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Leading Through Civilian Power: The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

21 January 2011 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Chatham House, London


Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House



The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), for which Dr Slaughter served as Executive Director, offers US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's vision for American foreign policy in the years ahead, particularly her goal of elevating American 'civilian power'. It also provides a sweeping assessment of how the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) can become more efficient, accountable, and effective in a world in which rising powers, growing instability, and technological transformation create new threats, but also new opportunities.

Dr Slaughter will discuss the Review and consider the implications for America's closest allies and the transatlantic partnership.

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