Past Event / September 28, 2010 - September 29, 2010

2010 Washington Conference

2010 Conference

On September 28th and 29th, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition held its annual conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s events were focused on the theme “Smart Power at Work” and included an extraordinary roundtable with five of the top administration officials affecting development policy, a public launch of the Veterans for Smart Power initiative and new military poll findings, a unique discussion on the 2010 elections with David Gregory, and more. USGLC advocates and veterans traveled to Capitol Hill to speak directly with their members of Congress and their staffs about the importance of the International Affairs Budget and a smart power approach to our national security.


The Administration’s New Global Development Policy: A Roundtable Discussion

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden on Veterans for Smart Power

Conference Lineup

The Administration’s New Global Development Policy: A Roundtable Discussion

We are pleased to host senior Administration officials as they discuss the Administration’s new development policy.

Hillary Clinton Robert Gates Timothy Geithner Rajiv Shah Daniel Yohannes Frank Sesno
Hillary Clinton,
Secretary of State
Full Bio
Robert Gates,
Secretary of Defense
Full Bio
Timothy Geithner,
Secretary of the Treasury
Full Bio
Rajiv Shah,
USAID Administrator
Full Bio
Daniel Yohannes,
Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO
Full Bio
Frank Sesno
Full Bio

The Military Voice and the National Security Toolkit

Military leaders discuss how important development and diplomacy are to national security as the USGLC launches Veterans for Smart Power with new poll results about support for non-military tools.

Beau Biden James Loy Hugh Shelton General Cody Geoff Garin Bill McInturff
Beau Biden,
Attorney General of Delaware & Served in Iraq
Full Bio
Adm. James Loy,
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (‘98-’02)
Full Bio
General Henry H. Shelton,
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (‘97-‘01)
Full Bio
Richard A. Cody,
L-3 Communications
Geoff Garin,
Dem Pollster & President of Peter D. Hart Research Associates
Full Bio
Bill McInturff,
GOP Pollster & Director of Public Opinion Strategies
Full Bio

The Political Landscape: Making Sense of the 2010 Elections

David Gregory provides an insider’s look at the November mid-term elections.

David Gregory
David Gregory,
Moderator of NBC’s Meet The Press
Full Bio

Development and Our Economy: Understanding the Link

With developing countries consuming almost half of U.S. exports, these growing markets are a key to economic success.

Nina Easton Farooq Kathwari Gary Knell Robert Mosbacher, Jr. Leo Zak
Nina Easton,
Washington Editor of Fortune Magazine
Full Bio
Farooq Kathwari,
President, Chairman, and CEO of Ethan Allen
Full Bio
Gary Knell,
President and CEO of Sesame Workshop
Full Bio
Mosbacher Jr.,
Former President and CEO of OPIC
Full Bio
Leocadia Zak,
Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Full Bio

Putting Smart Power to Work: Public-Private Partnership Expo

A chance to network with other conference participants while exploring examples of Smart Power at Work, featuring innovative public-private partnerships from a range of development practitioners and leading corporations.

Smart Power at Work Expo