Vin Weber

Partner, Mercury.

Vin Weber is a Partner at Mercury. Mr. Weber served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. He was a member of the Appropriations Committee and an elected member of the House Republican Leadership. Today, Mr. Weber acts as strategist for the Republican Party and enjoys strong bipartisan relationships across the legislative and executive branches of government. He serves as an advisor to senior officials in the White House and on Capitol Hill, and has counseled numerous Presidential campaigns. Mr. Weber is former chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. He also is a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he is co-director of the Policy Forum. Mr. Weber serves on the boards of several private sector and non-profit organizations, including ITT Educational Services, and the Aspen Institute, where he is a member of the International Committee and served on the Institute's Middle East Strategy Group. He is based in Washington, DC.

Publications

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U.S. Relations With The Muslim World

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright and Vin Weber
Presider: Barbara Slavin

As the next U.S. president prepares to take office, improving relations with Muslim communities remains a major foreign policy challenge and opportunity. A recent report by the Leadership Group on U.S.-Muslim Engagement suggests that a new strategy is necessary to enhance international security and reduce the threats posed by violent extremism. Please join Leadership Group members Madeleine K. Albright and Vin Weber for a discussion of U.S. engagement with the Muslim world.

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2008 Foreign Policy Symposium: Democracy and America’s Role in the World (Audio)

Speakers: Lorne W. Craner, Michael J. Gerson, Richard N. Haass, Henry A. Kissinger, Vin Weber, and Ken Wollack
Presider: J. Brian Atwood

Listen to experts discuss the role of democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy as part of a three-day symposium during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, cosponsored with the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

This symposium was underwritten by Chevron Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, the Stanford Financial Group, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more in Elections; Democratization; United States

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2008 Foreign Policy Symposium: Democracy and America's Role in the World

Speakers: Lorne W. Craner, Michael J. Gerson, Richard N. Haass, Henry A. Kissinger, Vin Weber, and Ken Wollack
Presider: J. Brian Atwood

Watch experts discuss the role of democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy as part of a three-day symposium during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, cosponsored with the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

This symposium was underwritten by Chevron Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, the Stanford Financial Group, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more in Elections; Democratization; United States

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2008 Foreign Policy Symposium: Democracy and America's Role in the World

Speakers: Lorne W. Craner, Michael J. Gerson, Richard N. Haass, Henry A. Kissinger, Vin Weber, and Ken Wollack
Presider: J. Brian Atwood

Experts discuss the role of democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy as part of a three-day symposium during the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, cosponsored with the University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

This symposium was underwritten by Chevron Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, the Stanford Financial Group, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more in United States; Elections; Diplomacy and Statecraft; Democratization

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Enhancing The U.S. Role in the World

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Richard N. Haass, Richard C. Holbrooke, Jessica T. Mathews, and Vin Weber
Presider: Tom Brokaw

Experts discuss the deterioration of U.S. international standing and challenges and strategies for enhancing the U.S.'s role in the world at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, cosponsored with the National Democratic Institute, the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and the City and County of Denver's 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable.

This roundtable was underwritten, in part, by Chevron Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more in Elections; Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures; United States; Diplomacy and Statecraft

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Enhancing the U.S. Role in the World

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Richard N. Haass, Richard C. Holbrooke, Jessica T. Mathews, and Vin Weber
Presider: Tom Brokaw

Experts analyze how the United States is viewed around the world at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, cosponsored with the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the National Democratic Institute, and the City and County of Denver's 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable.

This roundtable was underwritten, in part, by Chevron Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft