Air China signs deal to purchase 60 Boeing B737 aircraft | Budget pressure unlikely to deflect Iran from nuclear goals | China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony | Court orders partner of Sydney hostage-taker jailed | Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests | Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency | Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output | Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor | Obama says Sony hack not an act of war | Obama to name Sally Yates as pick for deputy attorney general | Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar | Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests | Police officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor | Obama to name Sally Yates as pick for deputy attorney general | Obama says Sony hack not an act of war | Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output | U.S. gas prices fall to lowest since May 2009: Lundberg survey | U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria | Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions | Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete | Essebsi declares victory in Tunisia vote | Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub | N Korea threatens US over hacking claims | Peshawar defiant in face of school massacre | Gulf OPEC members refuse to cut oil output | Obama condemns murder of New York police | 'Dozens of Houthis killed' in central Yemen | Pedestrians injured in France hit and run | Haiti names health minister as interim PM |

May 4, 2010: Gayle Smith gives talk in Columbus


Gayle Smith gives talk in Columbus about women, development, and global security Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 8:20 am By Ife Blount EXAMINER

Gayle Smith is Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the National Security Council,
where she is responsible for global development, stabilization and humanitarian assistance issues.
She was previously a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Co-Chair of the ENOUGH
Project, and Co-Founder of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network. During the Clinton
Administration, Ms. Smith served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African
Affairs at the NSC, and as Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Agency
for International Development.

Ms. Smith was based in Africa for over 20 years as a journalist covering military, economic, and political
affairs for the BBC, Associated Press, Reuters, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Toronto Globe &
Mail, London Observer, and Financial Times. She has also consulted for a wide range of NGOs, foundations,
and governmental organizations including UNICEF, the World Bank, Dutch Interchurch Aid, Norwegian
Church Relief, and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.

ife_blount@yahoo.com

Knowledge and understanding of international affairs is crucial to success in today’s shrinking world. The Columbus Council on World Affairs is helping to position Ohio as a leader in the 21st Century through the wide variety of programs and services it offers.

- Bob Taft,
Former Governor of the State of Ohio

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