Recent Programs

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

A DISCUSSION WITH THE HONORABLE THOMAS PICKERING
A conversation with the Honorable Thomas Pickering, Vice Chairman of Hills and Company International Consultants and former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2000)

Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles

COVERING GLOBAL CONFLICT: UKRAINE AND FERGUSON

A luncheon discussion in partnership with the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP) and the Annenberg School of Journalism on media coverage of conflicts with deputy editor in chief of the German newspaper Bild Florian von Heintz

Date: September 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
                                       Location: Los Angeles

AUGUST 2014

MIDDLE EAST MEMBER COMMITTEE ROUNDTABLE: SYRIA
A Middle East Member Committee roundtable luncheon on U.S. policy towards Syria featuring the U.S. Special Envoy for Syria Daniel Rubinstein and moderated by Council President Dr. Jerrold D. Green

Date: August 22, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles

SITUATION BRIEFING: RUSSIA
A Pacific Council situation briefing teleconference featuring President of Longview Global Advisors Mr. Demosthenes J. Peterson and Senior International Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation Ms. Olga Oliker discussing engagement with Russia and conflict in Ukraine

Date: August 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Location: Los Angeles

U.S. – AFRICA LEADERS SUMMIT TELECONFERENCE
A situation briefing teleconference on the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit and economic engagement in Africa featuring Senior International Advisor at Covington & Burling LLC Dr. Witney Schneidman and moderated by Associate Attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP Mr. Colin C. Richard

Date: August 5, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM


JuLy 2014

NEW MEMBER WELCOME BARBEQUE AND SUMMER SOCIAL
The Pacific Council's inaugural new member welcome barbeque and summer social will provide a great opportunity to meet the newest Pacific Council members and to connect with Pacific Council friends and colleagues. Food and entertainment will be provided.

Date: July 30, 2014
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH PACIFIC COUNCIL GTMO OBSERVERS
A luncheon roundtable with the Pacific Council GTMO Observers who shared their insights on the role and purpose of observers,the future of GTMO and potential challenges. Council member Seepan Parseghian facilitated the discussion.

Date: July 10, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

June 2014

A CONVERSATION WITH HIS EXCELLENCY YOUSEF AL OTAIBA & THE HONORABLE MICHAEL H. CORBIN
A private breakfast discussion for Pacific Council Sustaining Members featuring His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States and the Honorable Michael H. Corbin, Ambassador of the United States to the United Arab Emirates; chaired by Council president & CEO Dr. Jerrold D. Green

Date: June 11, 2014
                                       Time: 9:00-10:30am
                                       Location: Los Angeles

PROVOCATIONS AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
An Edgerton Series on Iran and Turkey event featuring Dr. Soner Cagaptay, Beyer Family Fellow & Director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy discussing Turkey's upcoming presidential elections and U.S.-Turkey relations; moderated by Hon. Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Date: June 10, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
                                      Location: Los Angeles

May 2014

A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF
The Pacific Council will host Congressman Adam Schiff for a luncheon discussion. Congressman Schiff represents California's 28th Congressional District.

Date: May 27, 2014
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

A LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH HON. ROBERT WEXLER
A Middle East Member Committee luncheon featuring Hon. Robert Wexler, President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and former U.S. Representative for Florida’s 19th District, discussing the Middle East peace process and the prospects of a two-state solution

Date: May 21, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

A CONVERSATION WITH HON. JOSÉ MANUEL BARROSO, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
The Pacific Council will host Hon. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, for a luncheon discussion on EU reforms, the challenges that lie ahead this election year, and opportunities for US-EU cooperation

Date: May 2, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
                                       Location: Los Angeles

 

April 2014

SPRING CONFERENCE 2014
The Pacific Council's Annual Spring Conference features a day of debate and exchange with fellow Council members during panel discussions, roundtable dialogues, and a high-level keynote interview

Date: April 25, 2014
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Location: Los Angeles

A CONVERSATION WITH U.S. AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY JOHN B. EMERSON
The Pacific Council will host member and U.S. Ambassador to Germany John B. Emerson for a discussion on US-Germany relations, the EU and more

Date: April 17, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

A CONVERSATION WITH MR. YUKIO OKAMOTO
The Pacific Council will host president of the political and economic consulting group Okamoto Associates for a discussion on Japan’s newly adopted security policy and challenges with neighboring countries

Date: April 16, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Los Angeles

SITE VISIT: COLORADO SPRINGS NORAD-USNORTHCOM
A small group of Pacific Council Sustaining Members and National Security Member Committee members will convene a two-day site visit to Colorado Springs, home of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Air Force Space Command, and the Air Force Academy

Date: April 7-9, 2014

A CONVERSATION WITH SIDNEY RITTENBERG
A China Member Committee roundtable featuring Sidney Rittenberg, an American journalist, scholar, and Chinese linguist who was the first American citizen to join the Chinese Communist Party

Date: April 9, 2014
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles

March 2014

A CONVERSATION WITH  SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN
A private luncheon discussion for Pacific Council Sustaining Members at the Chairman’s and President’s Circle Level featuring U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona)

Date: March 20, 2014
Location: Los Angeles


MAXIMALISM AND RETRENCHMENT: THE EBB AND FLOW OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
A luncheon discussion featuring Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


THIRD PLENUM REFORM: A PROGRESS REPORT
A China member Committee Distinguished Guest conference call exchange featuring Dr. Minxin Pei, Professor of Government & Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College

Date: March 12, 2014
Time: 1:30-2:30pm (PT)


“WHERE ARE THE MEN?”: IMPROVING WOMEN’S HEALTH IN AFGHANISTAN
A Women’s Initiative luncheon discussion featuring Ms. Taraneh Salke, Founder and Executive Director, Family Health Alliance

Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


REPLACING OIL: IMPACT ON U.S. ENERGY SECURITY AND EURASIAN RELATIONS
An Eurasia Member Committee luncheon discussion featuring the Honorable Linda Lingle, Former Governor, State of Hawaii; moderated by Dr. James Coyle, Director, Center for Global Education at Chapman University & Chair, Eurasia Member Committee

Date: March 5, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

February 2014

A CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR CHRISTOPHER HILL
A private luncheon discussion for Pacific Council Sustaining Members and Future Leaders featuring Ambassador Christopher Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Date: February 28, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

 

SITUATION BRIEFING: UKRAINE
A situation briefing conference call exchange featuring F. Stephen Larrabee, Distinguished Chair in European Security, RAND Corporation, moderated by Dr. Agnia Grigas, Emerging Markets Expert, Grigas Inc.

Date: February 26, 2014
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

 

TIPPING POINT? PUBLIC OPINION AND U.S. CUBA POLICY IN 2014
A Western Hemisphere Member Committee event on the Atlantic Council's poll of American attitudes toward U.S. Cuba relations, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, Fusion, and Univision; featuring Hon. Howard Berman, Former U.S. Representative of California; Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean, School of Public Affairs, UCLA; and Mr. Paul Maslin, Pollster at FM3 Strategies

Date: February 21, 2014
                                      Time: 8:00-9:45am
                                      Location: Los Angeles

FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES
A dinner discussion featuring Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and U.S. Senior Senator of California

Date: February 19, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


BLOOD GOLD: BRINGING THE CONFLICT GOLD ENTERPRISE TO JUSTICE
A breakfast roundtable discussion with Kathi Lynn Austin, founder and CEO of the Conflict Awareness Project

Date: February 11, 2014
Time: 8:00-9:30am
Location: Los Angeles


January 2014

A CONVERSATION WITH DR. ROBERT GATES
A luncheon discussion featuring Dr. Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former Director of Central Intelligence

Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


A CONVERSATION WITH ADMIRAL SAMUEL J. LOCKLEAR, III
An evening reception featuring the Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III

Date: January 23, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


A CONVERSATION WITH THE HONORABLE RAYMOND MABUS
A luncheon discussion with the Honorable Raymond "Ray" Mabus, United States Secretary of the Navy

Date: January 8, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


December 2013

AN EVENING WITH THE HONORABLE JAMES A BAKER, III
An evening reception with the Honorable James A. Baker, III, 61st Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush, 67th U.S. Secretary of Treasury under President Reagan, and White House chief of staff to Presidents Bush and Reagan

Date: December 12, 2013
Location: Los Angeles


PACIFIC COUNCIL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
A Holiday Open House at the new Pacific Council Office with tours of our new space, opportunities to nework with fellow members, and holiday treats and hors d'oeuvres

Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


November 2013

Dr. Jerrold D. GreenAFTER GENEVA: NEXT STEPS FOR THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL
A Situation Briefing Teleconference featuring Dr. Jerrold Green, President & CEO of the Pacific Council on International Policy, moderated by Dr. Bennett Ramberg, Partner at the Wanamaker Group

Date: November 27, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:00pm


A CONVERSATION WITH THE HONORABLE MACK MCLARTY
A private luncheon discussion for Pacific Council Sustaining Members featuring Hon. Mack McLarty, Chairman of McLarty Associates and former White House Chief of Staff

Date: November 25, 2013
Location: Los Angeles


THE THIRD PLENUM: THE NEXT TEN YEARS
A China Member Committee Distinguished Guest Teleconference featuring Dr. Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University

Date: November 22, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:00pm


INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY DIALOGUE: TURKEY
A small group of Pacific Council Sustaining Members will travel to Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey to participate in high level discussions with senior U.S. and Turkish government officials, prominent business representatives and civil society leaders

Date: November 3-8, 2013
Location: Ankara & Istanbul, Turkey

"GOING GLOBAL": INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN A TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN WORLD
A Women's Initiative luncheon featuring Ms. Dana Settle, Founding Partner, Greycroft LLC, Ms. Tracy Dinunzio, Founder and CEO, Tradesy, and Ms. Beth Le Manach, Vice President of Programming, DECA TV; moderated by Ms. Camille Alick, Program Director, Muslims on Screen & Television 

Date: November 13, 2013
Location: Los Angeles

PATHWAYS TO PEACE: AMERICA AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
A luncheon discussion featuring Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, Former Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, and Mr. Jeremy Ben-Ami, President and Founder, J Street; moderated by Hon. Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Date: November 6, 2013
Location: Los Angeles

U.S. POLICY TOWARD LATIN AMERICA
A Western Hemisphere Member Committee luncheon event featuring Ms. Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; moderated by Amb. Vilma Martínez, U.S. Ambassador to Argentina (2009 - 2013)

Date: November 8, 2013
Location: Los Angeles

October 2013

MITIGATING CATASTROPHIC DISASTERS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
A panel discussion featuring Mr. Daryl L. Osby, 9th Fire Chief of the LA County Fire Department; Dr. Alonzo Plough, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response for LA County Public Health; and Mr. Jeff Reeb, Director of the LA County Office of Emergency Management; moderated by Dr. Peter Katona, Professor of Clinical Medicine in Infectious Diseases and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at UCLA

Date: October 23, 2013
Location: Los Angeles

PACIFIC COUNCIL MEMBERS WEEKEND
The annual two-day program includes 250+ leaders from throughout the western region and elsewhere in the United States, as well as from Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe

Date: October 11-12, 2013
Location: Los Angeles


September 2013

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: CONSEQUENCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND HOMELAND SECURITY
An Equitable Globalization Committee luncheon featuring Judge Alice C. Hill, Senior Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; & Mr. Siddharth Kara, Director, Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; moderated by Dr. Mark Latonero, Research Director at the Annenberg Center for Leadership & Policy, University of Southern California 

Date: September 12, 2013
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Santa Monica

August 2013

RISING XENOPHOBIA IN EUROPE?
A conference call exchange with Ms. Anetta Kahane, Director of Amadeu-Antonio Stiftung (AAS), an organization based in Berlin tracking and fighting xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism in Germany; moderated by Mr. Yoni Cohen, Director of Development at Amadeu-Antonio Stiftung 

