WASHINGTON PROGRAM

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The nationís capital is home to the Councilís Washington Program, where membership and programs equal those of New York. D.C.-based Studies staff now numbers more than 20.

General Meetings in Washington, as in New York, bring together major international and domestic leaders with Council members in informal presentations with extended question and answer periods. In its meetings in Washington and around the country, Council tradition promotes the free expression of ideas and opinions through a non-attribution policy. In some rare cases, meetings are open to the press or televised.

The Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program provides a forum for civil discussion and debate. It brings together select Capitol Hill staff members from both sides of the aisle to discuss essential foreign policy issues. This high-priority project encapsulates the Councilís efforts to develop a better, more reflective, and less partisan U.S. foreign policy.

The Middle East Forum engages a wide range of key participants to analyze current policy and political attitudes affecting the region, and to put them in historical perspective.

Head of Department:
Charles G. Boyd, Senior Vice President and Washington Director

Contact information:
tel: 202.518.3400
e-mail: dcmeetings@cfr.org


Historical Listing of Events

General Meeting, Washington, DC
Tuesday, December 18

 

"Members Holiday Reception"
 
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Thursday, December 13

 

"Daughters and Sons Event"
 
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Tuesday, December 11

Henry A. Kissinger
Chairman, Kissinger Associates; Former Secretary of State

Charles G. Boyd
General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.); Senior Vice President and Washington Director, Council on Foreign Relations

"Inauguration of the Henry A. Kissinger Chair"
Presider: Leslie H. Gelb President, Council on Foreign Relations
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Thursday, December 6

Milton Bearden
Chief of CIA Covert Actions in Afghanistan (1986-1989)

William Milam
Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan;
currently State Department advisor on Aghanistan economic reconstruction

Stephen Cohen
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

"Afghanistan After the Taliban: What Next?"
Presider: Michael Elliott, Editor At Large, Time Magazine
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Wednesday, December 5

Karen Armstrong
Historian and Author, The Battle for God

"The Battle for God"
Presider: Elaine Sciolino, Senior Writer, The New York Times;
Author, Persian Mirrors: the Elusive Face of Iran
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Monday, December 3

Elizabeth Neuffer
Journalist, Boston Globe; Edward R. Murrow Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 1999-2000; Author, The Key to My Neighbor’s House: Searching for Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda

Diane Orentlicher
Professor of International Law and Director of War Crimes Research Department,
Washington College of Law, American University

Michael F. Lohr
Rear Admiral, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, U.S. Navy Deputy Judge Advocate General

"Justice After September 11: Are There Lessons to be Learned from Bosnia and Rwanda?"
Presider: Ruth Wedgwood Senior Fellow, International Organizations and Law, Council on Foreign Relations
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Friday, November 29

Amy Myers Jaffe
Senior Energy Advisor, James L. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

William Martin
Chairman, Washington Policy and Analysis, Inc.;
Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Shirley Neff
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

"Strategic Energy Policy Task Force Update"
Presider: Edward L. Morse, Executive Advisor, Hess Energy and Trading Company, LLC
 

General Meeting, Washington, DC
Thursday, November 15

William W. Hartzog
General U.S. Army (Ret.)

Michael E. Ryan
General U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

Harry D. Train
Admiral U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Charles E. Wilhelm
General U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

"America’s Response to Terrorism: A Military War?"
Presider: Rebecca J. Cooper Reporter and Producer, ABC News

 


General Meeting, Washington, DC
Wednesday, November 14
Walter Russell Mead
Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
"America's Foreign Policy: Tradition and the War on Terrorism"
Presider: Princeton N. Lyman, Executive Director, The Aspen Institute

 


General Meeting, Washington, DC
Wednesday, November 7

Shavkat Khamrakulov
Ambassador, Uzbekistan

Faruk Logoglu
Ambassador, Turkey

"America's Response to Terrorism: Voices From the Region"
Presider: Stephen R. Sestanovich Former Ambassador at Large; George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
 

General Meeting, Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 6
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Partner, Covington & Burling; former Deputy Secretary, US Department of Treasury
"Terrorists and Their Funding: How to Drain the Swamp"
Presider: Michael M. Weinstein BP Senior Fellow, International Economics and Acting Director GeoEconomic Center, Council on Foreign Relations
 

