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  1. 1. Welcome to WorldAffairs 2012, the Bay Area’s annual community event devoted to global issues presented by the World Affairs Council. Whether it is evidenced in the Arab Spring or the financial meltdown, civil conflict or weather extremes, we are experiencing rapid and sometimes wrenching change that no single state, sector or citizen can manage alone. It requires us all. WorldAffairs 2012 is an opportunity for each of us to teach and to learn—together. We can equip ourselves with the knowledge we need as a society to navigate this fast-changing global landscape, to capture its benefits and to mitigate its dangers. Through conversations with one another and “… a state-of-the-world an impressive list of esteemed speakers, we will gain deeper insight and understanding of the critical issues that confront us as citizens. These issues will command the attention of our next president and will pose hard perspective choices for a growing number of decision-makers around the world. We know that globalization—the combination of the information revolution and economic integration—has both offered up new equal to none.” challenges and been the source of remarkable opportunity at home in California and abroad. As a result, according to the World Bank’s recent report, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty is on the decline, and the number of children completing a primary education is on – WorldAffairs conference participant the rise. But as the Occupy Wall Street movement suggests, the benefits are not felt by all. And so we will explore the ways in which globalization has expanded the reach of individuals. We will consider the remarkable advances that can improve the human condition, including economic, social and technological innovations that carry the promise of access to capital, to global markets, to education, to safe food and water, and to health care in the most remote regions of the world. We are grateful to our trustees, donors and members who are dedicated to the exploration of critical global issues and who ensure the depth and engagement that are the hallmarks of the WorldAffairs annual event and all that we do. We thank our sponsors whose generous support makes this year’s conference possible. And, we thank you for your commitment to knowledge and to the future we share. Sincerely yours, Peter Robertson Jane Wales Chairman of the Board President and CEO
  2. 2. Navigating in a Shifting 3:30-4:30 PM Discussions in Depth Global Landscape Conservatory Global Security After the Arab Spring: Prospects for Change We face numerous challenges around the globe in 2012—from critical foreign policy debates, to the dynamics of the global economy, to long Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson Center term developmental and environmental trends. What are the major Robin Wright, Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace; Distinguished issues that impact the way that the United States maintains its place Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the world? How has the world changed in 2012 and how is it likely Moderator: Suzanne Siskel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Asia Foundation to change in the longer term? Over the course of a day and a half, the WorldAffairs 2012 conference will examine key shifts in the global Impressionist Global Economy landscape and how the US and the international community may From Bailouts to Brussels: Rethinking the Future of the European Union respond to them. Megan Greene, Head of European Economics, Roubini Global Economics Agenda Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics FRIDAY, MARCH 30 Moderator: Reuven Glick, Group Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 1:00 PM Registration Opens Sculpture Modernist Global Future The Arctic: New Frontier for Navigation, Exploration, and Exploitation 2:00-3:15 PM Welcome John Bellinger, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Gallery Ballroom Peter Robertson, Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations Melissa Bert, Council on Foreign Relations Military Fellow, US Keynote Conversations Coast Guard The End of War in Afghanistan: A Turning Point in US Foreign Policy Lawson Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks The Transition to Afghanistan Sovereignty: Progress and Challenges Moderator: Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, Natural Karl Eikenberry, Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for Resources Defense Council International Studies, Stanford University; Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan 4:30 PM Coffee Break Obama’s Reluctant Realism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Beyond Sculpture Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution Moderator: Anja Manuel, Principal, The RiceHadley Group LLC 3:15 PM Break4 | Agenda WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 5
  3. 3. FRIDAY, MARCH 30 CONTINUED SATURDAY, MARCH 31 CONTINUED 5:00-6:00 PM Keynote Conversation 11:00-Noon Discussions in Depth Gallery Ballroom Shifting Political and Economic Landscapes: How Can the US Adapt Conservatory Global Security Richard & Judith Guggenhime Speaker After bin Laden: Where is the Terrorist Threat That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back Michael Nacht, Professor of Public Policy and former Dean, Goldman Michael Mandelbaum, Professor and Director of the American Foreign School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley Policy Program, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Barbara Sude, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation Moderator: Jane Wales, President and CEO, World Affairs Council Moderator: Nancy Jarvis, Attorney, Farrand Cooper, PC 6:00-7:00 PM Take Action Reception Modernist Global EconomyYerba Buena Terrace Network and engage with a group of nonprofit organizations The Building BRICs: A New Economic Paradigm nominated as our Take Action partners for their innovative solutions to global problems. Rafiq Dossani, Director, South Asia Initiative, Stanford University Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Andrew Weiss, Director, Center for Russia and Eurasia, RAND Corporation 8:30 AM Registration Opens Moderator: Bruce Pickering, Executive Director, Asia Society Sculpture Northern California 8:30-9:15 AM Take Action Breakfast Impressionist Global Future Gallery Ballroom Join a conversation over breakfast with senior representatives from our Food and Water: Sustaining Life on a Crowded Planet Take Action partner organizations and other moderators on one of Gawain Kripke, Director of Policy and Research, Oxfam America three themes: Global Future, Global Economy, or Global Security. Peter Lochery, Director, Water Team, CARE Moderator: Juliet Christian-Smith, Senior Research Associate, 9:15 AM Break Pacific Institute 9:30-10:45 AM Keynote Conversation 12:15 PM Luncheon Gallery Ballroom The World in 2050: Global Innovation and Solutions to the Energy Yerba Buena Terrace Challenge or Need, Speed, Greed: The Innovation Economy Collections Education Scholars and Donors Luncheon Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Shanghai Bureau Chief and China Business Editor, The Economist In conversation with Rhonda Zygocki, Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning, Chevron Corporation Moderator: Peter Robertson, Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council 10:45 AM Break Sculpture 6 | Agenda WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 7
  4. 4. SATURDAY, MARCH 31 CONTINUED 1:30-2:45 PM Keynote Conversation Impressionist Global Future Gallery Ballroom Understanding the Shifting Global Economic Landscape How Will We Power the World in 2050 America in the Age of Decline Lisa Margonelli, Director, Energy Policy Initiative, New America Edward Luce, Chief US Commentator, Financial Times Foundation Meghan O’Sullivan, Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of Competing Capitalisms: The Battle of Ideas that May Signal the End of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, American Dominance Harvard University David Rothkopf, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for Moderator: Dickon Pinner, Principal, McKinsey & Co International Peace 4:00 PM Break Moderator: Terry Kramer, Entrepreneur in Residence, Harvard Business School Sculpture 2:45 PM Break 4:15-5:30 PM Keynote Conversation Gallery Ballroom The World in 2050: The Next Big Idea 3:00-4:00 PM Discussions in Depth NASA in a Dynamic International Environment Charles Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Conservatory Global Security Administration What’s Next for Israel in a Turbulent Middle East Developing the Developed World Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy, The Peter Thiel, Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist Brookings Institution; Former US Ambassador to Israel In conversation with Moderator: Margit Wennmachers, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Jane Wales, President and CEO, World Affairs Council Closing Remarks Modernist Global Economy Peter Robertson, Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council From Longitudes to Latitudes: The Rise of a South-South Economic Zone 5:30-6:00 PM Closing Reception, Adjournment Sculpture Uri Dadush, Senior Associate and Director, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank Moderator: Kausik Rajgopal, Principal, McKinsey & Co8 | Agenda WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 9
  5. 5. 2012 Speaker Biographies *Moderator John Bellinger Lawson Brigham Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Arctic Policy, University of Council on Foreign Relations Alaska Fairbanks John B. Bellinger III is also a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP and a Lawson Brigham is also a senior fellow at the Institute of the North member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague. He has in Anchorage. Previously, he was chair of the Arctic Council’s Arctic represented the US before the International Court of Justice and the Marine Shipping Assessment, chief of strategic planning at Coast Guard Iran-US Claims Tribunal. Bellinger has served as legal adviser for the Headquarters, and a career US Coast Guard officer. Brigham has been US Department of State and the National Security Council, counsel to a research fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, faculty the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, and special counsel at the US Coast Guard Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School, to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Bellinger received his and deputy director of the US Arctic Research Commission. He is AB from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy and the US Naval War International Affairs, his JD from Harvard Law School, and an MA in College, and holds an MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge. Melissa Bert Juliet Christian-Smith* Council on Foreign Relations Military Fellow, US Coast Guard Senior Research Associate, Pacific Institute Captain Melissa Bert, USCG, is also vice chair on the board of the Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith is also a frontiers of science fellow for Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association. She has served as the National Academy of Sciences. Christian-Smith is a recipient commander of Coast Guard Sector Juneau and special assistant to the of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Award for Outstanding commandant of the Coast Guard. As a judge advocate, she served as Achievement and serves on the executive board of the Agricultural deputy staff judge advocate, military judge in special courts-martial, Water Management Council. Prior to coming to the Pacific Institute, and former prosecutor. Her honors include the United Way American Christian-Smith was in Portugal on a Fulbright Fellowship studying the Values Award, three Meritorious Service Medals and the Judge implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive and examining Advocates Association Outstanding Career Armed Services Attorney agricultural water usage in the Alentejo region. Christian-Smith holds Award. Bert is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, the Naval War a PhD in environmental science, policy and management from the College, and George Washington University Law School. University of California, Berkeley and a BA in biology from Smith College. Charles Bolden Uri Dadush Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Senior Associate and Director, International Economics Program, Nominated by President Barack Obama, retired Marine Corps Maj. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. is the former CEO of JACKandPANTHER Uri Dadush is also the editor of the Carnegie International Economic LLC, and he first joined NASA in 1980. He traveled to orbit four times, Bulletin. Dadush previously served as the World Bank’s director of commanding two of the missions, and after his final space shuttle flight international trade, director of economic policy, and director of the Bank’s in 1994 Bolden returned to active duty with the Marine Corps as the world economy group. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was president deputy commandant of midshipmen at the US Naval Academy. Bolden’s and CEO of the Economist Intelligence Unit and Business International, many military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal part of the Economist Group, group vice president, international, for Data and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Bolden earned a BS in electrical Resources, Inc., and a consultant with McKinsey & Co in Europe. Dadush science and an MA in systems management from the University of is the co-author of Paradigm Lost: The Euro in Crisis; Currency Wars; and Southern California. He was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Juggernaut: How Emerging Markets Are Reshaping Globalization. Fame in 2006.10 | Speaker Biographies WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 11
