Building a Resilient Future Through Public Service
Monday, June 6, 2016. 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20004-3027
- Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
- Ted Adams, Program Specialist, Volunteering and National Service, Peace Corps
- Tom Bugert, Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy; Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow
- Lindsay Coates, President, InterAction
- Andrew Deutz, Director, International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy
- Tamara Power-Drutis, Executive Director, Crosscut Public Media; Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow
- Simphiwe Laura Stewart, Research Participant, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow
- Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
Youth Town Hall Event
The Jackson Foundation and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate convened a Youth Town Hall event with millennial-aged adults ahead of the general election. The program took place in the Institute’s full-scale reproduction of the U.S. Senate Chamber in Boston. A networking reception followed the event.
During the program, a moderator led a discussion among the participants about the vision they have for their communities and the country, priorities they believe candidates should have, and their level of civic engagement. The program alternated between polling on tablets and live, unfiltered conversation.Monday, May 2, 2016. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
Responding to Putin's Russia
On May 6, the Jackson Foundation and the World Affairs Council held a discussion with Dr. Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia and current Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, on what Russia wants and what policy options the United States should employ.
Friday, May 6, 2016. 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Sky spoke about her latest book: The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq, which The New York Times named one of 100 Notable Books of 2015, and The Guardian called "...a detailed and darkly humorous account that tries to understand everyone involved, Iraqis and Americans, on their own terms ... an indispensible tool for understanding the background to this failure [in Iraq]."
Chandrasekaran, author of a bestselling book on Iraq, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone, subsequently engaged Sky and the audience in conversation about the U.S. and the Middle East. Following the lecture, a light reception was held in Walker Ames, Kane Hall.
U.S. Interests in Central Asia: A Conversation with Daniel Rosenblum
The Foundation and the World Affairs Council of Seattle held a discussion on U.S. interests and challenges in Central Asia, and the larger implications for relations with China and Russia. Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State spoke about the region.U.S. engagement with the five states of Central Asia has taken on increased importance as relations with Russia worsen. Domestic developments within these post-Soviet states vex U.S. policymakers as democracy, human rights, and civil society are weak. China's engagement in Central Asia also highlights the importance of these states to U.S. security and economic interests in the region.
Thundering Change Across the Middle East
Robin Wright is the author of numerous books and articles on the Middle East including Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East and Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World. Wright's lecture explored and explained the rapidly changing scene in the Middle East – and the challenges for the United States.
Insights from a National Dialogue on Climate Change, Energy, and Security
Climate change is a complex, multi-decade challenge with implications for U.S. national security as well as transatlantic and global security. Yet comprehensive climate and energy security policy remains a political “third rail” in the United States.
In 2014 and 2015, members of the CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB) traveled throughout the United States to engage state and local governments, business leaders, and industry on the threats that climate change poses to U.S. national security, and to learn what local actors are doing in their communities to address energy and climate challenges.
This event – co-sponsored by CNA, the EU Delegation to the United States, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and the Energy Foundation – featured a discussion of the lessons learned from this Climate Security Dialogue, and presentations on the latest MAB research on emerging threats to homeland and national security and the resulting impact on our military’s readiness and potential missions. Joining two highly regarded U.S. generals were EU Ambassador to the United States David O’Sullivan to put U.S. leadership in perspective before the pivotal UN climate summit in December.Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S.
- John Hempelmann, President, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
- Cheryl Rosenblum, Executive Director, CNA Military Advisory Board
National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change
- Gen Ron Keys, USAF (Ret.), Former U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command; Chairman, CNA Military Advisory Board
- Lt Gen Richard Zilmer, USMC (Ret.), Former Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and Former Commanding General of Multi-National Force – West in Al Anbar Province, Iraq; CNA Military Advisory Board Member
- Moderated by Morry Cater, Cater Comunications
Lessons Learned from Climate Security Dialogue: The State Perspective
- Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy Initiatives, The Pew Charitable Trusts
- Andrew Holland, Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, American Security Project (Invited)
- Mark Pischea, Partner, The Sterling Corporation
- Sarah Vogler, Senior Research Specialist, CNA
- Moderated by Craig Gannett
U.S. and the Rise of Asia: A Program in Celebration of the Career of Kenneth B. Pyle
- T.J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science, University of California Berkeley
- Anand Yang, College of Arts & Sciences Term Professor of International Studies and History. Chair, Department of History
- David Bachman, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies
- Marie Anchordoguy, Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
- Daniel Bessner, Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
- Saadia Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies
- Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor Emeritus, Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History
Russian Sanctions and the Future of the U.S.–EU–Russia Relationship
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
- William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
- David James Riley, 1st Secretary, Foreign and Security Policy, British Embassy to the United States
- Nelson Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Moderator: Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Sanctions have already hurt Russia's economy, dampened travel and spending abroad by Russians, caused food prices to soar and the ruble to swoon. Combined with the dramatic dip in global oil prices, sanctions have been effective - and have fostered unusual unity between U.S. and European allies. Yet in the face of economic and political pushback, Putin continues to fuel the conflict in Ukraine.
On Leadership: Second-Term Presidents
- John Hempelmann, President, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
- Sandy Berger, National Security Advisor, 1997-2001
- Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA TODAY
- Kenneth Duberstein, White House Chief of Staff, 1988-1989
- John Fortier, Director, BPC's Democracy Project
Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development
- Ruth Greenspan Bell, Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center
- Alice Thomas, Senior Advisor on Human Rights, Refugees International
- Karin Fischer, Senior Reporter, Chronicle for Higher Education
- Ted Adams, Program Specialist, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Peace Corps
- James Schear, Public Policy Scholar, Africa Program, Wilson Center
- Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences
Given the importance and likely duration of the conflict in Ukraine, this is an important moment to examine the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of U.S. and U.S.-led sanctions as a policy tool. This conference focused not just on Russia, but also on past and current examples of sanctions elsewhere worldwide.
