As global turmoil seems to be at an all-time high, effective communication and cooperation among global powers are more vital than ever in recent history. In this half-day, multiple-panel program, we will explore current geopolitical dynamics and the various tools of diplomacy being implemented. Their efficacy will be analyzed by our esteemed panelists, many of whom have sat at the negotiation table. We will dive into questions about the use of soft vs. hard power, the changing nature of ally/enemy relationships, the impact of digital technology and social media on power dynamics, andshifting economies and markets and their effect on the future of trade.
Confirmed panelists include:
- Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State;
- Nicholas Burns, Director, Aspen Strategy Group, and Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University;
- Susan Glasser, Chief International Affairs Columnist, POLITICO;
- Ambassador Christopher Hill, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq;
- Mark Landler, White House Correspondent, The New York Times;
- Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University;
- Farah Pandith, Author and Former U.S. Diplomat;
- David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times; and
- Ambassador Wendy Sherman, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs.
More panelists to be announced.
Half-day, multiple-panel program