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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (R-219)
Stephanie Cappa, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, candidate, Masters in Public Policy, concentration International and Global Affairs.
Title: "Water for the World: The Evolution of U.S. Foreign Assistance for Clean Water and Sanitation"
About the talk:
This talk provides an insiders account of the recent shifts in U.S. foreign assistance for clean water and sanitation, including the landmark "Water for the Poor Act" and the currently proposed "Water for the World Act." The discussion will be led by Stephanie Cappa, a former Hill staffer and advocate, who will focus on the real world challenges of effectively translating ideals into policy and policy into outcomes.
Stephanie Cappa is a student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she is pursuing a Master in Public Policy degree with a concentration in International and Global Affairs. Before moving to Boston from Washington, D.C., she served as Manager of Development Policy at InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based humanitarian and international development nonprofits. In this role, Ms. Cappa led international development policy and advocacy, focusing on food security/agriculture, climate
change, global health, and water and sanitation. Prior to InterAction, she worked for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on budget, appropriations, foreign affairs, and security policy. Ms. Cappa has a B.A. in both Public Policy and Environmental Science and Policy from the College of William and Mary.