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Jim Locher at USAID

June 24, 2009
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PNSR Executive Director Jim Locher addresses the USAID Administrator's Forum June 1, 2009

PNSR Executive Director Jim Locher spoke recently to the staff of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The photos and text are courtesy of  USAID.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted PNSR executive director James R. Locher III as part of the Administrator’s Forum, a speaker’s series designed to inform the development dialogue within the Agency. Locher was invited to speak on national security reform and the role of development in a “Smart Power” approach.

Locher is introduced by Acting USAID Administrator Alonzo Fulgham

Locher is introduced by Acting USAID Administrator Alonzo L. Fulgham

“Smart Power,” defined by Secretary of State Clinton, means using the full range of tools at the U.S. Government’s disposal – diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural – and applying the right tool or combination of tools to each situation.

Locher took questions from USAID staff on what national security reform and smart power means to them

Locher took questions from USAID staff on what national security reform and smart power means to them

“As Executive Director of the Project on National Security Reform, Jim Locher is at the forefront of defining how smart power can and should be applied across the spectrum of our government’s development, diplomacy and defense capabilities,” said Acting Administrator Alonzo L. Fulgham.

Locher with (L-R) Lisa Chiles, Counselor of USAID, and Margot Ellis, Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID's Asia Bureau.

Locher with (L-R) Lisa Chiles, Counselor of USAID, and Margot Ellis, Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID's Asia Bureau.

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