  6. 6. Shantayanan Devarajan Reuven Glick* Chief Economist, Africa Region, World Bank Group Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Shantayanan Devarajan has served as a principal economist and Reuven Glick has also served as director of the Bank’s Center for Pacific research manager for public economics in the Development Research Basin Monetary and Economic Studies and chief of the international Group, and chief economist of the Human Development Network Research Section. Glick was a professor of economics and international and the South Asia Region at the World Bank. He was the director business in New York University’s Graduate School of Business. He taught of the World Development Report 2004, Making Services Work for at the University of California, Berkeley, served as a consultant to the Poor People. Previously, he was on the faculty of Harvard University’s World Bank, and worked as an economist in the research department at John F. Kennedy School of Government. The author or co-author of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He co-edited Asia and the Global over 100 publications, Devarajan’s research covers public economics, Financial Crisis and Financial Crises in Emerging Markets, among others. trade policy, and natural resources and the environment. Devarajan Glick received a PhD in economics from Princeton University and a BA in received his BA in mathematics from Princeton University and his PhD economics from the University of Chicago. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Rafiq Dossani Megan Greene Director, South Asia Initiative, Stanford University Head of European Economics, Roubini Global Economics Rafiq Dossani is also a senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Megan Greene is one of the leading voices in interpreting developments Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. Dossani chairs FOCUS USA in the eurozone crisis. At RGE, Greene conducts and coordinates and serves on the board of the Industry Studies Association. He has macroeconomic forecasts on the eurozone’s most significant economies served as a trustee of Hidden Villa, chairman and CEO of a stockbroking and responds to policy decisions at the national and EU level. She firm on the OTCEI stock exchange in India, deputy editor of Business regularly appears in broadcast and print media, including the Financial India Weekly, and professor of finance at Pennsylvania State University. Times and Newsnight. Greene has worked as the eurozone crisis expert Dossani is author or co-author of several books, including Higher at the Economist Intelligence Unit, as an investment banking analyst at Education in India and Does South Asia Exist?. Dossani holds a BA in JP Morgan Chase, and as an advisor to the Liechtenstein royal family. economics from St. Stephen’s College; an MBA from the Indian Institute Greene received a BA in political economy from Princeton University and of Management; and a PhD in finance from Northwestern University. an MSc in European studies from Nuffield College, Oxford University. Karl Eikenberry Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Martin Indyk Studies, Stanford University Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution Karl Eikenberry is also an affiliated faculty member with the Center Martin S. Indyk is also a former US ambassador to Israel. He was founding for International Security and Cooperation and an affiliated researcher director of the Saban Centre for Middle East Policy at The Brookings with the Europe Center. He served as US ambassador to Afghanistan Institution, founding executive director of the Washington Institute for from 2009 to 2011. He is a trustee for the International Institute for Near East Policy, and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University Strategic Studies and former president of the Foreign Area Officers School of Advanced International Studies. He has served as assistant Association. He also had a thirty-five year career in the US Army. secretary of state for Near East Affairs and senior director for Near East He has received many awards, including the Department of State and South Asia in the US National Security Council. He is the author of Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards. Eikenberry Innocent Abroad and co-author of Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign graduated from the US Military Academy, received MAs from Harvard Policy. Indyk holds a PhD from the Australian National University. University and Stanford University, and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.12 | Speaker Biographies WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 13
  7. 7. Nancy Jarvis* Gawain Kripke Attorney, Farrand Cooper, PC Director of Policy and Research, Oxfam America Nancy Jarvis has practiced law since 1981 with Farrand Cooper, PC, a Gawain Kripke is the Director of Policy and Research at Oxfam forty-year-old San Francisco law firm that represents commercial clients America, and has more than 20 years of experience working on and nonprofit institutions. Prior to her legal career, she was the foreign public policy and advocacy issues. His department conducts research policy editor at MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She served as and policy advocacy, focusing on the effectiveness of foreign aid and chairman of the World Affairs Council from 1993 to 1995. She is a development, climate change, trade and agriculture, humanitarian member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, the issues and extractive industries. At Oxfam, Kripke previously served as Council on Foreign Relations, New York, and the Pacific Council on senior policy advisor on Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign, which aims International Policy, Los Angeles. to reform unfair trade rules so that international trade can become a powerful force for reducing global poverty. Jacob Funk Kirkegaard Ellen Laipson Research Fellow, Peterson Institute of International Economics