In a major address at Asia Society, National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon outlines the Obama administration's views on the path ahead for the United States in Asia in the areas of security, democracy, trade, and economics. Following his remarks, he is joined in discussion by Suzanne DiMaggio, Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs.
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.
Thomas Donilon is National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. From 2009 to 2010, he served as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor. He chaired the State Department’s transition effort in 2008. Prior to this, he was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and served as a member of the firm’s global governing committee. He has worked closely with and advised three U.S. Presidents since his first position at the White House working with President Carter. He served in the Clinton Administration as Assistant Secretary of State and Chief of Staff of the Department.