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WorldAffairs 2011: Challenges to American Power

  1. 1. Challenges toAmerican PowerMarch 18-19The St. Regis San Francisco
  2. 2. ACTION SOLUTIONSCHALLENGESENERGY DIALOGUEGLOBAL KNOWLEDGESECURITY POWER LEADERSHIP ECONOMY
  3. 3. Welcome to WorldAffairs 2011,the annual community event devoted tointernational issues presented by theWorld Affairs Council.This year we will take a deep dive into the multiple challenges andchanging dynamics confronting the United States as a global power.In the wake of the economic crisis, the political landscape is alsoshifting. Traditional allies are on unsteady ground, while some emergingpowers are roaring forward. The riveting revolutions in North Africaand the Middle East have captured our attention, and expert analysisis only barely keeping pace with events. At the same time regionalcrises continue to undermine security in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa,the Korean Peninsula and our own southern border. Tying all thistogether are shared global concerns around security, stability and themanagement of resources including our physical environment. It is aformidable picture.Over the course of our time together, we will engage with one anotherto discuss and debate the issues facing our country, our community andeach of us as citizens. It is our deepest belief that informed citizens canmake a difference. In fact, the responsibilities of democracy obligateus to do so. In this spirit, we are proud to host at WorldAffairs 2011 adiverse group of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, businessexecutives and students to discuss the most pressing international issuesof our day. These conversations today can shape the world of tomorrow.We are grateful to our trustees, donors and members who arededicated to exploring critical international issues and who ensure thedepth and engagement that are the hallmarks of WorldAffairs 2011. Wealso thank those local corporations whose generous support make thisevent possible. And, we thank you for your commitment to knowledgeand to community.We hope each of you will, together with us, learn, engage and celebratethe knowledge, ideas and experience that weave us together as a globalcommunity.Sincerely yours, Peter Robertson Jane Wales Chairman of the Board President & CEO
  4. 4. Challenges to American Power Throughout the sessions we will explore three key questions: What US policies will best serve the multiple demands presented by myriad regional security challenges? Who are the key players in the new global economy and how can the US remain among the leaders? What is the best formula and what resources will provide the US with a secure, sustainable and clean energy future? Agenda FRIDAY, MARCH 18th 6:00 PM Registration Opens Sculpture 6:00 - 7:00 PM Take Action Reception Sculpture Network and engage with a group of organizations nominated as our Take Action partners for their innovative solutions to global problems. 7:00 PM Welcome Gallery Ballroom Peter Robertson, Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council Keynotes Critical Security Challenges to American Power Richard & Judith Guggenhime Speaker Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN; Editor-at-Large, TIME; Columnist, The Washington Post Aftershock: The Next Economy & America’s Future Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; US Secretary of Labor under President William J. Clinton 8:00 PM In Conversation Robert Reich and Fareed Zakaria with Jane Wales, President & CEO, World Affairs Council4 | Agenda
  5. 5. SATURDAY, MARCH 19th 8:30 AM Registration Sculpture 8:30 - 9:00 AM Continental BreakfastYerba Buena Terrace 9:00 - 10:15 AM Keynote Gallery Ballroom Catalyzing Energy Breakthroughs for a Sustainable World Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Energy Plenary I: Energy Security How to solve the energy equation? Ralph Cavanagh, Senior Attorney & Co-Director, Energy Program, National Resources Defense Council Karen Harbert, President & CEO, US Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Energy Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President, Chevron Corporation Moderator: Mason Willrich, Director, California Clean Energy Fund 10:15 AM Break 10:30 - 11:30 AM Morning Breakout Sessions Modernist 1. Mexico How to stop the violence, drug trafficking and human trafficking? Bruce Bagley, Chair, International Studies, University of Miami Eduardo Guerrero, Partner, Lantia Consultores, SC Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Moderator: Tyche Hendricks, Project Editor, KQED Public Radio WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 5
  6. 6. Impressionist I 2. Congo, Sudan & Somalia To intervene or not? Bronwyn Bruton, Fellow, One Earth Future Foundation Anthony Gambino, Former Mission Director, Democratic Republic of the Congo, USAID Princeton Lyman, Senior Advisor to the US Special Envoy to Sudan Anneke Van Woudenberg, Senior Researcher, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch Moderator: Randy Newcomb, President & CEO, Humanity United Conservatory 3. Iran & the Greater Middle East What if Iran gets the bomb? Trita Parsi, Founder & President, National Iranian American Council David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times Moderator: Elizabeth Farnsworth, Special Correspondent, The PBS NewsHour Impressionist II 4. China Can we meet the innovation challenge? William Draper, General Partner, Draper Richards; Former Head, UN Development Programme Adam Segal, Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations Moderator: Douglas Bereuter, Former President & CEO, The Asia Foundation11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Take Action Lunch Yerba Buena Terrace Join a conversation over lunch with senior representatives from our Take Action partner organizations and other moderators on one of three themes: Global Economy, Energy & Environment, or Security & Human Rights. 6 | Agenda
  7. 7. 12:45 PM KeynotesGallery Ballroom What the Arab World Thinks—Why We Should Listen James Zogby, Founder & President, The Arab American Institute Obama’s Dilemma: When Big Uprisings Hit Big Allies (and a Few Adversaries) David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times Moderator: Elizabeth Farnsworth, Special Correspondent, The PBS NewsHour 1:45 - 2:45 PM Plenary II: Global EconomyGallery Ballroom Who are the leaders in the changing landscape? Harry Broadman, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group; Chief Economist, Albright Capital Management LLC James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial Times Moderator: Timothy Dattels, Partner, TPG Capital LP 2:45 PM Break 3:00 - 4:00 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions Modernist 5. Afghanistan & Pakistan Is there a winning strategy? Christine Fair, Assistant Professor, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University Anja Manuel, Principal, The RiceHadley Group LLC Moderator: Nancy Jarvis, Attorney, Farrand Cooper PC WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 7
  8. 8. Impressionist I 6. North Korea What’s next? John Everard, Former British Ambassador to North Korea Stephan Haggard, Professor, University of California, San Diego Scott Snyder, Director, Center for US-Korea Policy, The Asia Foundation Moderator: Barnett Baron, Executive Vice President, The Asia Foundation Impressionist II 7. China & Africa How influential is trade, aid and investment? Harry Broadman, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group; Chief Economist, Albright Capital Management LLC Princeton Lyman, Senior Advisor to the US Special Envoy to Sudan Joel Samoff, Consulting Professor, African Studies, Stanford University Moderator: Charles Frankel, Honorary Consul, Republic of Botswana Conservatory 8. Egypt, Tunisia & the Arab World What can we expect? Lina Khatib, Manager, Program on Good Governance & Political Reform in the Arab World, Stanford University Robert Springborg, Professor, Center on Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School Dan Williams, Senior Researcher, Emergencies Division, Human Rights Watch James Zogby, Founder & President, The Arab American Institute Moderator: Katie Zoglin, Senior Program Manager, Freedom House 4:00 PM Break 4:15 - 5:00 PM Keynote Gallery Ballroom Seeing Opportunities in Times of Crisis Stephen Hadley, Principal, The RiceHadley Group; Senior Advisor for International Affairs, US Institute of Peace; US National Security Advisor under President George W. Bush Moderator: Jane Wales, President & CEO, World Affairs Council 5:00 - 6:00 PM Networking Reception Sculpture8 | Agenda
  9. 9. 2011 Speaker Biographies*ModeratorBruce BagleyChair & Professor, Department of International Studies, Universityof MiamiBruce Bagley’s current research focuses on US-Latin Americanrelations, with an emphasis on drug trafficking and security issues inColombia, the Andean region and Mexico. In addition, he occasionallyserves as an expert consultant for the United Nations DevelopmentProgramme, for the US Government and for several governmentsin Latin America on issues of drug trafficking, money launderingand public security. Bagley holds a PhD in political science from theUniversity of California, Los Angeles.Barnett Baron*Executive Vice President, The Asia FoundationBarnett Baron joined The Asia Foundation in 1993, starting as vicepresident and regional director for South and Southeast Asia. Priorto this he was vice president for international programs at Save theChildren. He was assistant professor of political science at ColumbiaUniversity and Barnard College, and spent 16 years with thePopulation Council. He was also a visiting scholar at the East AsianInstitute at Columbia University. Baron holds a BA in government andhistory from New York University, an MA in international relations anda PhD in political science from Yale University.Douglas Bereuter*Former President & CEO, The Asia FoundationDouglas Bereuter served as the president of The Asia Foundationfrom 2004-2010, immediately following his resignation from the USCongress after 26 years of service. During his congressional career,he was a leading member of the House International RelationsCommittee, where he served as vice chairman for six years,chaired the Asia-Pacific Subcommittee and had a long tenure on itsSubcommittee on Economic Policy & Trade. Among notable legislativeachievements in international affairs, Bereuter was co-author of theBereuter-Levin Amendment, which made possible the passage of theact granting Permanent Normal Trading Relations for China. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 9
  10. 10. Harry Broadman Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group; Chief Economist, Albright Capital Management LLC Harry Broadman is also currently a non-resident fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Africa Studies Program. Prior to this, he was a senior official at the World Bank Group, working in China, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has served as assistant United States trade representative and as chief of staff and senior staff economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Broadman received an AB in economics and history, magna cum laude, from Brown University and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan. Bronwyn Bruton Fellow, One Earth Future Foundation Bronwyn Bruton is a democracy and governance specialist with extensive experience in Africa, and is currently researching failed states. She was an international affairs fellow in residence at the Council on Foreign Relations, and also spent three years at the National Endowment for Democracy, where she managed a portfolio of grants to local and international nongovernmental organizations in Africa. She has also served as a program manager on the Africa team of the US Agency for International Development’s Office of Transition Initiatives. Bruton holds a masters of public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ralph Cavanagh Senior Attorney & Co-Director, Energy Program, National Resources Defense Council Ralph Cavanagh joined the NRDC in 1979. He has been a visiting professor of law at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, and a lecturer on law at the Harvard Law School; he has also been a faculty member for the University of Idaho’s Public Utility Executives Course. He received the Heinz Award for Public Policy, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Mary Kilmarx Award, Yale Law School’s Preiskel-Silverman Fellowship and the Lifetime Achievement in Energy Efficiency Award from California’s Flex Your Power Campaign. Cavanagh is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.10 | Speaker Biographies
