Asia-Pacific Center designates new development adviser

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
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Defense, diplomacy and development are critical elements in the U.S. National Security Strategy.

In keeping with that strategy, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is designating Dr. Lori Forman as development adviser.

Dr. Lori Forman is the new development adviser for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. (Photo courtesy Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Public Affairs)

Dr. Lori Forman is the new development adviser for the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. (Photo courtesy Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Public Affairs)

Currently a faculty member at APCSS, Forman brings to the position high-level development experience in the U.S. government. She previously served as assistant administrator for Asia at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Alternate Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

She also served in senior positions in both corporations and nongovernmental organizations. These experiences bring to this new position her unique perspectives on international development.

As development adviser, Forman will contribute to APCSS’ comprehensive approach to security by advising the Center on development issues, implications and opportunities in the Pacific Command area of responsibility and area of interest. She will serve as the primary liaison with, and in-house resource about, public and private development agencies working in the Asia-Pacific region.

This responsibility includes agencies such as USAID, Japan International Cooperation Agency, ADB, World Bank group, UN development organizations, and more, and with private sector entities working in development (relevant corporations and NGOs).

Outreach to these development partners will include assisting with the recruitment of appropriate fellows, partnering consultations and research.

“Working with our foreign policy adviser, Lori will be a key player in expanding APCSS’ whole-of-embassy engagements and interactions with development agencies,” stated APCSS director, retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf. “By maintaining professional relationships with policy makers in these agencies and related research institutes, Lori will monitor development issues to provide advice and assessments to staff and faculty on relevant development trends and vulnerabilities.”

Forman will continue to teach, manage courses and workshops, participate in roundtables and facilitate seminars.

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