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  1. 1. Welcome to the World Affairs Council’s62nd Conference at Asilomar.Over the next three days, we hope you will learn from one another, engage with an exciting topic, and get to know yourfellow participants in the beautiful setting here on the Monterey Peninsula.This year’s conference brings together a group of distinguished experts and Council members to explore the implicationsof changing leadership in Europe, the continued expansion of the EU, and the evolving dynamics of Europe’s transatlan-tic relationships. We will delve into specifics on Russia, Turkey, NATO, and energy, as well as explore the broader issuesof foreign policy, governance, and future EU expansion.We hope our discussions on these issues will continue outside the meeting rooms, during strolls on the beach and in ourmealtime and hallway conversations. But we will not spend all of our time on such hefty topics – we have several socialevents scheduled that will give us a chance to enjoy our weekend together in different ways, including a Saturday nightconcert, several receptions, and ample time for a nature walk.Thanks to the extremely generous support of our donors, we are fortunate this year to have with us many students andteachers from the Bay Area. You will recognize these special guests by the red apples on their nametags. Students andteachers, we encourage you to introduce yourselves to our donors and thank them for this great opportunity, and toour conference participants, we encourage you to get to know the students and teachers and benefit from their valuableperspectives.This conference would not be possible without the volunteer efforts of so many of you who are serving as moderators forthe plenaries and breakout sessions and as hosts for our numerous social events. We thank our speakers for taking timeoff from their busy schedules to spend the weekend with us. We are indebted to each of them, and to you, the membersof the Council.We hope that this weekend, the unique setting and ambiance of Asilomar, the blend of social activities and thought-provoking presentations, and the diversity of participants, will combine to make this year’s conference engaging andmemorable. This weekend represents a long tradition for the World Affairs Council, and we thank you for joining usand contributing to this legacy. Whether you are an expert leading a discussion of your life’s work or a student learningabout European foreign policy for the first time, we are delighted to have you with us and look forward to meeting youover the course of the weekend!Sincerely yours,George B. James, II Jane WalesChair of the Board President & CEO
  2. 2. Agenda From London to Moscow: New Faces, Old Alliances May 2 – 4, 2008 Friday, May 2 3:00 – 10:00 P M Registration AD M I N I S T R ATI O N B LD G , LO B BY 4:00 – 5:00 P M Student Orientation AD M I N ISTR ATI O N B LD G , PATI O 5:00 – 6:00 P M Opening Reception F R E D FA R R FO R U M / K I L N 6:00 – 7:00 P M Dinner CROCKER DINING HALL 7:15 P M Chairman’s Welcome MERRILL HALL Fighting Allies: American Foreign Policy in a Changed World Jim Hoagland, Associate Editor and Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post 7:30 P M Keynote Address MERRILL HALL Transatlantic Relations for the 21st Century General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) 8:30 – 9:45 P M PLENARY 1 : US-European Relations: A New MERRILL HALL Generation of Leaders Moderator: David Lyon, Founding President Emeritus, Public Policy Institute of California Transatlantic Partnership Looking Ahead: New Faces, Old Problems, Familiar Answers? Kurt Volker, Acting Assistant Secretary, European and Eurasian Affairs, US State Department; nominated to serve as the next US Ambassador to NATO A Recast Partnership? The United States and Europe After Bush and Beyond Iraq Simon Serfaty, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy; Senior Adviser, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies 10:00 – 11:00 P M Late Night Reception SURF & SAND Saturday, May 3 7:30 – 8:15 A M Breakfast CROCKER DINING HALL Speakers’ Breakfast WOODLANDS NORTH 8:00 – 10:00 A M Registration AD M I N I S T R ATI O N B LD G , LO B BY 8:30 – 10:00 A M PLENARY 2 : US & Russia; Europe & MERRILL HALL Russia—Post Putin Moderator: Gail Lapidus, Senior Fellow Emerita, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University2
  3. 3. Putin’s Russia: Postmodern, Post-communist Populism or Age-old Dictatorship in Democratic Clothing? Nina Khrushcheva, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute, New School for Social Research Russia’s Coercive Diplomacy Dmitri Trenin, Deputy Director, Carnegie Moscow Centre A New Cold War: Who’s to Blame—Russia or the West? Edward Lucas, Central European and Russian Correspondent, The Economist10:00 A M Coffee Break10:30 – 11:45 A M MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS Russia and the Near Abroad CHAPEL Following the breakup of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, 15 newly independent states emerged on Russia’s border. The countries of Central Europe reappeared and newly independent states from among the Soviet republics were created. Russian policymakers have tried both to restore old bilateral connections and to create new relationships, reasserting interests even in countries that have joined the EU and NATO. Where do these efforts stand now and where are they headed? Moderator: Ralph Kuiper, Chair, Peninsula Chapter, World Affairs Council of Northern California Gail Lapidus, Senior Fellow Emerita, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Associate Director for Research, Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University Dmitri Trenin, Deputy Director, Carnegie Moscow Centre Forecast for the European Political and Economic F R E D FA R R FO R U M Institutions In December 2007, two years after French and Dutch voters rejected the European Union constitution, European leaders signed the Lisbon Treaty, seen by many as the EU constitution reborn. Projected to be ratified in 2008, how will the Treaty change the face of Europe? How will the EU economy be affected? In light of the current turmoil in the world’s financial markets and the downturn in the US, what impacts may there be on US-EU economic relations? Moderator: Caroline Brownstone, President and CEO, International Management and Marketing Associates Simon Serfaty, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy; Senior Advisor, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies John Hulsman, Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in Residence, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin The Future of NATO MERRILL HALL Moderator: Charles Frankel, Managing Director, Interim Museum 3