President and CEO, Stimson Center Jacob Funk Kirkegaard is also a senior associate at the Rhodium Group. Ellen Laipson also directs the Middle East/Southwest Asia program Before joining the Institute, he worked with the Danish Ministry at the Stimson Center. Previously, she served as vice chair of the of Defense, the United Nations in Iraq, and in the private financial National Intelligence Council and special assistant to the US permanent sector. He is author of The Accelerating Decline in America’s High- representative to the UN. Laipson was director for Near East and Skilled Workforce, co-author of US Pension Reform and Transforming South Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, national the European Economy, and assisted with Accelerating the Globalization intelligence officer for Near and South Asia, and a specialist in Middle of America. His current research topics include European economies East affairs for the Congressional Research Service. Laipson has been and reform, demographics, and high-skilled immigration. Kirkegaard named to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and the US is a graduate of the Danish Army’s Special School of Intelligence and Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. She has an MA Linguistics with the rank of first lieutenant, the University of Aarhus, from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins and Columbia University. University, and a BA from Cornell University. Peter Lochery Terry Kramer* Director, Water Team, CARE Entrepreneur in Residence, Harvard Business School Peter Lochery, an environmental engineer, has worked with the World Terry Kramer is also former regional president of Vodafone Americas. Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program, and latterly with CARE. At He sat on the board of Verizon Wireless and was a member of the CARE, he is responsible for providing leadership to CARE’s relief and Verizon Wireless HR Committee. Kramer was also chairman of development programming. He has supported CARE’s participation Vodafone Ventures. In 2008, he was named Vodafone’s group strategy in international, regional and in-country partnerships and led CARE’s and business improvement director. Prior to this, Kramer was CEO of advocacy for increased awareness of and support for water, sanitation Q Comm International and worked for twelve years at PacTel/AirTouch and hygiene in developing countries. He has worked with major Communications. He began his career in marketing at the Harris US foundations to develop long-term programs, and has facilitated Corporation and was an associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He relationships with the private sector to extend corporate social holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics responsibility. He is a board member of three nonprofits: Building from the University of California, Los Angeles. Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation, the Millennium Water Alliance, and Water Advocates.14 | Speaker Biographies WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 15
  8. 8. Edward Luce Lisa Margonelli Chief US Commentator, Financial Times Director, Energy Policy Initiative, New America Foundation Edward Luce writes a weekly column on US politics, economy and Lisa Margonelli writes about the global culture and economy of foreign policy for the Financial Times. Previously, Luce served as FT’s energy and is the author of Oil On the Brain: Petroleum’s Long Strange Washington bureau chief, FT’s South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi, Trip to Your Tank. Margonelli has been published in The Atlantic, The capital markets editor in London, and as the Philippines correspondent. New York Times online, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Between December 1999 and January 2001, Luce was the speechwriter Francisco Chronicle, and Wired, among other publications. Her column, for Lawrence H. Summers, secretary of the treasury during the Clinton “Money Tales,” which combined economics and oral history in the San administration. In 2006, he authored In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Francisco Chronicle online, won an Excellence in Journalism award from Rise of Modern India. Luce graduated with degrees in politics, philosophy the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists in 2003. In and economics from Oxford University and completed a post-graduate 1999 to 2000, she was awarded a Sundance Fellowship. Margonelli is a degree in journalism from City University in London. graduate of Yale University. Leila Monroe* Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, Natural Resources Defense Council Michael Mandelbaum Leila Monroe works at the state, national and international levels Professor and Director of the American Foreign Policy Program, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS on issues including: ocean governance, coastal and marine spatial Michael Mandelbaum is a former faculty member at Harvard University, planning, offshore oil and gas exploration and extraction, siting of Columbia University and The United States Naval Academy. From 1986 ocean renewable energy, marine protected areas, and ocean pollution. to 2004, he was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining NRDC, she worked for T.C. Hoffmann & Associates, Mandelbaum is the author or co-author of 13 books, including The the Environmental Integrity Project, and the National Oceanic Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of General Counsel for and That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented International Law. Monroe received a JD from Georgetown University and How We Can Come Back. Mandelbaum has been a guest on such Law Center with a focus on international and environmental law and a programs as Charlie Rose, All Things Considered, and The Daily Show with BS in foreign service with a focus on international politics and security Jon Stewart. He currently is working on a book on the global economy. studies from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. Michael Nacht Professor of Public Policy and former Dean, Goldman School of Public Anja Manuel* Policy, University of California, Berkeley Principal, The RiceHadley Group LLC Michael Nacht also chairs Berkeley’s International Strategy Task Force Anja Manuel is also a lecturer in Stanford’s International Policy and is the policy head for the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium. Program and a Visiting Scholar at CISAC. Manuel has served as special He served as assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns at in the Obama Administration, where he chaired the NATO High Level the US Department of State. Manuel was also an attorney at the law Group. He co-authored two chapters in WMD Terrorism: Science and firm of WilmerHale and worked in the investment banking division of Policy Choices, and has published numerous articles. His books include Salomon Brothers. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, the The Age of Vulnerability: Threats to the Nuclear Stalemate and Missing the Center for a New American Security’s India Policy Group, and serves Boat: The Failure to Internationalize American Higher Education. Nacht on the board of the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative. holds a BS in aeronautics and astronautics and an MS in operations Manuel graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, and holds a research from New York University and a PhD in political science from BA and an MA with distinction from Stanford University. Columbia University.16 | Speaker Biographies WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 17