General Meeting, Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 6

Mouafac Harb
Washington Bureau Chief, Al Hayat

David B. Makovsky
Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy;
formerly Executive Editor of the Jerusalem Post

Martin Walker
Chief International Correspondent, UPI

"Roots of Hatred: A View of the Middle East Street.
A Panel of International Commentators Discuss the Aftermath of the Attacks"
Presider: Karen J. DeYoung, Associate Editor, The Washington Post
 

General Meeting, Washington, DC
The Mayflower Hotel
The State Room
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Tuesday, October 30

Robert B. Zoellick
U.S. Trade Representative

"The WTO and the New Global Trade Round: What's at Stake?"
Presider: C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Institute for International Economics
 

General Meeting, Washington, DC
Monday, October 29

Martin Indyk
Former US Ambassador to Israel

Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

"Arab-Israeli Affairs Post September 11: is Peace Possible?"
Presider: Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Monday, October 22

Karl Inderfurth
Former Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

S. Frederick Starr
Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University

"After the Attacks: A Discussion of Post-Taliban Afghanistan"
Presider: Phyllis Oakley, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University; formerly Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
Related Project(s): America's Response to Terrorism
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Thursday, October 18

Nabil Fahmy
Ambassador to Egypt

Marwan Jamil Muasher
Ambassador to Jordanian

"Americas response to Terrorism: Conversation with Egyptian and Jordanian Ambassadors"
Presider: Samuel W. Lewis American Academy of Diplomacy
 
Related Project(s): America's Response to Terrorism
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 17

James Connaughton
Chairman, White House Office on Environmental Quality

David Hawkins
Program Director of Air & Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council

Paul Portney
President, Resources for the Future

"If Not Kyoto, What?"
Presider: Jessica T. Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Monday, October 15

Jeffrey L. Fiedler
Consultant, Food and Allied Service Trades (FAST), AFL-CIO

Robert D. Hormats
Vice Chairman, Goldman, Sachs International

Kevin G. Nealer
Senior Fellow, Forum for International Policy

"China, the WTO, and U.S. Interests"
Presider: David E. Sanger, White House Correspondent, New York Times
 
General Meeting, Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 3
Paul Pillar
National Intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia
"America's Response to Terrorism: Intelligence and Counterintelligence"
Presider: Kenneth M. Pollack Deputy Director National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
 

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Friday, June 29, 2001
John Agyekum Kufuor
President, The Republic of Ghana
"The African Renaissance Revisited"
Presider:Susan E. Rice Former Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State (1997-2001)

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Robert R. Bowie
Professor Emeritus, Harvard University; former Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency (1977-1979)
Gideon Rose
Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
Wendy Sherman
Partner, The Albright Group; former Counsel, U.S. Department of State (1997-2001)
Kiron Skinner
Assistant Professor of Political Science and History, Carnegie Mellon University
"The Conduct of Foreign Policy: A Generational Perspective"
Presider:Michael Haltzel Majority Staff Director for European Affairs, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Special Representative for the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust Issues; Deputy Secretary, Treasury Dept. (1999?001)
"Negotiating Holocaust Assets: A Study in Multilateral Diplomacy"
Presider:Sidney Harman Executive Chairman, Harman International Industries Inc.

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Monday, June 11, 2001
Paolo F. Gomes
Alternative Executive Director (Africa), World Bank
Pieter Stek
Executive Director (Europe), World Bank
"The Evolving Role of the World Bank"
Presider:Nancy Birdsall Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Policy Debate Series , Washington, DC
Wednesday, June 6, 2001
Christopher J. Dodd
Member, U.S. Senate (D-CT)
Paul D. Wellstone
Member, U.S. Senate, (D-MN)
"Colombia: Is the U.S. in Too Deep?"
Presider:Robert Anthony Snow Host, Fox News Sunday