  4. 4. AG E N DA Services LLC Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University Kurt Volker, Acting Assistant Secretary, European and Eurasian Affairs, US State Department; nominated to serve as the next US Ambassador to NATO 12:00 – 1:00 P M Lunch CROCKER DINING HALL Scholarship Luncheon SEASCAPE 12:30 – 1:30 P M Registration AD M I N I S T R ATI O N B LD G , LO B BY 1:15 – 2:45 P M PLENARY 3 : Evolution, Expansion: Where is MERRILL HALL Europe Heading? Moderator: Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University The Slovenian EU Presidency: Leading the Western Balkans Toward the European Union Miriam Možgan, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Rupublic of Slovenia Beyond “Old” and “New” Europe: The EU in the 21st Century Ömer Taspinar, Director, Turkey Project, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution Kosovo’s Status and Implications for EU Expansion in Southeastern Europe David L. Phillips, Visiting Scholar, Center for Human Rights, Columbia University; Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council 3:00 – 4:15 P M AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS European Energy Resources F R E D FA R R FO R U M Russia is one of the world’s leading producers of natural gas; Europe is one of the world’s largest energy consumers. Is this a framework for cooperation or conflict? As gas and oil prices hit new highs, import dependency increases, and with memories of Russia’s 2006 gas cut-off in mind, Europe looks to diversify its supply sources. Pipelines, especially from the Caspian Basin, are seen as crucial. How will Europe navigate through this new energy landscape, and how will Russia weigh in? Moderator: Jackson Stromberg, Executive Vice President, Bechtel Enterprises (Ret.) Jan Kalicki, Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron Corporation Edward Lucas, Central European and Russian Correspondent, The Economist Turkey and the EU MERRILL HALL Turkey remains a key country for Europe, seen as an anchor of stability in an unstable and dangerous region. Yet, public opinion in EU countries generally opposes Turkish membership, and a lengthy list of political and economic criteria are yet to be fulfilled4
  5. 5. AG E N DA by Turkey. Nevertheless, Turkey says it won’t be deterred from its EU ambitions. What lies ahead in its quest? Moderator: David Kenny, Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP The Honorable Hakan Tekin, Consul General of Turkey, Los Angeles, CA Ömer Taspinar, Director, Turkey Project, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution David L. Phillips, Visiting Scholar, Center for Human Rights, Columbia University; Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council3:00 – 5:00 P M STUDENT SIMULATION Should Turkey Join the EU? CHAPEL4:00 – 5:00 P M Registration AD M I N I S T R ATI O N B LD G , LO B BY5:00 – 6:00 P M Sunset Reception F R E D FA R R / K I L N6:00 – 7:00 P M Dinner CROCKER DINING HALL7:15 – 8:15 P M Keynote Address MERRILL HALL Transatlantic Challenges for the Next Administration Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary for Political Affairs, US State Department in conversation with Jane Wales, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Northern California8:30 – 10:30 P M Reception and Concert MERRILL HALL The Slavonian Traveling Band10:30 – 11:30 P M Bonfire M A I N B A R B EQ U E A R E ASunday, May 48:00 – 8:45 A M Breakfast CROCKER DINING HALL8:00 – 8:45 A M Meeting of the Board of Trustees WOODLANDS NORTH9:00 – 10:30 A M PLENARY 4 : Transatlantic Dimensions of the MERRILL HALL Global Agenda Moderator: Jim Hoagland, Associate Editor and Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post The Atlantic Alliance and Hotspots—From Iraq to Pakistan Frederick Barton, Co-Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project (CSIS); member of the CSIS Commission on Smart Power Expectations of the Next US President: A View From Berlin John Hulsman, Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in Residence, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin10:30 – 11:00 A M Final Thoughts by Conference Chair MERRILL HALL Jim Hoagland, Associate Editor and Chief Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pick up Boxed Lunch CROCKER DINING HALL12:00 P M Conference Concludes: Checkout A D M I N I S T R AT I O N B L D G 5
  6. 6. 2008 Annual Conference Speaker Biographies FREDERICK BARTON R. NICHOLAS BURNS Fredrick Barton is Senior Adviser for the Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns has International Security Program at the recently stepped down as the Under Secre- Center for Strategic and International tary of State for Political Affairs, where he Study (CSIS) and Co-Director of the Post- served in the US Foreign Service. Prior to Conflict Reconstruction Project. A member of the CSIS this assignment, Ambassador Burns was the United States Commission on Smart Power and a supporting expert to Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty the Iraq Study Group and the Task Force on the United Organization. From 1997 to 2001, he was the US Ambas- Nations, Mr. Barton is a regular writer, commentator, and sador to Greece and from 1995 to 1997, he was Spokesman contributor to global public discussions. For the past five of the Department of State and Acting Assistant Secretary years he was also Visiting Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson for Public Affairs for Secretary of State Warren Christo- School at Princeton University, where he was the Freder- pher and Secretary Madeleine Albright. He served for five ick H. Schultz Professor of Economic Policy and lectured years on the National Security Council staff at the White on public and international affairs. Mr. Barton’s work is House and was Special Assistant to President Clinton and informed by 12 years of experience in nearly 30 global hot Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs. spots, including serving as UN Deputy High Commis- Under President George H.W. Bush, he was Director for sioner for Refugees in Geneva and as the first Director of Soviet (and then Russian) Affairs. Ambassador Burns the Office of Transition Initiatives at the US Agency for was a member of the Department’s Transition Team, and International Development. A graduate of Harvard Col- served as Staff Officer in the Department’s Operations lege, he earned his MBA from Boston University, with an emphasis on public management, and received an honor- Center and Secretariat. He earned his BA from Boston ary doctorate of humane letters from Wheaton College of College and MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Massachusetts. International Studies, and has received honorary doctor- ates from eight American universities. CAROLINE K. BROWNSTONE Moderator CHARLES L. FRANKEL Caroline Brownstone is President and Moderator CEO of International Management and Charles L. Frankel is Managing Director Marketing Associates Ltd. With over thirty of Interim Museum Services LLC which years of international economic and business development provides interim directors to museums. experience, Ms. Brownstone has facilitated international Mr. Frankel has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, management, marketing, training, and technical exper- a manager in, and a consultant to, private, public and tise to US and international corporations, as well as nonprofit enterprises. He has significant involvement in government organizations in the United States, European community development and civil society building in the Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Balkan and Baltic US and abroad. Mr. Frankel is Honorary Consul for the States and Eurasia. In 1999, Ms. Brownstone was among Republic of Botswana. He also serves on the boards of the fifty top international women executives selected to attend National Peace Corps Association, the Goldman School the Harvard Business School Executive Education Pro- of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, gram, “Women Leading Business: An Executive Forum.” and the World Affairs Council of Northern California. She holds a BA from Simmons College in Boston and an MA from the University of San Francisco.6
