Dave Harden is the Managing Director of the Georgetown Strategy Group. Before founding the firm, Harden was a Minister Counselor in the career Senior Foreign Service. He recently served as the Assistant Administrator for the US Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance in the Obama Administration. In that capacity, Harden led a bureau focused on global crisis response and political transition with an annual budget of $4.8 billion with nearly 1,200 staff. Harden spearheaded all USAID efforts to respond to crises and stabilisation efforts – including responses in Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, the West Bank/Gaza and Yemen.
Our Voice of the Week is a conversation between Joseph Braude and Tamara Cofman Wittes, who debate the opportunities for Arab-Israeli normalisation created by initiatives beyond the commonly discussed security and economic sectors. This discussion was part of a Policy Forum event held at the Washington Institute on 11 February 2019.