U.S. Rep. Ed Royce and Rajiv Shah of the U.S. Agency for International Development will participate in a Town Hall on partnering to end extreme global poverty on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center at Cal Poly Pomona.
Royce, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, represents the 39th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties. Royce also has served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and as a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Shah leads the efforts of nearly 10,000 staff in more than 70 countries around the world to advance USAID’s mission of ending extreme poverty and promoting resilient, democratic societies. Under Shah’s leadership, USAID has applied innovative technologies and engaged the private sector to solve the world’s most intractable development challenges.
New Cal Poly Pomona President Soraya M. Coley will host the Town Hall meeting titled “The Fight to End Global Poverty by 2030.” After introductory remarks, Royce and Shah will share their insights from working on a range of pressing global development challenges, from fighting hunger to ensuring child survival to leading America’s response to natural disasters around the world, including the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
The event in Ursa Minor will include a question-and-answer session.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register, go to congressmanedroyce.eventbrite.com. Parking is free in Lot C for the event.
For more information, contact Rep. Royce’s district offices at (714) 255-0101 or (626) 964-5123 or USAID Press Office at (202) 712-4320.