Date: August 29, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

SECURITY OVER DIPLOMACY? THE U.S. RESPONSE TO THE RISING THREAT OF AL QAEDA IN YEMEN
A conference call exchange with Ambassador (ret.) Barbara K. Bodine, Lecturer of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen (1997-2001); moderated by Mr. Steven A. Zyck, Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute

Date: August 21, 2013
Time: 11:00pm-12:00pm

 

A CONVERSATION WITH ALAN BERSIN
A luncheon discussion featuring Mr. Alan D. Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs & Chief Diplomatic Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, moderated by Mr. Thomas Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF

Date: August 5, 2013
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


SUNNYLANDS SUMMITRY: PRIVACY, PEACE, AND PAUSE FOR PRESIDENTIAL MEETINGS
A conference call exchange with Mr. Geoffrey Cowan, President of Sunnylands Trust & University Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, & Ms. Cinny Kennard Senior Adviser to the President, The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, moderated by Mr. John F. Cooke, President & CEO, Western Territories Group, LLC

Date: August 1, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


July 2013

"OPEN EMPOWERMENT" IN BRAZIL: HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS ENHANCING DOMESTIC PROTESTS
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Robert Muggah, Research Director at the Igarapé Institute & Principal at the SecDev Group, & Ms. Ilona Szabo de Carvalho, Executive Director at the Igarapé Institute & Coordinator of the Global Commission on Drug Policy
Date: July 24, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

 

 

DEVELOPING SITUATION BRIEFING: EGYPT ON THE BRINK-THE PATH TO DEMOCRACY OR TO CIVIL WAR?
A conference call exchange featuring Ms. Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council & Washington Correspondent, Al-Monitor.com, moderated by Ms. Courtney La Bau, Senior Investment Advisor, Borak Capital Holding 

Date: July 10, 2013
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

 

IN SPITE OF WASHINGTON: REFORM AND THE FUTURE OF CUBA
The inaugural Western Hemisphere Committee luncheon discussion featuring Dr. Pamela K. Starr, Director of the US-Mexico Network & Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California 

Date: July 9, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles

 

SITUATION BRIEFING: EGYPT'S SECOND REVOLUTION? THE FATE OF PRESIDENT MORSI AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park & Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, moderated by Ms. Courtney La Bau, Senior Investment Advisor at Borak Capital Holding

Date: July 3, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

June 2013

SITUATION BRIEFING: THE NSA LEAKS AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF SECURITY
A conference call exchange with Dr. Deborah Avant, Sié Chéou-Kang Chair and Director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, moderated by Ms. Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director at the National Security Network

Date: June 27, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


SPECIAL ADDRESS BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM HAGUE
Presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, a major international policy address given by The Right Honourable William Hague, Britain’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State

Date: June 25, 2013
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Simi Valley


Dr. Jerrold D. GreenSITUATION BRIEFING: ELECTIONS IN IRAN
A conference call exchange regarding the election of Hasan Rowhani featuring Dr. Jerrold Green, President & CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy

Date: June 19, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm



MYANMAR IN TRANSITION
A breakfast discussion featuring U Thura Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House of Parliament of Myanmar) & Members of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Parliament of Myanmar) in partnership with The Asia Foundation

Date: June 17, 2013
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Location: San Francisco

SITUATION BRIEFING: PROTESTS IN TURKEY & IMPLICATIONS FOR DOMESTIC STABILITY AND FOREIGN POLICY
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Soner Cagaptay, Beyer Family Fellow & Director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute; & Dr. Ian O. Lesser, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 11:00-12:00pm

A CHINA COMMITTEE DISTINGUISHED GUEST CONFERENCE CALL
A China Member Committee conference call exchange featuring Dr. Michael D. Swaine, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Date: June 10, 2013
Time: 11:00-12:00pm


A LUNCHEON WITH HRH CROWN PRINCE PHILIPPE OF BELGIUM
A luncheon discussion featuring The Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium, HE Didier Reynders, Federal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and HE Pieter De Crem, Federal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

Date: June 4, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


May 2013

STUMBLING GIANT: THE THREATS TO CHINA'S FUTURE
A conversation featuring Mr. Timothy Beardson, Founder, Crosby Financial Holdings

Date: May 23, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


LEADING SOCIAL MOVEMENTS FOR WOMEN
In partnership with American Jewish World Services, Human Rights Watch and our Equitable Globalization Member Committee, a luncheon with Ms. Molly Melching, Founder & Director, Tostan

Date: May 20, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


THE ART OF INTELLIGENCE
A National Security Member Committee conversation with Ambassador Henry Crumpton, founder of Crumpton Group LLC and author of The Art of Intelligence

Date: May 16, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


A GALA TO HONOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
A gala dinner honoring Secretary Clinton, where she will accept the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award

Date: May 8, 2013
Time: 5:15-8:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS & 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES
A luncheon discussion with Lady Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President, European Commission

Date: May 6, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


April 2013

AN EVENING WITH THE HONORABLE JANE HARMAN
A Pacific Council Sustaining Member dinner conversation with the Honorable Jane Harman, Director, President & CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former U.S. Representative, California (1993-1999, 2001-2011)

Date: April 30, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


PACIFIC COUNCIL SPRING CONFERENCE
An event designed for members, by members, this fourth annual event taps the deep wells of insight and expertise from within our membership network.

Date: April 19, 2013
Location: Los Angeles


A CONVERSATION WITH BRIGADIER GENERAL MARK MARTINS
A conversation with the Chief Prosecutor of U.S. Military Commissions, Brigadier General Mark Martins

Date: April 12, 2013
Time: 8:00-9:30am
Location: Los Angeles


March 2013

A PRIVATE DINNER WITH MR. ALAN ORLOB
A conversation for Pacific Council Sustaining Members featuring Mr. Alan Orlob, Vice President, Global Safety and Security, Marriott International

Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


SITUATION BRIEFING: RISING TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA
A conference call featuring Mr. Jérome Sauvage, Deputy Director, UNDP Washington Representation Office; and Former UNDP/UN Resident Coordinator, North Korea

Date: April 5, 2013
Time: 11:00-12:00pm


NAVY SITE VISIT: AIRCRAFT CARRIER EMBARK
A small group of Pacific Council Sustaining Members and Board members members will be hosted for a two day embark of a U.S. Nimitz class super carrier

Date: April 6-7, 2013
Location: San Diego


OVERCOMING THE WEALTH GAP: PROVIDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
An Equitable Globalization Committee luncheon discussion with Mr. Daniel Gross, Founder & President, WorldHaus

Date: March 26, 2013
Time: 11:30-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


FOSTERING PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS THE PACIFIC
A conference call exchange featuring Reta Jo Lewis, Special Representative Global Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Date: March 28, 2013
Time: 11:00-12:00pm


2013 CUBA COUNTRY DIALOGUE
A small group of Pacific Council Sustaining Members and Board members traveled to Cuba.

Date: March 17-23, 2013
Location: Havana, Cuba


CHINESE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. – CHINA RELATIONS
A China Member Committee Distinguished Guest Teleconference featuring William Reinsch, President of the National Foreign Trade Council

Date: March 12, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


CHOICES IN POST-ELECTION ISRAEL AND THE US RELATING TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE
A Middle East Committee Roundtable Luncheon featuring Jeremy Ben-Ami, Founder & President of J-Street

Date: March 12, 2013
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


SITUATION BRIEFING: PROSPECTS FOR U.S. & REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT WITH A POST-CHAVEZ VENEZUELA
A conference call situation briefing featuring Mr. Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

Date: March 8, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm PT


 

BEYOND COMMERCE & CROPS: OVERCOMING THE DIVIDE ON IMMIGRATION
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Manuel Pastor, co-director, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, USC

Date: March 6, 2013
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm PT


INTELLIGENT GOVERNANCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: A MIDDLE WAY BETWEEN WEST AND EAST
A conversation featuring Mr. Nicolas Berggruen, Mr. Nathan Gardels and Mr. Kishore Mahbubani

Date: March 1, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


February 2013

MAYORAL SERIES: A VISION FOR GLOBAL LOS ANGELES
A private luncheon discussion for Pacific Council Sustaining Members featuring Los Angeles mayoral candidate Controller Wendy Greuel, Controller, City of Los Angeles

Date: February 20, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


TRAVERSING THE WORLD OF NEWS
The kick-off Women’s Initiative member-led interaction with Ms. Evelyn Iritani, Principal, Dancing Horse Media Shop; Former International Economics Correspondent, The Los Angeles Times and Ms. Gry Winther, International Journalist and Documentarian

Date: February 20, 2013
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


GUIDING THE POLITICAL PROCESS TO END THE CONFLICT
A luncheon discussion featuring Chief Representative Maen Rashid Areikat, Palestine Liberation Organization Representative to the U.S.

Date: February 19, 2013
Time: 11:30-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


Conference Call: SudanDRC & EASTERN CONGO: CONFLICT & PROGRESS
A conference call panel discussion featuring Michael Noureddine Kassa, Eve Thompson, and Koen Vlassenroot

Date: February 4, 2013
Time: 10:00-11:00am



January 2013

SITUATION BRIEFING: IMPLICATIONS OF THE 2013 ISRAELI ELECTION
A teleconference featuring Dr. Steven L. Spiegel, Director, Center for Middle East DevelopmentUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Date: January 31, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:00pm



A CHINA MEMBER COMMITTEE PANEL DISCUSSION ON "A CHANGING CHINA"
A China Member Committee Luncheon featuring Jeff Wasserstrom, Richard Burger and Joy Chen

Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


VISUALIZING AFGHANISTAN: PEACE AND SECURITY BEYOND THE TRANSITION
A dinner and discussion featuring Ambassador Karl Eikenberry

Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


2013 MYANMAR COUNTRY DIALOGUE
A small group of Pacific Council affiliate and Board members will travel to Myanmar.

Date: January 6-11, 2013
Location: Yangon & Naypyidaw, Myanmar



December 2012

A CHINA COMMITTEE DISTINGUISHED GUEST CONFERENCE CALL
A China Member Committee conference call exchange featuring Dr. William Overholt, Senior Research Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Date: December 17, 2012
Time: 2:00-3:00pm PT


A CONVERSATION WITH THE HONORABLE GEORGE MITCHELL
A New Middle East: Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy series event featuring the Honorable George Mitchell, United States Senator(1980 – 1995) and Senate Majority Leader (1989 – 1995)

Date: December 4, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


AN ISRAELI–PALESTINIAN PEACE: POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS AND REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS
A conference call exchange featuring Mr. Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Date: December 5, 2012
Time: 11:00-12:00pm PT


November 2012

PACIFIC COUNCIL MEMBERS WEEKEND
The annual two-day program included 250+ leaders from throughout the western region and elsewhere in the United States, as well as from Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe.

Date: November 9-10, 2012
Location: Los Angeles


U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION
A teleconference featuring Professor Robert J. Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs,Georgetown University

Date: November 2, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm PT


October 2012

MITIGATING GLOBAL THREATS: INNOVATING FOR HUMAN SECURITY
Featuring Mr. Ted Turner, Founder, CNN and Chairman, United Nations Foundation

Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


A SIMMERING MIDDLE EAST: HOW DIFFERENT ARE THE VIEWS FROM WASHINGTON AND JERUSALEM?
A New Middle East: Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy Series luncheon discussion with Dr. Oded Eran, Israeli Ambassador to the European Union (2002-2007) and Israeli Ambassador to Jordan (1997-2000)

Date: October 15, 2012
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
                                   Location: Los Angeles


A REFLECTION OF POLICY: ASSESSING U.S. ENGAGEMENT ABROAD
A luncheon program featuring Ms. Dina Smeltz, Fellow, Public Opinion and Global Affairs, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Date: October 8, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: San Francisco


UNDERSTANDING AFGHANISTAN: INSIGHT INTO THE WAR FOR STABILITY
A luncheon program featuring Mr. Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post ; Author, Little America: War within the War for Afghanistan