  9. 9. Michael O’Hanlon Dickon Pinner* Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution Principal, McKinsey & Co Michael O’Hanlon is also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University Dickon Pinner also leads McKinsey’s North America Cleantech and and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. O’Hanlon has Global Solar Practices. He co-founded McKinsey’s Global Cleantech worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses and as an analyst at the Practice. Pinner has served many of the world’s leading semiconductor Congressional Budget Office. His recent books include Toughing It Out in companies on strategy, capital productivity and company turnarounds. Afghanistan and The Wounded Giant, and Bending History (co-authored). Previously, Pinner worked at Shell as a reservoir engineer, where he was O’Hanlon has written several hundred op-eds and he has contributed responsible for the drilling of some of the earliest multi-lateral horizontal to the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other papers. wells. He holds a PhD in the physics of organic semiconductor devices O’Hanlon holds a PhD in public and international affairs, and a BA and from Cambridge University, an MSc in physics from the University of MA in the physical sciences, all from Princeton University. California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a BA in physics from Cambridge University. Meghan O’Sullivan Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, John F. Kausik Rajgopal* Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Principal, McKinsey & Co Meghan L. O’Sullivan is also an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Kausik Rajgopal is also the founder and leader of McKinsey’s global Foreign Relations and a consultant to the National Intelligence Council. Digital Financial Services and Payments Practice. Rajgopal joined She is a foreign affairs columnist for Bloomberg View and a member of McKinsey in 1997, and has served a range of corporate, foundation and the Trilateral Commission and the Aspen Strategy Group. O’Sullivan public sector clients. He serves on the board and executive committee serves on the board of TechnoServe and the Belfer Center for Science of the Bay Area Council and the Advisory Board of Stanford and International Affairs. O’Sullivan was special assistant to President University’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. George W. Bush and a fellow at The Brookings Institution. She was Rajgopal was born and raised in Chennai, India. He received a BA with awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, and three times distinction in industrial engineering and political science from Stanford received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. O’Sullivan University and his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, received a BA from Georgetown University, an MS and DPhil from where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Oxford University. Bruce Pickering* Peter Robertson* Executive Director, Asia Society Northern California Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council Bruce Pickering is also a member of the board of the ChinaSF Advisory Peter Robertson is retired vice chairman of the board of Chevron Board and the advisory council of USC’s Center for International Business Corporation. He spent 35 years at Chevron, serving in a variety of Education and Research. He has served as director of public affairs and leadership positions. He is currently an independent advisor to Deloitte development at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, program LLP, a director of Jacobs Engineering and Universal Pegasus International director of the World Affairs Council, and executive director of the US- and an advisory director of Campbell-Lutyens. He is co-chairman of the Japan 21st Century Project. Pickering was a foreign service officer with US-Saudi Arabian Business Council, vice chairman of the board of the the US Department of State and was deputy political counsel on the US International House at Berkeley, a director of the Washington, DC- Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Vienna. based Resources for the Future and an advisor to Scottish Enterprise. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA from Stanford University.18 | Speaker Biographies WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 19
  10. 10. David Rothkopf Barbara Sude Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation David Rothkopf is also the president and chief executive of Garten Barbara Sude is a senior political scientist specializing in counter- Rothkopf, an international advisory firm, and CEO and editor-at- terrorism and counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation. During large of the FP Group. Rothkopf writes daily on national security and her 33-year career at CIA, she was part of the small cadre of pre-9/11 international economic policy for Foreign Policy. He chairs the Carnegie analysts specializing in al Qaeda and followed the group as a senior Economic Strategy Roundtable and is chairman of the National Strategic analyst at both CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and the National Investment Forum Dialogue. Previously, Rothkopf has served as Counterterrorism Center. She also served as an analyst of political chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Intellibridge Corporation, managing Islam, the Near East, and Africa. She is co-author of An Economic director of Kissinger Associates, and acting US under secretary of Analysis of the Financial Records of al-Qa‘ida in Iraq. Sude holds a PhD commerce for international trade for the Clinton Administration. in near eastern studies