At the June Day at the Wilson Center, members of the Board and National Cabinet, along with other major supporters, had the opportunity to engage in a number of insightful discussions.

The morning of June 5th began with a panel discussion examining the United States’ core interests in Africa. The panel was led by Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa, with Former U.S Ambassador to South Africa Don Gips, Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs Johnnie Carson, and Millennium Corporation Vice President of Policy and Evaluation, Sheila Herrling.

Following the panel, Center President and CEO Jane Harman led a luncheon conversation with Former German Ambassador to the U.S. and U.K Wolfgang Ischinger about the European perspective on current affairs. The afternoon concluded with a panel discussion on US-Russian Relations with NPR’s Michele Keleman, Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky, Former US Ambassador to the Russian Federation Tom Pickering, and Brookings Director for the Center on the U.S. and Europe Fiona Hill.

In the evening, Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas Nides led a conversation with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about pressing domestic and global security issues. The dinner was hosted by Ambassador of Canada to the United States, Gary Doer at the Embassy of Canada.  RETURN