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 5, 2001
Alexander Boraine
President, International Center for Transitional Justice; Professor of Law, New York University; former Vice Chairperson, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa (1996-98)
Edward Perkins
William J. Crowe Chair Professor & Executive Director International Programs Center, University of Oklahoma; former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (1986-89)
Sheila Sisulu
Ambassador of South Africa to the United States
"Long Night's Journey Into Day"
Presider:Kurt L. Schmoke Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering; former Mayor, City of Baltimore, Maryland
Cosponsored with:HBO Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Monday, June 4, 2001
General Wesley K. Clark USA (Ret.)
USA (Ret.); Managing Director, Merchant Banking, Stephens Group, Inc.; Distinguished Senior Advisor, CSIS, Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO (1998-2000)
"America's Leadership and Emerging Crises in the World"
Presider:Captain Scott Cooper USMC; Former International Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations
Related Project(s): Annual Daughters and Sons Event

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
George Papandreou
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece
"Greece's Foreign Policy: Objectives and Strategies"
Presider:Paula Stern President, The Stern Group, Inc.

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, May 17, 2001
Jo Ivey Boufford
Co-Chairman, CFR/Milbank Memorial Fund Study Group on "Health and U.S. Foreign Policy;?Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Jordan S. Kassalow
Project Director, CFR/Milbank Memorial Fund Study Group on "Health and U.S. Foreign Policy;?Adj. Sr. Fellow for Global Health Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Princeton N. Lyman
Co-Chairman, CFR/Milbank Memorial Fund Study Group on "Health and U.S. Foreign Policy;?Executive Director, Aspen Institute
"Why Health is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy"
Presider:Kenneth W. Bernard Former Special Adviser for Int'l Health Affairs, NSC; Senior Adviser for International Health Affairs, Office of Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn.)

Videoconferenced General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, May 16, 2001
Chen Shui-bian
President, The Republic of China
"From Taipei to Washington: Looking Toward the Future"
Presider:John J. Hamre President and CEO, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Guest Event , Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Daniel L. Schorr
Author, Staying Tuned; Senior News Analyst, National Public Radio
"A Conversation with Daniel L. Schorr"
Presider:Marvin Kalb Executive Director, Joan Shorenstein Center
Related Project(s): Author Spotlight Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 8, 2001
James R. Schlesinger
Secretary of Defense (1973?5); Senior Adviser, Lehman Brothers
"A Conversation with James R. Schlesinger"
Presider:Kim R. Holmes Vice President, The Heritage Foundation; Director, The Colby Davis Institute for International Studies

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Friday, May 4, 2001
Mustafa Bello
Minister of Commerce, The Federal Republic of Nigeria
"Nigeria's Stake in Global Trade Negotiations"
Presider:George A. Dalley Counsel, Office of Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 1, 2001
JŠnos Martonyi
Foreign Minister, The Republic of Hungary
"Hungary: A Key Ally in a Critical Region"
Presider:Richard R. Burt Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs (1983-1985), U.S. Department of State; Chairman, International Equity Partners, LLP

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 1, 2001
Robert H. Pelletreau Jr.
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1994-1997), U.S. Department of State; Partner, Afridi, Angell & Pelletreau
Stephen J. Solarz
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY); Principal, Solarz Associates
"Refining U.S. Policy Toward Iraq"
Presider:Marc C. Ginsberg Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, U.S. Department of State (1993-1997); CEO and Managing Director, NorthStar Equity Group, Inc.

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, April 25, 2001
Robert H. Bork
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Lee Casey
Partner, Baker & Hostetler
Theodor Meron
Counselor on International Law, U.S. Department of State
Ruth Wedgwood
Senior Fellow and Director, International Organizations and Law Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
"International Law: Myths and Realities"
Presider: David B. Rivkin Jr. Partner, Baker & Hostetler

Middle East Forum Meeting , New York, NY
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Howard Chase
BP-Amoco
Elizabeth Jones
U.S. Department of State
"The Future of the Caspian Sea Region"
Presider:Richard W. Murphy Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Related Project(s): Middle East Roundtable

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, April 19, 2001
James D. Bindenagel
Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, U.S. Department of State
Angelo M. Codevilla
Author, Between the Alps and a Hard Place
"Domestic Influences on U.S. Foreign Policy"
Presider:Helle Bering Editorial Page Editor, Washington Times

