Registration & Schedule

Explore the links between domestic and foreign policy

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.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Schedule is tentative; events subject to change

8:30amRegistration opens
9:30–9:45amAmerica's Role in the World
Lee Feinstein, Dean, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
9:45–11amSession 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–12:30pmSession 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.

12:45–2:15pmStudent 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.
2:30–3:45pmSession 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)

4–5:15pmSession 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

9amRegistration opens
9:30–10:45amSession 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–1pmSession 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.

1:30–2:45pmSession 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