Larry Nowels is a co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network. He currently works as a consultant, recently working with a number of foundations and global development advocacy organizations, including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the ONE Campaign, and Advocates for Development Assistance. Previously, he was a specialist in foreign affairs at the Congressional Research Service. During his 33-year career at CRS, he wrote extensively on U.S. foreign assistance policymaking, including the congressional role in legislating and overseeing American foreign aid programs. Nowels attended the University of Redlands, University of Salamanca, American University School of International Service, and the National War College.
According to experts, U.S. President Donald Trump’s recently released budget request for fiscal year 2021 will result in wasted taxpayer dollars, missed opportunities, and efficiency losses. This op-ed looks at the hidden costs of cuts.