Yesterday, Jim Yong Kim, the president of Dartmouth College, was named the next President of the World Bank. Dr. Kim is a world health expert, with extensive experience in two major global killers – tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. He was formerly Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, [...]Continue Reading →
With Janessa Goldbeck gearing up for her Cycle for Security event in Tallahassee tonight, Tallahassee mayor John R. Marks expressed the importance of international development to American security.
In an Op-Ed in the Tallahassee Democrat, Mayor Marks urges the people of Tallahassee to follow in the footsteps of the Greatest Generation by supporting strong international development [...]Continue Reading →
Today marks a very important anniversary: it was sixty-four years ago today that President Harry S. Truman signed the Economic Recovery Program (ERP) – better known as “The Marshall Plan” – into law.
At the close of World War II, leaders of America’s Greatest Generation, like General George C. Marshall, understood that economic [...]Continue Reading →
Last week, Representative Paul Ryan and 227 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives voted to slash critical funding – international development and diplomacy programs – that keeps America safe.
Watch Janessa Goldbeck explain above how important international development is to America’s security, and sign the Make US Strong Petition to tell Congress development [...]Continue Reading →
Congressman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget resolution for fiscal year 2013 is catching a good deal of criticism for its cuts to International Affairs. The Ryan budget calls for nearly an 11% reduction in international development and diplomacy programs, while increasing appropriations for the Department of Defense. Throughout the budget proposal, Ryan stresses that [...]Continue Reading →
This morning, we learned some disturbing new details about House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) FY2013 budget proposal. While yesterday’s releases left out any information about critical national security tools like international development and diplomacy, today we see that he would recklessly slash those programs.
Cutting International Affairs funding would [...]Continue Reading →
Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) laid out his proposal for the FY2013 budget. He was ardent about making sure the Department of Defense has the resources it needs to keep America safe, a principle we fully support.
However, one important piece of the budget that Ryan did not talk about, was our [...]Continue Reading →
Today is International Women’s Day, and we here at Make Us Strong are celebrating.
As part of Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet Summit, four Truman Project military veterans – Erica Jeffries, Jan Donatelli, Gail Harris, and Robin Eckstein – are carrying the message to Congress today that investing in women in developing countries is crucial to [...]Continue Reading →
It’s been a busy week on Capitol Hill for those of us who followed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimonies on the President’s FY13 International Affairs budget to the House Foreign Affairs and the Senate Foreign Relations Committees. While Secretary Clinton once again declared her steadfast support for strong development and diplomacy funding, the debate happening off the Hill–and [...]Continue Reading →
Truman Fellow and Director of Aid Effectiveness at Oxfam America Director, Greg Adams, has a great piece up about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifying on Capitol Hill about the importance of international development funding:
“The Obama administration has been forcefully arguing why our investment in fighting global poverty is so important to [...]Continue Reading →