Keynote and Plenaries

2018 SID-Washington Annual Conference

The Future of Development in a Rapidly Changing World

Thursday, May 31, 2018

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20004
Keynote Discussion 
9:00 am - 10:15 am 
Diplomacy, Development and Defense - How Are the 3Ds Collaborating, Coordinating, and Serving as a Unity of Effort in a Changing World?
(Atrium Hall)
We will kick off the day with a moderated keynote discussion between leaders from USAID, the Department of Defense, and the State Department on how diplomacy, development and defense can and should work together. Our speakers will discuss obstacles to collaboration; examples of successful collaboration; other sectors or players that USAID, DoD and State would like to engage with; and other issues around diplomacy, development and defense in a changing world.
  • Amanda J. Dory (Moderator), Associate Dean for Outreach and Research, National War College
  • Amb. David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Thomas Staal, Counselor, USAID
  • Mark Swayne, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs (SHA) U.S. Department of Defense
Lunch Plenary Session 
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
The Role and Impact of Development in the National Security Equation
(Atrium Hall)
Policymakers and program implementers understand that international development efforts contribute to national security. How explicit development actors are about this linkage varies widely and also changes at different points along the development cycle (from humanitarian crises to fragile and recovering-state conditions to sustainable development). This panel will explore the relationship between development and national security at different stages in the development cycle and among different actors.
  • Wade Warren (Moderator), Chief Strategy Officer for International Development, Deloitte Consulting  
  • Franck Bousquet, Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank
  • Kamissa Camara, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, PartnersGlobal; and Sub-Saharan Africa Course Coordinator, The Foreign Service Institute
  • Raphael Carland, Managing Director for Policy, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • Susan Fine, Acting Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
  • Tom Kelly, Development Counsellor for Foreign, Security, and Policy Group, British Embassy in the United States
Closing Plenary 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
A Conversation with Senior House and Senate Staff
(Atrium Hall)
George Ingram, Co-Chair of MFAN and Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, will moderate a roundtable discussion with senior House and Senate staff on foreign aid and the implications for international development in a changing world. This session will include representatives from both sides of the aisle and will focus on the challenges they face, the issues they feel are most important, and how they are working together to support the work of the international development community.
  • George Ingram (Moderator), Co-Chair, MFAN; Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution 
  • Joan Condon, Sr. Professional Staff Member, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Josh Klein, Sr. Professional Staff Member, Development, USAID, Energy & Environment, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • James Walsh, Legislative Director, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee