North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Boston, Massachusetts, October 20-22, 2006

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(5th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the Charles Hotel, Cambridge

Conference Chairman: Thomas S. Foley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Friday, October 20

7:00 pm
Reception and dinner, The Charles Hotel
Opening Remarks: Thomas Foley, North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
Introduction: Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
Speaker: Lawrence Summers (pdf 58kb/5pp)Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge

Saturday, October 21

9:00-10:30 am 
SESSION I: THE U.S. POLITICAL SCENE
Chair: Thomas S. Foley, North American Chairman, The Trilateral Commission
Panel:
Kenneth Duberstein, Chairman and CEO, The Duberstein Group, Washington
David Gergen, Professor of Public Service, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge

10:45 am-12:15 pm 
SESSION II: DEVELOPMENTS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
Chair: Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York
Panel:
Richard Holbrooke (pdf 52kb/4pp)Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC, New York
Robert Kagan (pdf 46kb/3pp)Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington

12:30-2:15 pm
Lunch 
"2020"
Introduction: John Deutch, Institute Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT
Speaker: Joseph S. Nye (pdf 69kb/6pp)Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge

2:30-5:30 pm
SESSION III: FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND NORTH AMERICAN CULTURES
Chair: Martha Piper, former President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Panel:
Juan Enriquez (pdf 57kb/5pp)Chairman and CEO, Biotechonomy, LLC, Wellesley Hills
Eric S. Lander, Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge
Brian C. Wilson, Professor of Medical Biophysics, Division of Biophysics and Bioimaging, University of Toronto, Toronto

7:00 pm
Reception and dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Introduction: Paul Volcker, Honorary North American Chairman and former Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Speaker: Martin S. Feldstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Economic Research

Sunday, October 22

8:30-10:00 am 
SESSION IV: Consultation on ENERGY SECURITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Speaker: John Deutch, Institute Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT; North American author of Trilateral Commission Task Force reporting on "ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT" at the 2007 Annual Meeting in Brussels

10:15 am-1:00 pm
SESSION V: CLIMATE CHANGE: TECHNOLOGY AND POLITICS
Chair: Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, New Haven
Panel:
Lorenzo Rosenzweig (pdf 57kb/4pp)Executive Director, Mexican Nature Conservation Fund, Mexico City
David Runnalls, President, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg
Robert N. Stavins (pdf 125kb/7pp)Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and Director, Environmental Economics Program, Harvard University, Cambridge

1:00 pm
Informal lunch
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE 2006 MEXICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Introduction: Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, New Haven
Panel: 
Enrique Krauze, General Director, Editorial Clio Libros y Videos, Mexico City 
Luis Rubio (pdf 57kb/3pp)President, Centro de Investigacion para el Desarollo, A.C., Mexico City

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