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Course Description

IN PERSON: The U.S. national security strategy is based on defense, diplomacy and development. Development assistance — foreign aid — refers to how the U.S. partners with developing countries to fuel economic prosperity and improve citizens' quality of life. We will learn about the foundations of development assistance and its management by Foreign Service Officers of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The instructor will demonstrate how taxpayer dollars promote equity and inclusion to achieve results also beneficial to the U.S. Lectures and visuals will draw on real-world examples from the instructor's experiences in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Interactive sessions will emphasize how empowering women and focusing attention on youth and marginalized groups can help achieve major results in the program areas of humanitarian assistance, economic development, family health (e.g., reduced infant mortality), infectious diseases, democracy, education and the environment. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 24.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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Section Title
Promoting Equity Beyond Borders: U.S. Development Assistance
Type
Classroom - In Person
Days
Th
Time
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Feb 01, 2024 to Mar 21, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Classroom - In Person  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Please note: Sources for additional information are offered for those interested. The course content overlaps somewhat with material presented in Understanding Foreign Assistance, offered in the Winter 2023 term.

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