  11. 11. Timothy Dattels*Partner, TPG Capital LPTimothy Dattels is also a managing director at TPG Newbridge Capital.Prior to joining TPG, he served as managing director of GoldmanSachs. He was elected partner in 1996 and was head of investmentbanking for all Asian countries outside of Japan from 1996-2000 wherehe advised several of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs and governments.In addition, he served on the firm’s Management Committee in Asia.Dattels holds a BA with honors from the University of WesternOntario and an MBA from Harvard Business School.William H. Draper, IIIGeneral Partner, Draper Richards LPWilliam Draper is one of the West Coast’s first venture capitalistsand founder of Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto, California. He isthe former Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the UnitedStates and the former head of the UN Development Programme.A board member of the World Affairs Council, he is also a memberof the Council on Foreign Relations and the President’s Council onInternational Activities at Yale University. Draper received the VisionAward from Software Developers Forum and was inducted into theDow Jones Venture Capital Hall of Fame.John EverardPantech Visiting Fellow, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center(APARC), Stanford UniversityJohn Everard was for 27 years a career British diplomat, serving asAmbassador to Belarus and Uruguay. He was also responsible forpolitical relations with the troubled states of West Africa and managedmultinational efforts to restore democracy to Bosnia. His final postas Ambassador was to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea(North Korea), where he served from 2006-2008. He retired fromthe Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has since been a frequentcommentator on North Korea. He studied at Emmanuel College,Cambridge, and at Beijing University. Everard holds an MA fromManchester Business School. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 11
  12. 12. C. Christine Fair Assistant Professor, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University C. Christine Fair is also a senior fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Previously, she served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer to the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul and as a senior research associate in USIP’s Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention. Fair holds an MA from the Harris School of Public Policy, and an MA and PhD in South Asian languages and civilizations all from the University of Chicago. Elizabeth Farnsworth* Special Correspondent, The PBS NewsHour Elizabeth Farnsworth was chief correspondent and principal substitute anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in 1995-2000. Before and after that she reported for the program from Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. She is now an occasional correspondent for The PBS NewsHour and makes documentary films. Farnsworth co-produced/ directed The Judge and the General, which premiered at the San Francisco Film Festival and aired on PBS in 2008. Honors include an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, an Emmy nomination and a Director’s Guild of America nomination for best documentary direction. Charles Frankel* Honorary Consul, Republic of Botswana Charles Frankel is also Managing Director of Interim Museum Services LLC which provides interim directors to museums. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and manager in and consultant to private, public and non-profit enterprises. He has significant involvement in community development and civil society-building in the US and abroad. Frankel serves on the board of trustees of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and the World Affairs Council.12 | Speaker Biographies
  13. 13. Anthony GambinoFormer Mission Director, Democratic Republic of the Congo, USAIDNow a consultant, Anthony Gambino was a Peace Corps volunteer inwhat was then Zaire from 1979-1982. During most of the 1980s andearly 1990s he worked on Central Africa for Amnesty International.In 1994, he joined the State Department, working for the UnderSecretary for Global Affairs and later in the Bureau of Public Affairs.From 1997 to 2004, he worked first as Congo coordinator, then asGreat Lakes coordinator, and finally as the mission director for theCongo from 2001-2004. Gambino has an MPA from the WoodrowWilson School at Princeton University.Eduardo Guerrero GutiérrezPartner, Lantia Consultores, SCEduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez is an expert in national security andtransparency of government information. Currently, he works onan investigation about organized crime and violence in Mexico andhis articles on security and organized crime in Mexico are regularlypublished in the Mexican monthly magazine Nexos. He has beenadvisor at the Office of the Mexican President, and also in the Centerfor Investigation and National Security, and the Federal DeputiesChamber. Guerrero has also held executive posts at the Secretary ofSocial Development, the Federal Institute of Access to Informationand the Federal Electoral Institute.Stephen HadleyPrincipal, The RiceHadley Group; Senior Advisor for InternationalAffairs, US Institute of Peace; US National Security Advisor underPresident George W. BushStephen Hadley served four years as the Assistant to the President forNational Security Affairs. In that capacity he was the principal WhiteHouse foreign policy advisor to President George W. Bush and directedthe National Security Council staff. From 2001 to 2005, he servedas Deputy National Security Advisor. Prior to his work for the Bushadministration, he was a partner at Shea and Gardner and a principal inThe Scowcroft Group. Hadley graduated magna cum laude and Phi BetaKappa from Cornell University and holds a JD from Yale Law School. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 13
