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Keynote Speaker

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Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson is the current Governor of New Mexico and was a candidate for the 2008 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. He has previously served as a U.S. Representative, Ambassador to the United Nations, and U.S. Secretary of Energy. He was chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention as well as Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association in 2005 and 2006, overseeing the Democrats' recapturing of a majority of the country's governorships. Richardson has been recognized for negotiating the release of hostages, American servicemen, and political prisoners in North Korea, Iraq, and Cuba. Governor Richardson received a B.A and M.A. from Tufts University.

 

Conference Participants

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Albert Carnesale

Albert Carnesale is UCLA Chancellor Emeritus and holds professorial appointments in UCLAs School of Public Affairs and Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research currently focuses on issues in international affairs and security and in higher education. Carnesale has represented the United States in high-level negotiations on defense and energy issues (including the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, SALT I) and has consulted regularly for government agencies and companies. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author or co-author of six books and more than 50 scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects, including the control of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, international energy issues, the effects of technological change on foreign and defense policy, and challenges and opportunities facing higher education. Dr. Carnesale holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering.

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Wesley K. Clark

Wesley K. Clark is a Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center. During thirty-four years of service in the United States Army he rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. After his retirement in 2000, he became an investment banker, author, commentator, and businessman. In September 2003 he answered the call to stand as a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, winning the state of Oklahoma. The campaign launched him to national prominence before he returned to the private sector in February 2004. His books include Winning Modern Wars; Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat; and A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country. He received a B.S. from West Point and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University

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Dalia Dassa Kaye

Dalia Dassa Kaye is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, working primarily on Middle East security issues. Her current research projects include: democratization-terrorism links in the Arab world, troubled alliances, future U.S. defense relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan, and the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran. She also teaches international security politics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Before joining RAND, Dassa served as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael. Before moving to Europe, Dassa was an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dan Drezner

Dan Drezner is an associate professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He previously taught at the University of Chicago, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Donetsk Technical University in the Republic of Ukraine for Civic Education Project. Drezner has also served as an international economist in the Treasury Department and as a research consultant for the RAND Corporation. His publications include All Politics is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes; U.S. Trade Strategy: Free Versus Fair; and The Sanctions Paradox: Economic Statecraft and International Relations. Dr. Drezner received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Williams College.

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Maggie Farley

Maggie Farley has been covering the United Nations for the Los Angeles Times for three years. She spent the last decade as a foreign correspondent in Asia, based in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Her coverage won journalism prizes for investigative reporting and feature writing. She received a B.A. in East Asian studies from Brown University and an M.A. in government from Harvard University.

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Bruce Jentleson

Bruce Jentleson is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, where he served from 2000 to 2005 as Director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. Prior to teaching at Duke, Dr. Jentleson was Professor of Political Science at U.C. Davis and Director of the U.C. Davis Washington Center. He also served as Washington Research Director at the U.C. Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). Jentleson served as a senior foreign policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore and the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign. He was also a member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff and served on the U.S. delegation to the Middle East Multilateral Arms Control and Regional Security Talks (ACRS). He is at work on two books, After Bush: Getting Global Leadership Right; First Principles: Force and Diplomacy in the Contemporary Era; and Profiles in Statesmanship. Dr. Jentleson received a Ph.D. from Cornell University, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. from Cornell University.

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Neil Joeck

Neil Joeck is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He served from 2004 to 2005 as Director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council. Dr. Joeck was primarily responsible for India and Pakistan proliferation issues, but also worked on the Bush-Putin Bratislava summit, the Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, and Department of Homeland Security and multilateral regime issues. From 2001 to 2003, he was a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State, responsible for the India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and nuclear proliferation portfolios. He received the Meritorious Honor Award, and the Policy Planning staff the Superior Honor Award, for work on Afghanistan following September 11. Dr. Joeck received a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from UCLA, an M.A. from the Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Canada, and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Miles Kahler

Miles Kahler is Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations at the University of California, San Diego. From 1994 to 1996 he was Senior Fellow in International Political Economy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the editorial board of International Organization and a member of the Executive Committee of the Program for International Studies in Asia. Kahler taught at Princeton University and Yale University before joining the UCSD faculty in 1986. Recently he has authored or edited Leadership Selection in the Major Multilaterals; Capital Flows and Financial Crises, Liberalization and Foreign Policy; Regionalism and Rivalry: Japan and the U.S. in Pacific Asia; and International Institutions and the Political Economy of Integration. Dr. Kahler received a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a B.Phil. from Oxford University, and an A.B. from Harvard.

