Exploring U.S. Foreign Policy
Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
IIE San Francisco is pleased to present
"Exploring U.S. Foreign Policy"
Please join us in welcoming 19 participants from 19 different countries across Europe from the “U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges” delegation on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00pm. These visitors traveled to San Francisco, CA through the Department of State's premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
The panel discussion, moderated by British Consul General Priya Guha, will highlight foreign policy issues of concern to Europe and the U.S., including global trends that frame U.S. foreign policy. The participants will share insight into the development of international policy from the perspective of both the public and private sectors.
After the panel discussion, the 2012 Community Awards will be presented to local Bay Area schools and community members for their generous support of the International Visitor Leadership Program.
Wine Reception 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion 6:30 pm
Mr. Joao Manuel Teixeira De Assuncao Ribeiro, International Affairs Secretary And Spokesman, Socialist Party
Mr. Ribeiro currently serves as the International Affairs Secretary and Spokesman of the Socialist Party. He is a key adviser to Mr. Antonio Jose Seguro, leader of the party, and is responsible for party outreach to other left-wing political parties in Europe and elsewhere.
Jenny Karin Bjornsdotter Salaj, Political Policy Adviser to the Chairman of the Defense Committee, Swedish Parliament
Ms. Salaj serves as Political Advisor to the Chairman of the Parliament’s Defense Committee, as well as to other Social Democratic Party (SDP) MPs on the Committee. In this role, she coordinates and prepares policy decisions. In the previous SDP Government, she worked as political advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office. She also is a chaplain in the Church of Sweden and occasionally conducts morning services for Radio Sweden. She would like to learn more about U.S. foreign policy challenges and the foreign policy making process.
Mr. Edward James Mackenzie Campbell, Senior News Editor, Itv News
Mr. Campbell currently serves as Senior News Editor for ITV News. He is responsible for ITV’s news coverage and news gathering on issues such as crime, terrorism, security, law and justice and immigration. He has covered a wide range of topics over his career, including foreign affairs and has reported for AP, BBC and ITV. Participation on this program will give him a greater understanding of American historical, political and social issues.