  7. 7. JIM HOAGLAND JAMES L. JONES Conference Chair General James L. Jones, US Marine Corps Jim Hoagland is the Associate Editor (Ret.), is President and Chief Executive and Chief Foreign Correspondent at Officer of the US Chamber Institute for the Washington Post, for which he also 21st Century Energy. From 1999 to 2003,writes a weekly Sunday column on foreign affairs. Mr. General Jones was the 32nd Commandant of the MarineHoagland joined the Washington Post in 1966 as a met- Corps. He then assumed the positions of Supreme Alliedropolitan reporter, was assigned in 1969 to Nairobi as an Commander, Europe (SACEUR), and Commander of theAfrica Correspondent, and in 1972 to Beirut as a Middle United States European Command (COMUSEUCOM).East Correspondent. A tour in Paris as West Europe Cor- He retired from active duty in the US Marine Corps inrespondent preceded his becoming the Washington Post’s 2007 after more than 40 years of service. He is a deco-Foreign Editor in 1979. He began writing his column in rated combat veteran who commanded at all operational1986 in Europe, chronicling the gradual fall of commu- levels during his career and received several national andnism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. In 2002, international military awards. At the request of the USthe editors of The Times of London, Le Figaro, Die Welt, Congress, General Jones recently chaired the Independentand four other leading European newspapers headed a Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq. He receivedjury that awarded Mr. Hoagland the Cernobbio-Europa his BS and an honorary doctorate of letters from George-Prize. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International town University and graduated from the National WarReporting in 1971 and for Commentary in 1991. College in Washington, D.C. JOHN HULSMAN JAN KALICKI John Hulsman is the Alfred von Oppen- Jan Kalicki joined Chevron Corporation heim Scholar in Residence at the German as Counselor for International Strategy Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. in 2001. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Dr. Hulsman’s expertise is particularly Kalicki served in the Clinton Administra-centered on forging common transatlantic polices regard- tion as Counselor to the US Department of Commerceing Iran, Iraq, the War on Terror, and the Middle East and as the White House’s Ombudsman for Energy andpeace process. Additionally, he is a frequent commentator Commercial Relations with the New Independent States.on foreign policy issues making regular appearances with He has an extensive background in the government, finan-major media outlets and has written over 150 published cial, and academic sectors. In government, he previouslyarticles. Dr. Hulsman also serves as the Contributing Edi- served as a US Foreign Service Officer from 1972 to 1974,tor for the foreign policy journal, The National Interest. a member of the State Department Policy Planning StaffPrior to this, he was Senior Research Fellow in Interna- under Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Secretarytional Relations at The Heritage Foundation. Earlier, he Cyrus Vance, and Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to Senatorwas Fellow in European Studies at the Center for Strategic Edward M. Kennedy. In academia, he was appointed Pub-and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and has lic Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Internationaltaught at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Inter- Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and has taughtnational Studies and at the University of St. Andrews, at the London School of Economics and Political Science,Scotland. Harvard, Georgetown, Princeton, as well as at Brown Uni- versity, where he also served as Executive Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Development and as Assistant to the President. Dr. Kalicki has authored and co-edited books and numerous other publications. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. 7
  8. 8. S P E A K E RS & M O D E R ATO RS DAVID C. KENNY RALPH KUIPER Moderator Moderator David C. Kenny is Partner at Squire, Ralph Kuiper is the Chair for the Penin- Sanders & Dempsey LLP. Mr. Kenny has sula Chapter of the World Affairs Council more than 30 years of experience advising of Northern California. Dr. Kuiper is domestic and foreign financial institutions on regulatory, retired from 35 years in the Aerospace Industry. He examination, credit, corporate and operational matters. He was the Director of Research at the Lockheed Martin serves as international counsel to Stanford University and Advanced Technology Center and served in a variety of represents other universities in foreign and international management positions as a Program Manager, System law matters. Prior to joining the firm, he served with the Engineering Manager, and Engineering Design Director. US government in Panama and Ecuador and acted as a law After retiring, Dr. Kuiper worked in the microelectronic clerk in the Legal Adviser’s Office of the US Department manufacturing sector and consulted for several satellite of State. Mr. Kenny has served as Chair of the San Fran- communications companies. He holds a BS, an MS, and cisco Bank Attorneys Association and is a member of the a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford Financial Institutions Committee of the State Bar of Cali- University. fornia and of the California Bankers Association’s State Governmental Relations Committee. He is a member of GAIL LAPIDUS the International Diplomacy Council and is past Presi- Gail Lapidus is Senior Fellow Emerita dent of the California Council for International Trade, at the Institute for International Stud- the Stanford Alumni of San Francisco, and the Forest Hill ies at Stanford University. Dr. Lapidus Association, and also serves on the Board of Trustees of is also Professor Emerita of Political Sci- the World Affairs Council of Northern California. ence at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as Chair of the Berkeley-Stanford Program in Soviet and NINA L. KHRUSHCHEVA Post-Soviet Studies. A specialist on Soviet society, politics Nina L. Khrushcheva is Senior Fellow at and foreign policy, she has authored and edited a num- the World Policy Institute (WPI) at the ber of books on Soviet and post-Soviet affairs. A graduate New School for Social Research. In the last of Radcliffe College, she received her MA and PhD from year, Dr. Khrushcheva has given a number Harvard University. of presentations on Russian and American politics and the media at various international organizations in the United EDWARD LUCAS States and abroad, such as the University of Strasbourg, Edward Lucas is the Central and Eastern the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Ukrainian Rada Europe Correspondent for The Economist. (parliament). She has written and published a number of Mr. Lucas has been covering the region for articles in various international publications, including more than 20 years, witnessing the final the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Jour- years of the Cold War, the fall of the Iron Curtain and the nal. In the last year, Dr. Khrushcheva has commented on collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin’s downfall and Russian and Ukrainian political developments for several Vladimir Putin’s rise to power. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. major media outlets and is currently doing research for a Lucas was the Managing Editor of The Baltic Independent, book on the culture of Stalinism. She is directing a WPI a weekly English-language newspaper published in Tal- project entitled New Post-Transition Russian Identity, linn, Estonia. He holds a BS from the London School of sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Economics and Political Science, and studied Polish at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow.8
