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What’s Next? with Heather Higginbottom

What’s Next? with Heather Higginbottom

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On this week’s episode of “What’s Next?,” Maggie Feldman-Piltch is joined by COO of CARE USA and former Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom. They discuss the importance of international aid, challenges facing development operations abroad, and the role of NGOs in 21st century aid.


Speaker’s Bio

Heather Higginbottom serves as CARE USA’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining CARE, Heather served as the first female Deputy Secretary of State and managed operations and foreign assistance programming for the State Department and USAID. Prior to joining the State Department, Heather was Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget where she served as the chief operating officer and a principal architect of the federal budget, and as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Heather has also held senior positions on Capitol Hill and on two presidential campaigns. She is a founder and former Executive Director of the American Security Project. Heather holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the George Washington University.


About “What’s Next?”

“What’s Next?” is American Security Project’s weekly, non-partisan podcast series featuring interviews with national security leaders and critical issue experts. Each episode runs about 30 minutes- making it the perfect addition to your DC commute.

Hosted by Maggie Feldman-Piltch and produced by Matthew Wallin, the conversations go beyond the dinner party commentary and offer guests the opportunity to discuss their vision for security in the 21st century, the strategy that vision requires, and what it means for America going forward- in less time than it takes you to get to work. With topics ranging from geo-economics to nuclear security, cultural diplomacy to energy security and asymmetric operations, “What’s Next?” is one of the many ways ASP works to raise the American public’s understanding of complex security issues we face.