State of the World 2018: Global Relations & U.S. Foreign Policy

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Venue:FIU-MMC Graham Center Ballrooms

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Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a timely discussion with leading experts on some of the most critical issues in the world today: security challenges from Russia and China; the fight against terrorism in the Middle East; U.S. policy toward Cuba and Venezuela; and the future of democracy and human rights.

Co-hosted by: Center for Strategic and International Studies and The American Interest

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 305-348-7266 or email Kristen Nyman at knyman@fiu.edu.

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Agenda:

8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg

FIU Green School Dean John F. Stack, Jr.

8:45 – 10:00 Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy

Moderator:

Peter Baker, New York Times

Panelists:

Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations

Karen Donfried, German Marshall Fund

Anne-Marie Slaughter, New America

10:00 – 11:00 U.S. Standing in the World

Moderator/Commentator:

Susan Glasser, Politico

Panelists:

Brian Fonseca, Florida International University

Peter Van Praagh, Halifax International Security Forum

Richard Wike, Pew Research Center

11:00—11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30 The Future of Democracy and Human Rights

Moderator:

Martin Palous, FIU

Panelists:

Michael Abramowitz, Freedom House

Carl Gershman, National Endowment for Democracy

Will Inboden, UTexas-Austin

Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First

12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Conversation: Policy Toward Cuba, Venezuela and the Fight for Liberal Democracy

Moderator:

Francisco Mora, Florida International University

Speakers:

Sen. Marco Rubio

2:00 – 3:15: The Middle East and the Fight Against Terrorism

Moderator:

Adam Garfinkle, The American Interest magazine

Panelists:

Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

Michele Dunne, Carnegie Endowment

Stephen McInerney, Project on Middle East Democracy

Nancy Okail, Tahrir Institute

3:15 – 3:30: Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:45: Dealing with Authoritarian Challenges: China

Moderator:

Charles Davidson, The American Interest magazine

Panelists:

Paula Dobriansky, Harvard Kennedy School

Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College

Daniel Twining, International Republican Institute

Ken Weinstein, Hudson Institute

4:45 – 6:00: Dealing with Authoritarian Challenges: Russia

Moderator:

David J. Kramer, FIU

Panelists:

Heather Conley, CSIS

Daniel Fried, Atlantic Council

Mark Medish, The Messina Group

Kurt Volker, McCain Institute

Damon Wilson, Atlantic Council