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US meets Europe Conference, Washington DC, Jan2011
Nov 29th, 2010 at 3:53pm
Call for Applications

The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders
Beyond Mars and Venus: The Transatlantic Relationship
in the New World Order
(Weeklong Seminar, Washington DC & New York, 3rd – 9th January, 2011)


The United States Meets Europe is a network of likeminded individuals from across the world, who have an active interest in international affairs, cultural exchange, and the European-American relationship. Members can join the forum by taking part in a USAME Weeklong Seminar. The forthcoming USAME Weeklong Seminar will be held in Washington DC & New York from 3rd – 9th January 2011, and will focus on the following theme:

“Beyond Mars and Venus: The Transatlantic Relationship in the New World Order.”

The Forum is aimed at young professionals and students, economists, diplomatic and political representatives, and civil society practitioners. The weeklong seminar will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops and panel discussions by leading figures from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector, which will offer a range of perspectives on the issues at stake, the challenges ahead, and the new strategies and approaches being taken to address these challenges. The program will be complemented by cultural and social activities that will provide an opportunity to experience the diversity of the respective cultures and provide networking opportunities between the participants themselves, as well as between the participants and speakers.

The Weeklong Seminar is open to students and young professionals as well as to all individuals with an interest in international affairs and transatlantic relations.

The online application form can be found under:

In particular, the next USAME Weeklong Seminar will focus on the following themes:

•      The State of Transatlantic Relations Today: Confronting Immediate Issues and Identifying Future Challenges
•      Foreign Policy in an Increasingly Multi-Polar World: The Application of Hard and Soft Power by the US and Europe
•      The Future of International Governance: Reforming the UN Security Council and the Role of the G20 as an Engine of International Decision-Making
•      How can Europe and the US Work with Developing Countries to Support Progress in Addressing Poverty, Corruption, and Infrastructure?
•      NATO and the Future of International Security Organisations: Managing Threats from State and Non-State Actors
•      In the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis: Coordinating the New International Financial Architecture and Preventing Future Crises 
•      Climate Change: US and European Perspectives

The speakers during the Seminar will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board (for further information about the Advisory Board please click here).

Speakers for the Conference include:

Alan Larson - Former United States Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs
Dr. Ali Ahmad Jalali - Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan; Distinguished Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies of the National Defense University, Washington.
Amb. András Simonyi - Former Hungarian Ambassador to the US
President Dr. Alfredo Palacio - Former President of Ecuador
Amb. Christopher R. Hill - Former US Ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, South Korea and Iraq; Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Amb. Dr. Cynthia Schneider - Professor of Cultural Diplomacy at Georgetown University, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands
Amb. Elena Poptodorova - Ambassador of Bulgaria to the USA
Ellen P. Embrey - Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
Dr. Fred Charles Iklé - Former United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Lord Jack McConnell - Former First Minister of Scotland
Dr. Jackson Janes - Executive Director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC
Dr. James M. Goldgeier - Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Sir James Mancham - Former President of the Republic of Seychelles
Admiral James Milton Loy - Former United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Commandant of the Coast Guard
James S. Robbins - Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs at the Washington Times
John Feffer - Co-Director, Foreign Policy in Focus - Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Karen Donfried - Executive Vice President, the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Kingsley Smith - Program Director - NPR Worldwide & NPR Berlin
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović - Ambassador of Croatia to United States
Dr. Martin A. Klimke - Research Fellow, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington, D.C.
The Honorable Michael Chertoff - Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Michele Wucker - Author; President of The World Policy Institute
Dr. Miomir Zuzul - Former Foreign Minister of Croatia, President of Dubrovnik International University
Dr. Paul R. Pillar - Veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); A Visiting Professor at Georgetown University for Security Studies
Phyllis E. Oakley - Former United States Assi
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