Madeleine Albright, Tom Ridge and Bill Gates will address major needs in U.S. foreign policy on Wednesday, Feb. 2, as the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition honors the former Secretary of State and the former Secretary of Homeland Security at its 2011 Tribute Dinner in Washington.
Secretaries Albright and Ridge will address the importance of diplomacy and development in managing global security threats and challenges of the 21st century.
Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will make the argument for why foreign assistance strengthens the U.S. economy during tough times and that it’s one of the best investments the U.S. government can make.[ Also Read: Richard Dreyfuss says it’s Time for a Talk ]
ABC News correspondent and National Public Radio senior analyst Cokie Roberts will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual nonpartisan gala.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states.
They support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.
Photo courtesy: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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