Date: October 4, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


A CONVERSATION WITH MR. MATTHEW G. OLSEN
A private reception for Pacific Council affiliates featuring Mr. Matthew G. Olsen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Date: October 2, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA:THE ARAB SPRING AND BEYOND
A luncheon program featuring Under Secretary Tara D. Sonenshine, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Date: October 2, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


September 2012

Deborah BrautigamSITUATION BRIEFING: CHINA AND MARITIME DISPUTES IN ASIA: AN UPDATE
A conference call exchange with Dr. Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science & Member, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date: September 27, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm



Deborah BrautigamSITUATION BRIEFING: AFTER BENGHAZI: U.S. STRATEGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
A conference call exchange with Dr. Frederic M. Wehrey, Senior Associate, Middle East Program, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Date: September 25, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm



Deborah BrautigamREENGAGING IRAN: ASSESSING DIPLOMATIC OPTIONS IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT
The New Middle East: Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy series panel discussion with Ambassador William H. Luers, Admiral Eric T. Olson, Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

Date: September 19, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


AND

SPOTLIGHT ON IRAN: IS WAR WITH IRAN INEVITABLE? RETHINKING U.S. STRATEGY OPTIONS
In collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Northern California, panel discussion with Ambassador William H. Luers, Admiral Eric T. Olson, Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm PT
Location: San Francisco

Deborah BrautigamTHE PATH TO SECURE RESOURCES: EXAMINING CHINA’S INTEREST IN AFRICA
A teleconference discussion featuring Professor Deborah Bräutigam, Professor, School of International Service, American University

Date: September 12, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


THE OUTLOOK FOR THE ARAB WORLD
A Middle East Member Committee program featuring Dr. Robert Bowker, former Australian Ambassador to Jordan (1989-92), and to Egypt (2005-08)

Date: September 10, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

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August 2012

INTERNATIONAL TRIP: 2012 NORTH KOREA COUNTRY DIALOGUE
A small group of Pacific Council affiliate members will travel to North Korea.

Date: August 26 - September 1, 2012
Location: North Korea



CRISIS IN SYRIA: PATHWAYS AFTER FAILED DIPLOMACY
A teleconference featuring Mr. Michael Singh, Managing Director, The Washington Institute and Former Senior Director for Middle East Affairs, National Security Council

Date: August 29, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


July 2012

RESETTING RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA: THE FUTURE OF THE U.S.-RUSSIA PARTNERSHIP
A teleconference featuring Ambassador Michael McFaul, U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Date: July 25, 2012
Time: 10:00am-11:00am



REDEFINING U.S. - MEXICO RELATIONS: WILL A NEW PRESIDENCY GENERATE NEW REFORMS?
A conference call exchange featuring Mr. Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs & Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, Wilson Center and Dr. Pamela Starr, Director, US-Mexico Network, USC

Date: July 10, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

June 2012

MILITARY SITE VISIT: CENTCOM AND SOCOM
A small group of affiliate members will be hosted for a two day visit at U.S. Central & Special Operation Commands for meetings with CENTCOM Commander General James N. Mattis, CENTCOM Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, Jr., and for discussions with personnel and leaders on current operations and initiatives.

Date: June 25-26, 2012
Location: Tampa, Florida

MIDDLE EAST UPDATE: POWER STRUGGLES AND THE PATH FORWARD
A teleconference briefing by Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President & CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy

Date: June 27, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


SUITS AND SPOOKS LOS ANGELES: SHAPING A REVOLUTION IN SECURITY AFFAIRS
A one day conference co-sponsored by the Pacific Council on International Policy‘s National Security Member Committee and Taia Global.

Date: June 29, 2012
Location: Los Angeles


MYANMAR: SHIFTING POLITICS AND SANCTIONS
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd, College of Security Studies, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies; former Deputy Economic Advisor, Civil-Military Operations Plans Officer, and Interagency Operations Officer at U.S. Pacific Command

Date: June 21, 2012
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

REPORT FROM THE GROUND: ELECTIONS IN EGYPT
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Shadi Hamid, Director of Research, Brookings Doha Center & Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy

Date: June 19, 2012
Time: 9:00am-10:00am


THE FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES OF ABDUCTIONS AND DETENTIONS ABROAD
A conference call exchange featuring Mr. Eric Volz, Author, Gringo Nightmare; Founder & Managing Director, David House Agency and Mr. Richard Grenell, Former Director of Communications & Public Diplomacy, U.S. Permanent Representative to UN

Date: June 12, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


DEMOCRACY BUILDING IN FRAGILE STATES
Featuring Mr. Kenneth Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute (NDI), and Dr. Richard A. Nuccio, Senior Resident Country Director, Southern Sudan, NDI

Date: June 4, 2012
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD AFTER THIRTY YEARS
A gala and conference featuring former Secretaries of State George P. Shultz and Madeleine K. Albright in partnership with The National Endowment for Democracy and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Date: June 4, 2012
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

AND

Date: June 5, 2012
Time: 9:00-2:00pm
Location: Simi Valley

THE U.S. DEBT CRISIS IN CONTEXT: IMPACT ON U.S. MILITARY CAPABILITIES AND FOREIGN POLICY
Featuring Hon. David M. Walker, Founder and CEO, Comeback America Initiative, and former Comptroller General of the United States

Date: June 6, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: San Francisco


FIXING BROKEN GOVERNMENT: HOW TO REVIVE AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS
Featuring Mr. Philip K. Howard, Founder, Common Good

Date: June 6, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


May 2012

SITE VISIT: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY
A small group of National Security Member Committee members will tour the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, meet senior scientists and researchers, and receive in-depth briefings on the Laboratory’s current work.

Date: May 30, 2012


A CONVERSATION WITH MR. ROBERT B. ZOELLICK
Featuring Mr. Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank Group

Date: May 24, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


U.S. NAVY SITE VISIT: SUBMARINE EMBARK
A small group of Pacific Council affiliate members were hosted for a day-long embark of a U.S. Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and discussions with Navy personnel and leaders on naval security operations and issues.

