In Case You Missed USAID in the news this week..

Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs Alex Their writes in Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel about his experience living in Mazar 20 years ago and highlights the dramatic progress over the past two decades. Alanna Shaikh wrote in the UN Dispatch on Obama’s re-election and the continuation of the president’s development initiatives; especially Feed the Future and USAID Forward.

Science Magazine featured today’s launch of the Higher Education Solutions Network in which major awards were given to seven universities in the United States and abroad to support “development labs” that will design innovative, low-cost approaches to improving health and reducing poverty and conflicts.  The Duke Chronicle highlighted Duke being an inaugural member of the Higher Education Solutions Network. UC Berkeley News Center  also highlighted being featured as an awardee. WTAW NewsTalk 1620 features Texas A& M being among the seven schools selected to be a part of the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN).