As America begins to recover from our country's two longest wars, there is an urgent need to reassess how we prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the changing diplomatic landscape. To address some of these critical issues, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the American Academy of Diplomacy will convene eminent diplomats, intelligence officers and military commanders for a one-day conference analyzing successes and failures in American diplomacy.
"Reinventing Diplomacy for the 21st Century" will take place Friday, September 19, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs' Bass Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Kelly Pratlett, who can be reached at email@example.com, no later than five (5) business days prior to the event.
8:30 -10:15: Panel One – Coordinating the Components of State Power (the DIME): Strengths and Weaknesses of the Interagency System
Diplomatic: James Jeffrey, former Deputy National Security Adviser, former Ambassador to Iraq, Turkey and Albania
Intelligence: John McLaughlin, former Acting Director of Central Intelligence
Military: Montgomery Meigs, former Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe
Economic: Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
10:30-12:30: Panel Two – Interagency Strategic Operations: Practice vs. Theory
Practice: Reassessing the “Reset” with Russia - Michèle Flournoy , former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Theory: The Growing Importance of Non-Military Power - David Gompert, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Commentary: Tom Perriello, Special Representative of the Secretary of State for the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
12:30-1:45: Lunch Break
1:45-4:00: Moderated Discussion
(all panelists) joined by Admiral Bobby R. Inman, U. S. Navy (Ret.), Professor, LBJ School
Rising China, Roiling Middle East, Revanchist Russia: Challenges for American Policy... and for America’s Diplomats
All Panels Moderated by Thomas (Ted) McNamara, former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, former Ambassador to Colombia
*Agenda is subject to change
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Since our founding in 1970, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin has built a proud tradition of public service and cutting edge research on the most important public policy challenges of our time. The School's mission is to develop leaders and ideas that will help our state, the nation and the international community address critical public policy challenges in an ever increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Drawing upon a world-renown, multidisciplinary faculty, a diverse and talented group of masters and Ph.D. students and the resources of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the world's leading research universities, the LBJ School is well-placed to help shape public policy for the 21st century. We are truly at the intersection of knowledge and action.