What to Do About...

Each meeting in the series will highlight a specific issue and feature experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.

Meetings

Conference Call ⁄ New York

What to Do About Iraq

Panelists:

Stephen D. Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University, Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard Kennedy School

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
June 18, 2014 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Conference Call

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

What To Do About Russia and Ukraine

Speakers:

Karen E. Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Robert Kahn, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
June 9, 2014 6:00-6:15 p.m. - Registration
6:15-7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Reception

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

What To Do About Syria

Speakers:

Ryan Crocker, Dean, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Charles W. Dunne, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, Freedom House; Former Director for Iraq, National Security Council Staff, Paul R. Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University; Former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, Central Intelligence Agency

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
May 1, 2014 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:45 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Do About Guantanamo Bay

Speakers:

Phillip Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy, U.S. Department of Defense, Marc A. Thiessen, Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Former Chief Speechwriter to President George W. Bush, The White House, Matthew C. Waxman, Professor, Columbia Law School; Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
April 22, 2014

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Do About Tensions in Asia

Speakers:

Jeffrey Bader, John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy, Brookings Institution; Former Senior Director for East Asian Affairs, National Security Council, Karl W. Eikenberry, International Security Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation; Former Lieutenant General, U.S. Army; Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
January 28, 2014

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Do About Egypt

Speakers:

Thomas Carothers, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Daniel C. Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel, Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, College Park; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author, The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
December 4, 2013

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