  9. 9. S P E A K E RS & M O D E R ATO RS DAVID LYON Foundation, and Executive Director of the Elie Wiesel David Lyon is the Founding President Foundation. Additionally, he has authored several books, Emeritus of the Public Policy Institute of many policy reports, as well as more than 100 articles in California. Mr. Lyon is currently a mem- leading publications. ber of the Council on Foreign Relations,The Commonwealth Club of California, and the Asia SIMON SERFATYSociety of Northern California. He also serves on the Simon Serfaty is the first holder of theBoard of Trustees for the World Council of Northern Cal- Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Globalifornia. He received a BS from Michigan State University Security and Geostrategy at Center forand a PhD and MCP from the University of California, Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Dr. SerfatyBerkeley. was the Director of the CSIS Europe Program for more than 10 years and remains Senior Adviser to the pro- MIRIAM MOŽGAN gram. He is also Senior Professor for Graduate Programs Miriam Možgan is the Deputy Chief of in International Studies at Old Dominion University in Mission at the Embassy of the Republic Norfolk, Virginia. From 1972 to 1993, he was Research of Slovenia in Washington, D.C. She was Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Inter- appointed to this position in 2005. Prior national Studies in Washington, D.C., serving as Directorto this, Ms. Možgan was the Head of the Public Relations of the Johns Hopkins Center of European Studies in Bolo-Office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Public gna, Italy; Director of the Washington Center of ForeignRelations Adviser to the President of Slovenia, as well as Policy Research; and Executive Director of the JohnsHead of Public Relations Office at the Ministry of Defense Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute. Dr. Serfaty is the authorof Slovenia. She has also worked as a journalist and an edi- and editor of many books and has been a guest lecturertor at the National Radio of Slovenia. Ms. Možgan earned in over 40 different countries and has been a frequenther BA from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. expert witness for the US Congress and occasionally for European national legislatures. He holds a PhD from the DAVID L. PHILLIPS Johns Hopkins University and was designated as Eminent David L. Phillips is currently Visiting Scholar of Old Dominion University. Scholar at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, ELIZABETH Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of SHERWOOD-RANDALLthe United States, and Project Director of the National Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is SeniorCommittee on American Foreign Policy. Mr. Phillips has Advisor to the Preventive Defense Project,worked as a senior adviser to the United Nations Secre- Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford University Centertariat and as a foreign affairs expert and senior adviser to for International Security and Cooperation, and Adjunctthe US Department of State. He has held positions as Vis- Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, anditing Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Middle also a 2004 Carnegie Scholar. Dr. Sherwood-RandallEast Studies, Executive Director of Columbia University’s served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia,International Conflict Resolution Program, Director of Ukraine, and Eurasia, and was awarded the Department ofthe Program on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Defense Distinguished Service Medal for her work at theat the American University, and as Professor at the Dip- Pentagon. She has also served as a consultant to the Officelomatic Academy of Vienna. Mr. Phillips has also been of the Secretary of Defense and as a member of the Penta-Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Council on gon’s Regional Centers’ Board of Visitors, and as an adviserForeign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action, Direc- to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Prior totor of the European Centre for Common Ground, Project her government service, she served as Co-Founder andDirector at the International Peace Research Institute Associate Director of Harvard University’s Strengtheningof Oslo, President of the Congressional Human Rights Democratic Institutions Project. Dr. Sherwood-Randall previously served as Chief Foreign Affairs and Defense 9
  10. 10. S P E A K E RS & M O D E R ATO RS Policy Adviser to Senator Joseph Biden, and as a guest ÖMER TASPINAR scholar in foreign policy studies at The Brookings Institu- Ömer Taspinar is Professor of National tion. She received her BA from Harvard College, and PhD Security Strategy at the US National War from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. College and the Director of the Turkey Program at The Brookings Institution. KATHRYN STONER-WEISS Dr. Taspinar writes weekly columns for two newspapers Kathryn Stoner-Weiss is Associate Director in Turkey. He was previously Assistant Professor, and now for Research and Senior Research Scholar Adjunct Professor, in the European Studies Department at the Center on Democracy, Develop- of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International ment and the Rule of Law at Stanford Studies. He has held consulting positions at the Robert F. University. Prior to coming to Stanford, Kennedy Center for Human Rights in Washington, D.C., Dr. Stoner-Weiss was on the faculty at Princeton Univer- and at the Strategic Planning Department of TOFAS- sity for nine years, jointly appointed to the Department of FIAT in Istanbul. He is the author of two books and his Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for International writings have appeared in numerous journals and news- and Public Affairs. At Princeton, she received the Ralph O. papers. Dr. Taspinar’s research focuses on Turkey-EU and Glendinning Preceptorship awarded to outstanding junior Turkish-American relations, European politics, transat- faculty. She also served as Visiting Associate Professor of lantic relations, Muslims in Europe, Islamic radicalism, Political Science at Columbia University, and Assistant human development in the Islamic world, and American Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She has foreign policy in the Middle East. He has a BA in Politi- held fellowships at Harvard University and the Woodrow cal Science from the Middle East Technical University in Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to