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    • THE INTERNATIONAL FOREIGN POLICY CENTER Capital Hill - Washington DC Live and Upcoming Events IFPCenters™ June 2, 2009 www.ifpconline.org www.ifpcenters.org Global Collaboration QuickTimeª and a Spheroidal Communications INTERFACE VoIP and VideoIP QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. decompressor are needed to see this picture. Live and Upcoming Events Live Video Stream and Archived Video Recordings Audio/Video/Telephone Interface
    • INTRODUCTION • Who International Foreign Policy Center Foundation - IFPCF Council for the National Interest - CNI • What The Global IFPCenters™ - IFPCF Initiative. • Where Capital Hill (Phase I) - Washington DC International (Phase II) - Global • Why Towards Global Peace and Prosperity, Economic Development , Education and Distance Learning, Humanitarian, Cultural and Diplomatic Relations thru the use of advanced computing and communications for every sector of society. • How By supporting 21st policy development in each sector thru the use of advanced computing and communication technology for every sector of society worldwide. And, through Planning, Architecture Science and Engineering. The slides collected represent state-of-the-art thinking and technology the IFPCenters™ will deploy in each of its Centers. Pubic, Private participants and NGOs will be invited to participate in several key areas according to their expertise and interest in having a place on Capital Hill to hold their global, national, state and local physical and virtual meetings. • When 2009 initial fund raising and signatories (members, sponsors, partners, donors) Credits: Web Development - http://www.ifpcenters.com CNIF - IFPCF 1250 4th Street SW, Suite WG-1 Washington DC 20024 800.296.6958 202.863.2951 Fax: 202.863.2952 QuickTimeª and a CNIF: http://www.cnifoundation.org IFPCF: http://ifpcenters.org decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 2
    • IFPCenter.DC™ In Support of the CNI Mission The IFPCenter™ is a global physical and virtual think tank, without walls, that supports the CNI through improved collaboration and knowledge sharing across all sectors of society. It provides a strategic intersection that enables global knowledge sharing in support of our nation’s mission for Middle East peace and prosperity. Through the use of advanced and emerging computing and communications technology and sustainable energy design, the IFPCenter™ enhances information flow, analysis, knowledge sharing, and decision support for NGO’s and the citizens of the world. It connects hundreds of NGOs and Citizens for research, work, collaboration, and problem solving on issues in common thereby facilitating cultural transformation, cross cultural translation, education, understanding and improved international relations. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 3
    • "Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you will have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.” - Abraham Lincoln IFPCenter Foundation - In Support of The Council for the National Interest (CNI) A non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization advocating a new direction for U.S. Middle East policy. As CNI Founding Chairman Paul Findley notes, CNI is "motivated by the national interest of our country in Middle East policy. This organization provides a way for all citizens, regardless of religious affiliation or national origin, to speak out in an effective way." Its membership consists of well-informed supporters from all ethnic, religious, social, and political backgrounds who strongly believe the American national interest is directly linked to upholding American principles and values, and strictly adhering to international law. Its operations are entirely funded by donations from individual American citizens. We receive no government support, foreign or domestic. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 4
    • IFPCenter™- Capital Hill Global Prototype • A permanent facility designed by world • Roof-top restaurant overseeing US Capitol. famous US Architect. • Views of the Capitol from most of the offices • Minimum of 100,000 square feet. and the restaurant. • Its architecture befitting of IFPCenter vision and spirit. • Phase I -Temporary Center North Capital Hill (presently being planned). • Communications and Collaboration Theater with 500 seats. • Phase II - Permanent Center (presently being • Banquet Hall to facilitate more than 250 planned for 2012 occupancy). people. • Convenient to public transportation. • Parking facilities for 150 to 200. • Hostels for members and guests (100 rooms). • Interior light courts for civic, cultural and social events. • Global broadcast and broadband communications facilities. • The use of advanced environmental technologies in architecture, i.e., the use of prototypical energy conservation measures, and alternative energy resources e.g., (1) solar, (2) wind, (3) geothermal and (4) zero net energy use i.e., giving back more than it consumes. • QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 5
    • ARCenters™ Global Collaboration Center e.diplomacy - e.government - e.ngo - e.private - e.citizenry e.multi-sector communications EXAMPLE: A Global Collaboration Center 50-100 people - Access Grid Node, DuPage Airport, West Chicago, University of Illinois, Champaign- Urbana 2000. 07/17/09 6