  14. 14. Stephan Haggard Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, Graduate School of Inter- national Relations & Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego Stephan Haggard’s research interests center on the international relations and comparative political economy of East Asia and Latin America. He has been a consultant to USAID, the World Bank, the UN Conference on Trade and Development and the OECD and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Before becoming the director of the Korea-Pacific Program, he served as the director of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Haggard holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Karen Harbert President & CEO, US Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy Karen Harbert leads the Institute’s efforts to build support for meaningful energy action nationally and internationally through policy development, education and advocacy. She frequently testifies in Congress and provides analysis to the media, policymakers and industry leaders. Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the US Department of Energy and as the deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at USAID. Harbert received her BA in international policy studies and political science from Rice University. Tyche Hendricks* Project Editor, KQED Public Radio Tyche Hendricks is also a lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the school’s California Immigration Reporting Project. Previously, she spent more than a dozen years at newspapers, including at the San Francisco Chronicle. She reported extensively on the US-Mexico border and wrote the book, The Wind Doesn’t Need a Passport: Stories from the US- Mexico Borderlands. Hendricks holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA in Latin American Studies and an MJ in Journalism, both from University of California, Berkeley.14 | Speaker Biographies
  15. 15. Nancy Jarvis*Attorney, Farrand Cooper PCNancy Jarvis is also a former chair of the board and current trustee ofthe World Affairs Council. She is a member of the Council on ForeignRelations, New York; the International Institute for Strategic Studies,London; and the Pacific Council on International Policy, Los Angeles.She has practiced law with Farrand Cooper PC of San Francisco since1981. Prior to her legal career, she was foreign policy editor for MITPress, Cambridge, Massachusetts.Lina KhatibManager, Program on Good Governance & Political Reform in theArab World, Stanford UniversityLina Khatib also lectures at the Department of Media Arts at RoyalHolloway at the University of London, where she teaches mediatheory, non-Western cinemas and international television. She iscurrently working on a book titled Image Politics in the Middle East:The Visual as Political Communication, which examines the way states,political parties, civil society groups and citizens engage in processesof political communication through the use of visuals in electronic andnon-electronic mediated forms.Princeton LymanSenior Advisor to the US Special Envoy to SudanAs the senior advisor on Sudan at the Department of State, PrincetonLyman provides diplomatic support for Sudan’s Comprehensive PeaceAgreement. Prior to accepting this assignment he was an adjunct seniorfellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. His careerin government included assignments as Assistant Secretary of Statefor International Organization Affairs, Ambassador to South Africa,Director of Refugee Programs, US Ambassador to Nigeria and DeputyAssistant Secretary of State for Africa. Lyman has a PhD in politicalscience from Harvard University. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 15
  16. 16. Arun Majumdar Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Energy (ARPA-E) Arun Majumdar is the first director of ARPA-E, the country’s only agency devoted to transformational energy research and development. Prior to joining ARPA-E, he was the associate laboratory director for energy and environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. While there, he helped shape several strategic initiatives in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy storage. Majumdar received his BS in mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Anja Manuel Principal, The RiceHadley Group LLC Anja Manuel is also a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. From 2005 to 2007, she served as special assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns at the US Department of State. She was part of the negotiating team for the US-India civilian nuclear accord, helped to secure its passage in the US Congress and was extensively involved in developing US policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. Manuel graduated from Harvard Law School, and holds a BA and MA with distinction from Stanford University. James Manyika Director, McKinsey Global Institute James Manyika is also a director (senior partner) of McKinsey based in San Francisco. As a leader in McKinsey’s global high-tech and strategy practice, he serves leading communication, internet, software and systems companies on a variety of issues. He was on the engineering faculty at Oxford University, elected research fellow at Balliol College. A Rhodes scholar and a Smith-Rippon senior scholar, Manyika holds PhD, MSc and MA degrees from Oxford in electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science, and graduated with a first-class BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Zimbabwe.16 | Speaker Biographies