many Ankara, Turkey, and an MA and PhD in European Stud- articles and book chapters on contemporary Russia, Dr. ies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins Stoner-Weiss is the author of two single authored books. University. She received her BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Government from HAKAN TEKIN Harvard University. Hakan Tekin is the Consul General of Turkey in Los Angeles. Prior to this, Mr. JACKSON STROMBERG Tekin held office as Chief of Section and Moderator then as Head of Department at the Per- Jackson Stromberg is a retired Managing sonnel Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Director and Executive Vice President He also served as First Secretary and then as Counselor at of Bechtel Enterprises, Inc., which is the the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations finance and development arm of the Bechtel Group of in New York. Mr. Tekin has worked as Second Secretary Companies. Mr. Stromberg has been a member of the in the Human Rights Department and as First Secretary Board of Directors of J.P. Morgan Securities Asia and in the Balkans Department at the Ministry of Foreign the British American Chamber of Commerce, and was Affairs. He attended the NATO Defense College Senior on the Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank Course in Rome. He also served as Third Secretary at the of the United States. Previously, he served on the Ameri- Turkish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, can Bar Association Forum Committee on International and as Second Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Sofia, Law. Currently, Mr. Stromberg is a member of the San Bulgaria. Mr. Tekin worked in the T.C. Ziraat Bankasi Francisco Committee on Foreign Relations and serves (Agricultural Bank of Turkey) from 1989 to 1990, and on the Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council. joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of He received a BA from Dartmouth College, and an MA Turkey, where he worked first in the Cultural and then from the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, and in the Central Asian Department. He graduated from an LLB from Stanford University, where he was a member Ankara University, Turkey. of the Law Review.10
  11. 11. S P E A K E RS & M O D E R ATO RS DMITRI TRENIN JANE WALES Dmitri Trenin is Deputy Director of the Moderator Carnegie Moscow Centre, Senior Asso- Jane Wales is the President and CEO of ciate of the Carnegie Endowment and the World Affairs Council of Northern Co-Chair of the Moscow Centre’s Foreign California; Co-Founder of the Globaland Security Policy Program. Mr. Trenin has been with Philanthropy Forum, and, since July 2007, has servedthe Centre since its inception. From 1993 to 1997, he held as Interim Director of The Elders. In March 2008, Ms.posts as Senior Research Fellow at the NATO Defense Col- Wales signed on as Vice President, Philanthropy and Soci-lege in Rome and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute ety and Executive Director of the Nonprofit Sector andof Europe in Moscow. He served in the Soviet and Russian Philanthropy Program at the Aspen Institute, and has alsoarmed forces from 1972 to 1993, with experience working recently begun work as Chair of the Poverty Alleviationas a liaison officer in the External Relations Branch of the track for the Clinton Global Initiative. Previously, Ms.Group of Soviet Forces (stationed in Potsdam) and as a Wales served in the Clinton Administration as Specialstaff member of the delegation to the US-Soviet nuclear Assistant to the President, Senior Director of the Nationalarms talks in Geneva. Mr. Trenin also taught in the War Security Council and Associate Director of the WhiteStudies Department of the Military Institute. He has pub- House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Shelished numerous articles and several books. chaired the international security programs at the Carn- egie Corporation of New York and the W. Alton Jones KURT VOLKER Foundation, and directed the Project on World Security Kurt Volker is Acting Assistant Secretary at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. During her tenure as for European and Eurasian Affairs and National Executive Director, the Physicians for Social nominated to serve as the next US Ambas- Responsibility shared in the Nobel Peace Prize. sador to NATO. Mr. Volker assumed hisduties as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Euro-pean and Eurasian Affairs in 2005. As a career memberof the US Foreign Service, he previously served as ActingSenior Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at theNational Security Council, where he served for four yearsas Director for NATO and West Europe. He was DeputyDirector of the Private Office of then-NATO SecretaryGeneral Lord Robertson. Prior to this, he was First Secre-tary at the US Mission to NATO. He worked on foreignpolicy matters for US Senator John McCain and was theDeputy Political Counselor and Political-Military Officerat the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. He has alsoserved in London and at the State Department in variouspositions, including Special Assistant to the Counselorand Special Assistant to the US Special Envoy for Bos-nia negotiations. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr.Volker served for two years as an analyst at the CIA Hehas a BA from Temple University and an MA from GeorgeWashington University. 11
  12. 12. The Schools Progam and the Education Fund An Investment in the Future The Schools Program is dedicated to inspiring our youth them. In addition to Annual Conference scholarships, the to actively participate in international affairs, a critical Schools Program helps students develop a global perspec- need in today’s world. Every year, the Council’s Annual tive through an overseas exchange program, a summer Conference is enriched by the active participation of institute on international relations, a student ambassa- outstanding students and teachers from across Northern dor leadership program, and scholarship opportunites California. for students and teachers to meet directly with Council speakers. Thanks to generous contributions to the Education Fund, close to 5,000 students and teachers have attended the The 11 teachers and 91 students receiving scholarships Annual Conference in its 62-year history. Here, scholar- to this year’s Conference will add unique perspectives ship recipients explore global affairs, meet international to the discussions taking place throughout the weekend. leaders, and engage in conversation with conference par- Listen for their questions during the plenary sessions and ticipants. Many of these students have gone on to careers for their remarks in the breakout sessions. We invite you in diplomacy, politics, business, and education, and con- to talk with them during receptions and meals—they are tinue to make vital contributions to the world around eager to learn from you. T O L E A R N M O R E O R T O B EC O M E A S C H O O L S P R O G R A M S U P P O R T E R , P L E A S E C A L L 4 1 5 . 2 9 3 . 4 6 5 0 O R S TO P BY T H E R EG I S T R AT I O N D E S K .12
