America's Role in the World is a conference for anyone who wants to learn more about foreign policy and the impact it has on our lives. The conference is free of charge and grants the IU community—students, in particular—with unique opportunities to meet and engage with leading foreign policy experts, diplomats, journalists, and scholars.
Registration & Schedule
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Schedule is tentative; events subject to change
|9:30–9:45am||America's Role in the World|
Lee Feinstein, Dean, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
|9:45–11am||Session 1: Global Hate Speech|
|Noah Arjomand, Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Scholar, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University|
Agnieszka Graff, Associate Professor, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
Suzanne Nossel, CEO, PEN America; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations
Sally Smith, Executive Director, Nexus Fund
Dina Temple-Raston, Special Correspondent, National Public Radio (Moderator)
|11:15am–12:30pm||Session 2: The New Congress, War Powers, and US Foreign Policy|
|Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School; former Legal Advisor and Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department of State; Founding Editor, Just Security|
Brian P. McKeon, Senior Director, Penn Biden Center; former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; former Democratic Chief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Jennifer Rubin, Opinion writer, Washington Post
Jake Sullivan, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; former Deputy Assistant to President Obama and National Security Adviser to Vice President Biden
Lauren Robel, Van Nolan Professor of Law; Provost, Indiana University Bloomington; Executive Vice President Indiana University (Moderator)
This panel is brought to you by the International Law and Institutions Degree, a joint program of the Department of International Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School and Maurer School of Law.
|12:45–2:15pm||Student Engagement Lunch|
Neal Marshall Center Grand Hall
Chat with our panelists over lunch. For students only. Register early to reserve a space.
This lunch is brought to you by the GS7, the student advisory group to Dean Feinstein.
|2:30–3:45pm||Session 3: National Security Challenges Through 2020|
|Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States|
Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School
Lucas Kello, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Director, Centre for Technology & Global Affairs, Oxford University
Christopher A. Kojm, Professor of Practice, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; former Chair, National Intelligence Council
Fred H. Cate, Vice President for Research; Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University (Moderator)
|4–5:15pm||Session 4: A Conversation with Sen. Richard G. Lugar and Rep. Lee H. Hamilton|
|Lee H. Hamilton, Distinguished Scholar, Hamilton Lugar School; former chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee|
Richard G. Lugar, Distinguished Scholar, Hamilton Lugar School; former chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Marie Harf, Political Commentator and Host, Fox News Channel; former Deputy Spokesperson, Department of State; IU Class of ‘03 (Moderator)
Friday, March 22, 2019
|9:30–10:45am||Session 5: Next Generation International Development: Geopolitics & Commercial Diplomacy|
|Grant T. Harris, CEO, Harris Africa Partners; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council|
Adam Hitchcock, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Sovereign Infrastructure Group
W. Gyude Moore, Center for Global Development; former Minister of Public Works and deputy chief of staff to the President of Liberia
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Dave Lawler, Associate Editor and Author of Axios World; former Washington correspondent, London Daily Telegraph (Moderator)
This panel is brought to you by the Randall L. and Deborah F. Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development, an institute of the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.
|11am–1pm||Session 6: Averting the New Nuclear Arms Race|
|Sec. Ernest J. Moniz, CEO and Co-Chair, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Cecil and Ida Green Professor Emeritus of Physics and Engineering Systems, MIT; U.S. Secretary of Energy (2013-17)|
Carol Giacomo, Member of the Editorial Board, The New York Times; former diplomatic correspondent, Reuters (Moderator) Panel followed by lunch with the panelists in GISB Atrium.
|1:30–2:45pm||Session 7: Indiana and the World|
|Tiffany Benjamin, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility and Global Health Programs, Eli Lilly & Co; President, Eli Lilly & Co Foundation|
James D. Lienhoop, Mayor, City of Columbus, Indiana
Danny Lopez, Chairman, Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, State of Indiana; former Deputy Chief of Staff, Gov. Eric Holcomb; former Executive Director, State of Indiana Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Roberto Salinas León, President, Mexico Business Forum