from Princeton and a BA in Arabic from Rothkopf is the author of Superclass and Running the World. Georgetown University. Suzanne Siskel* Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Asia Peter Thiel Foundation Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist Suzanne E. Siskel oversees the operations of the Asia Foundation in San In 1998, Peter Thiel co-founded and led PayPal. In 2002, he sold Francisco, Washington, DC and its 17 field offices in Asia. She served at PayPal to eBay and founded a global macro fund, Clarium. Thiel co- the Ford Foundation in various leadership positions in Southeast Asia founded and manages Founders Fund, which pioneers new methods and New York, including as director of social justice philanthropy. Siskel of venture financing that benefit founders. Through Founders Fund, is past president of the Fulbright Association, and also served on the as well as through his private investing, he has helped the next Governing Council of the European Foundation Centre. Currently she generation of tech companies, such as SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, Causes, is a member of the Global Philanthropy Committee of the Council on RoboteX and Spotify. In 2010, he created the 20 Under 20 Thiel Foundations and serves on the board of the Youth Orchestra of the Fellowship, which nurtures the tech visionaries of tomorrow. He Americas. Siskel studied social anthropology at Harvard University and earned a BA in philosophy from Stanford University and a JD from Johns Hopkins University. Stanford Law School. Paulo Sotero Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Vijay Vaitheeswaran Paulo Sotero is also a contributing columnist to O Estado de S. Paulo Shanghai Bureau Chief and China Business Editor, The Economist and an adjunct professor of the Elliot School of International Affairs Vijay Vaitheeswaran is also a life member at the Council on Foreign at George Washington University. Sotero has testified before the US Relations, an advisor to the World Economic Forum, and a regular House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on issues speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative. He teaches at New York of US-Brazil relations and energy security. He received the Abril University’s Stern Business School, and his commentaries have appeared Award of Investigative Journalism and the Maria Moors Cabot Prize– in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The New York Times. He Special Citation from the Columbia University’s Graduate School of is chairman of The Economist’s series of conferences on innovation, The Journalism. He is a member of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize Board Ideas Economy, and author of several books, including Need, Speed and and of GACINT. He has an MA in journalism and public affairs from Greed and Power to the People. Vaitheeswaran is an engineering graduate American University and a BA in history from Catholic University of of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was named a Pernambuco, Recife. Harry S. Truman Presidential Scholar by the US Congress.20 | Speaker Biographies WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 21
  11. 11. Jane Wales* Robin Wright President and CEO, World Affairs Council Senior Fellow, US Institute of Peace; Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Jane Wales is also president and CEO of the Global Philanthropy Wilson International Center for Scholars Forum and vice president of the Aspen Institute. She is host of the Robin Wright is a journalist, author and foreign policy analyst. She is the nationally syndicated weekly National Public Radio interview show author of Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World It’s Your World. In 2008, Wales also chaired the Poverty Alleviation and The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy. She has also written Track for the Clinton Global Initiative. Previously, she served in the for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Foreign Affairs Clinton Administration as special assistant to the President, senior and many others. She most recently covered US foreign policy for director of the National Security Council and associate director of the The Washington Post. Wright has also been a fellow at The Brookings White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She chaired Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale the international security programs at the Carnegie Corporation and University, Duke University, Stanford University, the University of served as acting CEO of The Elders from 2007 to 2008. California at Santa Barbara, and the University of Southern California. Wright received her MA and BA from the University of Michigan. Andrew Weiss Director, Center for Russia and Eurasia, RAND Corporation Rhonda Zygocki Andrew Weiss is also executive director of the RAND Business Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning, Chevron Corporation Leaders Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Rhonda I. Zygocki has worked for Chevron Corporation since 1999. He has served as director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian She has served as vice president of Policy, Government, and Public Affairs at the National Security Council; a member of the State Affairs, vice president of Health, Environment and Safety, manager Department’s Policy Planning Staff; a policy assistant in the Office of of strategic planning, and managing director of Chevron Australia. the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; and a budget analyst in the Additionally, she has been general manager and chief financial officer Department of the Army. Weiss was also a vice president at American for Chevron Canada Resources. Zygocki serves on the boards of International Group, Inc. Weiss received a BA in Russian regional directors of GBC Health and the United States Energy Association; the studies from Columbia University and an MA from Columbia’s School board of trustees of the San Francisco Ballet; and the advisory board of International and Public Affairs. of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Canada Institute. Zygocki earned a BA in civil engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Margit Wennmachers* Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Margit Wennmachers manages Andreessen Horowitz’s overall brand and marketing strategy and advises portfolio entrepreneurs on their communications strategies. She also participates in the firm’s deal flow, evaluating entrepreneurs and their companies’ potential. Wennmachers co-founded and ran The OutCast Agency, an award-winning communications firm with offices in New York City and San Francisco. Before founding OutCast she served as a member of the executive management team at Hill & Knowlton/WPP-owned Blanc & Otus. She has lived and worked in Germany, Spain and the US. She is fluent in English, German, Spanish, and French. Wennmachers is on the board of the World Affairs Council and Next Fifteen.22 | Speaker Biographies WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 23