  13. 13. 2008 Special Asilomar ScholarshipsGERALDINE H. READ MEMORIAL AWARD JEFFERSON PEYSER MEMORIAL AWARDAmanda Brown, Foothill College Jinyoung Choe, Mills High SchoolGerri Read was a long-time member of the World Affairs Nancy Xie, Lowell High SchoolCouncil and its Scholarship Committee, alongside her Jefferson Peyser was a dedicated and active member of thehusband Malcom. She was an active participant in Scholarship Committee. Through his estate, he createdCouncil programs, study groups and international study this endowment for annual scholarships to be awarded totours. Gerri was deeply committed to the importance of individuals for their outstanding service to the education for students. This scholarshipwas established by Mr. Read to honor his wife and her EDITH COLIVER MEMORIAL AWARDcommitment to encouraging student engagement in Mia Bennett, UCLAinternational affairs. Roxane Duka, UC Berkeley Friends of Edith Coliver, a former Trustee and a stalwartCAROL MARQUIS MEMORIAL AWARD participant in Council programs and committees, estab-Gale Lederer, School of the Arts lished two scholarships in her honor. A refugee from NaziCarol Marquis devoted her life to education and was a Germany, Edith was devoted to promoting human rights,leader in the California International Studies Project. For intercultural dialogue and world peace. Throughout herfifteen years she was an extraordinary classroom teacher 40-year career as an Asia Foundation Officer, she wasand directed the World Affairs Council’s Schools Pro- actively involved in community organizations in the USgram. This scholarship is to honor her memory and to and abroad. Our scholarship recipients are outstandingacknowledge another outstanding educator. students who share Edith Coliver’s world vision and intel- lectual curiosity.GEORGE BALLOU MEMORIAL AWARDThais da Rosa, Lowell High School CARLTON DUDLEY MEMORIAL AWARDErin Pope-Garcia, Terra Linda High School Alain–Franck Brou, Mission Community CollegeEvonne Morici, Skyline High School Emil Murad, San Ramon Valley High SchoolGeorge Ballou, President of the World Affairs Council Sasha Schmitz, School of the Artsfrom 1979-1981, was a Trustee for more than 15 years and Carlton Dudley was a dedicated and tireless member ofa veteran participant at an even greater number of the Asi- the World Affairs Council and its Scholarship Committee.lomar Conferences, his favorite Council activity. He was In 1995, a memorial was established in his name to senddeeply committed to educating young people about inter- students to the Council program he enjoyed the most—national issues and believed that well-informed teachers Asilomar. This scholarship is for students with an activewere critical to further that cause. interest in foreign exchange and international affairs.RICHARD CASTILE AWARD PHILIP HABIB MEMORIAL AWARDKim Bowen, Skyline High School Shirley Ma, Skyline High SchoolElizabeth Constantino, Mills High School Dan Szajngarten, Santa Clara UniversityBenjamin Whitenack, Healdsburg High School Ryan Carroll, Foothill CollegeStill an active member of the education committee, Rich- Ambassador Philip Habib was the highest ranking careerard Castile spearheaded the Council’s scholarship efforts diplomat in the State Department. Serving on the Coun-for many years. This endowment was established to honor cil’s Board of Trustees for twelve years, Philip Habib hadRichard Castile and to acknowledge individuals interested a special interest in students who wanted to pursue inter-in international affairs. national careers. His friends created this endowment in his memory. 13
  14. 14. THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM 2008 Conference Scholarship Recipients The World Affairs Council of Northern California has awarded scholarships to the following teachers: John Anderson, Merrill F. West High School Cindy Martinez, San Lorenzo Valley High School Thais da Rosa, Lowell High School Evonne Morici, Skyline High School Erin Pope-Garcia, Terra Linda High School Sarah Nelson, Vanden High School Christy Harte, Balboa High School Rebecca Robinson, Silver Creek High School Kelly Korenak, World Savvy Kate Zook-Gibbs, The Woolman Semester Gale Lederer, School of the Arts The Marin Chapter of the World Affairs The World Affairs Council of San Joaquin Council of Northern California has awarded a has awarded a scholarship to the following scholarship to the following student: student: Alexandra Cimatu, Dominican University Addison Embrey, University of the Pacific The World Affairs Council of Monterey has awarded scholarships to the following students: Aletia Egipciaco, Monterey Peninsula College Nick Day, Monterey Peninsula College Danael Karlson, Monterey Peninsula College Garrett Hambaro, Monterey Peninsula College14
  15. 15. THE SCHOOLS PROGRAMThe World Affairs Council of Northern California has awarded scholarshipsto the following students:Yolanda Aguirre, Mission Community College Rebecca Kaplow, Balboa High SchoolChristina Aguirre, School of the Arts Lindsay Kiel, San Lorenzo Valley High SchoolLouis Arcuri, Mission Community College Robert Kuhn, San Francisco State UniversitySteve Barth, Las Positas College Heng Hua Liang, Leadership High SchoolMia Bennett, UC Los Angeles Thomas LoCurto, West Valley CollegeTeresita Bond, West Valley College Shirley Ma, Skyline High SchoolKim Bowen, Skyline High School Rachel Malmborg, The Woolman SemesterPhoebe Branfuhr, Consumnes River College Andrea Marcos, West Valley CollegeAlain-Franck Brou, Mission Community College Jaime Medeiros, Mission Community CollegeAmanda Brown, Foothill College Tanbir Minhas, Merrill F. West High SchoolFaith Cabanilla, Foothill College Farrah Monfort, De Anza CollegeChantal Cabildo, Mission Community College Elizabeth Morgan, Skyline High SchoolRyan Carroll, Foothill College Sarah Mount, San Lorenzo Valley High SchoolCindy Chan, Skyline High School Emil Murad, San Ramon Valley High SchoolAnna Chiu, School of the Arts Urvashi Nagrani, Foothill CollegeJinyoung Choe, Mills High School Linda Nikolic, San Francisco State UniversityRoseann Cima, Stanford University Rowan O’Neal, San Lorenzo Valley High SchoolElizabeth Constantino, Mills High School Tiffany Phu, Skyline High SchoolMia Costello, UC Davis Irene Phung, De Anza CollegeMudzhid Dadgar, Las Positas College Ryan Powers, Healdsburg High SchoolJessica de Leon, Santa Clara University Daniella Rivera, Balboa High SchoolJessica Detering, San Lorenzo Valley High School Alexander Robbins, Miramonte High SchoolAmanda Dissanayake, Mills College Mark Romanenko, Mission Community CollegeOlga Dombrovskaya, San Francisco State University Sasha Schmitz, School of the ArtsReilly Dowd, Covenant of the Sacred Heart Lily Sham, Schools of the ArtsRoxane Duka, UC Berkeley Josephine Shober-Miller, The Woolman SemesterCassandra Estassi, Mills High School Aqsa Siddiqui, Palo Alto Senior High SchoolJade Ferreira-Yang, Skyline High School Erin Simmer, UC BerkeleyAaron Filous, Foothill College Sarah Snow, Foothill CollegeChristine Gibson, Foothill College Torunn Sweers, San Lorenzo Valley High SchoolAndre Guiulfo, College of San Mateo Dan Szajngarten, Santa Clara UniversityFaisal Hamid, Mills High School Danielle Throop, CSU East BayTaylor Hamilton, The Woolman Semester Jonathan Trinh, Skyline High SchoolReyna Hewitt-Bishop, Foothill College Aleksandra Van Loggerenberg, Foothill CollegeJamie Hinrichs, UC Los Angeles Martin Ventura, The Woolman SemesterKatherine Holland, Las Positas College Steffi Ving, Silver Creek High SchoolTamara Hovsepian, De Anza College Maggie Watts, The Woolman SemesterErica Huie, Schools of the Arts Benjamin Whitenack, Healdsburg High SchoolAiyman Hussain, Mills High School Justine Whitfield, Las Positas CollegeDorothy Huynh, Skyline High School Jayme Winell, Schools of the ArtsBertram Ieong, Mills High School Nancy Xie, Lowell High SchoolMegan Anne Johanson, Merrill F. West High School Darya Zakharova, Lowell High SchoolMayaka Kamata, De Anza College 15
