First Annual Members’ Conference

The Atlantic Council hosted a day of rich off-the-record conversations with leading policy thinkers on today’s global challenges for its embers. Below are the highlights of the agenda, with links to pages summarizing the topics covered in the session.

Plenary Session – America and the World: How Are We Doing?

Hon. Brent Scowcroft,* Former National Security Advisor; Chairman, Atlantic Council International Advisory Board
In Conversation with Mr. Frederick Kempe, President & CEO, Atlantic Council

BREAKOUT CONVERSATIONS I

NATO’s Future and the New Strategic Concept

Hon. Alexander Vershbow, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security
GEN John Craddock, USA (Ret.),* Immediate Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
Dr. Hans Binnendijk, Vice President for Research, National Defense University; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
Moderated by Mr. Damon Wilson, Vice President and Director, International Security Program, Atlantic Council

The Geopolitics of Energy

Dr. Daniel Yergin, President, Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Atlantic Council Individual Member; Member, Atlantic Council Business and Economics Advisory Group
In Conversation with Mr. Frederick Kempe, President & CEO, Atlantic Council

China – The Next Phase of the Strategic Partnership

Hon. J. Stapleton Roy, Former U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
Mr. Ruan Zongze, Minister Counselor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States
Mr. David Shear, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs
Moderated by Dr. Banning Garrett, Director, Asia Program, Atlantic Council

BREAKOUT CONVERSATIONS II

Cyber-Defense, National Security and International Cooperation

Chaired by Hon. Franklin D. Kramer,* Former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Vice Chair, Atlantic Council; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minihan, USAF (Ret.), Former Director of the NSA and DIA
Mr. Brian James Saunders, Counselor, Embassy of the United Kingdom
Hon. Walter Slocombe,* Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Vice Chair, Atlantic Council; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
Dr. Paul Twomey,* Senior President, ICANN

Climate Change and the Environment

Chaired by Gen. Richard Lawson, USAF (Ret.),* Chairman, Energy and Environment Program, Atlantic Council
Hon. Sherri Goodman,* Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CNA; Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environmental Security
Hon. C. Boyden Gray,* Former U.S. Special Envoy for European Affairs; Former U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy
Ms. Erika Mann, Former Member of European Parliament; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Member, Atlantic Council Business and Economics Advisory Group

World Financial Futures

Hon. Timothy Adams,* Managing Director, The Lindsey Group; Former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs; Member, Atlantic Council Business and Economics Advisory Group
Ms. Teresa Ressel,* CEO, UBS Securities, LLC; Former Assistant Secretary and CFO, Department of the Treasury
Moderated by Mr. Alexei Monsarrat, Director, Program on Global Business and Economics, Atlantic Council

Plenary Session – Luncheon

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger,* 56th Secretary of State
In Conversation with Mr. Frederick Kempe, President & CEO, Atlantic Council

BREAKOUT CONVERSATIONS III 

The Russian Reset

Hon. R. Nicholas Burns,* Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Hon. Richard R. Burt,* Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates; Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
Mr. Ronald Freeman,* Member of the Boards of Troika Dialog, Severstal and Volga Gas; Member, Atlantic Council Business and Economics Advisory Group
Mr. Ian Hague,* Co-Founder Firebird Management, LLC

U.S.-EU Strategic Dialogue

Mr. James Elles, Member of European Parliament; Atlantic Council Individual Member
Hon. Marc Grossman,* Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group; Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Hon. Robert Hutchings,* Diplomat in Residence, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
Moderated by Dr. Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations Program, Atlantic Council

Africa – National Security and Prosperity

Gen. Carlton Fulford, Jr., USMC (Ret.),* Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command
Mr. William Inglee,* Vice President, Lockheed Martin
Hon. George Moose,* Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Former U.S. Ambassador to Benin and to Senegal
Gen. Chuck Wald, USAF (Ret.),* Senior Advisor, Deloitte; Former Deputy Commander U.S. European Command; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
Moderated by Dr. Nancy Walker, Director, Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council

BREAKOUT CONVERSATIONS IV 

CEO Conversation

Mr. Ralph Crosby,* Chairman and CEO, EADS North America; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
Hon. Philip Lader,* Chairman, WPP plc; Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Mr. Jay Walker,* Chairman, Walker Digital LLC; Founder, Priceline.com
Mr. Maciej Witucki,* Chief Executive, Polish Telecom
Moderated by Mr. Frederick Kempe, President & CEO, Atlantic Council

The United States and International Law

Ms. Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, American Society of International Law
Hon. John Bellinger, III, Former Legal Advisor, Department of State
Moderated by Dr. Frances Burwell, Vice President, Atlantic Council

Afghanistan-Pakistan: Is the Obama Plan Working?

Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff, USN (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
Mr. David Sedney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia
Dr. Harlan Ullman, Founder, The Killowen Group; Senior Advisor, Atlantic Council
Moderated by Mr. Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council

Plenary Session – The Foreign Policy of the Obama Administration: An Overview

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning, Department of State; Atlantic Council Individual Member and Former Board Director
In Conversation with Mr. Frederick Kempe, President & CEO, Atlantic Council
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*Atlantic Council Board Director