Date: May 18, 2012
Location: San Diego


CHINA FACES THE FUTURE AND THE WORLD
A China Member Committee luncheon discussion featuring Mr. Arthur R. Kroeber, Managing Director, GaveKal Research; Chairman, GK Dragonomics; and Editor, China Economic Quarterly

Date: May 16, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


CHINA AT A CRITICAL JUNCTURE: STATUS QUO OR REFORM
A China Member Committee teleconference featuring Dr. Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker Professor of Government & Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies Claremont McKenna College

Date: May 9, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


April 2012

A CONVERSATION WITH VICE ADMIRAL ROBERT S. HARWARD
Featuring Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)

Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


ENTER KIM JONG-UN: CONTINUED UNCERTAINTY ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA
A National Security Member Committee program featuring Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth, former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy (2009-2011)

Date: April 24, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-1:45pm
Location: Los Angeles


PACIFIC COUNCIL SPRING CONFERENCE
An event designed for members, by members, this third annual event tapped the deep wells of insight and expertise from within our membership network.

Date: April 20, 2012
Location: Los Angeles



March 2012

A CHINA MEMBER COMMITTEE LUNCHEON WITH DR. DAVID M. LAMPTON
Featuring Dr. David M. Lampton, Dean of Faculty; George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies; Director of the China Studies Program

Date: April 11, 2012
Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm
Location: San Francisco


A CONVERSATION WITH GOVERNOR JON M. HUNTSMAN, JR.
Featuring Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; former Governor of Utah

Date: March 30, 2012
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


BA2012 INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY DIALOGE: ARGENTINA & CHILE
At the invitation of U.S. Ambassador Vilma Martinez, a Pacific Council member, the Council will convene a trip to Argentina and Chile in March 2012.

Date: March 19-23, 2012
Location: Buenos Aires & Santiago


SYRIA IN CRISIS: EXPLORING U.S. OPTIONS
A Middle East Member Committee program Featuring Hon. Robert S. Ford, U.S. Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic

Date: March 19, 2012
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Location: Los Angeles


BIG BUSINESS V. BIG GOVERNMENT: THE BATTLE THAT WILL DEFINE THE FUTURE OF AMERICA AND CAPITALISM
Featuring Mr. David Rothkopf, President and Chief Executive of Garten Rothkopf

Date: March 14, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: San Francisco


A CHINA COMMITTEE DISTINGUISHED GUEST CONFERENCE CALL
A China Member Committee conference call exchange featuring Mr. Andy Rothman, China Macro Strategist, CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets (Shanghai)

Date: March 7, 2012
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm



MAYORAL SERIES: A VISION FOR GLOBAL LOS ANGELES
A dinner for Pacific Council affiliate sponsors featuring Los Angeles mayoral candidate Hon. Jan C. Perry, Councilwoman, City of Los Angeles

Date: March 7, 2012
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


PAKISTAN AT THE BRINK: AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
An Edgerton South Asian Security Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Ambassador Shirin R. Tahir-kheli, former Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations, National Security Council
Date: March 6, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


February 2012

GLOBAL PERCEPTIONS: WHAT TO DO ABOUT AMERICA'S STANDING ABROAD?
Featuring Mr. Barry Sanders, President, Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks

Date: February 22, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: San Francisco


REPORT FROM THE GROUND: THE ARAB AWAKENING ONE YEAR ON
Featuring Ms. Manal Omar, Director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Date: February 21, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


A CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR DAVID J. SCHEFFER
Featuring Mr. David J. Scheffer, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues

Date: February 15, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


IRAN AND THE WEST: FROM DETERRENCE TO SANCTIONS TO FORCE?
Featuring Professor Amin Saikal, Professor of Political Science & Director, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian National University

Date: February 7, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: San Francisco


January 2012

INSIDE DEMOCRACY PROMOTION: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, THE ARAB SPRING AND BEYOND
Featuring Dr. Jeremy M. Weinstein, former Director of Development and Democracy, U.S. National Security Council (2009-2011)

Date: January 24, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: San Francisco

A CHINA MEMBER COMMITTEE TELECONFERENCE WITH DR. DOUGLAS H. PAAL
Featuring Dr. Douglas H. Paal, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment

Date: January 25, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm



BEYOND NUREMBERG: JUSTICE AND THE ENEMY IN AN ERA OF TERRORISM
Featuring Mr. William Shawcross, Author, Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Date: January 18, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


A CONVERSATION WITH SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN
Featuring Senator Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senior Senator of California

Date: January 19, 2012
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


ANNUAL CHAIRMAN'S DINNER
Featuring Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli, Co-founder, Freeman Spogli & Co. and former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and San Marino
Discussion limited to Pacific Council Chairman's Circle sponsors
Date: January 10, 2012
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

ISRAEL AT THE CROSSROADS
A Middle East Member Committee program featuring Mr. Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J-Street

Date: January 10, 2012
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


December 2011

AFTER KIM JONG-IL: UNCERTAINTY IN THE PENINSULA
Featuring Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy

Date: December 21, 2012
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


A FILM SCREENING: WHAM! BAM! ISLAM!
Featuring Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, Creator, The 99

Date: December 10, 2011
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


GLOBAL PERCEPTIONS: WHAT TO DO ABOUT AMERICA'S STANDING ABROAD?
Featuring Barry Sanders, President, Board of Commissioners, Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks

Date: December 8, 2011
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


'OCCUPYING' POWER, INC.: THE BATTLE OF BIG BUSINESS VS. GOVERNMENT
Featuring Mr. David Rothkopf, President & CEO, Garten Rothkopf

Date: December 1, 2011
Time: 11:00pm-12:00pm PT



November 2011

A PRIVATE DINNER WITH HON. ERIC GARCETTI, President of the Los Angeles City Council and 13th District Representative; Mayoral Candidate for the City of Los Angeles
Discussion limited to Pacific Council affiliate sponsors

Date: November 28, 2011
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


16th ANNUAL MEMBERS WEEKEND CONFERENCE
The two-day program convened 200+ leaders from throughout the western region and elsewhere in the United States, as well as from Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe.

