North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission

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Washington, DC

(14th Annual Meeting of the North American Group)

At The Fairmont Washington

Conference Chairman: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission; University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge

Friday, December 4

12:00 PM Lunch
SESSION 1: TRADE NEGOTIATIONS AFFECTING NORTH AMERICA
Interlocutor: Carla Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington; former U.S. Trade Representative
Speaker: Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
SESSION 2: GLOBAL TRENDS 2035
Interlocutor: Richard Cooper, Maurits Boas Professor of International Economics, Harvard University; former Chairman, National Intelligence Council
Speaker: Gregory Treverton, Chairman, National Intelligence Council
 

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SESSION 3: CUBA
Chair: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation, Washington
Panel:
Peter Boehm, Deputy Minister of International Development (a.i.) and Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa
Ted Henken, Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies, Baruch College, City University of New York: President, ex-officio, Association for thr Study of the Cuban Economy
Patrick Maher, Former US Government Specialist on Latin America, Washington


6:15 PM 
RECEPTION AND DINNER: US INVESTMENTS IN FUTURE TECHNOLOGY
Interlocutor: John Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; former Director of Central Intelligence; former Deputy Secretary of Defense
Speaker: John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director of White House Office of Science Technology


Saturday, December 5

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
SESSION 5: CYBER DEFENSE
Interlocutor: Michael Chertoff, Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Washington
Speaker: Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security


10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
SESSION 6: MIGRATION
Chair: Carlos Gutierrez, Co-Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Washington
Panel: 
Louise Arbour, Cousel, Borden Ladner Gervais, Montréal; former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington
Rajiv Shah, Distinguished Fellow in Residense, Edward A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington; former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LUNCH: NORTH AMERICAN POLITICAL UPDATE
Moderator: Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Panel:
Jean Charest: Former Premier of Québec; former Deputy Prime Minister of Cananda, Montréal
Ulises Beltrán, Director and Founder of BGC, Ulises Beltrán y Asociados, SC, Mexico City
Gerald Seib, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal, Washington


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
SESSION 8: PROSPECTS FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN ECONOMY IN THE MID-TERM
Chair: Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington
Panel: Craig Alexander, Vice-President, Economic Analysis, C.D Howe Institute, Toronto; former Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Toronto Dominion Bank
Luis Tellz, Special Advisor, KKR, President, NTT Everis; former Chairman of the Board, Mexican Stock Exchange, Mexico City; former Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico
Douglas Elmendorf, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution; former Director, US Congressional Budget Office, Washington


3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
SESSION 9: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Chair: Meghan O'Sullivan, Evron and Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge
Panel:
Carole Taylor: Chancellor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver; former Minister of Finance, British Columbia
César Hernández, Mexican Undersecretary of Energy, Mexico City
Daniel Yergin, Vice Chariman, IHS; Co-founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Cambridge


6:15 PM
RECEPTION AND DINNER: U.S. PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS
Interlocutor: Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and MailToronto
Panelists: Thomas F. (Mac) McLarty, President, McLarty Associates, Washington; former Chief of Staff to President Clinton
Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News, Washington

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