North American Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Washington DC, November 6-8, 2009

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(8th Meeting of the North American Group)

At the Willard InterContinental Hotel

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

Friday, November 6

6:30-9:30 pm

Reception and Dinner at the Willard InterContinental Hotel

DISCUSSION ON IRAN
Chair: John Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; former Director of Central Intelligence; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Speaker: Adm. Dennis Blair (Ret.), U.S. Director of National Intelligence; former John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research; former Omar Bradley Chair of Strategic Leadership, Army War College and Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; former Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command

Saturday, November 7

9:30-10:30 am 
SESSION I: ENGAGING WITH RUSSIA, PART II
Chair: Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
Speaker: Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York, NY; former U.S. Secretary of State; former U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; Lifetime Trustee, Trilateral Commission

10:45 am-12:15 pm
SESSION II: THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS
Chair: E. Gerald Corrigan, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, New York, NY; former President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Speaker: Paul A. Volcker, Chair, President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board; former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission

12:15-2:00 pm

Lunch

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE HEMISPHERE?
Speaker: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; former Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Panel:
Wendy Dobson, Professor and Director, Institute for International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; former Canadian Associate Deputy Minister of Finance
Eduardo Ibarrola, Ambassador of Mexico to Guatamala

2:15-3:45 pm
SESSION III: NAFTA: MORE OR LESS?
Chair: David Rubenstein, Co-founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, Washington, DC
Panel:
Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants, Washington, DC; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
John Manley, President Designate, The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE); former Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Ottawa, ON; former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Jaime Serra, Chairman, SAI Consulting, Mexico City, DF; former Mexican Minister of Trade and Industry

4:00-5:30 pm
SESSION IV: U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS
Chair: David Gergen, Harvard Kennedy School Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Cambridge, MA; CNN Senior Political Analyst; U.S. News and World Report Editor-at-Large
Panel:
Kenneth Duberstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Duberstein Group, Washington, DC; former Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC; former Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton

6:30-9:30 pm

Reception and dinner at the American Institute of Architects

NORTH KOREA
Chair: Bill Graham, former Member of Canadian House of Commons; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Defence, Ottawa; former leader of the Official Opposition and former interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada; Chancellor, Trinity College, University of Toronto; Chair of The Atlantic Council of Canada; Co-Vice Chair of Canadian International Council; Hon. L.Col. of the Governor General's Horse Guards
Speaker: Amb. Stephen W. Bosworth, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy; Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA; former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Sunday, November 8

9:00-10:30 am 
SESSION V: CONFLICT IN AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN
Chair: Gordon Smith, Director, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Speaker: Amb. Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; former Vice Chairman, Perseus LLC, New York, NY; former Chairman of the Asia Society and the American Academy in Berlin; former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

10:45 am-12:00 pm 
SESSION VI: THE NONPROLIFERATION AGENDA
Chair: Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; former Chair, National Intelligence Council and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Speaker: Gary Samore, White House Coordinator for the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism; former Vice President for Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), New York, NY

12:00 pm 
Informal lunch

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