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Andrťs Bianchi
Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to the United States
John Cavanagh
Director, Institute for Policy Studies
Peter Hakim
President, Inter-American Dialogue
Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty
Former Special Envoy for the Americas; Vice Chairman, Kissinger McLarty Associates
Bruce Stokes
Adjunct Fellow, Economic Studies and Director of Trade Programs, Council on Foreign Relations; Economics Columnist, National Journal
"Summit of the Americas Press Briefing"
Presider:Tara D. Sonenshine Board Member, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; former Deputy Director of Communications and Transition Director, National Security Council (1994?7)

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Monday, April 16, 2001
Carol Bellamy
Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Catherine Bertini
Executive Director, World Food Programme
"The United Nations: Responding to Humanitarian Issues"
Presider:Princeton Lyman Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Executive Director of the Aspen Institute

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, April 12, 2001
Jay Winik
Author, April 1865: The Month That Saved America; Adjunct Lecturer and CISSM Senior Fellow, University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs
"Intervening in Civil Conflicts Abroad: Lessons from the American Civil War"
Presider:Charles William Maynes President, The Eurasia Foundation
Related Project(s): Author Spotlight Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, April 12, 2001
Tonino Picula
Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of Croatia
"Croatian Cooperation and Integration in Europe"
Presider:Avis T. Bohlen Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, U.S. Department of State

Guest Event , Washington, DC
Wednesday, April 11, 2001
Max M. Kampelman
Former Ambassador and Head of the U.S. Delegation, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (1980?3); Of Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Warren Zimmermann
Former Ambassador and Chairman, U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (1986?9)
"25 Years After the Helinski Act: Did it Make a Difference?"
Presider:Carla A. Robbins Diplomatic Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
Related Project(s): Eyewitness to History Series

Guest Event , Washington, DC
Monday, April 9, 2001
Leon S. Fuerth
Former National Security Advisor, Office of the Vice President; Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Relations, George Washington University
Richard N. Perle
Former Assistant Secretary for International Policy, U.S. Department of Defense; Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Reseach
"Nuclear Weapons Reductions: Next Steps"
Presider:David B. Ensor Washington Correspondent, CNN

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Jan M. Lodal
Chairman, Lodal & Company; former Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense (1994?8)
"The Price of Dominance: The New Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Challenge to American Leadership, a New Council Book"
Presider:William H. Taft IV Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO (1989?2)

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Cengiz «andar
Senior Political Columnist, Yeni Safak (New Dawn)
"Turkey in Crisis on the Verge of Collapse or Change"
Presider:Ellen Laipson Vice Chairman, National Intelligence Council
Related Project(s): Middle East Forum

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Rubens Antonio Barbosa
Ambassador of Brazil to the United States
Cal Dooley
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Calif.)
Katherine Harris
Secretary of State, Florida
Alan Larson
Undersecretary of State for Economic, Business & Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Thea Lee
Assistant Director for Public Policy, AFL-CIO
"Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA): Economic Integration and Sustainable Development"
Presider:Marvin Kalb Executive Director, Joan Shorenstein Center

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Zoran Djindjic
Prime Minister, The Republic of Serbia
"A Conversation with His Excellency Zoran Djindjic"
Presider:Lee H. Hamilton Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Serhiy Tyhipko
Chairmen/Member, Labor Party of the Ukraine/Ukranian Parliament
"Ukraine: Road to Reform"
Presider:William G. Miller Former Ambassador to Ukraine, U.S. Department of State

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Sayed Rahmatullah
Taliban Islamic Movement
"Afghanistan: A Taliban Perspective"
Presider:Selig S. Harrison Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Related Project(s): Middle East Forum

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Monday, March 19, 2001
Stephen R. Sestanovich
Former Ambassador at Large, U.S. Department of State (1999-2000)
Dimitri Simes
President, The Nixon Center
"Putin One Year Later: A Balance Sheet"
Presider:Richard V. Allen Chairman, The Richard V. Allen Company

