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Advancing a Progressive Foreign Policy Agenda Event Photos


12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST

Advancing a Progressive Foreign Policy Agenda: An International Perspective Event
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Advancing a Progressive Foreign Policy Agenda

Post-election coverage has given a great deal of attention to the role of “values” in shaping U.S. policy and informing the way Americans vote.  Esteemed European leaders will come together to discuss the values that ought to shape a progressive global partnership with Europe and the world as President Bush makes rebuilding the transatlantic relationship an important priority during his second term.

•  Audio: An International Perspective
•  Transcript:  Download in PDF
•  Video: Gayle Smith | Poul Nyrup Rasmussen | António Manuel Oliveira Guterres | Robin Cook | Panel Discussion | Q&A

November 30, 2004

 The Honorable Robin Cook The Honorable Antonio Manuel Oliveira Guterres  
The Honorable Robin Cook, MP for Livingston; former British Foreign Secretary, and former Leader of the House of Commons “The pace of integration is enormous and accelerating and we need ourselves to try and rise above simply looking at the world through a national prism and look at it as members of an international community, recognizing that interdependence is now as important a concept as independence.” The Honorable Antonio Manuel Oliveira Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal “The task we have is how to be able to shape an effective multilateralism able to deal with the threats and able to put together international community intervening whenever necessary to make sure that those threats do not translate into realities affecting our lives.”  
 The Honorable Poul Nyrup Rasmussen Gayle Smith  
The Honorable Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, former Prime Minister of Denmark, “If we cooperate closely together, we can solve the very basis – the very root causes of terrorism by creating two independent states: an independent Palestinian one living in peace with the Israeli and guaranteed state.” Gayle Smith, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress “And as we face, in a world that I think you have all described very effectively, a long-term struggle against extremism and an ideology based on exclusion rather than cooperation, I think the challenges are enormous and growing.”

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