  16. 16. T H E E D U CATI O N F U N D 2008 Education Fund Donors* The World Affairs Council of Northern California thanks the following generous donors who have given to the 2008 Education Fund: $1,000 and above Mr. and Mrs. Jack Olive Mr. Irwin S. Hoff & Mrs. Agatha Anonymous Mrs. Harriet Meyer Quarré Hoff Mr. Mortimer Fleishhacker Ms. Rosemary Roach Ms. Marie F. Hogan Harvey & Eve Masonek Seavey Family Fund John M. Bryan Family Fund Dr. Elizabeth Leonie Simpson & Mr. Ms. Eloise Jonas $500 to $999 John C. Wurr Mr. & Mrs. Keith Kennedy Maureen Blanc & George Brandt Jackson & Elizabeth Stromberg Richard & Elizabeth Kinyon Mr. William E. Henley Mr. & Mrs. Max Thelen, Jr. Mr. Kevin Mann Mr. Jan Kalicki Mrs. Nancy van Ravenswaay Mr. and Mrs. Clark Maser Mason & Wendy Willrich Mr. Paul Miller Up to $199 Ms. Virginia Newhall $200 to $499 Mr. Arthur R. Albrecht Ms. & Mr. Joan Paulin Mr. Igor R. Blake Ms. Alice Bartholomew & Mr. Mr. & Mrs. James P. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. William Boles Charles Hermann Mrs. Jean Port Miss Christine Clark Mr. Joseph Boudreau Mr. & Mrs. Ted L. Rausch Mr. & Mrs. Frederick K. Duhring Mr. & Mrs. Conrad D. Breece Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Ringe Ms. Elizabeth F. Farnsworth Mr. John W. Carley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruggles Mr. William P. Fuller & Ms. Jennifer Ms. Ann Casper Dr. & Mrs. Rolf G. Scherman L. Beckett Mr. Richard Castile Judge & Mrs. William W. Schwarzer Ms. Nancy A. Jarvis & Mr. Stephen Mr. & Mrs. Gunther de Groot Mr. & Mrs. Charles Smukler R. Farrand Honorable & Mrs. Theodore L. Mr. & Mrs. Noel W. Stevens Mr. Burke Knapp Eliot, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John O. Sutter Carol & Ralph Kuiper Ms. Ann Gubser Mr. Rufus G. Thayer, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Loughry Mr. Thomas Hammond Mary & Terry Vogt Mr. Gregory Maged Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Haskell Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Waugh Ms. Jeanne A. McHugh Mr. & Mrs. Louis C. Haughney Mr. & Mrs. Dale Weidmer Mr. & Mrs. Carl Mountford Mr. & Mrs. William A. Hayne Mr. R. Naumann-Etienne Ms. Peggy Hill * AS OF APRIL 15, 2008 All Education Fund donors are invited to meet the conference scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Luncheon on Saturday, May 3, in Seascape.16
  17. 17. su pport t h e cou ncilSince 1947, the World Affairs Council has offered a wide range of activities to engage our community in conver-sation about international issues. The Annual Conference at Asilomar has long been one of our favorite forumsfor deep exploration of specific and timely topics.Membership dollars and conference fees cover only a portion of our operating budget. We depend on supportfrom donors to make our public programming, broadcasts and educational outreach possible year after year.Whether large or small, gifts from our family of committed members and donors ensure the continuation of theCouncil’s thought-provoking programs. Join donors on these pages whose generosity ensures Asilomar studentand teacher scholarships, and know that you are making a difference to future generations.World Affairs Council donor benefits include invitations to receptions or meetings with leaders in global affairs,government, business, and media. In the past year, the Council has offered donor events with such prominentfigures as:Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United NationsHans Blix, Chair, Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission; Former Executive Chairman,United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection CommitteeJan Egeland, Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorJohn Hofmeister, President, Shell Oil Company; Member, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Com-mittee, US Department of EnergyGeorge P. Shultz, Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford; FormerUS Secretary of StateFor more information on the many ways to support the Council, please contact Susana Rodriguez at 415.293.4665or
  18. 18. The World Affairs Council Board and Staff Executive Committee Board of Trustees Staff OFFICERS Ravi Anand Gregory Maged Jane Wales P R E S I D E N T & C EO George B. James, II Mukul Bakshi James Manyika C H A I R O F T H E B OA R D Joanna R. Ballou Clark W. Maser Kerry King COO Jane Wales Louis deK. Belden Harvey Masonek P R E S I D E N T & C EO * Douglas Bereuter Jill Matichak A D M I N I S T R AT I O N Kerry King * W. Richard Bingham Paul Matteucci Rose Hembrow-Beach COO Coit D. Blacker Linda R. Meier E X EC U T I V E A S S I S TA N T TO T H E C EO Maria Starr Maureen Blanc Dr. Nagesh S. Mhatre Jesus Gonzalez VICE CHAIR J. Dennis Bonney Lori Mirek B U I L D I N G A N D FAC I L I T I E S M A N AG E R Richard N. Goldman Ronald E. Bornstein Ruediger Naumann-Etienne FINANCE VICE CHAIR Harold W. Brooks R. Douglas Norby Jake Ocampo Martha M. Hertelendy Caroline Krawiec Brownstone Betty Overhoff D I R EC TO R O F F I N A N C E & T EC H N O LO G Y VICE CHAIR Annette J. Campbell-White Wendy Paskin-Jordan Richard M. Chong Larry Pippin Joshua Jendryka Jeff Clarke B U S I N E S S O P E R AT I O N S O F F I C E R S EC R E TA R Y * Jeff Clarke Joan Platt A.W. Clausen Sharon Lee Polledri Karma Sherpa W. Richard Bingham F I N A N C E & A D M I N I S T R AT I O N O F F I C E R TREASURER AND FINANCE COMMIT TEE Jock Covey Kevin M. Pursglove CHAIR Simone Coxe * Harriet Meyer Quarré DEVELOPMENT & COMMITTEE CHAIRS Andrew H. Cummins Frank Rettenberg C O R P O R AT E P R O G R A M S David W. Lyon Francis Currie Skip Rhodes Susana Rodriguez CHAPTERS COMMIT TEE CHAIR Timothy D. Dattels Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker D I R EC TO R O F I N D I V I D UA L G I V I N G Amy W. de Rham * Amy W. de Rham Nayla Rizk MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP D E V E LO P M E N T C O M M I T T E E C H A I R James A. Donahue * Rosemary Roach Jennifer Cobb Harriet Meyer Quarré Peter Donat Peter J. Robertson V I C E P R E S I D E N T, CO M MIT TEE FO R TH E FUTU RE * William H. Draper, III George M. Scalise M A R K E T I N G & D E V E LO P M E N T * John M. Duff, Jr. Charlotte Mailliard Shultz Mary Dolan John M. Duff, Jr. E D U C AT I O N C O M M I T T E E C H A I R Elizabeth Farnsworth Amb. Richard Sklar P U B L I C R E L AT I O N S & O U T R E AC H OFFICER Karen C. Francis * Maria Starr Rosemary Roach MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP COMMIT TEE Charles L. Frankel Jackson Stromberg Heidi Moseson CHAIR William P. Fuller Max Thelen, Jr. M E D I A A S S O C I AT E Anne Kenner William G. Gaede Dr. Marsha Vande Berg Christie Blair N O M I N AT I O N S & E L EC T I O N S C O M M I T T E E * Richard N. Goldman Terry Vogt M E M B E R S H I P DATA B A S E CHAIR A D M I N I S T R AT O R Richard J. Guggenhime John S. Wadsworth, Jr. Jan H. Kalicki Amb. Kathryn W. Hall * Jane Wales PUBLIC PROGRAMS PERSONNEL COMMIT TEE CHAIR Kevin T. Haroff Jo Anne Wallace Carla Thorson Douglas Bereuter Ronald M. Henoud David Weber V I C E P R E S I D