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Affordable World Security Conference 2012


March 27 - 28, 2012
The Affordable World Security Conference will convene top thinkers and a distinguished guest list to identify challenges and develop solutions.

Speakers


  • Terrell Arnold

    Terry was born in Bluefield, WVA.  He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War.  He received an  AB  from  Stanford University, a General Secondary Credential from San Jose State College (now University), and an MA in political science and economics from San Jose State. After entering the Foreign Service, he did advanced study in development economics for State at UC Berkeley.  Terry taught in senior high school Oakland, Calif. (1954-55).

    He entered the US Foreign Service in 1957 and served in Egypt, Syria, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines (Economic-Commercial Counselor), and Brazil (Consul General Sao Paulo).  On assignment for State, he served as Chairman of International Studies at the National War College and as Deputy Director for Counterterrorism in State.  He was appointed to Senior Foreign Service Rank of Minister Counselor by President Reagan.  Retiring from Foreign Service in 1984, he served as consultant in various capacities to State and other agencies until 2001. He is author, co-author, editor of six books on foreign policy issues, most recently a collection of essays called Palestine: In Need of a Just God. 

    Terry and his wife Yvonne now reside in Central Wisconsin. Terry teaches foreign policy classes in the LIFE (adult education) program of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point; he is on the Editorial Board of the Stevens Point Journal; and he is President Elect of the Rotary Club of Stevens Point.

  • Andrew Bacevich Director of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of International Relations and History. (BS, United States Military Academy; MA, PhD, Princeton)

    Specialization: American Diplomatic and Military History, U.S. Foreign Policy, Security Studies.

    Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

    Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (2010). His previous books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008); The Long War: A New History of US National Security Policy since World War II (2007) (editor); The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005); and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002). His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest publications including The Wilson Quarterly, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and The New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers.

    In 2004, Dr. Bacevich was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He has also held fellowships at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Michelle Bachelet Michelle Bachelet is the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, the entity which leads, supports, and coordinates the work of the United Nations on gender equality and the empowerment of women at global, regional, and country levels.

    Ms. Bachelet most recently served as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010. She also held ministerial portfolios in the Chilean government as Minister of Defence and Minister of Health.

    A long-time champion of women's rights, she has advocated for gender equality and women's empowerment throughout her career. As President, she fought to save revenue for pension reform, social protection programmes for women and children, and research and development. In her work as Defence and Health Minister, she introduced gender policies intended to improve the conditions of women in the military and police forces and forwarded health care reform to ensure better and faster health care response for families.
  • Linda Bilmes Professor Linda J Bilmes is a full-time faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she teaches budgeting, applied budgeting and public finance. She is a faculty affiliate of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Center for Greater Boston. At Harvard, Bilmes runs an innovative program to assist local cities and towns with their financial health, leading teams of student volunteers who work in the communities. She also conducts the Harvard Institute of Politics budgeting workshops for newly-elected Mayors and Members of Congress.

    Bilmes is widely considered one of the leading experts in US budgeting and public finance. She has held senior positions in government, including Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Commerce, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, and US Representative to several high-ranking commissions, including a Treasury Department commission to examine the viability of the Inter-American Investment Corporation. She is currently serving a four-year term on the National Park System Advisory Board.

    Bilmes is co-author (with Joseph Stiglitz) of the New York Times bestseller The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict (Norton) and co-author (with Scott W. Gould) of The People Factor: Strengthening America by Investing in Public Service (Brookings). She has written extensively on financial and budgetary issues in newspapers, magazines and academic journals including the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Policy, Harpers and the Milken Review. She has testified at numerous congressional hearings on subjects including veterans benefits, public service and the cost of the Iraq War. Bilmes has appeared on many national broadcasts, including the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN “World News Tonight”, “In the Money”, the “Lou Dobbs Show”, CBS Evening News, “Democracy Now”, NPR’s “Fresh Air”, “All Things Considered”, “Here and Now”, and “On Point”. She is featured in Charles Ferguson's award-winning documentary film about Iraq, “No End In Sight.” Bilmes is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She previously spent 10 years as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, advising major corporations and governments on strategy and financial management. She is the recipient of the 2008 “Speaking Truth to Power” Award from the American Friends Service Committee. Bilmes holds a BA and MBA from Harvard University.
  • Lester Brown The Washington Post called Lester Brown "one of the world's most influential thinkers." The Telegraph of Calcutta refers to him as "the guru of the environmental movement." In 1986, the Library of Congress requested his personal papers noting that his writings "have already strongly affected thinking about problems of world population and resources."

    Brown has authored or coauthored 50 books. One of the world's most widely published authors, his books have appeared in some 40 languages. In November 2001, he published Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, which was hailed by E.O. Wilson as "an instant classic." His most recent book is World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, which the Financial Times called "a provocative primer on some of the key global issues that businesses will face in the coming decades.”

    He is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including 25 honorary degrees, a MacArthur Fellowship, the 1987 United Nations' Environment Prize, the 1989 World Wide Fund for Nature Gold Medal, and the 1994 Blue Planet Prize for his "exceptional contributions to solving global environmental problems." More recently, he was awarded the the Borgström Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and was selected one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers of 2010.
  • Michael Chertoff Michael Chertoff is the executive chairman and co-founder of The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and mergers and acquisition advisory services to clients seeking to secure and grow their enterprises. From 2005 to 2009, Chertoff served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he led the federal government’s efforts to protect our nation from a wide range of security threats, including blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. Earlier in his career, Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.
  • Jim Clifton Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world's 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Mr. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries.

    Under Mr. Clifton's leadership, Gallup has achieved a fifteenfold increase in its billing volume and expanded Gallup from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 40 offices in 30 countries and regions.

    Mr. Clifton is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement, and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide. He is also the author of many articles and of the book The Coming Jobs War.

    Mr. Clifton serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities.
  • Marc Perrin de Brichambaut Until June 2011, Marc Perrin de Brichambaut was Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Prior to taking up this post in June 2005, Perrin de Brichambaut was a Conseiller d’État (administrative judge) in the Conseil d’État, France’s highest administrative court. Since entering public service in 1974, he has held a variety of senior positions in the French civil service, including Ambassador and Head of the French Delegation to the OSCE from 1991 to 1994. A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure de Saint–Cloud, the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and the École Normale d’Administration, Marc Perrin de Brichambaut is a respected commentator on international affairs.
  • Paula J. Dobriansky Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky holds the Distinguished National Security Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is also an adjunct Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America. Recently, she was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson Reuters.

    From May 2001 to January 2009, Ambassador Dobriansky served as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (longest serving in history.) In February 2007, she was appointed the President's Special Envoy to Northern Ireland.

    Prior to her Presidential appointments, Ambassador Dobriansky served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Washington Office of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was also the Council's first George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

    Her other government appointments include Associate Director for Policy and Programs at the United States Information Agency, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Deputy Head of the U.S. Delegation to the 1990 Copenhagen Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the 1985 U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council, the White House. From 1997-2001, she served on the Presidentially-appointed U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

    Ambassador Dobriansky received a B.S.F.S. summa cum laude in International Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Soviet political/military affairs from Harvard University. She is a Fulbright-Hays scholar, Ford and Rotary Foundation Fellow, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of various honors, including the Secretary of State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, and high-level international recognition such as the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of Poland, Poland's Highest Medal of Merit, Grand Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, National Order "Star of Romania", Hungary’s Commander’s Cross Order of Merit and Ukraine’s Order of Merit. She has also received three Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters and one Honorary Doctorate of Laws.
  • Mackenzie Eaglen Mackenzie Eaglen has worked on defense issues in the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate, and at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Joint Staff. She specializes in defense strategy, budget, military readiness and the defense industrial base. In 2010, Ms. Eaglen served as a staff member of the congressionally mandated Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel, a bipartisan, blue-ribbon commission established to assess the Pentagon's major defense strategy. A prolific writer on defense related issues, she has also testified before Congress.
  • Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and has been a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence since 01998. Her books include "The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One".
  • RP Eddy RP Eddy is CEO of Ergo. Previously, he served as Director at the White House National Security Council, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Richard Holbrooke, and Senior Policy Officer to the UN Secretary-General, where he served as an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Eddy was a member of the State Department Senior Executive Service, and achieved the UN diplomatic rank of Minister-Counselor. Eddy was a Managing Director at the Gerson Lehrman Group and a Team Leader at the Monitor Group. The World Economic Forum at Davos honored him as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow." He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Associate at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at the Madison Policy Forum. He has a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Brown University.
  • Jose W. Fernandez

    Mr. Fernandez serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. He leads the Bureau that is responsible for overseeing work on international trade and investment policy; international finance, development, and debt policy; economic sanctions and combating terrorist financing; international energy security policy; international telecommunications and transportation policies; and support for U.S. businesses and the private sector overseas.

    Nominated by President Obama on August 6, 2009, Mr. Fernandez was sworn in as Assistant Secretary on December 1, 2009. Mr. Fernandez came to the State Department after having served as a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, and Global Chair of the firm's Latin America practice. For nearly three decades, his practice has focused on Latin America, Europe and Africa, advising clients on international mergers and acquisitions, financings, trade and other matters as the economies of these regions have evolved.

    Mr. Fernandez was named one of the "World's Leading Lawyers" by Chambers Global for his M&A and corporate expertise, an "Expert" in International Financial Law Review's "Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers", and one of the "World's Leading Privatization Lawyers" by Euromoney Publications. He is recognized as a leading Corporate Finance attorney in the Latin American market in the Chambers Global 2008 legal guide and a leading Latin America attorney in the Chambers U.S. 2008 legal guide. He was featured by Hispanic Business Magazine in its "100 Influentials List" for 2006 and 2007.

    A lifelong supporter of education, the arts and commercial engagement, prior to his appointment at the State Department Mr. Fernandez served on the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and on the Board of Directors of Accion International and the Council of the Americas. He has been chair both of the American Bar Association's Inter-American Law Committee and the Committee on Inter-American Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and co-chair of the Cross Border M&A and Joint Ventures Committee of the New York State Bar Association. He recently headed the Latin American and Caribbean division of the ABA's Rule of Law Initiative. He has also served on the boards of NPR-station WBGO-FM, Ballet Hispanico of New York and the Middle East Institute. He was a co-founder of TeatroStageFest, a 2-week Latino theater festival in New York City, and was appointed a Commissioner of New York’s Latin Media and Entertainment Commission. Mr. Fernandez is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

    Mr. Fernandez graduated magna cum laude with high honors from Dartmouth College earning a bachelors degree in history, and also received an honorary degree from the college. He earned a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he received the Charles Evans Hughes Prize and a Parker School Certificate of International Law with Honors.

  • David M. Finkelstein Dr. David Finkelstein is vice president and director of CNA China Studies, which focuses on U.S.-China relations, China's changing role in the world order, and emerging trends within China.
     
