Event: How to Build International Peace

Hello All,

This event is a teleconference event. I will add this to our group calendar but please note that you must RSVP/register. The Peace Alliance works in the Bay Area to promote advocacy for peace and peaceful activism.

You have questions about International Peacebuilding?

What are the Risks, and What are the Opportunities?

Join us for Learning and Empowerment!

This Coming Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6 pm PDT, 9 pm EDT

Join us – Click here to register!

Our Special Guest will be Foreign Policy Expert Diana Ohlbaum – Bring your Questions and get ready to Learn and Take Action!

Do you have questions about where our international peacebuilding power may be heading, and what you can do about it?  This call aims to address those questions and more!

Dia​na Ohlbaum is president of DLO Global LLC, a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development, and a principal of Turner4D strategic communications firm. With over 25 years of experience overseeing  U.S. foreign assistance programs, primarily on Capitol Hill, she also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network and as an expert contributor to TheHill.com.

Register for the call Here.

We will also hear an update from a member of the Peace Alliance Department of Peacebuilding Committee, and we hope to hear about peacebuilding in YOUR life.

A bi-partisan group of legislators is about to introduce a bill to strengthen our best diplomatic practices!

After you register for the call you will receive our regular monthly Action Sheet, offering guidance on how we can support this leading edge legislation!

Now’s the time, 60 minutes toward healing your world!…register here.

In Solidarity,

Dan Kahn

National Field Coordinator

More about Diana:

From 2009 to 2013, Dr. Ohlbaum worked as a senior professional staff member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, under the leadership of Howard L. Berman (D-CA). In that position, she coordinated the effort to rewrite and reform the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, culminating in the introduction of the Global Partnerships Act of 2012. Previously, she directed the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, where she led a successful battle against elimination of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), drafted legislation to streamline the foreign aid system, championed expansion of human rights laws, and rewrote statutory guidelines for monitoring and approval of arms transfers.

In addition to her legislative background, Dr. Ohlbaum has experience in the executive branch and the private sector. From 1999 to 2001, she served as deputy director of USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives, a unit designed to advance peace and democracy in conflict-prone countries. She later worked as director of public policy for InterAction, an alliance of nongovernmental organizations engaged in humanitarian relief and international development, and she ran a successful consulting business with corporate, nonprofit, and government clients. Dr. Ohlbaum holds a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Russian studies from Amherst College.

“DR. OHLBAUM PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN DESIGNING A COMPREHENSIVE REFORM OF THE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT OF  1961… SHE BRINGS A VAST AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE OVERSEEING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, POLICIES, BUDGETS, AND AGENCIES, AS WELL AS A FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS.”

— CSIS

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