The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 PM Public Lecture
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
University of Washington
This event is free and open to the public.
About John Deutch
John Deutch is an emeritus Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as Director of Central Intelligence from 1995 to 1996, where he was head of the Intelligence Community (all foreign intelligence agencies of the United States) and directed the Central Intelligence Agency.
Deutch served as Dean of Sciences and Provost at MIT, and is widely published on technology, energy, international security and public policy issues.
What is the Jackson/Schlesinger Lecture Series?With funding from the Jackson Foundation, The Henry M. Jackson/James R. Schlesinger Lecture Series supports a Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the UW Jackson School of International Studies.
This event is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.
To learn more about this event, contact 206.685.2354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States and Russia in a Trump Administration
Join the Foundation along with the World Affairs Council for a conversation with former Russian Foreign Minister, Andrei Kozyrev, on the future of the U.S. – Russia relationship in a Trump administration.
January 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
K& L Gates
925 4th Ave (Floor 29)
About the speaker:
Andrei Kozyrev is the former Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation. In 1974 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations and subsequently earned a degree in Historical Sciences. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974 and served as head of the Department of International Organizations from 1989-1990. He became the Foreign Minister of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic in October 1990 and retained his position when the Russian Federation gained independence in 1991. Kozyrev was an early proponent for increased cooperation between the United States and Russia and advocated for the end of the Cold War. He was a participant in the historic decision taken in December 1991 between the leaders of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine to peacefully dissolve the Soviet Union. As Russia’s first Foreign Minister, Kozyrev promoted a policy of equal cooperation with the newly formed independent states of the former Soviet Union, as well as improved relations with Russia’s immediate neighbors and the West. Kozyrev left the post of Foreign Minister in January 1996, but continued in politics by representing the northern city of Murmansk in the Russian Duma for four years. Since 2000, Kozyrev has lectured on international affairs and served on the boards of a number of Russian and international companies. He is also a distinguished fellow with the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute.
Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Defense Intellectual
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)
University of Washington, Seattle
This event is free and open to the public.
Why do experts exert so much influence on U.S. foreign policy? This talk explores the strange origins of the expert-based approach to U.S. foreign policymaking that has characterized the last 70 years of American history through an examination of the career of Hans Speier, an exile from the Nazis who became an important foreign policymaker in the early Cold War.
Keynote: Daniel Bessner, recipient of the first Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Opening Remarks: John Hempelmann, President of Board of Governors, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Speaker Introduction: Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies
Concluding Remarks: Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor Emeritus, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History
About Daniel Bessner: Daniel Bessner received his Ph.D. in history from Duke University. In 2014, he was appointed as Assistant Professor in International Studies at the Jackson School.
He spent the 2015-2016 academic year as an International Security and U.S. Foreign Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College's John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and the 2013-2014 academic year as a Foreign Policy, Security Studies and Diplomatic History Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
His book, Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual, will be published in 2018 by Cornell University Press. He has published numerous articles in foreign policy journals, and has received a number of awards and honors.
Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor Emeritus, retired from the University of Washington in 2015 after serving as Professor of History and International Studies for 51 consecutive years. In addition to establishing a reputation as one of the most important historians of modern Japan, he served with distinction as Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies between 1978-1988. Among Professor Pyle's numerous awards and honors is the Order of the Rising Sun, awarded to him by the Japanese government for his contributions to Japanese Studies.
In 1983, Professor Pyle succeeded in his effort to name what was then the School of International Studies after Senator Henry M. Jackson whose untimely passing had shocked our community in that year. Senator Jackson had been an ardent supporter of education and played a very important role in encouraging our school to develop first-rate programs in international and area studies.
In recognition of Professor Pyle's innovative leadership and service to the School and the ideals of Senator Jackson, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation created the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Professorship in American Foreign Policy, a professorship that was originally established in 2005 and renamed in 2015. We are pleased to be able to recognize Professor Daniel Bessner as the first recipient of this new title.
Henry M. Jackson - Bill Van Ness Lecture Series on Leadership
Leadership for a World in Flux
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
7:00 pm Lecture, Kane Hall 220
University of Washington
As the new president of one of the world's great public universities, Ana Mari Cauce is leading the University of Washington in advancing its mission in four key areas: providing a leading-edge student experience, conducting research and scholarship that has a global impact, upholding the UW's dedication to its public mission and infusing the entire university with a commitment to innovation.
As a member of the UW faculty since 1986, Cauce became interim president in March 2015, having previously served as provost and executive vice president, and the UW Board of Regents selected her to become the UW's 33rd president at a special meeting October 13, 2015.
Raised in Miami after emigrating with her family from Cuba, Cauce earned a B.A. in English and psychology from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in psychology, with a concentration in child clinical and community psychology, from Yale University. For her teaching, scholarship and advocacy, Cauce has received numerous awards, including the Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contribution Award, the Luis Fernando Estaban Public Service Award, the James M. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Psychological Association, the Grace Hopper Exemplary Leadership Award and the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Society for Community Research and Action. In 1999 she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor the University of Washington gives to faculty members for their work with students in and outside the classroom.
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.