    A long-time student of Chinese and Asian affairs, Finkelstein is widely published. He is co-editor of Civil-Military Relations in Today's China: Swimming in a New Sea (M.E. Sharpe, June 2006), China's Revolution in Doctrinal Affairs: Recent Trends in the Operational Art of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (CNA, 2005), Chinese Warfighting: The PLA Experience Since 1949 (M.E. Sharpe, 2003), and China's Leadership in the 21st Century: The Rise of the Fourth Generation (M.E. Sharpe, 2002). 

    A retired U.S. Army officer, Finkelstein is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. He has held command and staff positions at the platoon, company, battalion, and Major Army Command levels. He also held significant China-related positions at the Pentagon as an advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff. He has served on the faculty at West Point, where he taught Chinese history. 
    Finkelstein received his Ph.D. in Chinese history from Princeton University and studied Mandarin at Nankai University in Tianjin, China.
  • Francis Finlay Francis Finlay, EastWest Institute's Co-Chairman of the Board, is currently a director of several international investment companies and Chairman or a member of a number of endowment investment committees in the US and the UK. Mr. Finlay was formerly Chairman and CEO of Clay Finlay Inc., a global investment management firm based in New York which he co-founded in 1982. The firm was acquired in 2000 and Mr. Finlay stepped down from an executive role in 2006.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Finlay held senior investment management positions at Morgan Guaranty Trust in New York and Lazard Freres in New York and previously Paris, and was a member of the investment committees of both institutions.

    Mr. Finlay's interests outside the investment world include serving as Co-Chairman of the EastWest Institute in New York, a Trustee of the British Museum, Chairman of the James Martin 21st Century Foundation, and a Governor and Trustee of the Ditchley Foundation.

    Educated at Oxford University, he is an Honorary Fellow of Merton College and a member of the Chancellors Court of Benefactors. Mr. Finlay served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of Business 1981-1986 and was subsequently a Governor of the London Business School 2002-2011. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
  • David Firestein David J. Firestein is the EastWest Institute's Vice President for the Strategic Trust-Building Initiative and Track 2 Diplomacy; in this capacity, he leads EWI's China, Russia and United States programs. A career U.S. diplomat from 1992 to 2010, Firestein is an expert in China, Russia, public diplomacy and U.S. politics. In his Foreign Service career, he served at the U.S. embassies in Beijing (5 years) and Moscow (4 years). Firestein speaks near native-level Chinese and fluent Russian and has interpreted for senior U.S. officials in both languages. 

    Firestein is the author or co-author of three books on China, including two China-published bestsellers: Pacific Reflections: Essays on Chinese and American Society and Culture (1997); and Here and There: 81 Conversations about China and America (2004). In 1995-1996, Firestein wrote a column for the Beijing Youth Daily; he was the first foreigner ever to have a column in a PRC newspaper. From 2000 to 2002, Firestein wrote over forty articles, mostly on U.S. politics and society, for Russian newspapers and magazines. In all, he has published some 130 articles in Chinese and Russian publications, including the Global Times, the China Youth Daily, the Legal Times, Noviye Izvestiya and other major periodicals. In the United States, Firestein's recent commentary has appeared in the Dallas Morning News and the Austin American-Statesman.
  • Amb. Charles W. Freeman Jr. Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman is former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs under President Clinton. After 30 years as a U.S. diplomat, he became the chairman of Projects International in 1995. He is also currently president of the Middle East Policy Council, co-chair of the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, vice-chair of the Atlantic Council, a trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses - and a director of the Pacific Pension Institute. Amb. Freeman is the recipient of two Distinguished Public Service Awards, three Presidential Meritorious Service Awards, and a Distinguished Honor Award.
  • Dr. Bates Gill Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies Bates Gill was appointed to hold the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies in 2002. Prior to that, he served as senior fellow in foreign policy studies and inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He has also directed East Asia programs at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Earlier, he held the Fei Yiming Chair in Comparative Politics at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies. A specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics, his research focuses primarily on Northeast Asian political, security, and socioeconomic issues, especially with regard to China and U.S.-China relations. Recently, he coauthored China: The Balance Sheet, with Fred Bergsten, Nicholas Lardy, and Derek Mitchell.
  • Vartan Gregorian

    Vartan Gregorian is the twelfth president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant-making institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. Prior to his current position, which he assumed in June 1997, Gregorian served for nine years as the sixteenth presidentof Brown University.

    He was born in Tabriz, Iran, of Armenian parents, receiving his elementary education in Iran and his secondary education in Lebanon. In 1956 he entered Stanford University, where he majored in history and the humanities, graduating with honors in 1958. He was awarded a Ph.D. in history and humanities from Stanford in 1964.

    Gregorian has taught European and Middle Eastern history at San Francisco State College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1972 he joined the University of Pennsylvania faculty and was appointed Tarzian Professor of History and professor of South Asian history. He was founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and four years later became its twenty-third provost until 1981.

    For eight years (1981-1989), Gregorian served as a president of the New York Public Library, an institution with a network of four research libraries and eighty-three circulating libraries. In 1989 he was appointed president of Brown University.

    Gregorian is the author of The Road to Home: My Life And Times, Islam: A Mosaic, Not A Monolith, and The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan, 1880-1946. A Phi Beta Kappa and a Ford Foundation Foreign Area Training Fellow, he is a recipient of numerous fellowships, including those from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council and the American Philosophical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. In 1969, he received the Danforth Foundation’s E.H. Harbison Distinguished Teaching Award.

    He serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.  He served on the boards of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Aga Khan University, the McGraw-Hill Companies, Brandeis University, Human Rights Watch, the Museum of Modern Art and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has been decorated by the French, Italian, Austrian and Portuguese governments. His numerous civic and academic honors include over sixty honorary degrees, including those from Brown, Dartmouth, Drew, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the City University of New York, Rutgers, Tufts, New York University, University of Aberdeen, the Juilliard School, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fordham University, San Francisco State University, University of Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon University, and most recently, Keio University, University of Miami, and the University of St. Andrews.

