Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 21, 2011


Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director, Policy Planning, will discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Thursday, January 27, at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Slaughter will speak about “Leading Through Civilian Power: The First QDDR.” Her remarks will focus on how the QDDR provides a blueprint for elevating American “civilian power” to more effectively advance national interests, solve global problems, and promote prosperity and development through partnering with nongovernment actors and aligning the contributions and skills of all federal agencies. The QDDR is a sweeping assessment of how the State Department and the United States 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 both new threats and new opportunities.

SAIS also will host a live webcast of the event accessible at www.sais-jhu.edu.

The event will be held in Kenney Auditorium located on the first floor of the school’s Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Members of the public should RSVP to the SAIS International Development Program at developmentroundtable@jhu.edu.

Members of the media who plan to cover the event should respond to Felisa Neuringer Klubes at the SAIS Communications Office at 202.663.5626 or fklubes@jhu.edu.



PRN: 2011/090