Hagel: Development is 'Redefining' World Order

We are living through one of the most "transformational" times in history, U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) said at a July 29, 2008, event co-sponsored by the World Bank and Devex in Washington, D.C. "You are part of redefining the elements of world order," Hagel told an audience dominated by World Bank staff and other development professionals.

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    Mark Maathuis

    Mark Maathuis worked as an international correspondent for United Press International and reported for several Dutch magazines and Web sites on American politics, the "war on terror" and legal issues. He holds two master's degrees, one in journalism from American University and the other in civil law from Leiden University. Mark joined Devex in November 2007 as a fellow in our Washington, D.C., office and continued to contribute to our Web site the following year. He is a native speaker of Dutch, fluent in English, proficient in French and German, and speaks basic Italian.

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