The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosted on 19 September 2013 a three hour event titled "Somalia: Assessing the First Year of the Federal Government."
There were two panels. The first on Somalia's economy and financial sector included Linda Etim, deputy assistant administrator at USAID; Hersi Suleiman, Somali-American Money Service Association; Michael O. Engman, senior economist, Africa Region, World Bank; and Fatima Jibrell, founder of Adeso.
The second panel on governance and political security included Donald Teitelbaum, deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs; Keith Jennings, senior associate and regional director for southern and eastern Africa, National Democratic Institute; Paul Williams, associate professor, George Washington University; and Omar Daair, first secretary, embassy of the UK in the US.
There panels covered a wide range of political, social and economic issues. The entire event is available on podcast.