An installment of the Pacific Council x World Affairs Global Leaders Series featuring former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, on the latest situation in Afghanistan, based on the Trans-Atlantic Charter on Afghan Sovereignty, Security, and Development.
Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Madeleine Korbel Albright was nominated to be the first woman Secretary of State by President William Jefferson Clinton on December 5, 1996, confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 22, 1997, and sworn in the next day. She served in the position for four years and ended her service on January 20, 2001. Read more.
Federica Mogherini, Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Federica Mogherini was appointed as Co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in December 2019. Previously, she served as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy, and Vice President of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019. Read more.
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Stephen Heintz, President and CEO, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Stephen B. Heintz is president and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a family foundation with an endowment of approximately $1.2 billion that advances social change for a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Read more.
President Biden’s decision to pull the remaining American military personnel from Afghanistan by September 11 opens a window of uncertainty for the stability and future of the country, especially for the Afghan women and the younger generation. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Federica Mogherini, former high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, will discuss in a conversation moderated by Stephen Heintz, president and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the situation in Afghanistan and how a full range of diplomatic, security, and financial levers can be employed in partnership with the Afghan people to advance an integrated and durable peace and security framework.
This discussion will be based on the Trans-Atlantic Charter on Afghan Sovereignty, Security, and Development that is the product of a tri-lateral strategic dialogue organized by the Atlantic Council and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and co-chaired by Secretary Albright and Federica Mogherini.
The Pacific Council, based in LA, and World Affairs, based in San Francisco, are California’s leading global affairs organizations. We have joined forces to bring our members exceptional opportunities to hear from global leaders throughout the year ahead. The Pacific Council x World Affairs Global Leaders Series features the world’s top thinkers and doers from government, business, and civil society.