Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Event date and times:
November 7, 2012, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Thursday, November 8, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday, November 9, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $495 for World Affairs Council members; $545 for Non-members
The World Affairs Councils of America's National Conference, held annually for over two decades, gathers our World Affairs Council regional leaders drawn from the business, civic, and education communities. Leading policymakers and national security experts lead the discussion on the critical national security challenges before us and help our council leaders plan their programming for their local communities in the coming year. World Affairs Councils members and anyone else interested in international affairs are encouraged to join.
This year's conference will focus on the Six Top Issues, which were voted on by the council leadership at our 95 World Affairs Councils across the country. The Six Top Issues are: U.S. Economic Competitiveness, U.S. Education: Competing Globally, U.S. Energy Policy, Afghanistan/Pakistan, China, and the Middle East.
Speakers include: David Abney, Graham T. Allison, Nick Anderson, Peter Bergen, Marcus Brauchli, Brandon Busteed, Ashton B. Carter, Joseph Cirincione, P.J. Crowley, Paula J. Dobriansky, James Fallows, Chrystia Freeland, Marc Grossman, Stephen J. Hadley, Robert M. Kimmitt, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Brian Latell, Marc Lynch, Daniel Markey, David McKean, Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Cameron Munter, Terry Moran, Danielle Pletka, Daniel B. Poneman, Steven Ratter, Jen'nan Read, Dennis Ross, J. Stapleton Roy, David Sanger, Gerald F. Seib, Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Shibley Telhami, Joao Vale de Almeida, Chris Van Hollen, Frank Verrastro, Tony Wagner, Mark R. Warner, Daniel Yergin
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