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2014 International Advisory Council Meeting Agenda

 Wednesday, May 28

10:15 – 11:15 AM

 

Regional Breakout Sessions

Discussion on Latin America

  • Moderator: Suzanne Nora Johnson, Vice Chair of the Board
  • Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program 
  • Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Foreign Policy 
  • Ted Piccone, Acting Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy 
  • Ernesto Talvi, Director and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative, Global Economy and Development
  • Harold Trinkunas, Director and Senior Fellow, Latin America Initiative, Foreign Policy 

Discussion on Europe

  • Moderator: Hanzade Doğan Boyner, Trustee; Vice Chairwoman, Doğan Holding Şirketler Grubu A.Ş.
  • Doug Elliott, Fellow, Initiative on Business and Public Policy, Economic Studies 
  • Clifford Gaddy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development; and Center on the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy 
  • Fiona Hill, Director and Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy 
  • Jacques Mistral, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development 
  • Steve Pifer, Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative; and Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Center on the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Opening Lunch and Around the World Discussion

  • Introductory Remarks: Strobe Talbott, President 
  • Moderators: Paul Desmarais Jr., Co-Chair, International Advisory Council; and Antoine van Agtmael, Co-Chair, International Advisory Council
12:45 – 1:45 PM  

Turning Point or Sticking Point: The Arab Spring, Three Years On 

  • Moderator: David Rubenstein, Co-Chair of the Board 
  • Dan Byman, Research Director and Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Foreign Policy 
  • Hafez Ghanem, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development 
  • Salman Shaikh, Director, Brookings Doha Center 
  • Tamara Wittes, Director and Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Foreign Policy 
2:00 – 2:45 PM  China-Japan: Competition or Cooperation? 

  • Moderator: Bill Antholis, Managing Director; Senior Fellow, Governance Studies 
  • Jeff Bader, John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy, Foreign Policy 
  • Richard Bush, The Chen-Fu and Cecelia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies; Director and Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Foreign Policy 
  • Mireya Solís, The Philip H. Knight Chair in Japan Studies; Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Foreign Policy 
  • Qi Ye, Director, Brookings-Tsinghua Center 
3:30 – 5:15 PM  Field Trip and Discussion at the U.S. Department of State

  • Martin Indyk, Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
  • Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
6:00 – 8:15 PM
Decatur House

 International Advisory Council Reception and Dinner 

  • Welcome Remarks: Paul Desmarais Jr., Co-Chair, International Advisory Council; and Antoine van Agtmael, Co-Chair, International Advisory Council
  • Speaker: Ambassador Mike Froman, U.S. Trade Representative 
  • Moderator: Glenn Hutchins, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Post-Dinner conversation: Strobe Talbott, President; and Javier Solana, Distinguished Fellow; Former Secretary General of NATO, EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, and Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union

THURSDAY, MAY 29

9:00 – 10:00 AM  American Leadership in a Time of Conflict at Home and Abroad 

  • Moderator: Suzanne Nora Johnson, Vice Chair of the Board
  • Fiona Hill, Director and Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy 
  • Mike O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; and Director of Research, Foreign Policy
  • David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, New York Times
  • Jim Steinberg, Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
10:15 – 11:15 AM Does the U.S. Have the Need (and the Right) to Spy on Everybody Everywhere?

  • Moderator: Bill Antholis, Managing Director; Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
  • Ken Lieberthal, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Foreign Policy; and Global Economy and Development 
  • David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, New York Times
  • Ben Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies 
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM International Advisory Council Wrap-Up Discussion 

  • Moderators: Paul Desmarais Jr., Co-Chair, International Advisory Council; and Antoine van Agtmael, Co-Chair, International Advisory Council
12:30 – 2:15 PM Joint Board of Trustees and International Advisory Council 
Opening Discussion and Lunch 

  • Welcome Remarks: David Rubenstein, Co-Chair of the Board 
  • Introduction: Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies
  • Conversation featuring Ben Bernanke, Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Economic Studies; and Glenn Hutchins, Vice Chair of the Board
2:45 – 3:30 PM  Conversation with Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns

  • Moderator: Strobe Talbott, President
3:45 – 4:30 PM Breakout Sessions 

Discussion I: Opportunity Lost: Has Social Mobility Stagnated?

  • Moderator: Paul Desmarais Jr., Co-Chair, International Advisory Council 
  • Alan Berube, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program 
  • Kemal Derviş, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development 
  • Richard Reeves, Policy Director and Fellow, Center on Children and Families, Economic Studies 

Discussion II: What is Behind the Renewed American Competitiveness?

  • Moderator: Antoine van Agtmael, Co-Chair, International Advisory Council 
  • Martin Baily, The Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development; Senior Fellow, Economic Studies 
  • Mark Muro, Director of Policy and Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program 
  • Darrell West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies 
4:45 – 5:15 PM

Wrap-Up Discussion on Breakout Sessions 

  • Moderated by David Rubenstein, Co-Chair of the Board; Paul Desmarais Jr., Co-Chair, International Advisory Council; and Antoine van Agtmael, Co-Chair, International Advisory Council
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Newseum
Joint Board of Trustees and International Advisory Council Reception and Dinner 

  • Welcome Remarks: David Rubenstein, Co-Chair of the Board 
  • Speaker: U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry 
  • Moderator: Strobe Talbott, President 


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