Discussing the prospects for achieving a strategic U.S. approach to South Asia, Robert D. Hormats, Asia Society Senior Fellow, Alexander Evans, former Pakistan Ambassador, Husain Haqqani], and Foreign Affairs Advisor Frank G. Wisner present the hard choices an incoming administration will need to make to get there.
Suzanne DiMaggio is the Executive Director of Global Policy Programs at the United Nations Association of the USA, the nation's largest grassroots foreign policy organization and leading center for policy research and public outreach on the United Nations and global issues. In that capacity, she oversees all aspects of the Association's policy studies programs and activities.
In addition to these responsibilities, she directs UNA-USA's "track two" dialogues with partner institutes in the Middle East and Northeast Asia on a range of issues, including terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, regional security, multilateral peace and humanitarian operations and UN reform.
Alexander Evans is a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at Asia Society, a Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and a member of the British diplomatic service. He was a senior advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and then to Ambassador Marc Grossman, the U.S. Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has served as a British diplomat in Islamabad and New Delhi and was a member of the Policy Planning Staff in London.
Amb Husain Haqqani
Husain Haqqani has taken over as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States in Washington, DC. A trusted advisor of late Pakistani Prime Minister, Ms. Benazir Bhutto, Ambassador Haqqani is known as a Professor at Boston University and Co-Chair of the Hudson Institute's Project on the Future of the Muslim World as well as editor of the journal Current Trends in Islamist Thought' published from Washington DC.
The Honorable Robert D. Hormats
Bob Hormats was sworn in as Under Secretary of State on September 23, 2009.
Bob was formerly vice chairman of Goldman Sachs (International). He joined Goldman Sachs in 1982.
Bob served as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981 to 1982, Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981, and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State from 1977 to 1979. He served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic advisor to Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. Bob was a recipient of the French Legion of Honor in 1982 and the Arthur Fleming Award in 1974.
Bob has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and served on the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bob’s publications include The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars from the Revolution to the War on Terror; Abraham Lincoln and the Global Economy; American Albatross: The Foreign Debt Dilemma; and Reforming the International Monetary System. Other publications include articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker and The Financial Times.
Bob earned a BA with a concentration in economics and political science from Tufts University in 1965. He earned a MA in 1966 and a PhD in International Economics in 1970 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Frank G. Wisner
Frank G. Wisner is a Foreign Affairs Advisor at Patton Boggs. During his U.S. diplomatic career, which spanned four decades and eight American presidents, he served as Ambassador to Egypt, India, the Philippines, and Zambia, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs.