2011 FPI Forum: Maintaining America's Global Responsibilities in an Age of Austerity

From the Cold War to the War on Terror, America has remained the indispensable nation, providing the diplomatic leadership, economic power, and military might necessary to preserve order. As the United States struggles to control its growing federal spending, will our leaders make the difficult choices needed to sustain America's pivotal role in global affairs—or will we accept the grave danger of retreating from the world?

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) invites you to the 2011 FPI Forum on December 13th to hear Members of Congress and foreign policy leaders weigh in on the theme of “Maintaining America's Global Responsibilities in an Age of Austerity.” Speakers include U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, Mark Kirk, and Marco Rubio; Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Mike Rogers; and Governor Tim Pawlenty.

AGENDA

 8:45 – 9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
FPI Executive Director Jamie Fly

9:00 – 9:45 AM
Restoring American Leadership
A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee & the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Moderated by Dan Senor
Council on Foreign Relations & FPI

10:00 – 10:45 AM
Global Leadership During a Time of Uncertainty
A Conversation with Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN)
Former Governor of Minnesota

Moderated by Robert Kagan
The Brookings Institution & FPI

10:45 – 11:30 AM
The Future of Defense, the Military, and America’s Role in the World
A Conversation with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Moderated by William Kristol
The Weekly Standard & FPI

Luncheon
11:45 – 1:15 PM
Can America Afford the Foreign Policy We Need?
A Conversation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee & the Senate Budget Committee

Moderated by Robert Kagan
The Brookings Institution & FPI

1:15 – 2:00 PM
Winning the War on Terror
A Conversation with Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Moderated by Tom Gjelten
National Public Radio

2:15 – 3:15 PM
The Path to Victory in Afghanistan
A Conversation with Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations
and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Moderated by Ambassador Eric Edelman
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies & FPI
 

3:15 – 3:45 PM
The Obama Administration's Pivot to Asia
A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Moderated by Robert Kagan
The Brookings Institution & FPI

3:45 – 4:30 PM
Defense Sequestration and National Security
A Conversation with Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Moderated by Robert Kagan
The Brookings Institution & FPI


For media inquiries, please contact FPI Director of Communications Elise Stefanik at EStefanik@foreignpolicyi.org or 202-296-3322.
Pre-registration for this event is now closed.
We encourage you to walk-in register.

Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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