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Richard R. Burt
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs (1983?985); Chairman, IEP Advisors, LLP
Marc Grossman
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs (1997?000); Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources, U.S. Department of State
Arthur A. Hartman
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs (1973?977); Senior Consultant, APCO Worldwide
Thomas M.T. Niles
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs (1991?993); President, U.S. Council for International Business
Rozanne L. Ridgway
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs (1985?989); Chairman, Baltic American Enterprise Fund
"Promoting Transatlantic Cooperation"
Presider:Charles A. Kupchan Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Related Project(s): Former Assistant Secretary of State Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, March 8, 2001
Kim Dae-Jung
President, The Republic of Korea
"Meeting with President Kim Dae-Jung"
Introductory Speaker:Christopher DeMuth AEI
Introductory Speaker:James Lilley AEI

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 6, 2001
Sam Rainsy
Leader, Cambodian Democratic Opposition Party
"The Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia"
Presider:Douglas H. Paal President, Asia Pacific Policy Center; former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council (1991?3)

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Monday, March 5, 2001
Hernando de Soto
Author, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else; President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
"Capitalism: Success in the West and A Struggle for the Rest"
Presider:Carl S. Gershman President, National Endowment for Democracy
Related Project(s): Author Spotlight Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, March 1, 2001
Thomas Donnelly
Deputy Executive Director, Project for a New American Century
Michele A. Flournoy
Senior Advisor for International Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Project Director, Quadrennial Defense Review 2001 Working Group, National Defense University
Michael O'Hanlon
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
"The Defense Department's Iron Triangle: Spend More, Cut Costs, or Do Less?"
Presider:Carl E. Mundy USMC (Ret.)

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, March 1, 2001
Erping Zhang
Falun Gong Spokesperson
"Falun Gong: China's Challenge to Governance"
Presider:Richard H. Solomon President, U.S. Institute for Peace; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1989?2)

Reception , Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Peter G. Peterson
Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
Leslie H. Gelb
President, Council on Foreign Relations
Michael P. Peters
Senior Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations
Paula J. Dobriansky
Vice President and Washington Director, Council on Foreign Relations
"Reception to Celebrate the Remodeled Washington Office and Videoconference Room"

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, February 22, 2001
Jorge Dominguez
Visiting Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue
Daniel W. Fisk
Deputy Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, The Heritage Foundation
Cesar Gaviria
Secretary-General, Organization of American States; former President, The Republic of Colombia (1990-94)
Peter Hakim
President, Inter-American Dialogue
"Reshaping U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere"
Presider:Marc A. Thiessen Press Spokesperson, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Cosponsored with:Inter-American Dialogue

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Hernando de Soto
Author, The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else; President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
"Capitalism: Success in the West; A Struggle for the Rest"
Presider:Carl S. Gershman President, National Endowment for Democracy
Related Project(s): Author Spotlight Series

Ad Hoc Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Arturo C. Porzecanski
Task Force Member; Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets Economics & Debt Strategy, ABN AMRO Inc.
Stephen Robert
Task Force Chair; Chancellor, Brown University; Chairman, Robert Capital Management, LLC; former Chairman and CEO of Oppenheimer Group, Inc.
Riordan Roett
Task Force Member; Director, Western Hemisphere Program, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
"A Letter to the President and a Memorandum on U.S. Policy Toward Brazil"
Moderator:Peter Hickman

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, February 15, 2001
Bijan Khahjehpour
Managing Director, Atieh Bahar Consulting
Babak Namazi
Director, Legal Consulting, Atieh Bahar Consulting
"Iran in Transition"
Presider:Geoffrey Kemp Director, Strategic Programs, The Nixon Center

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi
Secretary General, MIFTAH; Member, Palestinian Legislative Council
"Reviving the Peace Process-Palestinian Expectations of the Bush Administration"
Presider:Richard W. Murphy Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Edward M. Graham
Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
Lori Wallach
Director of the Global Trade Watch, Public Citizen
"The Future of Globalization"
Presider:Faryar Shirzad Former International Trade Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Friday, February 9, 2001
Habib Ben Yahia
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia
"Middle East Forum Luncheon"
Presider:Judith Kipper Director, Middle East Forum, Council on Foreign Relations