Date: November 18 - 19, 2011
Location: Los Angeles



BEYOND FAST AND FURIOUS: INSIDE GLOBAL ARMS TRAFFICKING
Featuring Ms. Kathi Austin, Executive Director, Conflict Awareness Project, and UN Senior Information Analyst

Date: November 10, 2011
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm



A CHINA MEMBER COMMITTEE ROUNDTABLE
Featuring Dr. Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences (Emeritus) at Harvard

Date: November 9, 2011
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


A SPECIAL LUNCHEON WITH HON. JOHN C. TSANG, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Discussion limited to Pacific Council affiliate sponsors
 
Date: November 8, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


October 2011

SOUTH SUDAN COUNTRY DIALOGUE
The Pacific Council will convene a small delegation in South Sudan. They will be led by Rick Nuccio, Senior Country Director of South Sudan, National Democratic Institute.

Date: October 30 - November 4, 2011
Location: Juba, South Sudan



THE U.S. DEBT CRISIS IN CONTEXT: CUTS IN DEFENSE SPENDING AND THE IMPACT ON U.S. MILITARY CAPABILITIES AND FOREIGN POLICY
A National Security Member Committee Program featuring David Walker, Founder & CEO, Comeback America Initiative, Former US Comptroller General & Director, GAO

Date: October 27, 2011
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: Los Angeles


OVERCOMING ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OBSTACLES TO WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT IN AFRICA
Featuring Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, African Union Ambassador to the United States

Date: October 25, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


AUSTRALIA COUNTRY DIALOGUE
At the invitation of U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, a Pacific Council member, the Council convened a trip to Australia in October of 2011.

Date: October 17 - 21, 2011
Location: Canberra & Sydney



AN END TO THE DEBATE? GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT THROUGH FREE TRADE
Featuring Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, Former U.S. Trade Representative (2006-2009)

Date: October 21, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm PT



WINDING DOWN IN AFGHANISTAN: WITHDRAWAL AND TRANSITION
An Edgerton South Asian Security Distinguished Speaker Series event Featuring Mr. Frank Ruggiero, Senior Adviser, Afpak Special Envoy, U.S. State Department

Date: October 3, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


September 2011

BUSINESS AND TRADE IN LATIN AMERICA: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Featuring: Honorable Rose M. Likins U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Mr. Todd C. Chapman, U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Brazil, and Honorable Alejandro D. Wolff, U.S. Ambassador to Chile

Date: September 28, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


THE US-PAKISTAN ROLLERCOASTER: TENUOUS NEGOTIATIONS AND FRAGILE TIES
Featuring Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, 21st Century Defense Initiative, The Brookings Institution

Date: September 26, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: San Francisco


ASSESSING THE STATE OF US SECURITY A DECADE AFTER 9/11
Featuring Mr. Slade Gorton, Of Counsel, K&L Gates, Former U.S. Senator and 9/11 Commission Member

Date: September 23, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm



A DISCUSSION WITH UNDER SECRETARY ROBERT D. HORMATS
Featuring Under Secretary Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary, Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs

Date: September 13, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


21ST CENTURY STATECRAFT: NEW TECHNOLOGY IN FOREIGN POLICY
Featuring Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation and Technology, Secretary Clinton’s Office of Innovation, U.S. Department of State

Date: September 12, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Los Angeles


August 2011

VIOLENCE IN SYRIA: A STALLED REVOLUTION?
Featuring Sarah Leah Whtison, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Date: August, 25, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm



DEFENSE SPENDING IN AN ERA OF PROTRACTED BUDGET AUSTERITY
A National Security Member Committee program and site visit, featuring panelists Rudy deLeon, Russell Rumbaugh, James McAleese, and Michael Kennedy

Date: August 12, 2011
Time: 1:00pm - 6:30pm PT
Location: Long Beach


JULY 2011

REPORT: SOUTH SUDAN
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Richard Nuccio, Country Director, National Democratic Institute

Date: July 28, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm PT


THE DOLLAR, THE RENMINBI, AND THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM
Featuring Prof. Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Date: July 19, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Location: Los Angeles


JUNE 2011

THE DOLLAR, THE RENMINBI, AND THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM
Featuring Prof. Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Date: June 30, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Location: San Francisco

UNNATURAL SELECTION: THE CONSEQUENCES OF CHOOSING BOYS OVER GIRLS
An Equitable Globalization Member Committee discussion featuring Ms. Mara Hvistendahl, Author and Correspondent

Date: June 28, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

THE PROSPECTS AND PROMISE OF THE US-COLOMBIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
A conference call exchange featuring Hon. Gabriel Silva, Colombian Ambassador to the US, and Hon. Mickey Kantor, Former US Trade Representative and US Secretary of Commerce

Date: June 27, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT

CYBER WARFARE AND CYBER SECURITY
A China Member Committee luncheon session featuring Mr. Jeffrey Carr, Founder and CEO, Taia Global and author, Inside Cyber Warfare

Date: June 23, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

US-ISRAEL RELATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST
A Middle East Member Committee session featuring Ambassador Oded Eran, Director, Institute for National Security Studies and Former Ambassador of Israel to the EU and to Jordan 

Date: June 17, 2011
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PT
Location: Los Angeles

CHINA MEMBER COMMITTEE MEETING
A China Member Committee session hosted jointly with USC, featuring His Excellency Zhao Qizheng, former Chinese Minister of Press, and His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong, Former Ambassador, People’s Republic of China to the United States

Date: June 8, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT

CHINA MEMBER COMMITTEE DISTINGUISHED GUEST CONFERENCE CALL
A China Member Committee conference call exchange with Dr. Wan Yanhai, Director, Beijing Aizhixing Institute

Date: June 8, 2011
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT


MAÑANA FOREVER: WHAT FUTURE FOR MEXICO?
Featuring Dr. Jorge Castañeda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico

Date: June 3, 2011
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am PT
Location: Los Angeles



MAY 2011

CRISIS IN JAPAN: NUCLEAR AND ECONOMIC FALLOUT
Featuring Hon. Junichi Ihara, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles

Date: May 26, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PT
Location: Los Angeles


