Harnessing Global Diplomacy: Shaping the World's New Development Goals

Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, Elizabeth Cousens, former U.S. representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution in dialogue during the 2015 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College.


  • Madeleine Korbel Albright, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
    Diplomat, Global Leader, Visionary
  • Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy CEO, United Nations Foundation
    Before joining the UN Foundation, Elizabeth Cousens served as U.S. Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly (2012-14).
  • Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
    Homi Kharas is a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director in the Global Economy and Development program.