    • Using Sustainable Energy Resources Wind, Solar and Geothermal The situation is different with sustainable energy sources, such as hydroelectric, wind, solar, and geothermal energy sources, because there is no bulk reserve to account for (other than the Sun's lifetime), but the energy continuously trickles, so only the energy required for extraction is considered. In all energy extraction cases, the life cycle of the energy- extraction device is crucial for the NEG-ratio. If an extraction device is defunct after 10 years, its NEG will be significantly lower than if it operates for 30 years. Therefore, the energy payback time (sometimes referred to as energy amortization) can be used instead, which is the time, usually given in years, a plant must operate until the running NEG becomes positive (i.e. until the amount of energy needed for the plant infrastructure has been harvested from the plant). For photovoltaic cells, the NEG of their production depends on the operating lifetime, and the amount of sunlight available in the operating location. Today the breakeven energy payback time (the amount of time required to produce an amount of energy equal to that originally used to manufacture the array) is around 2 to 4 years compared to an effective production life of over 20 to 30 years (e.g. many manufacturers now provide a 25-year warranty on their products). The Architecture of the Capital Hill IFPCenter™ will use the Net Energy Gain formula for each energy resource considered in its planning, design, development and operation e.g.: • Wind • Solar • Geothermal • Other The Architecture What is the International Foreign Policy Center? QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 7
    • User Organizations of the IFPCenter™ • Initially the IFPCenter™ will be comprised of 15 Washington-based organizations. • By invitation, the IFPCenter™ it will also be available to foreign organizations and to American grassroots and regional organizations physically and virtually. • Organizations from each region of the world will be encouraged to join as users, investors, owners or lessees of space. 07/17/09 8
    • Why do we Need an IFPCenterTM on Capitol Hill? Foreign Policy Think Tanks in Washington are currently scattered about the District with inadequate conference, media, and global communications facilities, a place of their own with easy access to the Hill. NGOs based in Washington need: • An affordable alternative to their increasingly expensive leased spaced. Foreign policy NGOs from abroad need: • Permanent office in Washington DC with full communication collaboration facilities. • Permanent Facilities in foreign countries that mirror IFPCenters™ on Capital Hill with full communications and collaboration facilities. QuickTimeª and a decompressor Space Requirements are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 9 • Space requirements will vary depending on use, organization and number of
    • Who will administer the IFPCenter™? • The IFPCF was incorporated in 2008 and obtained 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. • The board of directors will be recruited by the organizations involved that will then select Chairman and President. • It is hoped that Americans having expertise in all regions of the world will be represented on the board. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 10
    • FUNDING - Goals and Objectives Summary PHASE I Immediate-Term Planning, Funding and Organization of Temporary and Long-Term Facilities - ($1,600,000) 2009 (Tasks) • Develop List of Organizations (potential members, partners, affiliates). • Secure Long-term Lease Agreements for (1) Phase I - Temporary 2010-2014, and (2) Phase II - Permanent space on Capital Hill 2015-1020 and beyond. • Select Building Site/Location for Temporary Facility (2009-2010). • Select Building Site/Location for Permanent Facility (2009-2010); scoping and detailing final program requirements based on expected occupants. Estimated Cost of A&E fees during this phase $1.6M. • Expected Cost of IFPCenter™ Capital Hill $100M-$240M. PHASE II Long-Term Vision to have Global Network of IFPCenters™ (Tasks) • Supporting policy across the greater middle east IFPCenterNetwork™ • Support our nation’s mission for Middle East peace and prosperity. 07/17/09 11 • Improve collaboration across all sectors of society. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    • Phase II Cost - New Building 2014 • Land - The estimated cost for the site is between $7-10 M dollars. • IFPCenter™ - The estimated cost of the building structure depends on its final design, but knowledgeable local developers suggest it will range between $100-120M dollars. Depending on the Final Number of Occupants and integrated Architectural Design Configurations this estimate could be twice this amount, i.e., $200-$240M. • The IFPCenter™ will provision its occupants with below the expected cost of ordinary office facilities by 2014 and with amenities that go far beyond ordinary office space.. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 12
    • How the IFPCenter™ will be Funded • Seeking an initial pledge of $1 million from a foundation or an individual; plus matching funds. • Equity pledges will be sought from foreign policy organizations owning property in DC. • A continuing campaign to raise up to $20 million during 2009-2010. These funds will be used to pay for the professional A&E design and consulting services for Phase II estimated to be a percentage of cost of construction, i.e., $5M-$10M. • The income from leased space and parking, Phase I, is expected to exceed $1 million per year. There is no intention to have a continuing mortgage on the building, although construction loans may be sought during all construction phases of Phase II. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 13
