Welcoming Remarks from 9-11 Plus 5: A Hope Not Hate Summit
The Summit was a three-day conference held in Washington, D.C. that brought young leaders from around the world together to commemorate the fifth anniversary of September 11th and to discuss how to improve U.S.-Islamic world relations over the next five years.
The Summit was co-sponsored by Americans for Informed Democracy and The Saban Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution.
Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs
Seth Green is the President of Americans for Informed Democracy, a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization working to raise global awareness on more than 500 U.S. university campuses and in over 10 countries. Green has worked at the Brookings Institution, Taxpayers for Common Sense, The American Prospect, and Lazard Freres, and has helped to lead several successful NGO chapters and activist movements. Green is a frequent contributor to newspapers and television programs, having published op-eds on U.S. foreign policy in the Christian Science Monitor and the Miami Herald, and having been a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, the Montel Williams Show, CNN, and MSNBC.
Green's work with AID has also been featured by hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Marie Claire. A Marshall scholar, Green graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and earned masters degrees in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and in Women's Studies from Oxford University. He is currently completing a JD degree at Yale Law School, where he was named an Olin Fellow by the Center for Studies in Law, Economics, and Public Policy.
President of the Brookings Institution, Deputy Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration, former Washington bureau chief of Time magazine, and author of The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy.