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Is the United States at a Crossroads? Domestic and Global Dimensions

In this half-day conference, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and leading experts from journalism and academia discussed the role of the United States in the world today and the future of U.S. immigration policy.

Date & Time

May. 15, 2015
9:00am – 12:45pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Is the United States at a Crossroads? Domestic and Global Dimensions

In this half-day conference, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and leading experts from journalism and academia discussed the role of the United States in the world today and the future of U.S. immigration policy. These public events are part of a Wilson Center Alumni Reunion gathering.

9:00 - 9:45am: Conversation--Is the United States Still the "Indispensable Nation"?

  • Jane Harman
    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Madeleine Albright
    Former U.S. Secretary of State, WC Class of 1981-82

9:45 - 11:00am: Panel I--America's Decline: Myth or Reality?

  • John Ikenberry, Princeton University
    WC Class of 1998-99
  • Bruce Jentleson, Duke University
    WC Class of 2014
  • Mitchell Reiss, Williamsburg Foundation,
    WC Class of 1992-3, 1995
  • Helene CooperThe New York Times
    WC Class of 2004-5, 2013
  • Constanze Stelzenmueller, Brookings Institution
    WC Class of 2004

Moderated by Robert Litwak, Vice President of Scholars and Academic Relations, Wilson Center

11:15 - 12:45pm: Panel II--How Will Immigration Continue to Transform America?

  • Susan J. Terrio, Georgetown University
    WC Class of 2012-13

  • Jonathan Fox, American University
    WC Class of 2004-5

  • Karthick Ramakrishnan, University of California at Riverside
    WC Class of 2012-3

  • Edward Schumacher-Matos, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center
    WC Class of 2015

Moderated by Duncan Wood, Director of the Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

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