Washington, DC – The Center for American Progress and the Century Foundation will host a major conference on Tuesday, June 12 in Washington aimed at charting a new direction for America in the world. At a time when the American people are beginning the process of choosing new leaders, the conference will explore how the United States can re-assert its leadership for a more peaceful, prosperous, and secure world.
The conference will feature speakers and panels on today’s most pressing international issues of peace and security, including U.S. nuclear weapons policy, configuring America’s defenses to 21st century realities, America’s role in the Middle East, the global economy, and energy and the environment. Panelists will include established and emerging voices in the international policy realm, including senior policy makers.
Confirmed speakers include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley Clark, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former CIA Director John Deutch, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel Kurtzer, former Secretary of Treasury Bob Rubin, Senator Gordon Smith, and former Deputy Commander, Headquarters U.S. European Command Charles Wald.
The full-day conference continues a tradition of highly successful foreign policy consultations organized jointly by the Center for American Progress and The Century Foundation in New York in 2006 and in Washington in 2003.
For more on this event, including a wrap-up, video clips and speech transcripts, please see:
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Nearest Metro: Red Line to Union Station
June 12, 2007
7:45 am – 8:30 am – Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am – Welcoming remarks by John D. Podesta and Richard C. Leone
8:45 am – 9:15 am – Opening remarks by keynote speaker Madeleine Albright
9:20 am – 10:30 am – Panel: Energy and the Environment:
Tom Daschle (moderator), John Deutch, Gen. (ret.) Charles Wald, and Cathy Zoi
10:30 am – 10:45 am – Morning Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am – Keynote Speaker – Sen. Gordon Smith
11:20 am – 12:30 pm – Panel: America and the Middle East:
Helene Cooper (moderator), Daniel Kurtzer, Ellen Laipson, and Daniel Levy
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Zbigniew Brzezinski
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – Luncheon Service
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Speaking program
2:05 pm – 3:15 pm – Panel: Configuring America’s defenses to 21st century realities:
Michele Flournoy (moderator), Gordon Adams, Gen. (ret.) Wesley Clark, and Larry Korb
3:20 pm – 3:50 pm – Keynote Speaker – TBD
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm – Afternoon Break
4:00 pm – 5:10 pm – Panel: America and the global economy:
Melody Barnes (moderator), Alan Blinder, John Podesta, and Bob Rubin
5:10 pm – 5:30 pm – Closing remarks