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Lecture explores foreign aid, Feb. 21

An expert on foreign aid will discuss her recent book on why countries provide it during an address at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Carol Lancaster, associate professor and director of the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University, will discuss "Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Policies."

Her book by the same title was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2006. She provides five in-depth case studies -- the United States, Japan, France, Germany and Denmark --- that demonstrate how domestic politics and international pressures combine to shape how and why donor governments give aid.

Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Lancaster served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and as deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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