Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has been confirmed as one of four panellists to discuss issues on Security and Good Governance in Jamaica in a forum organised by the Jamaica-based public policy think-tank, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute and the US Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
Congresswoman Clarke, who is of Jamaican heritage, is a graduate of Oberlin College, and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAM/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis. She was elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2006 and represents the Ninth Congressional District of New York, which includes the communities of Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach and Madison.
The forum, scheduled for the New York Hilton Midtown, New York, at 6:00 pm, is the fourth in a five-part dialogue being held with Jamaicans locally and overseas, under the project–Dialogues Between Democracies: The Future of US/ Jamaica Bilateral Relations.
Other panellists for the New York forum include His Excellency Ralph Thomas, Jamaican Ambassador to the USA and Mr Earl Jarrett, General Manager, Jamaica National Building Society and Ambassador Curtis Ward, former Jamaican Ambassador to the United Nations (Security Council Affairs). The discussion will be moderated by Joshua Polacheck, Counsellor, Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Kingston.