan Runde, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development - Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • V.S. Senthil, Minister of Economic Affairs, Embassy of India
  • Carol Peasley, President and CEO, Centre for Development and Population Activities

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. | Keynote Address

Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

2:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. | Cutting Edge Solutions for Development on the Ground

Moderator: William Novelli, Distinguished Professor of the Practice, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University


  • Sara Farley, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, Global Knowledge Initiative
  • Dr. Justin van Fleet, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
  • Janeen Uzzell, Director of Global Programs for Healthymagination Africa at General Electric Healthcare

More information:

WHEN: Friday, February 24th – 9:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
WHERE: Cannon House Office Building
Cannon Caucus Room
U.S. Capitol
SPONSORS: Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI)

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Maggie Moore at 202-687-4328 or Press will need to present valid credentials.

Follow the hashtag #GPPI2012 on Twitter.

Maggie Moore


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