    In 1986, Gregorian was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and in 1989 the American Academy and the Institute of Arts and Letters’ Gold Medal for Service to the Arts. In 1998, President Clinton awarded him the National Humanities Medal. In 2004, President Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civil award. He has been honored by various cultural and professional associations, including the Urban League, the League of Women Voters, the Players Club, PEN-American Center, Literacy Volunteers of New York, the American Institute of Architects and the Charles A. Dana Foundation. He has been honored by the city and state of New York, the states of Massachusetts, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, and the cities of Fresno, Austin, Providence and San Francisco.

  • Fred Guterl Fred Guterl is the executive editor of Scientific American. Previously, Guterl was the deputy editor of Newsweek, where he wrote and edited a wide range of stories for both print and digital media. He was Newsweek International’s first science and technology editor, writing and editing dozens of cover packages and special issues on climate change, global health, energy, biotechnology and other subjects. His writing and editing have contributed to numerous awards and nominations from the American Society of Magazine Editors. His article “Riddles in the Sand,” in Discover, was named best magazine article in 1998 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his Newsweek article “The Wasteland,” on Russia’s plan to accept the world’s nuclear waste, was honored by the Overseas Press Club for environmental writing. He has been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, Charlie Rose, The Today Show and other television venues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and has taught science writing at Princeton University.
  • Carl Horst Hahn

    Carl H. Hahn is the former President of Volkswagen, Germany. The automobile manufacturer is known for popular models such as the Beetle, as well as today’s Jetta and Taureg.

    Born into an industrialist family, Mr. Hahn was already connected to the beginnings of automotive engineering in Germany. He studied business administration in Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain, as well as political science in France. In 1952 he completed his doctorate in Bern. Dr. Hahn began his professional career in 1953 as Administrator at the European Productivity Agency of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) in Paris. He joined Volkswagen in December of 1954.

    From 1959 to 1964, Mr. Hahn was head of Volkswagen of America. In 1964 he was elected to the board of Volkswagen AG, where he was responsible for the sales department from 1965 onward. From 1973 to 1981, he reorganized the tire manufacturer Conti in Hannover as Chairman, returning to VW in Wolfsburg as chairman of the board.

    Mr. Hahn transformed Volkswagen into a global corporation by opening new production plants in China and Eastern and Southern Europe. In 1993 he became a member of the board of directors, which he left in 1997.

    He is an honorary professor for Industrial Entrepreneur Strategies at the University of Zwickau. In addition he works in several political, cultural, and social organizations. Mr. Hahn was awarded honorable degrees by nine universities at home and abroad. Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan and Germany decorated him with orders. He is an honorary citizen of Wolfsburg, Chemnitz, Zwickau, and Changchun, China. In 1999 he was named one of ten “Corporate America’s Outstanding Directors.” In 2006 he was included in the European Automotive Hall of Fame.

  • Michael Hayden As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America's adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the US.

    At Chertoff Group, General Hayden will use his broad geographic and political knowledge to brief clients on intelligence matters worldwide - including developments in cybersecurity - that may affect their businesses.

    "The best defense is knowing what your enemies are up to, before they know you know it. For today's CEOs," he adds, "there is also the challenge of figuring out who and where your enemies are."

    Before becoming Director of the CIA, General Hayden served as the country's first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence - and was the highest-ranking intelligence office in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service.

    General Hayden graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor's degree in history in 1967 and a master's degree in modern American history in 1969. He was a distinguished graduate of the university's ROTC program, and began his active military service in 1969. He also did postgraduate work at the Defense Intelligence School conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
  • David King Sir David King is the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS and Science Adviser to President Kagame of Rwanda.
    He also serves as Chair of the UK National Oceanography Centre Advisory Board; as Governor and Council Member of the Ditchley Foundation; as a member of the European Research Area Board; as a Trustee of the Ecological Sequestration Trust; and is a Member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of DSM, Holland. He is a non-executive director of Midatech Limited and Green Exchange LLC. He also works with President Gorbachev on Green Cross International (CCTF).
    Sir David was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991, Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1998 and Honorary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002.  He was knighted in 2003 for his work in science, and received the award of “Officier dans l’ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur” from the French President in 2009 for his work on climate change and on negotiating the international agreement to build the world’s largest technology project, the ITER fusion reactor.
  • Michael T. Klare Michael T. Klare is a Five Colleges Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, whose department is located at Hampshire College. He serves as defense correspondent of The Nation magazine and is the author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency (Metropolitan). Klare teaches at Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Klare serves on the boards of directors of Human Rights Watch and the Arms Control Association. He is a regular contributor to many publications including The Nation, Tom's Dispatch, and Mother Jones, and he is a frequent columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
  • Martin Lees Martin Lees graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University in 1964 and has a Diploma in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. After some years in industry, he joined OECD to manage programs on Cooperation in Science and Technology and on Innovation in the Procedures and Structures of Government. In 1972, he was responsible at OECD for the design and launching of the "Futures Project" on the Future of the Advanced Industrial Societies in Harmony with that of the Developing Countries. He then served at the United Nations as Executive Director of the Financing System for Science and Technology for Development and in 1982 was appointed Assistant Secretary General. During this period he was responsible for the establishment of the InterAction Council of former Heads of State and Government. Since 1983, he has managed several high level advisory programs for the leadership of China, including "China and the World in the Nineties"from 1988 to 1998 and the establishment in 1991 of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). From 1991-1996 he managed programs of cooperation with the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and from 1995 to 2008 he was Moderator of the International Advisory Board of the Toyota Motor Corporation. From 2001 to 2005 he was Rector of the University for Peace of the United Nations in Costa Rica, guiding its revitalization and launching Masters programs on issues of peace, security and sustainable development. From 2008 to 2010 he was Secretary General of the Club of Rome. He speaks and lectures in many parts of the world and is now engaged in international projects on climate change, sustainable development, international relations and peace and security.
  • Wolfgang Lutz Wolfgang Lutz is Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (a new collaboration between IIASA, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the WU-Vienna University of Economics and Business). He joined IIASA in October 1985 where he is leader of the World Population Program. Since 2002 he is also director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and since 2008 Full Professor of Applied Statistics (part time) at the WU. He is also Professorial Research Fellow at the Oxford Martin School for 21st Century Studies. Professor Lutz studied philosophy, theology, mathematics and statistics at the Universities of Munich, Vienna and Helsinki and holds a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania (1983) and a second doctorate (Habilitation) in Statistics from the University of Vienna. He has worked on family demography, fertility analysis, population projection, and the interaction between population and environment. He has been conducting a series of in-depth studies on population-development-environment interactions in Mexico, several African countries, and Asia. He is the author of the series of world population projections produced at IIASA and has developed approaches for projecting education and human capital. He is also principal investigator of the Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis. Lutz is author and editor of 28 books and more than 200 refereed articles, including seven in "Science" and "Nature". In 2008 he received an ERC Advanced Grant, in 2009 the Mattei Dogan Award of the IUSSP and in 2010 the Wittgenstein Prize, the highest Austrian science award.
  • Khalid Malik is an international civil servant. He has a professional background in economics and has held a variety of senior management and substantive positions at the United Nations and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He is married to Carter Malik with three children and the couple lives in New York.
  • David Martin

