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U.S. Secretary of State’s Global Diaspora Forum: Moving Forward by Giving Back

Event
July 25, 2012

U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development
Washington, DC

U.S. Secretary of State’s Global Diaspora Forum: Moving Forward by Giving Back

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Featured Speaker: Hillary R. Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State

DAY 1 Speakers: Kris M. Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State; Tony Chan, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Flora Painter, Inter-American Development Bank; Mohamed Malouche, Tunisian American Young Professionals; Kay Kapoor, Accenture; Derek Evans, Cuso International; Ravi Gundlapalli, MentorCloud; Dennis Whittle, GlobalGiving; John Hartnett, IdEA@Silicon Valley; Steve Keppel, Univision; Tara Sonenshine, Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Bill Drayton, Ashoka; John Hartnett, Irish Technology Leadership Group; Martha Smith, U.S.-Mexico Foundation; Daniel Wordsworth, American Refugee Committee; Anousheh Ansari, Prodea Systems; Iman Bibars, Ashoka; Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green; Fawzia Naqvi, Soros Economic Development Fund; Bef Ayenew, ArifSoft; Ravi Gundlapalli, MentorCloud; John Hecklinger, GlobalGiving; Antony Taylor, WellSpace; Derek Evans, Cuso International; Natalie Grigorian, Birthright Armenia; Gregory Price, VolunteerMatch; Aelaf Worku, American International Health Alliance; Bill Barhydt, Boom Financial; Conan French, Open Revolution; John Owens, Chemonics; Barbara Span, Western Union; Claire Lee, Microsoft; Dilawar Syed, Yonja Media Group; Driss Temsamani, Maghreb Growth Foundation; Oltac Unsal, The World Bank Group; Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor to the President for Strategic Communications; Bill Burns, Deputy Secretary of State; and Tara Sonenshine, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs


DAY 2 Speakers: Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development; Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Mimi Alemayehou, Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Deena Shakir, International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA); Romi Bhatia, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Jeff Brown, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Aaron Sherinian, United Nations Foundation; James Thompson, Global Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State; Aphrodite Bouikidis, Reinventing Greece Media Project; Katleen Felix, Haitian Hometown Associations Resource Group & Fonkoze; Molly Mattessich, Africa Rural Connect; Nicholas Reville, Amara; Antwaun Griffin, International Trade Administration; Alejandra Y. Castillo, U.S. Department of Commerce; Dario Gomez, U.S. Small Business Administration; Steve Gardner, U.S. Department of Commerce; Ricardo Michel, Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Development Alliances, U.S. Agency for International Development; Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Kingsley Aikins, CEO, Diaspora Matters; U.S. Senator Chris Coons; and Chris Jurgens, Division Chief, Office of Innovation and Development Alliances, USAID

Moderator: 

Session Moderators: Kathleen Newland, Migration Policy Institute; Roopal Shah, IndiCorps; Noosheen Hashemi, The Hand Foundation; Michael Deal, VEGA; Nandini Harihareswara, Mobile Solutions, U.S. Agency for International Development; Thomas Debass, Global Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State; Deena Shakir, International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA); Raul Hinogosa-Ojeda, North American Integration and Development Center at the University of California; Steve Glickman, White House

The Global Diaspora Forum is an annual celebration of America’s diaspora communities. The gathering challenged diaspora communities to forge partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and public institutions in order to make their engagements with their countries of origin or ancestry effective, scalable, and sustainable. The theme for the 2012 Global Diaspora Forum held in Washington, DC on July 25-26 was “Moving Forward by Giving Back.” The Forum focused on how new technology can empower and increase diaspora philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and social innovation.

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