July 24, 2007

Bipartisan Group of Top Officials Urge Presidential Candidates to Make Development and Diplomacy a Top Issue for U.S. Security

On July 25th, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci will join the Center for U.S. Global Engagement to launch “Impact ’08: Building a Better, Safer World.” Albright and Carlucci will co-chair this new national campaign focused on inspiring presidential candidates to support the greater use of development and diplomacy as critical to America’s national security and engagement with the world.

A bipartisan group of top-level former Administration, Congressional and other officials will be releasing a statement at the event urging the presidential candidates to define new visions for U.S. foreign policy and national security that include greater investments in development and diplomacy.

The Center for U.S. Global Engagement, the educational arm of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, unites business, foreign policy, humanitarian, faith-based, community and military leaders around the country to broaden our understanding of America’s interests in building a better, safer world.