  12. 12. Take Action What Can You Do? International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org Take Action presents Bay Area-based innovative nonprofit organizations The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is among the world’s largest who are working to address global challenges along the themes of our annual non-sectarian, voluntary agencies providing relief, protection, and conference. For WorldAffairs 2012, we are pleased to partner with the resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent following organizations. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn how conflict. The mission of the IRC in Northern California is to help refugees to get involved locally to affect change globally. and asylees start a new life of self-reliance in this country through a well-conceived resettlement plan. By providing compassionate support, TAKE ACTION PARTNERS resources, and information, the IRC enables these courageous individuals to rebuild their lives and regain their sense of dignity. Asylum Access www.asylumaccess.org Kiva Asylum Access is an innovative international nonprofit dedicated to www.kiva.org making refugee rights a reality. Asylum Access empowers refugees in Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people Africa, Asia and Latin America to live safely, work, send children to through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a school and rebuild their lives. worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. CARE www.care.org Oxfam America Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package, CARE is a www.oxfamamerica.org leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice. Together equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year CARE lives, helps people overcome poverty and fights for social justice. We are worked in 84 countries and reached 122 million people around the one of the 15 affiliates in the international confederation, Oxfam. world. EARN Every year, World Affairs Council Student Ambassadors participate in Take www.earn.org Action by presenting progress on their projects geared toward spreading EARN is a nonprofit that gives low-income working families the awareness and inspiring participation on matters of global importance. At power to create prosperity for generations. As the nation’s leading WorldAffairs 2012, the Student Ambassador projects focus on: microsavings provider, EARN gives families the tools to build wealth • Human rights in the Middle East and North Africa and achieve life-changing goals such as saving for college, buying a first • Economic development in East Asia home, or starting a small business. Since 2001, we have helped tens of • Community development in South America thousands of low-wage families through innovative financial products • Education in South East Asia including matched savings accounts, checking accounts for • Water in Africa the unbanked, and financial coaching. Thank you to the International Forum, a globally minded multicultural volunteer group of the Council, for their help organizing the Take Action events of WorldAffairs 2012.24 | Take Action WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 25
  13. 13. 2012 World Affairs Council of Northern California Scholarship Recipients Education Program STUDENTS Daniela Leyva, Dominican University of Jacqueline Alas, UC Berkeley California Devyani Bhadkamkar, Henry M. Gunn Yingshi Liang, Mission High School High School Ryan Lim, Mills High School Varun Bhadkamkar, Henry M. Gunn Yizhuang (John) Liu, De Anza College High School Sara Menges, University of the Pacific Karen Camacho, Henry M. Gunn Isvari Mohan, Abraham Lincoln High School High School Vaishali Mullapudi, Mira Loma High School Shannon Chien, De Anza College Adrienne Ou, Mills High School Kaela Connors, UC Berkeley Eli Pollock, Lowell High School Theresa Diederich, UC Berkeley Anupama Rajan, Henry M. Gunn High School Melina Dunham, International High School Alisa Ratorgueva, Lowell High School Yujing (Jean) Fan, San Mateo High School Emilie Robert Wong, Lycée Français Erfan Faridmoayer, De Anza College La Pérouse Dawn Fleming, University of the Pacific Rachel Siegman, Menlo School Hayley (Paisley) Frost, San Lorenzo Valley Morgan Smith, San Lorenzo Valley High School High School Students at WorldAffairs 2011, photographer Julie Brookman Jessie Hernandez, UC Berkeley Mariana Sosa Cordero, College of Marin Karen Hernandez, UC Berkeley Ian Sugar, San Lorenzo Valley High School Inspiring our youth to be the global citizens and international leaders of tomorrow Hyllery Hershberger, San Lorenzo Valley William Swain, San Rafael High School is critical to our mission. For the past 40 years, our Education Program has engaged High School the younger generation in the most critical global issues of the day by providing Camilo Vilaseca, Berkeley High School Andrea Jao, UC Davis opportunities to meet with international experts, to participate in in-depth Ajna Weaver, San Lorenzo Valley High School institutes, to attend our WorldAffairs conference and to study abroad through our Adrian Jaycox, Mission San Jose High School Wentao Xu, Lowell High School scholarship program. Sandhya Jetty, Mira Loma High School Valeria Yermakova, Mills High School Elena Kempf, UC Berkeley The Education Program focuses on building global awareness and promoting critical Bailin (Lucy) Zhang, St. Bernard School David Latt, Mills High School thinking, communication, leadership and civic engagement. In 2007, we founded Seward Lee, UC Berkeley the Youth Outreach Initiative, a program that extends this powerful program to urban high schools and students in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Bay Area. Since launching this project, we have served over 900 students in San Francisco and Oakland schools. The program is flourishing from one year to the EDUCATORS next, and this year we will continue to expand our reach into more high schools Paul Joy, St. Bernard School around the Bay Area. Cynthia Martinez, San Lorenzo Valley High School This year, 47 students and teachers have received scholarships to attend WorldAffairs 2012. They are part of a long tradition of student and educator Julia Salido, San Lorenzo Valley High School participation. We welcome and applaud the accomplishments and intellectual curiosity of this year’s scholarship recipients.26 | Education Program WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 27