A PRIVATE RECEPTION WITH AUSTIN BEUTNER
Reception limited to Pacific Council affiliate sponsors

Date: May 25, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT
Location: Los Angeles


THE DECADE OF LATIN AMERICA?
Featuring Mr. Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary-General, Ibero-American Secretariat; former Foreign Minister, Uruguay; former President, Inter-American Development Bank

Date: May 16, 2011
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am PT
Location: San Francisco

SECOND ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
A two-day conference event comprised of plenary panels, breakout sessions and keynote addresses

Date: May 5-6, 2011
Location: Los Angeles


FUKUSHIMA, CHERNOBYL AND THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR FUTURE
A conference call exchange featuring Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, President, Federation of American Scientists

Date: May 4, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm PT


AFTER BIN LADEN
A conference call exchange with Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President & CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy

Date: May 3, 2011
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm PT


U.S. POLICY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE GULF
A Middle East Member Committee program featuring Ambassador Janet Sanderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for North Africa and the Gulf

Date: May 3, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm PT
Location: Los Angeles


APRIL 2011

MISSION CREEP: THE FBI IN THE AGE OF GLOBAL TERROR
Featuring Mr. Garrett M. Graff, Editor in Chief, The Washingtonian

Date: April 28, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PT
Location: San Francisco


NETWORKS, NETWARS AND IRREGULAR WARFARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Featuring Dr. John Arquilla, Military Theorist and Professor of Defense Analysis, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Date: April 20, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

A YEAR IN REVIEW: HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA
An Equitable Globalization Member Committee Conference Call Exchange featuring Ms. Sandra Morán, Guatemalan activist

Date: April 6, 2011
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PT



March 2011

THE FUTURE OF US POWER
Featuring Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Date: March 28, 2011
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

STRATEGIC CHALLENGES FACING AMERICA
Featuring General Stanley A. McChrystal, former Commander, International Security Assistance Force (2009-2010) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (2009-2010)

Date: March 22, 2011
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00pm PT
Location: San Diego

DEBRIEF FROM THE FRONT LINES: UPRISINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
An Equitable Globalization Member Committee program featuring Mr. Daniel Williams, Senior Researcher, Emergencies Division, Human Rights Watch

Date: March 14, 2011
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm PT
Location: Pacific Palisades

SITE VISIT TO AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
Featuring AeroVironment President & CEO Tim Conver, Senior Vice President Tom Herring, and Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Communications Steve Gitlin

Date: March 10, 2011
Location: Los Angeles

UNREST IN THE ARAB WORLD: US OPTIONS AND LIKELY OUTCOMES
A Conference Call Exchange with Ambassador Ronald Neumann, President of the US Academy of Diplomacy and former US Ambassador to Algeria, Afghanistan and Bahrain

Date: March 7, 2011
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm PT


PACIFIC COUNCIL 15TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
A reception and traditional gala dinner event
Featuring Hon. Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State

Date: March 1, 2011
Location: Los Angeles



February 2011

THE US AND PAKISTAN: UNEASY TIES
An Edgerton South Asian Security Distinguished Speaker Series event
Featuring Mr. Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center, The Atlantic Council

Date: February 8, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

AND

THE US AND PAKISTAN: UNEASY TIES
An Edgerton South Asian Security Distinguished Speaker Series event
Featuring Mr. Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center, The Atlantic Council

Date: February 9, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Location: San Francisco

TURMOIL IN THE ARAB WORLD: DOMINO EFFECT?
A Conference Call Exchange
Featuring Dr. Bassma Kodmani, Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative

Date: February 7, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm PT

MEMBER ROUNDTABLE - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
A luncheon discussion with Pacific Council President and CEO Jerrold D. Green

Date: February 1, 2011
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00pm PT
Location: San Francisco



January 2011

CHINA MEMBER COMMITTEE MEETING
Featuring Dr. David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director, China Policy Program, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Date: January 27, 2011
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

THE US AND AUSTRALIA IN ASIA: A US-AUSTRALIA DIALOGUE EVENT
A G'Day USA program featuring former Pacific Council President Dr. Geoffrey Garrett, CEO, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Date: January 21, 2011
Time: 2:00pm - 8:30pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

"STRATEGIC REASSURANCE": NEW VISIONS OF THE US IN THE WORLD
A general member program in cooperation with the Center for American Progress
Featuring Hon. James B. Steinberg, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Date: January 21, 2011
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

SUSTAINABLE CITIES: A US-AUSTRALIA DIALOGUE EVENT
A G'Day USA program featuring Pacific Council Board Co-Chair Mr. John E. Bryson, Chairman, BrightSource Energy

Date: January 19, 2011
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm PT
Location: Los Angeles

SECESSION, ELECTIONS AND CRISES: THE ROAD FORWARD
A conference call exchange featuring Hon. Jendayi Frazer, former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Date: January 14, 2011
Time: 11:00am - 12:00 noon PT


 

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February 2014

SITUATION BRIEFING: UKRAINE
A situation briefing conference call exchange featuring F. Stephen Larrabee, Distinguished Chair in European Security, RAND Corporation, moderated by Dr. Agnia Grigas, Emerging Markets Expert, Grigas Inc.

Date: February 26, 2014
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm


A CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR CHRISTOPHER HILL
A private luncheon discussion for Pacific Council Sustaining Members and Future Leaders featuring Ambassador Christopher Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Date: February 28, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles


March 2014

REPLACING OIL: IMPACT ON U.S. ENERGY SECURITY AND EURASIAN RELATIONS
An Eurasia Member Committee luncheon discussion featuring the Honorable Linda Lingle, Former Governor, State of Hawaii; moderated by Dr. James Coyle, Director, Center for Global Education at Chapman University & Chair, Eurasia Member Committee

Date: March 5, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles

 

 

SITUATION BRIEFING: UKRAINE
A situation briefing conference call exchange featuring F. Stephen Larrabee, Distinguished Chair in European Security, RAND Corporation, moderated by Dr. Agnia Grigas, Emerging Markets Expert, Grigas Inc.

Date: February 26, 2014
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

 

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