North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission

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Washington, D.C., November 30-December 2, 2012

(11th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the Fairmont Hotel

Conference Chairman: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Friday, November 30

6:30 PM, Reception, Fairmont Hotel
7:15 PM
SESSION 1: REVISITING THE RUSSIAN-NORTH AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP
Moderator: Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, Globe & Mail
Speakers:     
Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution
Giorgy Mamedov, Russian Ambassador to Canada
8:30 pm, Dinner       

Saturday, December 1
9:00 AM
SESSION 2: THE UNITED STATES: POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS
Moderator: David Gergen, Professor of Public Service, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

9:00-10:00 AM
National Security Policy
Panel:
Frances Fragos Townsend, Partner, MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc.; former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Chair, Homeland Security Council; video interview of Frances Fragos Townsend by Jeffrey Simpson (cyber security and the Middle East)
James B. Steinberg, Dean, Maxwell School, and University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law, Syracuse University; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

10:00-11:00 AM
Domestic Policy
Kenneth M. Duberstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duberstein Group, Washington; former Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan
Thomas F. (Mack) McLarty, III, President, McLarty Associates, Washington; former Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton;video interview of Mack McLarty by Jeffrey Simpson ( the U.S. "grand bargain," getting the national fiscal house in order, the Democratic Party)

11:15 AM
SESSION 3: MEXICO: OUTLOOK FOR THE PEÑA NIETO GOVERNMENT
Moderator: Carlos Heredia, Associate Professor, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics
Luis Rubio, President, Centro de Investigacion para el Desarrollow, A.C.
Luis de la Calle, Managing Director, De la Calle Madrazo Mancera, S.C.; former Mexican Undersecretary for International Trade Negotiations

1:00 PM Lunch
SESSION 4: TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: STRENGTHENING NAFTA?
Moderator: John Manley, President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister; video interview of John Manley by Jeffrey Simpson (Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade with China, and the role of agricultutral subsidies in trade negotiations)

Panel:
Michael Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, The White House
Jaime Zabludovsky, former Mexican Ambassador to the EU; former Mexican Under Secretary for International Trade Negotiations

3:30-5:30 PM
SESSION 5: RETHINKING THE WAR ON DRUGS
Moderator: Jamie Gorelick, Partner, WilmerHale, Washington; former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
Keynote Speaker: Mark Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, UCLA
Panel:
Alejandro Hope, Director, Project on Less Crime, Less Punishment, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitivad, and México Evalúa
Sen. Pierre-Claude Nolin, Chairman, Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs

6:30 PM Reception and dinner at Prospect House, Arlington, VA

SESSION 6: THE MIDDLE EAST
Interviewer: David Brooks, Columnist, New York Times
Speaker: Dennis Ross, Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former Senior Advisor, U.S. National Security Council

Sunday, December 2

SESSSION 7: THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: RESHAPING EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA

Moderator: Carmen Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Panel:
José Viñals, Financial Counselor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
Paul Volcker, former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; video interview of Paul Volcker by Michael Duffy (U.S. eocnomy and the "too big to fail" policy)
Guillermo Ortiz, former Governor, Bank of Mexico

12:00 pm Informal lunch

Next Trilateral Commission Plenary Meeting will be held in Berlin, Friday midday, March 15, to Sunday midday, March 17, 2013.

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