Thursday, Nov. 8

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

U.S.-China Trade War: Rhetoric and Reality

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Amy P. Celico


Albright Stonebridge Group

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Robert D. Atkinson


Information Technology

and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

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Derek M. Scissors

Resident Scholar 

American Enterprise Institute

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

The Global Fight For Women's Rights

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Dr. Nina Ansary

Visiting Fellow, LSE Centre for Women, Peace, and Security

London School of Economics

The UN Women Champions for Innovation

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

Digital Resilience

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Ray Rothrock

Chairman and CEO


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Dina Temple-Raston (Moderator)

Special Correspondent

National Public Radio

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

Ambassador's Luncheon

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Keynote: Sean Spicer

Founder and President

RigWil LLC

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James N. Falk (Moderator)

President and CEO

World Affairs Council of Dallas/

Fort Worth

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

Will We Succeed in Shaping a Stronger Transatlantic Relationship?

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The Hon. Andreas Michaelis

State Secretary (Vice Minister)

Federal Foreign Office


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Evelyn Farkas

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Atlantic Council

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Robert Kagan

Stephen & Barbara Friedman 

Senior Fellow

The Brookings Institution

Dr. Steven E. Sokol (Moderator)


American Council on Germany

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

Breaking Out of Orbit: Trends in Space Policy


Laura Delgado López 

Advocacy Lead, Harris Corp. 

Space & Intelligence Systems


Space Policy Journal

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Audrey M. Schaffer

Director for Space Strategy and Plans 

U.S. Department of Defense

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Victoria Samson

Washington Office Director

Secure World Foundation

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Theresa Hitchens 

Senior Research Associate

Center for International & Security

Studies, University of Maryland

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

OAS Headquarters

Organization of American States OAS Logo

Foreign Policy Association Centennial Reception

at the Organization of American States

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Noel Lateef


Foreign Policy Association

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Bill Clifford

President and CEO