    • Timeline 2006-2014 Status (see Spreadsheet) By September 30, 2006 (Completed) By April 31, 2009  Form International Foreign Policy Invite at least two overseas NGOs to be Center Foundation and apply for 501(c)(3) participants and investors in the project. status. CNI Middle East Visit. Recruit board of five to ten from By December 2009 organizations and former diplomats and Arrange preliminary financing. congressmen $100K Website Development. By September 1, 2007 (Completed) $1M Project Development Phase 1. Select building site/building, real estate Select board chairman developer and architect. Recruit professional fundraiser to work Enter Into Agreement with Architect to under a board of governors or Design Capital Hill IFPCenter™. subcommittee Secure Construction Financing. Recruit additional American investor By December 31, 2012 organizations or individuals Ongoing - National/International. Schematic and Preliminary Drawings Complete. By December 2008 Working Drawings Complete. Global Concept Development Construction Begins. Initial website By December 31, 2014 Move-in New Capital Hill IFPCenter™. Operational Phase II Begins (International)
    • JOIN US! The International Foreign Policy Center Foundation needs your help and energy on the ground, to make sure our message, our goals and objectives are heard. By supporting IFPCF you will making a contribution to the planning, development and operations of IFPCenter(s)™ on Capital Hill and throughout the world towards Global Peace and Prosperity - health, economic development, education training and distance learning, cultural and diplomatic relations. IFPCenters(s)™ provide their users with unique opportunities for communications and collaboration around the world. You will receive timely strategic background information on the global issues from all sectors of society on a regular basis. We will also help locate speakers for your area, and assist you in developing political action at the community level, physically and virtually. Call us at 202.352.4701 or visit us at http://www.ifpcenters.org QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 15
    • ADVISORS TO IFPCenter™ BOARD Charles W. “Chas” Harriet Mayor Fulbright Thomas R. Pickering Freeman Harriet Mayor Fulbright is Former Under US Ambassador to Saudi President of the J. William & Secretary of State Arabia (1989-92); and Harriet Fulbright Center, a for Political Affairs. President of the Middle non-profit organization which East Policy Council. serves to advance the work of Ms. Fulbright’s late Former US husband, Senator J. William Ambassador to Fulbright, and to continue her Russia, India, Israel, own lifework. El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan. The purpose of the Fulbright Center is threefold: • to spread the recognition of the Fulbright legacy. • to globalize education. • to promote world peace and nonviolent means of resolving conflicts through international collaborations and education programs. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 16
    • BOARD OF DIRECTORS IFPCF Dr. John Duke Anthony Eugene Bird Robert Keeley Edward Peck • CEO National Council • President of the Council • Former Ambassador to  Former Ambassador to on US-Arab Relations. for the National Interest. Mauritania, Zimbabwe Mauritania. and Greece. • Founding President of  the Middle East • Former Counselor of Former Egyptian Educational Trust. Embassy in Saudi Arabia. • Affairs at State President of Middle Department. East Institute in • Founding President of Washington the Society for Gulf • Was at the Camp David  Fellow, DOD Inst.for talks as a reporter, and 1990-1995. Arab Studies. Higher Defense the Wye River talks Studies. • A Founder of the between Israel, the • Chairman of the Commission on Palestinian leadership Council for the  Deputy Director of the Israeli-Palestinian and President Clinton. National Interest. Peace. Task Force on Terrorism at The White QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. House. 07/17/09 17
    • BOARD OF DIRECTORS IFPCF Grant Smith Neil Thompson Dr. E. Faye Williams • Executive Director, Institute for • President, WNT Consulting, LLC. Research – Middle Eastern Policy • Entrepreneur and civic leader. and Overseas IR-MEP’s research agenda and contend distribution • Designer of Advanced Computing, • Author of three books on strategies. Communications and Information political and foreign affairs, Technology Centers for both public one of which is The Peace • Served as a program manager for and private sector institutions. Terrorist which chronicles her international research Yankee Group 40 day mission of peace Research (a Reuters Company) in before the 1991 Gulf War. • Countless International Architectural Boston, leading and consulting Projects throughout the World. research projects in more than fifty • In 1995, she helped organize countries. the Million Man March • Represented world renowned Louis I. Kahn, Architect, FAIA on national and international projects. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 18
    • Towards 2012 IFPC™ The International Foreign Policy Center Capital Hill QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 07/17/09 19