June 20, 2013

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, Military Leaders and Corporate Executives to Outline Changing Face of Global Development

WASHINGTON—On the eve of President Obama’s trip to Africa, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will feature the latest innovations in global development and diplomacy at its Washington Conference on Tuesday, June 25.  Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, current and past combatant commanders, and top business leaders will examine the changing landscape of development assistance and discuss how a smart power approach to foreign policy is critical to national and economic security.

The conference also will highlight new innovative technology solutions saving and improving lives around the world such as clean smoke-free cookstoves, backpacks that allow the transfer of clean water, nutritional supplements for children, and more.

More information about the conference and a schedule of events can be found at: www.usglc.org/2013Conference.

WHERE: Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington D.C.
WHEN: 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday June 25th
WHO: The Honorable Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank Group, General Bantz J. Craddock, USA (Ret.), U.S. Southern Command (2004 –06), Lt. General William E. “Kip” Ward, USA (Ret.), U.S. Africa Command (2007-2011), Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, USN, Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command, Oliver Bell, Chief Technology Officer, International Public Sector, Microsoft, Karl Hofmann, President & CEO, Population Services International, Geralyn Ritter, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Merck & Co., Inc.

CREDENTIALS REQUIRED: One of the following credentials for media are required:  (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of Treasury, Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).

Pre-set time for cameras for Dr. Kim’s session 1:40 p.m.
Pre-set time for cameras for Secretary Lew’s session 4:30 p.m.


The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.