Past Event / August 29, 2012

Tampa, FL: Republican National Convention

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August 29, 2012: The International Republican Institute, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and ONE hosted a panel discussion during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida to highlight U.S. leadership in international development.  The premier foreign policy event at the Convention, The U.S. Role in International Development—Legacy and Future, featured two panels of prominent policymakers and opinion leaders who discussed the foreign policy legacy of past Republican administrations and addressed the future of US foreign policy. [read more]

For a wrapup of our DNC event, click here.




Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

“This is a 1% that is well spent.”

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)

“Instead of saying we give you money, the MCC said how can you have accountability. We’ll take these steps, you take these steps. And it’s effective. Outcomes, results, absolutely. That’s why it’s got bipartisan support. It’s our job to tell that story so we don’t change the original goal of results and outcome, then we can explain it to audiences like this and audiences who don’t believe in it.”

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

“The more we are engaged overseas, particularly in the USAID budget, what President Bush did in Africa is not only reflective of our values but gave us strong relationships.”

Romney and Ryan on Smart Power

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Press Release

Condoleezza Rice, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and GOP Leaders Underscore Need for Strong and Effective U.S. Leadership in the Developing World