    David Martin has been CBS News' national security correspondent, covering the Pentagon and the State Department, since 1993. In that capacity, he has reported virtually every major defense, intelligence and international affairs story for the "CBS Evening News," as well as for other broadcasts, including "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours." He also contributed to "60 Minutes Wednesday."

    During the invasion of Afghanistan and the war in Iraq, Martin's in-depth knowledge of how the State Department, intelligence community and military operate, both on the battlefield and in Washington, positioned him as the "big picture" reporter for CBS News. Utilizing his own sources and reports from CBS News correspondents in the region and around the world, as well as in Washington, he explained and assessed the military's strategies and operations for viewers.

    Martin broke several significant stories before and during the Iraq war. He was the first to report, on the opening night of the war, that the U.S. was launching a strike on a palace bunker in southern Baghdad in an attempt to take out Saddam Hussein. Martin also broke the story of the military's "shock and awe" strategy for its initial strike on Baghdad. During a trip to Iraq in May 2003, he was the first journalist to visit and report on Dora Farms, where Saddam was said by the CIA to have been hiding on the opening night of the war.

    Martin has received several Emmys, most recently in 2010 for his story "The Battle of Wanat." He also has received two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in three years (2002 and 2004) for his body of work, most of which has appeared on the "CBS Evening News" and "60 Minutes Wednesday."

    Regarding the first Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, the award committee said that his "consistently excellent reporting on the beat of national security hit its peak this year....break[ing] news on a wide range of defense and security stories with details that only experience and doggedness can ferret out. This is exemplary reporting that repeatedly breaks through the barriers of official statements."

    In awarding the second DuPont, the committee said, "David Martin's reports on the Pentagon, the military build-up to the Iraq war and on the war itself demonstrate his exceptional grasp of national security issues. Teamed with his long-time producer, Mary Walsh, Martin consistently breaks new information with clear reporting on the Pentagon's goals. He exemplifies the role of a journalist: to measure what we are being told against what we find out."

    Martin also received the 2004 Joan S. Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based national affairs and public policy reporting awarded by the Washington Radio & Television Correspondents' Association.

    He joined CBS News as its Pentagon correspondent in 1983. Martin's duties later expanded to include the State Department and intelligence beats.

    Before that, he covered defense and intelligence matters for Newsweek magazine from its Washington bureau (1977-83). Martin was a reporter with the Associated Press in Washington (1973-77), covering the FBI and CIA. He also was a member of the AP special assignment team (1977).

    Martin began his journalism career as a researcher for CBS News in New York in 1969. He then became a news writer with the AP broadcast wire (1971-72) and a fellow at the Washington Journalism Center (1973).

    Martin is the author of two books, "Wilderness of Mirrors" (Harper & Row, 1980), an account of the secret wars between the CIA and KGB, and "Best Laid Plans: The Inside Story of America's War Against Terrorism" (Harper & Row, 1988).

  • John Edwin Mroz John Edwin Mroz is President and Chief Executive Officer of the EastWest Institute. From its roots as a European-American initiative to bridge the divisions between Europe and Eurasia, John built EWI into one of the world's pre-eminent non-governmental change-agent institutions. He has served as an advisor to more than 20 governments including the United States, Germany, Poland and the Russian Federation as well as the Commission of the European Union, NATO, the Council of Europe and the G-8. He has received numerous international awards including Germany's highest award to a non-citizen in recognition of the role he and EWI played in facilitating German reunification.

