Henrietta Fore on New Approaches to US Foreign Assistance.
In January 2006, Secretary of State Rice announced a major change in the way the US government directs foreign assistance to transitioning and developing countries around the world. This reform focuses on facilitating one overarching goal: 'Helping to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system.' With past criticisms of incoherent policies, wasted resources, and ineffective programs, how will these changes provide a comprehensive foreign assistance strategy for the US against which to measure success and meet new challenges in international development?
Under Secretary of State for Management, Henrietta Holsman Fore, joins the Council to discuss US foreign assistance reform and the government's new approach to international development.
Under Secretary of State Henrietta Holsman Fore will, also, present former Secretary of State George P. Shultz with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s 4th Annual George C. Marshall Award - World Affairs Council of Northern California
Doug Bereuter became the president of The Asia Foundation on September 1, 2004, immediately upon his resignation from U.S. Congress after twenty-six years of service.
During his congressional career, he was a leading member of the House International Relations Committee. He served as Vice Chairman for six years, and chaired the Asia-Pacific Subcommittee for six years. He was a ranking minority member of the Human Rights Subcommittee for six years. He chaired the Europe Subcommittee immediately before his departure.
Henrietta Holsman Fore
Henrietta Holsman Fore is Under Secretary of State for Management, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and Acting Director of Foreign Assistance.
Henrietta H. Fore was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Management on August 2, 2005. She is responsible for the people, resources, facilities, technology and security of the Department of State and is the Secretary's principal advisor on management issues.
The Under Secretary for Management leads the bureaus of Administration, Consular Affairs, Diplomatic Security, Human Resources, Information Resource Management, and Overseas Buildings Operations, the Foreign Service Institute, the Office of Medical Services, the Office of Management Policy, the Office of Rightsizing the US Government's Overseas Presence, and the White House Liaison. The Under Secretary also provides regular direction to the Bureau of Resource Management, and the Chief Financial Officer serves as a core member of the Under Secretary’s senior management team. She is the State Department’s representative on the President's Management Council.
Prior to her appointment, Fore served as the 37th Director of the United States Mint in the Department of Treasury. She had also been a Presidential appointee at the Department of State from 1989-1993, first as Assistant Administrator for Private Enterprise in the U.S. Agency for International Development and then Assistant Administrator for Asia. During this period she founded and served as the first Chairman of the United States Asia Environmental Partnership, a coalition of business, government, and community organizations in the United States and 31 Asian nations. Fore also was a founder of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps.
George P. Shultz
George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
He was sworn in on July 16, 1982, as the sixtieth U.S. Secretary of State and served until January 20, 1989. In January 1989, he rejoined Stanford University as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics at the Graduate School of Business and a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.
He is a member of the board of directors of Fremont Group and Accretive Health. He is chairman of the J. P. Morgan Chase International Council and chairman of the Accenture Energy Advisory Board. He is also chairman of the California Governor's Council of Economic Advisors and co-chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger.
He was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, on January 19, 1989. He also received the Seoul Peace Prize (1992), the Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service (2001), and the Reagan Distinguished American Award (2002). He is the recipient of the Elliot Richardson Prize for Excellence and Integrity in Public Service, The James H. Doolittle Award, and the John Witherspoon Medal for Distinguished Statesmanship.
The George Shultz National Foreign Service Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, was dedicated on May 29, 2002.
Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz considers that the strategy of containment that was so successful against communism during the Cold War might be adapted to work against the violent ideology of radical Islam.