  17. 17. Randy Newcomb*President & CEO, Humanity UnitedRandy Newcomb oversees Humanity United’s international grant-making portfolio, as well as its direct advocacy and policy activities,and leads the organization’s long-term strategy. He speaks and writesfrequently on international human rights issues and has appearedas an expert commentator for such media outlets as CNN, ABCNews and National Public Radio. Previously, he was vice president ofOmidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm. Newcomb holdsa PhD from the University of San Francisco and master’s degrees indevelopment economics and cross-cultural studies from the Universityof Bath, England.Trita ParsiFounder & President, National Iranian American Council (NIAC)The recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas ImprovingWorld Order, Trita Parsi is an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranianpolitics and the balance of power in the Middle East. He founded NIACto provide a non-partisan, non-profit organization through whichIranian-Americans could participate in American civic life. He is theauthor of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and theUnited States. Parsi holds a PhD from the Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Advanced International Studies.Gideon RachmanChief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial TimesGideon Rachman writes a weekly column for The Financial Times, whichis published in London and read around the world, as well as an FT blog.Prior to this, he had a 15 year career at The Economist, which includedstints as foreign correspondent in Bangkok, Brussels and Washington.He has reported from around the globe, including recently fromAfghanistan, China, India and Russia. His book, Zero Sum Future, is theproduct of his 25 years covering international affairs. Rachman readhistory at Cambridge University and has been a visiting fellow at theWoodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 17
  18. 18. Robert Reich Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; US Secretary of Labor under President William J. Clinton Robert Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor. He also served on President-Elect Obama’s transition advisory board. He has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, and his most recent book, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel Vision Foundation Prize for his pioneering work in economic and social thought. Reich received his BA from Dartmouth College, his MA from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes scholar and his JD from Yale Law School. Peter Robertson* Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council Peter Robertson is retired vice chairman of the board of Chevron Corporation. He spent 35 years at Chevron, serving in a variety of leadership positions. He is currently an independent advisor to Deloitte LLP, a director of Jacobs Engineering and Universal Pegasus International and an advisory director of Campbell-Lutyens. He is co-chairman of the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council, vice chairman of the board of the International House at Berkeley, a director of the Washington, DC- based Resources for the Future and an advisor to Scottish Enterprise. Joel Samoff Consulting Professor, Center for African Studies, Stanford University With a background in history, political science and education, Joel Samoff studies and teaches about education and development at Stanford University. In addition to the Universities of California, Michigan and Zambia, he has taught in Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Currently, he chairs the International Advisory Council of the University of the Free State in South Africa. Samoff is the North America editor of the International Journal of Educational Development and serves on the editorial boards of the Comparative Education Review, the Journal of Educational Research in Africa and the Southern African Review of Education.18 | Speaker Biographies
  19. 19. David SangerChief Washington Correspondent, The New York TimesDavid Sanger is also an adjunct professor of public policy at theKennedy School of Government at Harvard University. During his 28-year career at The New York Times, he has reported from New York,Tokyo and Washington, specializing in foreign policy, national securityand the politics of globalization. In 2010 he was instrumental in selectingand reporting on the stories published by the Times on the classifieddocuments released by WikiLeaks. He contributed the chapter onwhat we learned from WikiLeaks about American diplomacy in theTimes’ new e-book, Open Secrets. Sanger graduated magna cum laude ingovernment from Harvard University.Adam SegalIra A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and NationalSecurity Studies, Council on Foreign RelationsAn expert on security issues, technology development and Chinesedomestic and foreign policy, Adam Segal currently works oncybersecurity and cyber conflict as well as Asian innovation andtechnological entrepreneurship. He is a research associate of theNational Asia Research Program and was the project directorfor a CFR-sponsored independent task force on Chinese militarymodernization. He currently writes for the blog, Asia Unbound. Segalhas a BA and PhD in government from Cornell University, and an MAin international relations from Tufts University.Andrew SeleeDirector, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Centerfor ScholarsAndrew Selee is also an adjunct professor of government at JohnsHopkins University. He is an associate of the Mexican Council onForeign Relations and a member of the Mexican Collective forSecurity and Democracy. He was a member of the Council onForeign Relation’s Independent Task Force on Immigration, a steeringcommittee member of the Migration Policy Institute’s Task Force onImmigration and America’s Future. Selee received his PhD in policystudies from the University of Maryland; his MA in Latin Americanstudies from the University of California, San Diego and his BA fromWashington University in St. Louis. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 19
