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?
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.
More speakers TBA
Lunch Plenary Session 
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
The Role and Impact of Development in the National Security Equation
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), Former Acting Administrator, USAID  
  • Susan Fine, Acting Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
  • Kamissa Camara, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, PartnersGlobal; and Sub-Saharan Africa Course Coordinator, The Foreign Service Institute
  • Tom Kelly, Development Counsellor for Foreign, Security, and Policy Group, British Embassy in the United States
More speakers TBA
Closing Plenary 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm