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

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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

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




  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Madeleine Albright

    Former Fellow, 1981-82
    U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
  • John Ikenberry

    Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Bruce Jentleson

    Global Fellow
    Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Mitchell Reiss

    President and CEO, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; and former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Helene Cooper

    Public Policy Fellow
    White House Correspondent, The New York Times
  • Constanze Stelzenmueller

    Public Policy Scholar
    Senior Transatlantic Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Trends, German Marshall Fund, Berlin; Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Susan Terrio

    Professor of Anthropology and French Studies, Georgetown University
  • Jonathan Fox

    Professor, Development Studies, School of International Service, American University; Director, Oxfam America
  • Karthick Ramakrishnan

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California-Riverside
  • Edward Schumacher-Matos

    Board Member
    Director, Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World: Cyber, Media, Public Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA.