The Future of US Foreign Policy - Day 1 – 04.01.2011

The Future of US Foreign Policy: The Revival of Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy?

Day 1 – 01/04/2011

  • Welcome Address
    Dr. Solomon Passy, Lord Jack McConnell, Dr. Karen Donfried
  • Keynote Speech - The Future of US Foreign Policy
    A Keynote Speech by The Hon. Michael Chertoff (Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security)
  • The Interdependent Nature of Foreign Policy and Terrorism
    Panel Discussion - Speakers: The Hon. Michael Chertoff, Admiral James Milton Loy, Lord Jack McConnell, Dr. Ali Ahmad Jalali, Dr. Solomon Passy, Dr. Miomir Zuzul; Moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes
  • "The New Normalcy … Our Post 9/11 Security Environment"
    A Lecture by The Hon. Admiral James Milton Loy (Former United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Commandant of the Coast Guard)
  • "Governing the West: Politics and Foreign Policy in an Age of Polarization"
    A Lecture by Dr. Charles A. Kupchan (Professor of international affairs at Georgetown University; Former Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council)
  • "The Roots and Consequences of the American Use of Hard and Soft Power"
    A Lecture by Dr. Paul R. Pillar (Veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); A Visiting Professor at Georgetown University for Security Studies)
  • Soft Power and Hard Choices: The Obama Administration's Approach to Counter Terrorism
    A Lecture by James S. Robbins (Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs at the Washington Times)
  • "Governing the West: Politics and Foreign Policy in an Age of Polarization"
    A Lecture by William Howard Taft IV (Former United States Deputy Secretary of Defense; Former Legal Adviser of the Department of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO)
  • Western-Islamic Dialogue and the Role of Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy in strengthening Inter-Religious Understanding
    Panel Discussion - Speakers: William Howard Taft IV, Prof. Dr. Miomir Zuzul, Dr. Paul R. Pillar, James S. Robbins; Moderated by Amb. Cynthia Schneider
  • In Search for New Strategies: An Integrated Approach for Afghanistan
    A Lecture by Ali Ahmad Jalali (Former Minister of the Interior in Afghanistan)
  • An Interview with The Honorable Mr. Michael Chertoff
    An Interview with The Hon. Mr. Michael Chertoff (Interview conducted by Mark Donfried, Founder of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Day 2 – 01/05/2011

  • Welcome Address
    A Welcome Address by Vivian Schiller (CEO and President of NPR), Kingston Smith (NPR)
  • "The Significance of Soft Power in International Trade"
    A Lecture by The Hon. Senator Tim Hutchinson (Former United States Senator from Arkansas)
  • International Relations and Wikileaks: "Freedom of Speech or Threat to Freedom?"
    Panel Discussion - Speakers The Hon. Senator Tim Hutchinson, Senator William Emerson Brock III, Dr. Solomon Passy, The Hon. James Bacchus, Amb. Cynthia Schneider Moderated by Lord Jack McConnell
  • "The Significance of Soft Power in International Trade"
    A Lecture by The Hon. James Bacchus (Former United States Representative for Florida)
  • "The Challenges, and Opportunities, of Interdependence"
    A Lecture by Senator William Emerson Brock III (18th United States Secretary of Labor; Former United States Senator from Tennessee; 8th United States Trade Representative9
  • Post conflict Reconstruction - What Role for the US and the Developed World in Peacebuilding?
    A Lecture by Lord Jack McConnell (Former First Minister of Scotland)
  • The Future of US Foreign Policy (Lecture & Discussion)
    A Lecture by Amb. Christopher R. Hill (Former US Ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, South Korea and Iraq; Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
  • The Impact of Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy on US Foreign Policy
    A Lecture by Amb. Paula Dobriansky (Former US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs)
  • "How the US Reset Relations with Russia - And What It Means for the Future"
    A Lecture by Dr. James Goldgeier (Professor of Political Science and International Affairs)
  • "The Last Cold War Battle: North Korea and the Challenge of Soft Power"
    A Lecture by John Feffer (Co-Director, Foreign Policy in Focus - Institute for Policy Studies)
  • The Image of the US Abroad: The Influence of Foreign and Domestic Policies on US Foreign Relations
    Panel Discussion - Speakers: Prof. Dr. Miomir Zuzul, The Hon. James Bacchus, Dr. Karen Donfried, John Feffer, Phyllis F. Oakley, Dr. James Goldgeier; Moderated by Amb. Cynthia Schneider
  • An Interview - The Future of US Foreign Policy, January 2011
    An Interview with Amb. Christopher R. Hill(Former US Ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, South Korea and Iraq; Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
  • An Interview - The Future of US Foreign Policy, January 2011
    An Interview with The Hon. Senator Tim Hutchinson (Former United States Senator from Arkansas)
  • An Interview - The Future of US Foreign Policy, January 2011
    An Interview with Phyllis F. Oakley (Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research; Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

Day 3 – 01/06/2011

  • The Future of US Foreign Policy (Lecture & Discussion)
    Amb. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
  • "EU, NATO and the US - Fundamental Building Blocks of Bulgaria's Foreign Policy
    A lecture by Amb. Elena Poptodorova (Ambassador of Bulgaria to the USA)
  • The Future of EU-US Relations (Panel Discussion)
    Speakers Dr. Solomon Passy, Amb. Elena Poptodorova, Klaus Linsenmeier, Dr. Fred Charles Ikl้, Dr. James M. Goldgeier, and moderated by Dr. Jackson Janes
  • The Future of US Foreign Policy
    A lecture by Dr. Fred Charles Ikl้ (Former United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy)
  • Why Hard Power Alone Cannot Safeguard US Interests in a Multipolar and Interdependent World
  • The Civilian Instruments
    With: Cynthia Schneider, John Feffer, Claire Lockhardt
  • The Future of US Foreign Policy: Understanding and Analyzing The Foreign Policy of the Obama Administration
    With: Karen Donfried, William Weld, Cynthia Schneider, Fred Charles Ikl้, Ellen P. Embrey, Claire Lockhardt