On September 1, the German Marshall Fund partnered with Oxfam America to host a panel discussion on "The Future of Foreign Assistance: Effective Development and National Security." The event was one of several in a series the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs organized during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
On September 1, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) held a debate entitled "The war in Georgia and relations with Russia: What happened and what now?" in Brussels, Belgium just before an emergency European Summit began. This debate was intended to give the European audience an opportunity to ask questions of leading people on the issue. The five panelists were: Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish Foreign Minister; Matthew, U.S.