    John completed his graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy after earning an M.A. from Northeastern University. His B.A. is from the University of Notre Dame. John is the author of a landmark book on the Arab-Israeli conflict, "Beyond Security: Private Perceptions Among Arabs and Israelis" (Pergamon Press, London and New York, 1980). He writes regularly in the international press on global change and international security affairs. John has also contributed to Foreign Affairs, as well as to journals and books on leadership and management including chapters in the Peter Drucker Foundation's "Organization of the Future" (Jossey-Bass, 1997) and the newly released "Leaders of the Future" (Joseph Wiley, 2006). His work as a global change agent has been described in numerous volumes including "Leaders Who Make a Difference" (Jossey-Bass, 1999).

    John is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has appeared frequently on BBC, CNN, ABC and other news programs around the world. He speaks regularly before business and professional groups most recently including Institutional Investor, YPO, WPO, the Russell 20-20, the International Chamber of Commerce World Congress, the Eurasia Media Forum, the Goldman Sachs Foundation's Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, Leaders Program, the World Futures Society and AISEC.

    John is married to Karen Linehan Mroz, President of the Middle East Children's Institute (MECI). They have three children, and reside in Manhattan. His life's work to make the world a more peaceful place is a realization of a lifetime goal that crystallized as a high school freshman when his father asked his three sons "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This middle son responded "a global change agent". And the journey continues.
  • Dr. Rajendra Pachauri

    Rajendra Pachauri is the the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Directo-General of the Indian Energy and Resource Institute (TERI).

    Dr Pachauri has been with TERI since 1982, when he joined as Director and was then redesignated as Director-General in April 2001. Since 1998, he has also been Chancellor, TERI University.

    Under Dr Pachauri's leadership, TERI today has emerged as one of the few action-oriented interdisciplinary institutions in the world and one that firmly believes that its research and findings must result in implementation to improve the human condition . It has developed into a hands-on, solution oriented change agent undertaking need-responsive research, opinion creation and capacity building.

    His career commenced with the Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, where he held several managerial positions. Dr Pachauri then went on to join the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, USA, where he obtained an MS in industrial engineering in 1972, a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in economics. He also served as Assistant Professor in 1974-75 and was later a Visiting Faculty Member in the Department of Economics and Business. On his return to India in 1975, he joined the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, as Member Senior Faculty and went on to become Director, Consulting and Applied Research Division.

    Prominently known for his research on environmental issues, Dr Pachauri has received both national and international acclaim for his efforts in building awareness and understanding about man-made climate change including laying the foundation for measures required to adapt to and mitigate these changes and their policy dimensions.

    In April 2002, Dr Pachauri was elected the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as position to which he was re-elected in September 2008. IPCC along with former Vice President Al Gore was awarded the “Nobel Peace Prize” for the year 2007.

    He has been conferred with the “Padma Vibhushan”, second highest civilian award, for his services in the field of science and engineering in January 2008 by the President of India and received the 'Officier De La LégionD'Honneur' from the Government of France in 2006. He has also been conferred with ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star' by His Majesty Akihito, Emperor of Japan, the ‘Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland' by the Prime Minister of Finland and the ‘Commander of the Order of Leopold II' by the King of the Belgians.

    Dr Pachauri's wide-ranging expertise has resulted in his membership of various international and national committees and boards. At the international level, his current positions include Member, Advisory Board for the Clinton Climate Initiative, USA, January 2010 onwards; Member of a High Panel on Peace and Dialogue among Cultures, UNESCO, France, December 2009 onwards; President, Asian Energy Institute 1992 onwards. In addition, he is also on the board of the Global Humanitarian Forum recently founded by the former UN Secy Gen Kofi Annan. On the national level, Dr Pachauri has been on the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Climate Change, June 2007 onwards.

    He also has associations with academic and research institutes and has also authored 23 books and several papers and articles. Since 1999, he has been an appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Environment Agency, Government of Japan. In July 2009 he was also appointed Director, Yale Climate and Energy Institute, USA.

  • George Polk George Polk has been applying his skills as an institution builder, investor, and philanthropist to the challenge of creating a viable and vibrant low carbon society since 2007, when he stepped out of a successful career as a technology entrepreneur to focus on tackling climate change.
    George's first work on climate was philanthropic. He founded and was Chairman of the European Climate Foundation (the largest funder of initiatives to change European policy on climate), was a Senior Advisor to the ClimateWorks Foundation (globally the largest philanthropic funder of work on climate), and founded Project Catalyst (the most significant effort to jumpstart low carbon growth plans for countries). George also worked with Richard Branson and his team to help found the Carbon War Room (where he is a Director), and with a number of other very high net worth individuals to design and implement major philanthropic strategies related to climate.    
    In 2008, George began to focus on how to deploy more capital into the low carbon economy. He first acted as Senior Advisor on Climate Change to McKinsey, where he advised policy makers on how to create economically credible climate policy and with the Cleantech practice advising technology businesses on how to grow their businesses more rapidly. In 2009 and 2010, George worked closely with George Soros to plan the allocation of $1 billion to climate related private equity investments and served as the Soros representative on the board of the Powerspan Corporation, a carbon capture technology company which was one of Soros' personal investments. In late 2010, started working with a wider range of high net worth families and in 2011, George founded the Tulum Trust, which invests on behalf of family offices tin deals wich deliver high returns while building the new low carbon economy, with a principal focus on industrial energy efficiency projects and businesses. Crowley Carbon and Recycled Energy Development are the first two portfolio companies under this umbrella.
  • Milbry Polk Polk graduated from The Madeira School and Harvard College. She worked for fifteen years as a photojournalist in the Middle East , South America and Asia.She co-founded Wings Trust, an educational organization and Wings WorldQuest which which celebrates the discoveries of women explorers and supports scientific exploration. Currently she is a contributing editor for The Explorers Journal. She has written and edited ten books including Women of Discovery, The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad and Egyptian Mummies and contributed chapters to others including the recent The Great Explorers.

    She has been featured on CBS "Sunday Morning," She has been awarded Woman of the 21st Century from Women's E News.org, The Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award from the Lindbergh Foundation and the Women's Environmental Leader Award from Unity College. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a Fellow of the Explorers Club , Fellow of Wings WorldQuest and Honorary Fellow of the Canadian Royal Geographical Society. She is on the board of Arts, Cultural and Exploration organizations. Polk lectures frequently.
  • William R. Polk William R. Polk is the senior director of the W. P. Carey Foundation. A graduate of Harvard University (B. A. Magna Cum Laude and Ph.D.) and Oxford University (B. A. and M. A.), he also studied at the Universidad Nacional de Mexico, the Universidad Nacional de Chile, the University of Baghdad and the American University of Cairo.

    He taught at Harvard University from 1955 to 1961 when President Kennedy appointed him a Member of the Policy Planning Council of the United States Department of State.

    On the Policy Planning Council, he was responsible for planning American policy over much of Africa and Asia and for a number of specialized issues such as development, refugee problems and cultural exchange. Dr. Polk was also the head of various interdepartmental Task Forces on America foreign policy and was a participant in the "crisis management committee" during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During this period, he was asked to become Deputy Commissioner-General of UNRWA.

    In 1965, Dr. Polk resigned from government service to become Professor of History at the University of Chicago. There he also established the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and was a founding director of the Middle Eastern Studies Association. In 1967, he also became President of the Adlai Stevenson Institute of International Affairs which, among other things, hosted the 20th Pugwash Conference on nuclear weapons problems, helped to organize the "Table Ronde" meeting that laid the groundwork for the European Union and did much of the planning for the United Nations Environmental Program.

    He was called back to the White House briefly during the 1967 Middle Eastern War to write a draft peace treaty and to act as an advisor to McGeorge Bundy, the former head of the National Security Council, who was the president's personal representative during that crisis.

    Born in Fort Worth, he grew up there and on a ranch in west Texas. He attended public school in Fort Worth and the New Mexico Military Institute where he was in cavalry training during World War II. After a period studying in Latin America, he worked on a newspaper in Rome before entering college.

    Dr. Polk has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe and speaks several of the languages of those areas.

    He is the Vice Chairman of the W.P. Carey Foundation.

    He is married to Baroness Elisabeth von Oppenheimer and now spends most of his time writing in the south of France.
  • Dana Priest Dana Priest is a two-time Pulitzer prize winning investigative reporter for The Washington Post. She spent three years as the Post's intelligence reporter and was Pentagon correspondent for seven years before that. She covered the invasion of Panama (1989), reported from Iraq (1990), covered the Kosovo war (1999), and has traveled widely with Army Special Forces in Asia, Africa and South America and with Army infantry units on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

    Priest has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for Beat Reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. Other honors include the Robert F. Kennedy Award, George Polk Award, American Society of Newspaper Editors, Annenberg School of Communication's Selden Ring Award, the Overseas Press Club Award for interpretation of international affairs and the American Academy of Diplomacy's Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis on Foreign Affairs.

    Priest's widely acclaimed 2003 book about the military's expanding responsibility and influence, The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America's Military, earned the New York Public Library Bernstein Book Award and was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction.

    Priest is also a contributor to CBS News and 60 Minutes. She is a board member of the Reporters Committee for Free of the Press. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz and lives in Washington, D.C.
  • Oscar Arias Sanchez Oscar Arias Sanchez was born on September 13, 1940, in Heredia, Costa Rica, a place known for its beautiful tropical forests, waterfalls and roaring rivers. His family was one of the nation's richest and owned large coffee-growing plantations.

    After studying at the Colegio Saint Francis in San Jose, Oscar went to the United States and studied medicine at Boston University. He returned to Costa Rica in 1969, and started teaching political science at the University of Costa Rica. Three years later, he entered politics. In 1986, he was elected president of Costa Rica for the first time.

    Oscar's charisma and loyalty to his people elevated him to the status of a national hero. He worked on their behalf, to improve their lives in every way. And the world recognized him for his courageous efforts in the Central American peace process in 1987, when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    With the monetary award that comes with the Nobel Peace Prize, President Arias formed the Arias Foundation for Peace & Human Progress. The aim of the foundation is to promote peace, justice and equality in Central America - and serve as a model in these areas for the rest of the world. It has become one of the leading organizations in Central America.

    The foundation has focused largely on disarmament and the end of the international arms trade, but it has also taken on many of the tougher social problems. It has taken up the cause of those most often victimized by the trafficking of drugs, arms and people - namely women and youth. While working with the foundation, President Arias has become actively involved with peace-promoting organizations around the world. Oscar Arias Sanchez strives to get the people of the world to understand that true security is not based on having a huge army but on providing people with education, jobs and health.

    Currently the Arias Foundation is in the middle of revising and improving the Arias disarmament plan for Central America. It is collecting data on what has been accomplished, and looking to fill in any gaps that may have been overlooked in the original agreement. This is part of a larger effort by the foundation as it continues to work for peace and stability in Central America.

    A few Years ago, the Costa Rican people "reinterpreted" their constitution in order to allow Oscar Arias Sanchez to run for president again. He won the election in January 2006 and in 2010 finished his second term as the President of Costa Rica.
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

    Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2008 he was asked by the French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, which released its final report in September 2009. In 2009 he was appointed by the President of the United Nations General Assembly as chair of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System, which also released its report in September 2009.

