Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Posts by Christopher Williams

  • April 7, 2011

    The Iron Lady of Liberia: A Future Without International Affairs Programs

    Christopher Williams | April 7, 2011

    President Sirleaf calls on wealthy nations to confront the linked challenges of poverty, health, and security in an increasingly interdependent world. Liberia’s Iron Lady praised the debate on the costs-and benefits of foreign assistance but also...

  • March 2, 2011

    3 Billion Liters Makes a Difference

    Christopher Williams | March 2, 2011

    World Vision and P&G have provided safe water in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya and Zimbabwe. More recently, the CSDW responded to the 2010 Pakistan flood emergency by providing 1.1 million PUR packets to sanitize contaminated water in...

  • February 15, 2011

    Going the Last Mile: Delivering Dramatic, Sustainable Global Health Gains

    Christopher Williams | February 15, 2011

    Administrator Shah highlighted the critical importance of American innovation and invention to alleviating the global health crisis, noting, “We cannot simply seek to do more of the same in an effort to provide services using currently available...

  • January 28, 2011

    GOP Leaders Support Foreign Assistance

    Christopher Williams | January 28, 2011

    Sen. Rand Paul appears to be following in his father, Ron Paul’s, footsteps. The newly elected libertarian senator told Wolf Blitzer that he wants the U.S. to end all foreign aid, including aid to Israel, during an interview on Wednesday. “When...

  • January 25, 2011

    Washington Awaits State of the Union

    Christopher Williams | January 25, 2011

    House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Howard Berman (D-CA) is supporting calls from the Obama administration to keep State and foreign aid funding out of the hands of GOP budget slashers in Congress. Berman’s latest remarks come on...

  • January 20, 2011

    Blue Chip USAID

    Christopher Williams | January 20, 2011

    Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), said administrative reforms, procurement changes and better contract management would save hundreds of millions of dollars — but only if USAID is allowed...

  • January 19, 2011

    Farewell Sarge

    Christopher Williams | January 19, 2011

    R. Sargent Shriver, the Kennedy in-law who became the founding director of the Peace Corps, the architect of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty, a United States ambassador to France and the Democratic candidate for vice president in...

  • January 18, 2011

    Back to Business

    Christopher Williams | January 18, 2011

    The White House is to throw a lavish reception for the Chinese leader, Hu Jintao, on Wednesday in an effort to patch up relations after a difficult year dominated by tensions over currency rates, jobs, North Korea and other international issues...

  • January 17, 2011

    A Banker’s Perspective on Development

    Christopher Williams | January 17, 2011

    In addition, Yohannes drew on his own background as a banker, focusing on the importance of a good return on investment for the U.S. taxpayer. President Obama’s global development policy calls for sustainable economic growth in well-governed...