The Foreign Policy Initiative is hosting its annual forum next week in Washington, D.C.:



8:00 – 8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

FPI Executive Director Jamie M. Fly

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Congressional Leadership and National Security

A Conversation with Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

Senate Minority Whip
Moderated by William Kristol

The Weekly Standard & FPI

9:45 – 10:45 AM

All Eyes on Asia: Perspectives from our Allies

A Conversation with Ambassadors Kim Beazley, Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. & Nirupama Rao

Embassy of Australia, Embassy of the Philippines & Embassy of India
Moderated by Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)
Member of the House Armed Services Committee

11:00 – 11:45 AM

America's Role in Promoting Democracy & Human Rights

A Conversation with Shin Dong-hyuk

Escaped Prisoner from North Korean Internment Camp 14


12:00 – 1:30 PM

Reflections and Projections: The Past and Future of Foreign Policy in the Senate

A Conversation with Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT)

Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Moderated by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

1:45 – 2:45 PM

The Consequences of Inaction in Syria

A Conversation with Bernard-Henri Lévy
French Public Intellectual and Author
and Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
Moderated by Robert Kagan

The Brookings Institution & FPI

2:45 – 3:45 PM

From the Front Lines to Capitol Hill:

Perspectives from Emerging National Security Leaders

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

and Congressman-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Former U.S. Army Ranger

Moderated by Dan Senor

Co-author of “Start-up Nation” & FPI

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