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2012 National Conference Speakers


 Confirmed Speakers to Date

 
 
David Abney
Chief Operating Officer, UPS

 
 
 

 

 

Graham T. Allison 

Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University 

 

 
 

 



Higher education reporter, Washington Post 

 

 

 

  

 

Peter Bergen

Director, National Security Studies Program, New America Foundation; CNN National Security Analyst  

  

 

 

  

 

Marcus Brauchli

Executive Editor of the Washington Post

 

 

  

 

 

 

Brandon Busteed

Executive Director, Gallup Education

 

 

 


 

 

Joseph Cirincione

President, Ploughshares Fund

 

 

  


 

  

 

Heidi Crebo-Rediker

Chief Economist, U.S. Department of State 

 

 

 


 

 

P.J. Crowley

Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky
Chair, WACA National Board of Directors; Distinguished National Security Chair, U.S. Naval Academy; former U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland

 

  

 

 

 

 

James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

 

 

 

 

 

Chrystia Freeland

Editor, Thomson Reuters Digital, and author of the upcoming book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else   

 

 

 

Marc Grossman 

 

Ambassador Marc Grossman 

U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan 

 


  

 

 

Stephen J. Hadley
Former National Security Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Said Jawad

Afghanistan's former Ambassador to the U.S.

CEO, Capitalize, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt

Senior International Counsel, WilmerHale; former U.S. Ambassador to Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff

Resident Fellow and Senior Director for Strategy, German Marshall Fund 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Latell

Former CIA National Intelligence Officer for Latin America and author of Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine

  

 

 


 
Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University; author of The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East
 
 

 

 

Daniel Markey

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Singapore's Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Ambassador Cameron Munter

Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, 2010-2012 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Moran
Co-Anchor, ABC News Nightline
 
 
 
 

 

 

Danielle Pletka
Vice President for Foreign & Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute 

 

 

 


 

 

Daniel B. Poneman

Deputy Secretary of Energy

 

 

 

 

 
 
Chairman, Willet Advisors, LLC; Columnist, Financial Times; former Obama Administration "Car Czar"
 
 
 
 
 
Associate Professor of Sociology and DISC Assistant Director, Special Initiatives of Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University
 
 
 

  

 
Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East
 
  
 

 

 

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy

Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; former U.S. Ambassador to China

 

 
 

 

 

David Sanger

Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times, and author of the best-seller Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power

 

 

 
 
 
Executive Washington Editor, Wall Street Journal
 
  
 
 
 
 
Former Senior Adviser for Women's Empowerment to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights, and International Operations at the National Security Council
 
 
 
 
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution
 
 
   
  

 

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida

Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Ranking Member, House Budget Committee; Member, Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Verrastro
Senior Vice President and Director, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies 

 

 
 

  
Innovation Education Fellow, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University; author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World

 

 

 
 
Senate Budget Committee, Select Committee on Intelligence, Joint Economic Committee

 

 

yergin

 

 

Daniel Yergin

Chairman, IHS CERA; Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

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