  20. 20. Scott Snyder Director, Center for US-Korea Policy, The Asia Foundation Scott Snyder is also an adjunct senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He lived in Seoul, South Korea as Korea representative of The Asia Foundation from 2000 to 2004. Previously, he served as a program officer in the research and studies program of the US Institute of Peace, and as acting director of The Asia Society’s contemporary affairs program. His latest monograph is China’s Rise and the Two Koreas: Economics, Politics, Security (2009). Snyder received a BA from Rice University and an MA from the Regional Studies East Asia Program at Harvard University. Robert Springborg Professor, Center on Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School Robert Springborg is also program manager for the Middle East for the Center for Civil-Military Relations. Until August 2008 he held the MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he also served as director of the London Middle East Institute. His publications include Mubarak’s Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order; Family Power and Politics in Egypt; and Legislative Politics in the Arab World. Springborg holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University. Anneke Van Woudenberg Senior Researcher for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch Anneke Van Woudenberg has focused on humanitarian and human rights issues in the DRC since 1999, when she worked as country director for Oxfam Great Britain during the height of the war. Since joining Human Rights Watch in 2002, she has provided regular briefings on the situation in the DRC to the UN Security Council, US Congress, the British Parliament and the European Parliament, as well as numerous written reports on the topic and regular commentary in the international media. Van Woudenberg has a MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics.20 | Speaker Biographies
  21. 21. Jane Wales*President & CEO, World Affairs CouncilJane Wales is also president and CEO of the Global PhilanthropyForum and vice president of the Aspen Institute. She is host of thenationally syndicated weekly National Public Radio show It’s YourWorld. She served in the Clinton Administration as special assistantto the President, senior director of the National Security Counciland associate director of the White House Office of Science andTechnology Policy. Wales is former chair of the international securityprogram at the Carnegie Corporation and served as acting CEO ofThe Elders from 2007-2008.Dan WilliamsSenior Researcher, Emergencies Division, Human Rights WatchDan Williams was previously a foreign correspondent for The MiamiHerald, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Bloomberg News,and has covered the Middle East for the past decade. He is currentlybased in Cairo. While on the ground documenting human rights abusesin Cairo in January 2011, he was captured and detained for 36 hoursby the Egyptian army and held at Camp 75, a military headquarters infar northeast Cairo. A graduate of Yale University, Williams is fluent inSpanish, Italian and French as well as spoken Russian.Mason Willrich*Director, California Clean Energy FundMason Willrich is also a senior advisor of the MIT Energy InnovationProject. He served as chair of the Board of Governors of the CaliforniaIndependent System Operator from 2005 to 2010. Previously, hewas partner of Nth Power, and CEO of PG&E Enterprises. Prior tojoining PG&E, he was a professor of law at the University of Virginia,and director of international relations at The Rockefeller Foundation.During the Kennedy administration he was assistant general counselof the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Receiving a BAfrom Yale University and a JD from University of California, Berkeley,Willrich was a Guggenheim memorial fellow in 1973. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 21
  22. 22. S. Shariq Yosufzai Vice President, Chevron Corporation Shariq Yosufzai supports Chevron’s CEO & chairman on the National Petroleum Council (NPC) ‘Future Fuels’ Study as chair of the Chevron- led Supply & Infrastructure Task Group and as decision executive on Downstream Portfolio Projects worldwide. He was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2002 and received the inaugural Industry Leadership award in 2010. Yosufzai holds a BA in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University. Fareed Zakaria Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN; Editor-at-Large, TIME; Columnist, The Washington Post A regular host on CNN, in August 2010 Fareed Zakaria joined TIME as editor-at-large. He also is serving as a consultant for HBO’s documentary unit, and continues to write a regular column for The Washington Post. Previously, he was editor of Newsweek International, overseeing all of Newsweek’s editions abroad. And, at age 28, he became the youngest managing editor in the history of Foreign Affairs, the widely-circulated journal of international politics and economics. Zakaria received a BA from Yale University and a PhD in political science from Harvard University. James Zogby Founder & President, The Arab American Institute James Zogby is also author of the recent Arab Voices. He currently serves on the national advisory board of the American Civil Liberties Union, The Human Rights Watch board of directors for the Middle East and North Africa and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, he is a senior advisor for the polling firm Zogby International. He writes a weekly column, Washington Watch. Since 2001 he has hosted the award-winning television show, Viewpoint with James Zogby. Zogby received his BA in economics from Le Moyne College and his PhD in comparative religions from Temple University.22 | Speaker Biographies
