2013 FPI Forum: Will America Lead?

Choosing to Lead - A Conversation with General John R. Allen
Welcome: Christopher J. Griffin, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative
General John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.)
Moderator: Thomas M. Donnelly, Resident Fellow and Co-Director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute

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What Defense Does America Need?
Rudy deLeon, Center for American Progress and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Amb. Eric Edelman, FPI Board Director and former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Dr. Dov S. Zakheim, Center for Naval Analyses and former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer)
Moderator: Bradley Peniston, Editor, Armed Forces Journal

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The Crisis in Syria
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Moderator: David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, Washington Post

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Afghanistan 2014: What are the Stakes?
Dr. Seth G. Jones, Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation
Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, Director, American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project
 Dr. Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Moderator: Lara Logan, 60 Minutes Correspondent, CBS News

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Assessing the Asia Rebalance
H.E. Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States
Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Chairman, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
Mr. Shigeo Yamada, Political Minister, Embassy of Japan
Moderator: Josh Rogin, Senior Correspondent for National Security and Politics, The Daily Beast

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As part of the Foreign Policy Initiative’s Annual Forum, FPI hosted a private, off-the-record dinner with General David H. Petraeus on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Ambassador Eric S. Edelman, FPI Board Director, moderated the conversation, entitled “America’s Role in the World.”

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EWilson@foreignpolicyi.org or 202-296-3322

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