Past Event

Power and Superpower

Global Leadership in the 21st Century

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT

Power and Superpower: Global Leadership in the 21st Century

Opening Speaker:
The Honorable Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Presenters include:
United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Kemal Dervis
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Germany, Joschka Fischer
President of the Hauser Foundation, Rita E. Hauser
Former National Security Adviser, Anthony Lake
U.S. Congressman, Jim Leach
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mark Malloch Brown
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Susan E. Rice

The United States is in peril of forfeiting its global leadership, to the detriment of America and the world. Americans must engage their partners in the world, and each other, in an open and honest debate about the interplay between power and leadership, and the common stake in peace and prosperity that American cooperation with the international community will advance.

The Security and Peace Initiative  – a joint venture of the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation – is convening its 2006 conference, Power and Superpower: Global Leadership in the 21st Century, to provide a forum for debate about achieving the public’s aspirations for security and economic progress and for dialogue on the changes needed for effective cooperative action. As a supplement to the conference, expert working groups will define the relevant issues in policy papers that inform and frame the conference debate for wider dissemination in a published volume.

The conference program will explore, in four sessions, the uses of force, unconventional threats, international values and interests, and the global economy.

The conference will take place at the Essex House Hotel, 160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019. Space is limited.

For conference agenda, please click here.

For information about the conference program or the Security and Peace Initiative, please contact Spencer P. Boyer at 202-481-8164 or [email protected].

Please direct media inquiries to Michael Shtender-Auerbach at 212-452-7728 or [email protected].

Event Video

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Panel 1: Prosperity and the Global Economy


Panel 2: The Uses of Force in Maintaining Peace and Security

Luncheon Keynote

Panel 3: Unconventional Threats


Panel 4: Values and Interests in the International Community

Closing Remarks