Reducing Poverty Through Growth in Indonesia
June 5, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm

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A discussion with Ms. Karen Sessions, vice president of congressional and public affairs of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), about their portfolio of development projects around the globe, with a special emphasis on Indonesia.

Karen Sessions will speak about MCC's portfolio of development projects around the globe, with a special emphasis on investments in Indonesia that aimed to promote sustainable economic growth to reduce poverty. MCC's compact was designed to reduce childhood stunting and malnutrition, improve the effectiveness of government spending by modernizing the procurement system, and support equitable growth through investments in agriculture, including through partnerships with the private sector.

MCC is an independent U.S. government agency that works to reduce global poverty through economic growth by providing time-limited grants and assistance to developing countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights.


Ms. Karen Sessions, Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs, Millennium Challenge Corporation

As MCC’s Vice President of Congressional and Public Affairs, Karen Sessions continues a 30-year career of communications leadership and expertise where she oversees and manages international and domestic public affairs, media relations, public events, the speakers bureau, the creative team and the agency’s public website. Read more.


Ms. Leslie Thurman, Executive Director, Major Gifts, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Leslie Thurman previously served as the director of major gifts and events at the International Medical Corps. Read more.

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