  23. 23. Katie Zoglin*Senior Program Manager, Middle East & North Africa,Freedom HouseLong active in the international community, Katie Zoglin recentlyworked in Morocco as deputy director of the American BarAssociation’s Rule of Law Initiative overseeing programs in Moroccoand Algeria. She has also worked in Serbia and Macedonia with theAmerican Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian LawInitiative. As a Fulbright scholar, she conducted human rights work inParaguay, including research in the “Archive of Terror.” She has taughtinternational human rights at Stanford Law School and the Universityof California, Berkeley. Zoglin is a graduate of Harvard University andHarvard Law School. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 23
  24. 24. Take Action Actionable Approaches to Social Change A highlight of WorldAffairs 2011 is our Take Action partners and student projects, a prominent group of innovative organizations and young leaders that will join us to share their approaches to social change. We are proud to welcome these organizations and students to WorldAffairs 2011. TAKE ACTION PARTNERS STUDENT PROJECTS Asia Foundation Afghan Refugees Equal Access International Education in Southeast Asia Foundation for Sustainable Development Indigenous Rights in Mexico Human Rights Watch Violence in the Congo IDEX Water in Africa Impact Carbon Roots of Peace Thank you to the Young Professionals International Forum, a volunteer group of the World Affairs Council, for their help organizing the Take Action events at WorldAffairs 2011.24 | Take Action
  25. 25. Education Program Students at WorldAffairs 2010, photographer Julie BrookmanInspiring our youth to be the global citizens and international leaders oftomorrow is critical to our mission. For the past 40 years, our Education Programhas engaged the younger generation in the most critical global issues by providingopportunities to meet with international experts, participate in in-depthinstitutes, attend our WorldAffairs conference and to study abroad through ourscholarship program.The Education Program focuses on building global awareness and promotingcritical thinking, communication, leadership and civic engagement. In 2007, wefounded the Youth Outreach Initiative to extend this program to urban highschools and students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the BayArea. Since launching this project, we have served over 900 students in SanFrancisco and Oakland schools. The program is flourishing from one year to thenext, and this year we will continue to expand our reach into more high schoolsaround the Bay Area.Forty-five students and teachers have received scholarships to attendWorldAffairs 2011. They are part of a long tradition of student and educatorparticipation. Many have gone on to careers with an international focus. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 25
  26. 26. 2011 World Affairs Council Scholarship Recipients STUDENTS Michaela Acebedo, Las Positas College Christina LoFranco, San Lorenzo Valley Dustin Andrick, Galileo Academy High School Anna Boadwee, Mountain View High School Marvin Morazan, University of the Pacific Candy Chang, Lynbrook High School Royna Noristani, California State University Lily Cheng, UC Berkeley Sacramento Kaela Connors, Sonoma Valley High School Maxine Orr, San Lorenzo Valley High School Priscilla Cortez, Skyline College Andrew Paolini, San Lorenzo Valley High School Nicolas De Golia, International High School Seemarit Prommasorn, Diablo Valley College Julie Ea, Sonoma Valley High School Jacob Rosenberg-Wohl, San Francisco Michael Gao, Mills High School University High School Gene Ghafferi, San Lorenzo Valley High Jose Antonio Santos, Mills High School School Arushi Saxena, Mira Loma High School Faisal Hamid, Yale University Jasmine Segall, UC Berkeley Peter Horton, San Lorenzo Valley High School Sharon Su, De Anza College Andrea Jao, Mills High School William Swain, San Rafael High School Adrian Jaycox, Mission San Jose High School Brittany Whitehill, San Lorenzo Valley High School Sandhya Jetty, Mira Loma High School Cassie Winkel, University of the Pacific Katherine Joh, Wellesley College Julian Xie, Mills High School Jahnavi Kalpathy, St. Francis High School Cheng Feng Yu, Oakland Technical Caitlin Kawaguchi, California High School High School Spandana Lakkamraju, De Anza College Amanda Zerbe, San Francisco University Teo Lamiot, York School Richard Zhu, Santa Clara University Ranhee Lee, UCLA Allison Light, Miramonte High School EDUCATORS Steven Coleman, Terra Linda High School Cynthia Martinez, San Lorenzo Valley High School Julia Salido, San Lorenzo Valley High School Thomas Silverman, buildOn26 | Education Program
  27. 27. 2011 World Affairs CouncilEndowed ScholarshipsEach student and educator is uniquely matched with the scholarshipthey receive based on their interest and commitment to foreign affairs.GEORGE & JOANNA BALLOU MEMORIAL AWARDSteven Coleman, Terra Linda High SchoolRICHARD CASTILE AWARDWilliam Swain, San Rafael High SchoolEDITH COLIVER MEMORIAL AWARDJasmine Segall, University of California – BerkeleyCARLTON DUDLEY MEMORIAL AWARDTeo Lamiot, York SchoolPHILIP HABIB MEMORIAL AWARDFaisal Hamid, Yale UniversityCAROL MARQUIS MEMORIAL AWARDJulia Salido, San Lorenzo Valley High SchoolJEFFERSON PEYSER MEMORIAL AWARDKaela Connors, Sonoma Valley High SchoolGERALDINE H. READ MEMORIAL AWARDAmanda Zerbe, San Francisco University High SchoolWORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL AFFILIATE SCHOLARSHIPSPENINSULA CHAPTERAnna Boadwee, Mountain View High SchoolCandy Chang, Lynbrook High SchoolSAN JOAQUIN VALLEY / UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFICMarvin Morazan, University of the PacificCassie Winkel, University of the Pacific WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 27
