Tuesday, March, 22, 2016

Phoenix Ctte on Foreign Relations, Phoenix AZ

From the Death of Mao to the Birth of ISIS: How have America’s Strategic Priorities Changed?

WHEN: 22-Mar-2016

WHO: Peter Bergen and Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy

TIME: 5:30pm – 8:30pm


SCHEDULE: Cocktails: 5:30PM 40th Anniversary Celebration: 6PM Dinner: 6:30PM Keynote: 7:15PM Panel Discussion: 7:45PM

LOCATION: ASU Old Main Building 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281

Keynote Speaker and Panel Moderator
Peter Bergen
Peter Bergen is a print and television journalist, author, documentary producer and vice president at New America where he directs the International Security and Fellows programs; a professor of practice at Arizona State University; a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security and CNN’s national security analyst. He has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Recent Article by Peter Bergen

Homegrown Terrorist http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-we-stop-homegrown-terrorists-1453491850

Featuring Panelists
 Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is a Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Stape Roy was born in China and spent much of his youth there during the upheavals of World War II and the communist revolution, where he watched the battle for Shanghai from the roof of the Shanghai American School. He joined the US Foreign Service immediately after graduating from Princeton in 1956, retiring 45 years later with the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the service. In 1978 he participated in the secret negotiations that led to the establishment of US-PRC diplomatic relations. During a career focused on East Asia and the Soviet Union, Stape’s ambassadorial assignments included Singapore, China, and Indonesia. His final post with the State Department was as Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. On retirement he joined Kissinger Associates, Inc., a strategic consulting firm, before joining the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in September 2008 to head the newly created Kissinger Institute. In 2001 he received Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Public Service.
Marco Vicenzino
  Marco Vicenzino represents a new generation of independent foreign policy thinkers that combines successful international private sector experience with profound insight into contemporary geo-politics to produce an informed global strategic perspective on issues, events and developments that drive world affairs in the 21st century. As a graduate of Oxford University and Georgetown University Law Center, Vicenzino has constantly distinguished himself through his ability to master and inter-connect a wide range of international topics and speak authoritatively on diverse media outlets around the world. As a global affairs expert, Vicenzino has provided commentary / analysis to leading international media outlets including CNN, BBC, New York Times, Financial Times, Guardian and many others. Vicenzino has also serviced a wide array of private / public sector entities operating globally. These include Shell, HSBC, Barclays Capital, Credit Agricole, Mitsubishi International, World Bank, U.S. State Department, NATO, Organization of American States, YPO and many others.Recent TV Interviews by Marco Vicenzino on Terrorism / Global Security Threats:

– BBC TV Interview, Paris Terror Attacks, analysis by Marco Vicenzinohttps://youtu.be/xP3m9jqN8Hw

– CNBC TV Interview, Why Paris Was Targeted?, analysis by Marco Vicenzino, http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000454029 

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
  Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Ashley’s War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, both New York Times best sellers. Lemmon is a contributor to the Atlantic’s Defense One site, writing on national security and foreign policy issues, and a former contributing editor at Newsweek Daily Beast. She also writes regularly on Afghanistan’s politics and economy, entrepreneurship in fragile states, the fight to end child marriage, and issues affecting women and girls for publications including the New York Times, Financial Times, Fast Company, Christian Science Monitor, and CNN.com.Lemmon regularly appears on a number of broadcast networks, including PBS, MSNBC, CNN, and National Public Radio, to discuss foreign policy issues.

In December 2011, she gave the opening talk at TEDxWomen, which focused on why investing in women can make the difference for the global economy. Her presentation was named a “TED Talk of the Day.”From 1997 to 2004, Lemmon covered presidential politics and public policy issues for the ABC News Political Unit and served as an editorial producer during the first year of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” In 2004, she left ABC News to pursue her interest in international development and began MBA study at Harvard.  After business school, she served as a vice president at the global investment firm PIMCO, where she worked in the executive office and in emerging markets.Lemmon graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She received an MBA from Harvard, as well as the 2006 Dean’s Award for her work on women’s entrepreneurship. She served as a Fulbright scholar in Spain and a Robert Bosch Foundation fellow in Germany. She speaks Spanish, German, and French, and is conversant in Dari.  She serves on the boards of Mercy Corps and the International Center for Research on Women.