Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Kroc Center 
424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC, 29601
Greenville, SC 29601

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A Beyond the Headlines Event

     Foreign aid is a key component of economic statecraft available to states to further their national objectives, influence the behavior of other countries, and promote development. Often, development and military aid flows are underpinned by a combination of political, socioeconomic, and humanitarian motivations and goals. On the international platform, the United States stands out as the largest unilateral aid donors in the world, typically accounting for over 20% of total global assistance from major donors each year. But what are some of the key motivations underpinning US economic and military assistance, and how have these motivations evolved over time? Which recipient countries have benefited the most from US aid flows? And finally, what have been some of the unintended consequences of US aid, especially when used to pursue security goals?  In this talk, Dr. Amira Jadoon of Clemson University provides a contemporary overview of US foreign aid, along with a discussion of associated motivations and outcomes.

   Dr. Amira Jadoon is an assistant professor in the Department of Political  Science at Clemson University. Prior to joining Clemson, she worked at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, jointly appointed in the department of Social Sciences and the Combating Terrorism Center (2017-2022). Jadoon also holds external appointments at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT-The Hague), and the Stimson Center (Washington D.C). Jadoon specializes in international security, political violence, terrorism, and counterterrorism strategies. She has published in numerous journals including International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence and has two co-authored forthcoming books on the Islamic State's Global Provinces (Columbia University Press) and the Islamic State Khorasan (Lynne Rienner). Her work has also been cited in U.S. and international media outlets, including The Washington Post, CNN, BBC, Stars and Stripes, Voice of America, and Foreign Policy. She also regularly briefs and engages with elements at all levels of the United States Government, including the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. 

More on the Beyond the Headlines Series

  Beyond the Headlines, a World Affairs Council Upstate event, is a Lunch and Learn speaker series designed to present fact-based information on the most pressing global issues of today. Utilizing academics and research institution leaders, we strive to keep political opinions out of the presentation and allow people to ask their own questions and formulate their own opinions. WAC Upstate programming is provided by Upstate International, a 501(c)3 founded in 1998 that has been empowering people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas for 25 years.

Please plan to join us for this
Wednesday, March 8th at 12:00 pm
Presentations generally run from 12:00-1:30 with plenty of time
to have a lively discussion and ask your specific questions of our speaker after the presentation.
Where: Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville SC 
When: Wednesday, March 8th at 12:00 pm
Attend for free or choose an option of lunch for $14.00