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Feroz Khan

Retired Brigadier General Feroz Khan served with the Pakistani Army for 30 years. He served domestically and abroad with numerous assignments in the United States, Europe, and South Asia. General Khan has been making key contributions in formulating and advocating Pakistan's security policy on nuclear and conventional arms control and on strategic stability in South Asia. He has produced recommendations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and represented Pakistan in several multilateral and bilateral arms control negotiations. For the past two years, General Khan has held a series of visiting fellowships at Stanford University's Center for International Studies and Arms Control; the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; the Brookings Institution; the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies; and the Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratory. General Khan is now a Visiting Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. His recent publications include Comparative Strategic Culture: The Case of Pakistan; and Dissuasion and Responsible Allies: The Case of Pakistan. Khan received an M.A. from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

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Sarah Kreps

Sarah Kreps is a Research Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's Institute for International Law and Politics. She was a foreign policy fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and is currently a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Kreps served as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force and has been a reservist since 2003. Her research focuses on U.S. military interventions, particularly the variations between unilateral and multilateral approaches. Her work has appeared in the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, the Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies, Political Science Quarterly, Parameters, The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor. Dr. Kreps received a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a B.A. from Harvard University.

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Leon LaPorte

Leon LaPorte is a retired United States Army General who served as Commander of the United States Forces in Korea through 2006. From 1977 until 1980 he was an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy. In October 1990, as the Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division, he deployed as part of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. La Portes awards include: the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.

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Flynt Leverett

Flynt Leverett is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Initiative of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. Dr. Leverett studies the implications of structural shifts in global energy markets for international politics and the international economy. He is a leading authority on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, and global energy issues. From 1992 to 2003, he had a distinguished career in the U.S. government, serving as Senior Director for Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council, Middle East Expert on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff, and Senior Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a consultant to the World Economic Forum's Gulf Cooperation Council and the World 2025 scenarios project and to the Club of Madrid on global energy issues. Among Dr. Leverett's many publications are Dealing with Tehran: Assessing U.S. Diplomatic Options toward Iran; and Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire. Dr. Leverett received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University and a B.A. from Texas Christian University.

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Robert Litwak

Robert Litwak is Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service and a Consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Litwak served on the National Security Council staff as Director for Nonproliferation in the first Clinton administration. He has held visiting fellowships at Harvard Universitys Center for International Affairs, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Oxford University, and the United States Institute of Peace. His most recent books are Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War; and Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11. Dr. Litwak received a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Haverford College.

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Edward Luttwak

Edward Luttwak is a CSIS senior associate and has served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bath (United Kingdom). Luttwak is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire; The Endangered American Dream; Coup detat; and Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace. Dr. Luttwak received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

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Doyle McManus

Doyle McManus is the Washington Bureau Chief of The Los Angeles Times. He has reported for more than 30 years on national and international issues from Washington, the Middle East, and Europe, and has covered every presidential election campaign since 1984. McManus is a four-time winner of the National Press Club's Edwin Hood Award for reporting on U.S. foreign policy, most recently in 2004 for articles on the occupation of Iraq. He has also won Georgetown University's Weintal Prize for coverage of foreign affairs. He is author or coauthor of three books including Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-88, a bestseller named by The New York Times as one of the most notable books of 1988. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Advisory Board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford, and the Board of Visitors of the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Mr. McManus received a B.A. from Stanford University.

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Robert H. Mnookin

Robert H. Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project. A leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution, Dr. Mnookin has applied his interdisciplinary approach to a remarkable range of problems, both public and private. Before joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Mnookin was the Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, an interdisciplinary center for the study of international and intergroup conflict and negotiation. Dr. Mnookins most recent books are Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes and Negotiating on Behalf of Others. Dr. Mnookin received an A.B. from Harvard University and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

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Danielle Pletka

Danielle Pletka is the vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Her research areas include the Middle East, South Asia, terrorism, and weapons proliferation. While at AEI, Ms. Pletka has developed a conference series on rebuilding post-Saddam Iraq and a project on democracy in the Arab world. She recently served as a member of the congressionally mandated Task Force on the United Nations, established by the United States Institute of Peace. Before coming to AEI, she served for ten years as a senior professional staff member for the Near East and South Asia on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Ms. Pletka received an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Smith College.

