The Bush administration has generally gotten positive reviews for its focus on aid to Africa and other developing parts of the world. But some people are already pushing the next president — whether Democratic or Republican — to become more strategic in using foreign aid as a diplomatic tool. We’ll discuss the Bush administration’s strategy on foreign aid, and how the next President may approach this issue.


  • Sam Worthington President and CEO, Interaction
  • Jim Kolbe Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R- AZ, 8th District) (1985-2007)
  • Brian Atwood Dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) during the Clinton administration.

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