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 6, 2001
David P. Calleo
Professor of European Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
G. John Ikenberry
Author, After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint and the Rebuilding of Order After Major Wars; Peter F. Krogh Professor of Global Justice, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Henry R. Nau
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
"The Future of America's Unipolar Order"
Presider:Angela E. Stent Office of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 6, 2001
David M. Abshire
President, Center for the Study of the Presidency
Charles Graham Boyd
General, USAF (Ret.); Executive Director, U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
Frank C. Carlucci
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense (1987?9); Chairman, The Carlyle Group
John J. Hamre
President and CEO, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Robert E. Hunter
Senior Adviser, RAND Corporation
Lewis B. Kaden
Partner, Davis, Polk & Wardwell
Casimir A. Yost
Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
"State Department Reform: Findings and Recommendations of an Independent Task Force"
Presider:Paula J. Dobriansky Vice President and Washington Director, Council on Foreign Relations
Cosponsored with:Center for Strategic and International Studies

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Friday, February 2, 2001
Paul Kagame
President, The Republic of Rwanda
"A Conversation with Paul Kagame"
Presider:David C. Miller Jr. Former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania (1981-84) and to Zimbabwe (1984-86)

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 31, 2001
Dimon Liu
Independent Human Rights Activist
Wei Jingsheng
Chinese Human Rights and Democracy Activist
"U.S. Foreign Policy Towards China"
Presider:John Sweeney President, AFL-CIO

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Monday, January 29, 2001
Harold Brown
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense (1977-81); Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
"A Conversation with Harold Brown"
Presider:Karen J. DeYoung Associate Editor, Washington Post
Related Project(s): Secretary of Defense Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Anthony Lake
Former National Security Adviser (1993-97); Author, Six Nightmares
"Six Nightmares"
Presider:Lester M. Crystal Executive Producer, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Related Project(s): Author Spotlight Series

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Ariel Sharon
Chairman, Israel's Likud Party
"Videoconference with Ariel Sharon"
Presider:Judith Kipper Director, Middle East Forum, Council on Foreign Relations
Related Project(s): Middle East Forum

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, January 18, 2001
Winston Lord
Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1993-1997), Vice-Chairman of the Board, International Rescue Committee
William Clark
Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1992-1993), President, The Japan Society
Richard H. Solomon
Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1989-1992), President, U.S. Institute of Peace
Paul D. Wolfowitz
Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1982-1986), Dean and Professor of International Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
John H. Holdridge
Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1981-1982)
"Asia and the United States: Conflict or Cooperation?"
Presider:Susan C. Schwab Dean, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland
Related Project(s): Secretary of State Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Andrew J. Nathan
Co-Editor, The Tiananmen Papers; Professor of Politics, Columbia University
Douglas H. Paal
President & Founder, President & Founder
J. Stapleton Roy
Former Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State
David Shambaugh
Director, China Policy Program, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University
"The Tiananmen Papers"
Presider:James F. Hoge Jr. Editor, Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs, Council on Foreign Relations

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Thursday, January 11, 2001
Rand Beers
Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Teresa Hayes
Director, Crime and Narcotics Center, Central Intelligence Agency
Joseph Myers
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (Enforcement Policy), U.S. Department of Treasury
Fred Rosa
Director of the International Crime Group, National Security Council
Bruce C. Swartz
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Departement of Justice
"International Crime: How It Threatens U.S. Interests"
Presider:Lee S. Wolosky Director, Transnational Threats, National Security Council

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Co-editor, Governance in a Globalizing World; Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"Governance in a Globalizing World"
Presider:Michael H. Armacost President, The Brookings Institution
Related Project(s): Author Spotlight Series

General Meeting , Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 9, 2001
Janet Reno
Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
"Global Partners: International Cooperation Against Crime"
Presider:Dick Thornburgh Former Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice(1988-91); Counsel, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP

Middle East Forum Meeting , Washington, DC
Monday, January 8, 2001
Ehud Barak
Prime Minster, Israel
"Videoconference with Ehud Barak"
Panel Member:Peter W. Rodman Director of National Security Programs, Nixon Center
Panel Member:Robert Satloff Executive Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Panel Member:Shibley Telhami Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, University of Maryland
Related Project(s): Middle East Forum