  28. 28. Committee for the Future A LASTING LEGACY Ensuring the Future of the World Affairs Council of Northern California For more than six decades the World Affairs Council has been the preeminent organization in Northern California dedicated to informing, engaging and connecting a community of global citizens with the most critical global issues of our day. Today more than ever, the landscape of pressing political, economic and social challenges we face at home and abroad demands international understanding and cooperation. The work we do at the Council changes lives. It is through the renewed and lasting commitment in the form of bequests, charitable gift annuities and other life-income gifts that the future success and vitality of the Council is ensured. Committee for the Future World Affairs Council of Northern California 415.293.4665 PlannedGiving@wacsf.org ItsYourWorld.org/PlannedGiving28 | Committee for the Future
  29. 29. In MemoriumRichard N. GoldmanRichard N. Goldman, philanthropist and founder of the world-renownedGoldman Environmental Prize, passed away on November 29, 2010.Mr. Goldman served multiple terms on the Council’s Board of Trusteesbetween 1957-2009. He served on the Council’s Executive Committee,most recently as vice chairman between 1999-2009. Mr. Goldman wasalso a member of the Global Philanthropy Forum’s Advisory Council.Mr. Goldman and his late wife, Rhoda, were honored at the Council’s1992 Annual Dinner. He was recently described by the Council’s CEOJane Wales as “a leader with passion, wisdom and heart. RichardGoldman was deeply committed to community and to a better futurefor all. He defined his neighborhood broadly to include the globalcommons. As a result, we are all the grateful beneficiaries of his work.”Sherman J. MaiselSherman J. Maisel, former governor of the Federal Reserve andprofessor emeritus of the Haas School of Business at University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, passed away on September 29, 2010. Mr. Maiselserved on the Council’s Board of Trustees between 1980-1999. Heserved on the Council’s Executive Committee as treasurer between1985-1987 and as assistant treasurer between 1983-1985.Mr. Maisel was a long-time member of the Council and a regularparticipant in our programs, alongside his wife, Lucy. In the words ofJane Wales, “Sherman was a quintessential Council member whoseexperience spanned the sectors, and whose intellectual depth wasmatched by endless curiosity.”Walter H. ShorensteinWalter H. Shorenstein, philanthropist and San Francisco business leader,passed away on June 24, 2010. Mr. Shorenstein’s association with theCouncil began when he joined as a member over 25 years ago. Mr.Shorenstein and the Shorenstein Company were generous supportersover the years of the Council’s awards dinners and corporatemembership program.Mr. Shorenstein served on the Global Philanthropy Forum’s AdvisoryCouncil. “A philanthropic force, Walter Shorenstein founded majoracademic centers at Stanford and Harvard, thus leaving his mark amongscholars, students and the general public, all beneficiaries of his vision,”observed Jane Wales. WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 29
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  32. 32. Our Community Community forms the heart of everything we do at the World Affairs Council. It is in community that we learn, connecting diverse sectors of society for broader understanding of the global challenges facing each nation, organization and individual. And it is through community that local solutions to global problems can be brought to life. Help us grow! Tell a friend: WorldAffairs.org Follow us: Twitter.com/World_Affairs Join us: Facebook.com/WorldAffairsCouncil The World Affairs Council opens the door to a world of opportunities. Engage with the most influential leaders and connect with a community of over 18,000 global citizens. Join, upgrade or give membership.32 | Our Community
  33. 33. World Affairs CouncilWorld Affairs Council Amanda Hayne Kirkwood World Affairs CouncilBOARD OF TRUSTEES Terry D. Kramer ADVISORYPeter J. Robertson, Chairman* Steve Krausz COMMITTEEJane Wales, President & CEO* Ralph A. Kuiper William J. Perry, Co-Chair Anne LaFollette George P. Shultz, Co-ChairSara Abbasi* Gregory MagedCharlyn Belluzzo Clark W. Maser Michael H. ArmacostDouglas Bereuter Harvey Masonek Willie L. Brown, Jr.W. Richard Bingham* Paul Matteucci Gerhard CasperMaureen Blanc* Linda McKenzie John ChambersJohn L. Boland Linda R. Meier Bruce ChizenJ. Dennis Bonney Judith A. Miller Elizabeth F. FarnsworthJennifer Burstedt Lori Mirek James C. GaitherRichard M. Chong R. Douglas Norby Richard N. GoldmanA.W. Clausen Betty Overhoff F. Warren HellmanMaggie Marlette Cox Larry Pippin Chong-Moon LeeFrancis S. Currie Joan Platt George LucasTimothy D. Dattels Kevin M. Pursglove Michael McCurryDavid deWilde Harriet Meyer Quarré* Kanwal RekhiElliott Donnelley, II Frank Rettenberg Arun SarinWilliam H. Draper, III Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker Orville SchellNancy Richards Farese Nayla Rizk Charles SchwabElizabeth Farnsworth Rosemary Roach Roselyne C. SwigCharles L. Frankel George M. ScaliseWilliam P. Fuller* Maria Starr*William G. Gaede Brewer StonePhil Halperin Jackson StrombergKevin T. Haroff Max Thelen, Jr.Joseph Harper Terry VogtMartha S. Hertelendy* John S. Wadsworth, Jr.Morris Hirsch* David WeberGeorge B. James, II* Margit WennmachersNancy A. Jarvis Mason WillrichJan H. Kalicki* John D. Wilson*Anne E. Kenner Kimberly Wright-ViolichKerry King* Katie Zoglin *Indicates member of the Executive Committee WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 33
  34. 34. Hotel Map LEVEL TWO Sculpture II Gallery Ballroom Sculpture I LEVEL THREE Collections 1 Collections 1I34 | Hotel Map
  35. 35. LEVEL FOUR Impressionist Modernist 1 Impressionist 1IYerba Buena Terrace Conservatory WorldAffairs 2011 Program | 35
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