Atlantic Council Strategy Initiative Launch: America's Role in the World

Welcome by:
The Hon. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Atlantic Council

Introduction by:
General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)
President and Founder
The Scowcroft Group

Keynote remarks by:
General James L. Jones, Jr. USMC (Ret.)
Jones Group International

The Hon. Stephen J. Hadley
Principal and Co-Founder
RiceHadleyGates LLC

A discussion with:
The Hon. James N. Miller
Adaptive Strategies LLC

Mr. Stephen E. Biegun
Corporate Officer and Vice President of International 
Governmental Affairs

Ford Motor Company

Moderated by:
Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

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The United States faces unprecedented international challenges that together pose significant risks to global security and prosperity. Russia's invasion of Ukraine, China's coercive actions in the western Pacific, ISIS' broadening reign of terror, and other simmering crises all point to the need for reinvigorated US and transatlantic leadership in the world. The demand for vigorous and sustained leadership across all of these fronts requires an effective articulation of a strategic vision, especially on America's purposes and how it should seek to exercise its role in the world. 

On March 13, the Atlantic Council will formally launch its new Strategy Initiative through the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. The Council is undertaking efforts to help the United States work with its closest allies and partners to lead in an increasingly complex and turbulent world. These projects will address strategic issues related to US leadership in the world and help catalyze a national debate on American strategy.

Former United States National Security Advisors The Hon. Stephen J. Hadley and General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.) will provide keynote addresses on the importance of defining, articulating, and assessing America's role in the world. The keynote address will be followed by a discussion with The Hon. James N. Miller and Mr. Stephen E. Biegun, moderated by Atlantic Council President and CEO Mr. Frederick Kempe. The discussants will address the range of views on America's role in the world within the Democrat and Republican parties.

Please join the Atlantic Council on Friday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for what promises to be an enriching discussion.


March 13, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Washington, DC

This event is on-the-record and open to press. Be sure to follow the conversation at @AtlanticCouncil with #ACStrategy.

VISITING THE COUNCIL:  Metro and parking info