Kal Raustiala

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Professor Kal Raustiala holds a joint appointment between the UCLA Law School and the UCLA International Institute, where he teaches in the Program on Global Studies. He is also Director of the UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations. Professor Raustiala's research focuses on international cooperation and conflict in areas such as environment, trade, armed conflict, dispute resolution, and intellectual property. Recent publications include "The Global Struggle Over Geographic Indications," European Journal of International Law, "The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design" (with Chris Sprigman), Virginia Law Review and "Form and Substance in International Agreements", American Journal of International Law. Dr. Raustiala received an A.B. from Duke, a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC San Diego, and a J.D. from Harvard University.

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Robert Rotberg

Robert Rotberg is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at Harvards Kennedy School of Government and is Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He taught political science and history at MIT for many years and before that at Harvard. Rotberg is President of the World Peace Foundation. He has written numerous books on African, Asian, and Caribbean politics. His latest books are When States Fail: Causes and Consequences;and Building a New Afghanistan.

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Susan Shirk

Susan Shirk is Director of the University of Californias Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and was recently named the Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations at U.C. San Diegos School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Professor Shirk served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and founded the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD). Dr. Shirks books include How China Opened Its Door: The Political Success of the PRCs Foreign Trade and Investment Reforms; The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China; and Competitive Comrades: Career Incentives and Student Strategies in China. Her latest book, China: Fragile Superpower, was published by Oxford University Press in 2007. Dr. Shirk received a Ph.D. from M.I.T., an M.A. from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

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Kantathi Suphamongkhon

Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon is a UCLA Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center and UC Regents Professor.  Prior to UCLA, Dr. Suphamongkhon served as Thailand's 39th Foreign Minister. Throughout his career Kantathi worked in many other diplomatic and political capacities. He began his career in 1984 when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and worked at the Department of International Organizations and the Department of Political Affairs. Kantathi went on to represent Thailand as a diplomat at the United Nations in New York. He also served as the Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand, Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Thai Parliament, and as the Thai Trade Representative. Dr. Suphamongkhon received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, an M.A. from American University, and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Adam J. Szubin

Adam J. Szubin was named the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on August 1, 2006. During his tenure at the Treasury, Szubin has served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. In this capacity, he helped to develop and coordinate the implementation of policies on a range of issues, including terrorist financing, money laundering, sanctions programs, rogue regimes, WMD proliferation, and intelligence analysis. Prior to assuming that position, he worked as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the Justice Department, serving as a member of the Terrorism Litigation Task Force. Mr. Szubin received a J.D. from Harvard University.

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Stanley A. Wolpert

Stanley Wolpert is an American historian who specializes in the history of India and Pakistan. In an illustrious career spanning 44 years, Stanley Wolpert has written more knowledgeably and prolifically about South Asia than any other Westerner. He is currently a professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. His publications include A New History of India; Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny; Gandhis Passion; and Shameful Flight. Wolperts 1962 book, Nine Hours to Rama, was adapted as a film in 1963. Dr. Wolpert received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Henry T. Wooster

Henry T. Wooster became Deputy Director of the Office of Iranian Affairs at the Department of State in 2006. His overseas assignments have included Russia, the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels, Haiti, Georgia, the OSCE in Vienna, and Tajikistan. In Washington, he has served on the Russia desk in the Bureau of European Affairs, and in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Wooster was an Army officer. He spent a portion of his youth in Iran. Languages spoken include basic Persian, Syriac-Aramaic, Russian, and French. Mr. Wooster received a B.A. from Amherst College and a M.A. from Yale University.

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Amy Zegart

Amy Zegart is Associate Professor at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, where she teaches courses in U.S. foreign policy and public management. In 2003 she was awarded Public Policy Professor of the Year for excellence in teaching. Dr. Zegart has been featured by The National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in intelligence reform. She worked on the Clinton Administration's National Security Council staff in 1993 and served as a foreign policy advisor to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. Before pursuing an academic career, Dr. Zegart spent three years at McKinsey & Company, where she advised senior management in Fortune 100 companies about strategy and organizational effectiveness. Her publications include Flawed By Design: The Evolution of the CIA, JCS and NSC; and Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11. Dr. Zegart received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and her B.A. from Harvard University.

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