This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion on challenges in U.S. foreign policy, especially American and European relations, from the perspective of their recent, on the ground experiences followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Introduction by: Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History and Director of the Blinken European Institute, Columbia University
Laurie S. Fulton, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, 2009-2013 Philip T. Reeker, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and designated Consul General, Milan; Former U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, 2008-2011 Alan Solomont, Incoming Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain, 2009-2013 Louis B. Susman, Consultant for BDT Capital Partners; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, 2009-2013
David H. Thorne, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and San Marino, 2009-2013
Moderated by: Taylor Owen, Research Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School Frank G. Wisner, Foreign Affairs Advisor, Patton Boggs, LLP; Former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, 1979-1982; Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, 1986-1991; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, 1991-1992; Former U.S. Ambassador to India, 1994-1997
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Slide 1: Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History and Director, Blinken European Institute, welcomes and introduces the program titled “America’s European Ambassadors: Diplomacy in Tumultuous Times” on November 20, 2013.
Slide 2: Program panelists (from left to right), Co-moderator Taylor Owen, David H. Thorne, Alan Solomont, Laurie S. Fulton, Louis B. Susman, Philip T. Reeker and Co-Moderator Frank G. Wisner, discuss challenges in U.S. foreign policy.
Slide 3: Columbia University students line up to ask the panelists a question during the question and answer session.