    Stiglitz holds a part-time appointment at the University of Manchester as Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs at the Brooks World Poverty Institute. He serves on numerous other boards, including Amherst College's Board of Trustees and Resources for the Future.

    Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. He has made major contributions to macro-economics and monetary theory, to development economics and trade theory, to public and corporate finance, to the theories of industrial organization and rural organization, and to the theories of welfare economics and of income and wealth distribution. In the 1980s, he helped revive interest in the economics of R&D.

    His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.

    Recognized around the world as a leading economic educator, he has written textbooks that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He founded one of the leading economics journals, The Journal of Economic Perspectives. His book Globalization and Its Discontents (W.W. Norton June 2001) has been translated into 35 languages, besides at least two pirated editions, and in the non-pirated editions has sold more than one million copies worldwide. Other recent books include The Roaring Nineties (W.W. Norton); Towards a New Paradigm in Monetary Economics (Cambridge University Press) with Bruce Greenwald; Fair Trade for All (Oxford University Press), with Andrew Charlton; Making Globalization Work, (W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane, 2006); and The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, (W.W. Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane, 2008), with Linda Bilmes of Harvard University. His newest book, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, was published in January 2010 by WW Norton and Penguin/ Allen Lane.
  • Hongxia Wei Wei Hongxia (Victoria) is a visiting scholar in Carnegie's Asia Program where her research focuses on U.S. policy toward East Asia, particularly U.S.-China relations and multilateral architecture in East Asia. She is also a senior associate with the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and an editorial assistant for American Studies Quarterly.

    She is co-author of three books: U.S. Unilateralism and Worldwide Anti-Americanism After September 11 (Tianjin Press, 2007), U.S. Role in East Asia: Perceptions, Policies and Impacts (Shishi Press, 2008), and Think Tanks and Their Role in U.S. Policy toward China (forthcoming). She has also written numerous articles on American foreign policy, multilateral cooperation in East Asia, and American think tanks for well-known Chinese academic journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Lawrence B. Wilkerson Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) Larry Wilkerson joined General Colin L. Powell in March 1989 at the U.S. Army’s Forces Command in Atlanta, Georgia as his Deputy Executive Officer. He followed the General to his next position as Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, serving as his special assistant. Upon Powell's retirement from active service in 1993, Colonel Wilkerson served as the Deputy Director and Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia. Upon Wilkerson’s retirement from active service in 1997, he began working for General Powell in a private capacity as a consultant and advisor. In December 2000, Secretary of State-designate Powell asked Wilkerson to join him in the Transition Office at the U.S. State Department and, later, upon his confirmation as Secretary of State, Secretary Powell moved Wilkerson to his Policy Planning Staff with responsibilities for East Asia and the Pacific, and legislative and political-military affairs. In June of 2002, the Director for Policy Planning, Ambassador Richard Haass, made Wilkerson the associate director. In August of 2002, Secretary Powell moved Wilkerson to the position of Chief of Staff of the Department. Wilkerson is a veteran of the Vietnam war as well as a U.S. Army "Pacific hand," having served in Korea, Japan, and Hawaii and participated in military exercises throughout the Pacific. Moreover, Wilkerson was Executive Assistant to US Navy Admiral Stewart A. Ring, Director for Strategy and Policy (J5) USCINCPAC, from 1984-87. Wilkerson also served on the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College at Newport, RI and holds two advanced degrees, one in International Relations and the other in National Security Studies. He has written extensively on military and national security affairs - especially for college-level curricula - and been published in a number of professional journals, including the Naval Institute’s Proceedings, The Naval War College Review, Military Review, and Joint Force Quarterly (JFQ).

About this conference


The ideas, institutions and strategies of the 20th century are ill-suited to confront 21st century challenges. The growing world population creates transnational threats to human security, including an unprecedented level of competition for resources and environmental degradation. Meanwhile, the risk of military confrontation, the threat posed by non-state actors, and the proliferation of nontraditional weapons have not subsided.

With limited security resources, the United States and other countries must weigh competing priorities and find new ways to ensure comprehensive human security. The Affordable World Security Conference will convene top thinkers and a distinguished guest list to identify challenges and develop solutions. Initiated by the W. P. Carey Foundation with the collaboration of the EastWest Institute, the conference will be held on March 27-28 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. - directly between the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

In an important election season, the Affordable World Security conference will put the full range of human security priorities and critical choices on the agenda and offer new ways forward.

About W.P. Carey


W. P. Carey & Co. LLC is an investment management company that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide and manages a global investment portfolio of approximately $12.5 billion.

Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (WPC), W. P. Carey and its CPA® series of income-generating, non-traded REITs help companies and private equity firms release capital tied up in real estate assets. The W. P. Carey Group’s investments are broadly diversified, comprising contractual agreements with more than 283 long-term corporate obligors spanning 28 industries and 18 countries.


For more information, visit: http://www.wpcarey.com/

About EastWest Institute


The EastWest Institute is a global think-and-do tank that devises innovative solutions to pressing security concerns and mobilizes networks of individuals, institutions and nations to implement these solutions.

EWI was founded in 1980 when John Edwin Mroz and Ira Wallach set out to bridge divides across the Iron Curtain. With vast networks in political, military, and business establishments in the U.S., Europe, and the Soviet Union, EWI quickly established a reputation as a trusted convener with the ability to maintain lines of communication across divides when official channels failed to do so.

We have continued our work in much the same spirit since 1989, but the “East” and “West” in our name no longer represent the political divisions of the Cold War. We have since expanded our work to become a global organization, working with the U.S., NATO, Turkey, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and many other countries in Europe and Asia.


For more information, visit: http://www.ewi.info/