CIR is proud to announce a dynamic new speaking event. Join us at 5:30pm on December 8th at the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living as a panel of three experts discusses the future of the international development sector. How can we transform traditional aid approaches to those that expand opportunities and cultivate prosperity for one and all? How might we better fuse the efforts and values of the public, nongovernment, and private sectors? How can we increasingly feel, understand, and honor the realities of those born into opportunity-poor contexts, and align their needs with the many lessons we’ve learned over decades of (often failed) aid efforts? Is the future of international aid the creation of an empathic globe?
Moderated by Jill Heppenheimer, an entrepreneurial strategist and world traveler, our panel discussion will feature three speakers, each weighing the possible building blocks for this empathic future world. We will also hear from Tarrie Burnett, the head of Refugee and Asylee Programs for the Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains. She will offer us some key thoughts, context, and action to help us better understand refugee resettlement in New Mexico.
– Dr. Kate Schecter, the President and CEO of World Neighbors, an Oklahoma-based NGO that operates in 13 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She has been a development professional for close to 25 years, working for various organizations, including an international nonprofit organization focused on global health, the World Bank, a leading foundation and several prestigious universities, including Columbia and Harvard.
– Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she focuses on issues on the interstices of security and governance, development and conflict. Her forthcoming book looks at nations that have succeeded in overcoming extreme levels of violence.
– Sandy Campbell, CIR’s Executive Director. He worked for close to 15 years at the intersection of health policy and health research in sub-Saharan Africa, first with a Canadian crown corporation–the International Development Research Centre–and then as a consultant to the World Health Organization, research universities, and several national governments.
Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and may be purchased online or at the door.