Making Markets Work

Wednesday, March 26th at American Association for the Advancement of Science

March 13, 2014


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8:30 – 8:55 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome/Opening Remarks and Introduction

to Charito Kruvant

Dr. J. Wright

Senior Director, Economic Growth Division, Creative

9 a.m.

Social Innovation in Market Stabilization and Community Development


Charito Kruvant

President & CEO

Creative Associates International

Dr. J. Wright

Senior Director, Economic Growth Division, Creative

Ambassador Lange Schermerhorn

Former U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti

Matthew McLean

President, Endsight Consulting

(Former Chief of Staff, Millennium Challenge Corporation)

Video Screening: Kamila Sidiqi: An Advocate for Afghan Women

Q&A (2-3 questions)

10 a.m.

The Private Sector’s Evolving Role in Market Stabilization in International Development


Ambassador James Michel

Senior Advisor, CSIS

Deborah Kimble

Local Governance and Civil Society, Creative

Dr. John Sullivan

Executive Director
Center for International Private Enterprise

Ambassador Robin L. Raphel

Senior Advisor for Pakistan, Office of the Special Representative for

Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State

Q&A (2-3 questions)

11 a.m.

Navigating Economies in Crisis and Recovery


Pauline Baker

Former President of the Fund for Peace

Pablo Maldonado

Chief Operating Officer, Creative

Tyler Holt

Director, Office of Middle East Programs, USAID

Dr. Johanna Mendelson-Forman

Senior Associate, Program on Crisis, Conflict and Cooperation,

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Q&A (2-3 questions)

11:55 –

Thank You and Closing Remarks

Dr. J. Wright

Senior Director, Economic Growth Division, Creative

Additional Information:

  • There are three public parking garages directly across the street from AAAS: Two on 12th & H Streets, and one on 12th Street located next to the Subway Restaurant.
  • The nearest Metro stop is Metro Center, exit Marriott
  • There will be Wi-fi capabilities in the building at no additional costs, however, the password will be provided the day of the event.

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