  14. 14. 2012 World Affairs Council Our Sponsors of Northern California Endowed Scholarships Each student and educator is uniquely matched with the scholarship The World Affairs Council thanks WorldAffairs 2012 sponsors for they receive based on their extraordinary interest and commitment to making this event possible. foreign affairs. GEORGE & JOANNA BALLOU MEMORIAL AWARD Cynthia Martinez, San Lorenzo Valley High School Leadership Sponsors RICHARD CASTILE AWARD Emilie Robert Wong, Lycée Français La Pérouse EDITH COLIVER MEMORIAL AWARD Theresa Diederich, UC Berkeley William Swain, San Rafael High School CARLTON DUDLEY MEMORIAL AWARD Ryan Lim, Mills High School PHILIP HABIB MEMORIAL AWARD Seward Lee, UC Berkeley CAROL MARQUIS MEMORIAL AWARD Julia Salido, San Lorenzo Valley High School JEFFERSON PEYSER MEMORIAL AWARD Andrea Jao, UC Davis GERALDINE H. READ MEMORIAL AWARD Wentao Xu, Lowell High School WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL AFFILIATE SCHOLARSHIPS MARIN CHAPTER / College of Marin Mariana Sosa Cordero PENINSULA CHAPTER / Henry M. Gunn High School Community Sponsors Devyani Bhadkamkar Varun Bhadkamkar Karen Camacho Anupama Rajan SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY / University of the Pacific Dawn Fleming Sara Menges28 | Education Program WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 29
  15. 15. In Memorium Committee for the Future Malcolm Read Malcolm Read, long-time supporter and member of the World Affairs Council, passed away on December 30, 2011. Active with the Council for over thirty years, Malcolm and his wife Geraldine Hansen Read (Gerri) participated in many of the Council’s travel programs and together served on the Council’s Scholarship Committee. When Gerri passed away in 2005, Malcolm made a contribution to the Council to establish the Geraldine H. Read Memorial Scholarship Endowment in her honor and to celebrate her commitment to encouraging student engagement in international affairs. Malcolm was part of the World Affairs Council Legacy Circle and upon his passing made an additional bequest to the Council. The Council and generations of students will always be grateful for Malcolm and Gerri’s support of our mission to engage and inspire the global citizens and international leaders of tomorrow. Geraldine H. Read Memorial Scholarship Recipients 2008: Amanda Brown, Foothill College LEGACY CIRCLE Ensuring the Future of the World Affairs Council of 2009: Lani Amaro, Albany High School Northern California 2010: Gier Hernandez, Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School For more than six decades the World Affairs Council has been the preeminent 2011: Amanda Zerbe, San Francisco University High School organization in Northern California dedicated to informing, engaging and connecting a community of global citizens to the critical issues of the day. The 2012: Wentao Xu, Lowell High School landscape of increasingly pressing political, economic and social challenges we face at home and abroad demands international understanding and cooperation. Our mission of engaging global citizens in the exploration of issues and opportunities that transcend borders is needed now more than ever. You can help ensure the continued and future vitality of the Council through a renewed and lasting commitment in the form of bequests, charitable gift annuities and other life-income gifts. Consider joining our Legacy Circle to preserve the mission of the Council for generations to come. Call: Susana Rodriguez at 415.293.4665 Email: plannedgiving@worldaffairs.org Visit: worldaffairs.org/support30 | About the Council WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 31
  16. 16. Council Leadership About the Council BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kerry King* Hon. Rebecca Westerfield Peter J. Robertson, Chairman* Amanda Hayne Kirkwood Mason Willrich Jane Wales, President and CEO* Terry D. Kramer John D. Wilson* Steve Krausz Kimberly Wright-Violich Sara Abbasi* Ralph A. Kuiper Patricia Young Manpreet Singh Anand Gregory Maged Harold Zlot Sigurd Anderson James Manyika Katie J. Zoglin David D. Arnold Clark W. Maser Louis deK. Belden Paul Matteucci ADVISORY Charlyn Belluzzo Linda McKenzie COMMITTEE W. Richard Bingham* Linda R. Meier William J. Perry, Co-Chair Maureen Blanc* Judith A. Miller George P. Shultz, Co-Chair John Boland Lori Mirek J. Dennis Bonney Ruediger Naumann-Etienne Michael H. Armacost A.W. Clausen R. Douglas Norby Willie L. Brown Jr. Maggie Marlette Cox Betty A. Overhoff Gerhard Casper Timothy D. Dattels Lawrence L. Pippin John Chambers Duke Dayal Joan Platt Bruce Chizen David deWilde Kevin M. Pursglove Elizabeth F. Farnsworth Sedge Dienst Harriet Meyer Quarré James C. Gaither The World Affairs Council of Northern California believes that informed Elliott Donnelley II Frank Rettenberg Chong-Moon Lee citizens can make a difference in the world. Founded in 1947 following the William H. Draper III Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker George Lucas San Francisco conference that established the United Nations, we are a non- Nancy Richards Farese Nayla Rizk Michael McCurry partisan, membership organization whose mission is to explore global issues and Elizabeth F. Farnsworth Rosemary Roach Kanwal Rekhi opportunities that transcend borders. Through our speaker events, education Charles L. Frankel George M. Scalise Arun Sarin program and annual conference, we engage the globally minded with ideas William P. Fuller* Maria W. Starr* Orville Schell that stimulate, issues that matter and leaders who inspire. We are all about William G. Gaede Brewer S. Stone Charles Schwab making connections —to others who share our hopes for a better world and to Ira D. Glick, M.D. Jackson Stromberg Roselyne C. Swig solutions that can help get us there. Kenneth Guernsey Max Thelen Jr. Richard Guggenhime Terry Thygesen Learn more: worldaffairs.org Phil Halperin Jonathan Turner Martha S. Hertelendy* Jonathan Visbal Follow us: Twitter: @world_affairs or Facebook.com: worldaffairscouncil Morris W. Hirsch* John S. Wadsworth Jr. Join us: worldaffairs.org/membership George B. James II* Margit Wennmachers Nancy A. Jarvis David Weber Support us: worldaffairs.org/support Jan H. Kalicki* Randy Wells *Indicates member of the Executive Committee32 | About the Council WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 33
  17. 17. Hotel Map LEVEL TWO LEVEL FOUR Modernist Sculpture Gallery Ballroom Impressionist Sculpture Yerba Buena Terrace Conservatory LEVEL THREE Collections34 | Hotel Map WorldAffairs 2012 Program | 35

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