E N T, P U B L I C P R O G R A M S PROGRAMS COMMIT TEE CHAIR * Martha M. Hertelendy Wilford H. Welch Courtney Riggle William H. Draper, III * George B. James, II Mason Willrich D E P U T Y D I R EC T O R O F P R O G R A M S PA S T C H A I R O F T H E B OA R D Nancy A. Jarvis John D. Wilson Ned Hawkins Frank M. Jordan PROGRAM OFFICER Advisory Council * Jan H. Kalicki Phil Walker Linda Kendall AS OF APRIL 18, 2008 PROGRAM OFFICER CO - CHAIRS Anne E. Kenner * E X EC U T I V E C O M M I T T E E M E M B E R S Savilla Pitt William J. Perry David C. Kenny PROGRAM OFFICER George P. Shultz Madeline Griffinger Kerr Alexander Lewis * Kerry King P R O G R A M A S S O C I AT E Michael H. Armacost Markos Kounalakis Katie Walsh Willie L. Brown, Jr. Ralph A. Kuiper SCHOOLS PROGRAM OFFICER Gerhard Casper Dr. Gail W. Lapidus * David W. Lyon Evert Zelaya John Chambers S C H O O L S O U T R E AC H A S S O C I AT E Bruce Chizen Anna Bolla James C. Gaither D I R EC TO R O F B AG E P F. Warren Hellman Chong-moon Lee Natasha Zellerbach A S I LO M A R C O N F E R E N C E R EG I S T R A R George Lucas Michael McCurry GLOBAL PHIL ANTHROPY Kanwal Rekhi FORUM Arun Sarin Jill Freeman Orville Schell V I C E P R E S I D E N T, G LO B A L P H I L A N T H R O P Y P R O J EC T S Charles Schwab Roselyne C. Swig Esther Kyte GPF PROGRAM OFFICER Leslie Harlson G P F M E M B E R S H I P & C O M M U N I C AT I O N S OFFICER18
  19. 19. The Louis Heilbron Committee for the FuturePlanned gifts provide financial resources to ensure and to build theWorld Affairs Council of Northern California as a vital and stimulatingforum for the future. Our wonderful past Chair and generous supporterLouis Heilbron set an inspiring example through his own legacy giving.Join other Committee for the Future donors by naming the Council as abeneficiary in your will or retirement plan, or considering other plannedgiving strategies to keep the Council growing and thriving.A Special ThanksThe World Affairs Council of Northern California thanks Mr. Malcolm Read for his generous endow-ment gift of $15,000 to establish the Geraldine H. Read Memorial Asilomar Scholarship.and Thank You to Our Sponsors of the 62ndAnnual Conference at AsilomarFor information on donor and sponsorship opportunities please contact Susana Rodriguez at415.293.4665 or email 19
  20. 20. Asilomar General Information Conference Headquarters. The World Affairs Council main- Symposia & Workshops. Please register for a specific breakout tains a registration and information desk where all participants can session at the breakout table near the registration desk. Participants check in, receive conference packets and make inquiries about the who have not registered for a specific session will be admitted on a conference or about the Council in general. The registration and space-available basis only. information desk is located along the long wall on the ocean side of the Administration Building. Social Hours. There are six principal social gatherings through- The Asilomar Conference Center has its own front desk where out the weekend. On Friday afternoon, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, there conference participants may obtain information about the Asilomar is a welcome reception in Fred Farr Forum. Following the plenary facility, purchase individual meal tickets, and checkout at the end session on Friday evening at approximately 10:00 PM, there will be of the conference. It is located at the south end of the Administra- a reception in Surf and Sand. An afternoon sunset reception from tion Building. 5:00-6:00 PM will be held on Saturday in Fred Farr Forum/Kiln. Saturday evening from 8:30 to 10:30 PM, there will be a reception Badges. Conference Badges should be worn at all times. Your con- and concert performed by The Slavonian Traveling Band in Merrill ference badge serves as an admission pass to all programs and must Hall, and then a bonfire in the Barbeque Area from 10:30 to 11:30 be shown to gain entry. Asilomar issues its own cards for admission PM. to the dining hall. Neither badges nor meal cards can be replaced At all our events where alcohol is served, non-alcoholic beverages or transferred. will also be available. In accordance with state laws, no one under 21 will be served alcohol. Badges indicating an under-21 status have Meals. Meals will be served in Crocker Dining Hall at the times been made available for conference participants. printed in the conference program. Conference participants who have requested special meals other than a standard vegetarian fare Messages. Messages for participants may be posted on the mes- should make that request known when picking up meal cards dur- sage board near the Asilomar Front Desk in the Administration ing registration; you have the opportunity at that time to visit with Building. Guests expecting calls should check this board. The front the chef in Crocker Dining Hall. desk number is 831.372.8016 or dial 0 from any Asilomar building When entering the dining hall, please wait to be seated by the phone. hostess in accordance with Asilomar procedure. One table must be filled before seating begins at the next table. Bells will ring ten min- Jitney Service. Asilomar has a jitney available for use by on-site utes prior to, and at the start of, the meal hour. No one can be served residents at no charge. To request jitney service dial 2232 from any in the dining hall if they arrive after meal hours. Please print your house phone, including the phone in the Crocker Dining Hall. name on your meal card. If you lose it, there is a chance it will be Checkout Time. The Asilomar Conference Center requires that found and returned to you. Missed meals cannot be refunded. you checkout by 12:00 PM on Sunday. Another full conference Meal tickets are provided to all participants when they check in at group checks in immediately after the Council checks out. Those the conference registration desk. Asilomar will prepare box lunches who checkout late may be fined by Asilomar. We suggest packing all on Sunday for everyone attending the third day of the conference. belongings before the Sunday morning plenary session. Registration Hours. Hours for the World Affairs Council con- Asilomar Grounds Regulations. Please read the “Welcome ference registration desk at the Administration Building will be: to Asilomar” flyer posted in all rooms. Blankets, pillows, towels, Friday 3:00 – 10:00 PM etc. provided by Asilomar should not be taken out of the rooms. The Council is charged for all damaged and missing items from the Saturday 8:00 – 10:00 AM lodgings. Please be considerate. 12:30 – 1:30 PM Camping is not allowed on the conference grounds, in recre- 5:00 – 6:00 PM ational vehicles, or on the beach, nor are sleeping bags allowed in Parking. Because the Asilomar parking facilities are limited, the Asilomar lodges. Violators will be subject to fines. Asilomar’s on-site parking is reserved for resident participants. Off-site par- 107 acres are dedicated to the natural environment. Please walk in ticipants may park along Asilomar Boulevard or other city streets. designated areas only. The dunes are particularly fragile, so please Citations will be issued on all parking violations and these citations use the boardwalk. are enforced. Smoking. Asilomar Conference center has adopted a no-smoking policy in all buildings. Smoking is only permitted outdoors. Have a great weekend!20