Lecture by Rajiv Shah at FIU
Friday, September 21, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
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Leading the Future of Development
Lecture by Rajiv Shah, USAID
September 21, 2012 | 3:30 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA Auditorium (Room 125)
Dr. Rajiv Shah serves as the 16th Administrator of USAID and leads the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions around the world. Shah earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and his master’s in health economics from the Wharton School of Business. He attended the London School of Economics and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Since being sworn in on December 31, 2009, Shah has managed the U.S. Government’s response to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; co-chaired the State Department’s first review of American diplomacy and development operations; and now spearheads President Barack Obama's landmark Feed the Future food security initiative. He is also leading “USAID Forward,” an extensive set of reforms to USAID’s business model focusing on seven key areas, including procurement, science & technology, and monitoring & evaluation. Before becoming USAID’s Administrator, Shah served as undersecretary for research, education and economics, and as chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At USDA, he launched the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which significantly elevated the status and funding of agricultural research.
The program is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for admission and are free of charge.
For more information, please call 305-348-7266.
Co-sponsored by Division of Research.