Links to videos of each of the panel discussions are available below:
Panel 1: Do U.S. Sanctions Work: A Historical Look at Sanctions
- Moderator: Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
- Daniel Drezner, Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
- George Lopez, Vice President, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, United States Institute of Peace
- Ted Henken, Associate Professor, Baruch College, CUNY
Panel 2: The Birth of Smart Sanctions: Iran and Russia
- Moderator: William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
- Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security
- Randy Bregman, Partner, Dentons
- Richard Wood, Counsellor, Foreign & Security Policy, British Embassy
Lunch and Keynote Address
- Introduction by John Hempelmann, President of the Board of Governors, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
- Ambassador Daniel Fried, Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, U.S. Department of State
Panel 3: Sanctions and Statecraft in the 21st Century
- Moderator: Hon. Mark Gitenstein, Partner, Mayer Brown; Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
- Richard Perle, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
- Juan Zarate, Senior Advisor, Transnational Threats Project and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS; Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
- Meg Lundsager, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center; Former U.S. Executive Director, International Monetary Fund Executive Board.
Jackson/Van Ness Lecture: Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza
Lt. General Stephen R. Lanza, Commanding General, I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is a leader whose command stretches from Washington State military bases to Hawaii, Alaska, and Japan, gave an inspirational and motivating address at the recent Henry M. Jackson / William Van Ness Lecture on Leadership.
In 2010, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation inaugurated a lecture series to honor and link two men, William Van Ness, Jr., and Senator Jackson, whose careers were interwoven over many decades of public service. Both men exemplified the good judgement, integrity, and character inherent in true leadership. The Henry M Jackson / William Van Ness Lectures on Leadership were established to showcase those qualities of leadership. Previous speakers include Senator Slade Gorton, UW President Michael K. Young, and the Honorable William D. Ruckelshaus.
China's Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance
The Foundation along with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) held a Washington D.C. launch for NBR’s 2014 Energy Security Report, "China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance."
This half-day event featured panel discussions with senior energy specialists including:
- Chen Weidong (CNOOC Energy Economics Institute)
- Erica Downs (Eurasia Group)
- Craig Gannett (Henry M. Jackson Foundation)
- Mikkal Herberg (NBR)
- Li Zhidong (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
- Meredith Miller (NBR)
Participants discussed major shifts underway in Beijing’s energy security strategies, and how China's energy needs will impact market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific.Download a copy of NBR's Energy Security Report here.
Trade + Aid: Exploring Both the Harmony and the Discord
- David Burroughs Vice Chairman, Cascade Designs
- Lisa Cohen Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance
- Eric Schinfeld President, Washington Council on International Trade
Impact Hub Seattle
220 Second Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104
An Evening with Activist and Author, David Burstein
National Security and Climate Change Public Briefing, Washington, D.C.
- John Marburger, Climate Change Affairs Officer, Task Force Climate Change Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, will address the military’s perspective on the threats facing our nation from global warming.
- Alice Hill, White House Senior Advisor for Preparedness and Resilience, will provide a perspective on the President’s priorities around national security and climate policy.
- Dr. Ian Kraucunas, Deputy Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change division, will highlight climate trends and tools available to national and local decision-makers.
- Larry Phillips, Chair, King County Council will discuss the Pacific Northwest’s strategies to tackle the threat of climate change.
Jackson Foundation Vice President Craig Gannett, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Environmental practice group, moderated the discussion.
Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of the Wilson Center’s Program opened the briefing and provided concluding remarks.
A video of the event can be accessed here.
Public Briefing After National Security/Climate Change Symposium
The June 5 public briefing provided the key outcomes from the discussion and highlighted planned next steps for action.
Speakers at the briefing included:
- Larry Phillips, King County Council Chair and Jackson Foundation Board Member
- Jeff Arnold, Ph.D., Senior climate scientist, US Army Corp of Engineers
- Ian Kraucunas, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, PNNL
The Future Direction of International Affairs Education & Foreign Language Studies in the U.S.
Working Across the Aisle, with U.S. Reps Kilmer and Reichert
Watch a video of the program here.
Environmental Policy & Management Strategies for the 21st Century
- Ann Bostrom, Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy, Evans School
- Joseph H. Cook, Associate Professor, Evans School
- Roel Hammerschlag, MPA '07, Principal, Hammerschlag & Co. LLC
- Lily Hsueh, Ph.D. '12, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The discussion was moderated by the Foundation's Vice President, Craig Gannett, Partner and Co-Chair of Energy and Environmental Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine. Sandra O. Archibald, Dean and Professor, Evans School, offered the welcome.
Access the video of the full program here.
Public Interest Law in Russia
Access the audio file here.
On Leadership: Foreign Policy in Congress
- John Hempelmann: President, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
- Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN): President, The Lugar Center
- Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA): Senior Policy Advisor, Van Ness Feldman.
- John Fortier: Director, BPC's Democracy Project
Leadership Forum on Environmental Management and Policy
- Roel Hammerschlag, MPA 2007, (Jackson Fellow 2005-06), Principal of Hammerschlag & Co. LLC, an energy and climate policy analyst
- Allison Kelly, Ph.D. 2016 (Jackson Fellow 2011-12) focused on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
- Neelima Shah, MPA 2002 (Jackson Fellow 2000-01) a Program Officer at the Bullitt Foundation.
- John Hempelmann: President, Henry M. Jackson Foundation.