Past Program Schedules

Pictured: The 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows meeting with US Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA). Photo courtesy of 2015 Fellow Kayeromi Gomez.  

 

2015 Program Schedule

The following schedule outlines the daily agenda for the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. 

Friday, May 29

Afternoon - Fellows arrive in Washington, DC

 

Saturday, May 30: Opening Day in Washington

Location: Home of Stanley and Judy Hallet

"Introductions and Orientation"

  • Judith S. Goldstein, Anthony Chase, Antje Scheidler, Madeleine Joss and Katherine Trujillo

 

Sunday, May 31

Location: National Museum of the American Indian (4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW)

Site Visit: Exhibition “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations”

  • Guided tour

Location: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 “I” Street, NW; Multi-Purpose Room)

"Reflections on Diplomacy and Diversity"

  • Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

"Fissures in Liberalism: Free Expression and Identity Politics"

  • James Kirchick (Correspondent, The Daily Beast) 

Group discussion led by Katherine Trujillo (Program Associate, Humanity in Action)

Discussion on Fellows’ research and writing projects

 

Monday, June 1: American Minorities and the Image of America 

Location: The Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies (1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW; Room 500)

"The U.S. Constitution and Citizenship in America"

  • Jeffrey Rosen (President and CEO, National Constitution Center)

"American Exceptionalism: The New Deal and Race"

  • Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

"Civil Rights, the Cold War and the Image of America: The International Dynamics of the American Civil Rights Movement"

  • Clarence Lusane (Professor of Political Science and International Relations, American University)
  • Presider: Karcheik Sims-Alvarado (Program Director, John Lewis Fellowship, Humanity in Action) 

Travel and open time in Capitol Hill area

Location: Cannon House Office Building (27 Independence Avenue, SE; Room 340)

"Fear and the Rights of Minorities in America"

  • Congressman Mike Honda (17th Congressional District of California)

Location: Urbana in Hotel Palomar (2121 “P” Street, NW) 

Dinner with Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

 

Tuesday, June 2: American Engagement in Foreign Conflicts and Genocide 

Location: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW)

Site Visit: Tours of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Permanent Exhibition and Displays on Cambodia 

  • Greg Naranjo (Special Exhibition Developer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Location: The Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies (1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW; Room 500)

"America’s Response to Ethnic Conflict Abroad: Rebuilding Peace in Yugoslavia"

  • Ivana Cvetković Bajrović (Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy)

"From Research to Action: Strategies for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity"

  • Mark Quarterman (Senior Fellow, The Enough Project)

 

Wednesday, June 3: Democracy and Human Rights in Foreign Policy

Location: National Endowment for Democracy (1025 “F” Street NW; Suite 800)

Democracy, Human Rights and Resurgent Authoritarianism

  • Carl Gershman (President, National Endowment for Democracy)

"Navigating Differences in an International Career: Human Rights, Democratic Values and Identity"

  • Vishakha Desai (Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President, Columbia University; President Emerita, Asia Society) 

Location: The Council on Foreign Relations (1777 “F” Street, NW)

Op-Ed Writing Workshop

  • Anya Schmemann (Assistant Dean, School of International Service, American University) 

Networking Reception

  • CFR Term Members, CFR Junior Staff and Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows

 

Thursday, June 4: Business Interests and Transatlantic Relations 

Location: The Council on Foreign Relations (1777 “F” Street, NW)

"Crafting Foreign Policy: Business, Labor and Other Interest Groups"

  • Lauri Fitz-Pegado (Partner, The Livingston Group)
  • Jim Dyer (Principal, Podesta Group)
  • Presider: Christopher Tuttle (Managing Director, Washington and Independent Task Force Programs, CFR) 

Location: The Wilson Center (One Woodrow Wilson Plaza – 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) 

"The Crisis in Ukraine and Russian-American Relations"

  • Matthew Rojansky (Director, Keenan Institute, The Wilson Center)
  • Presider: Elidor Mëhilli (Assistant Professor, Hunter College of the City University of New York; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

"Perspectives on the Transatlantic Relationship"

  • Karen Donfried (President, German Marshall Fund of the United States) 

 

Friday, June 5: National Security, Terrorism and Diplomacy

Location: The Council on Foreign Relations (1777 “F” Street, NW)

"The Evolving Threat of Terrorism"

  • Steven A. Cook (Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR)
  • Presider: Christopher Tuttle (Managing Director, Washington and Independent Task Force Programs, CFR)

"Evaluating the U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy" 

  • Janine Davidson (Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, CFR)
  • Presider: Christopher Tuttle (Managing Director, Washington and Independent Task Force Programs, CFR)

Location: U.S. Department of State (2201 “C” Street, NW; Conference Room 2208)

"Diversity in Diplomacy: An Asset, Not an Option"

  • Ambassador Barbara K. Bodine (Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University) 
  • Ambassador James I. Gadsden (Senior Counselor for International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation)
  • Presider: Audrey Hsieh (Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of State; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

 

Saturday, June 6

Open morning and afternoon; early evening departure to Berlin 

Sunday, June 7: Opening Day in Berlin

Late morning arrival in Berlin; open afternoon

Location: Humanity in Action Seminar Room (Kollwitzstr. 94, 10435 Berlin)

"Close-up Germany: The Political Spectrum and Political Culture"

  • Henry Alt-Haaker (Board Member, Humanity in Action Germany; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Location: Home of Dirk Schmalenbach and Alexandra Erlhoff 

Welcome Reception 

  • Dr. Dirk Schmalenbach (Chair of the Board of Directors, Humanity in Action Germany)
  • Guest: Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen (Honorary Chair, Humanity in Action Germany)  

Monday, June 8: "German History and Implications for Contemporary Discourses and Foreign Policy

Location: Conference Center (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin; Seminar Room 2/3) 

"Germany and Its Past: The Foreign Policy Implications of German History"

  • Ambassador Dr. Klaus Scharioth (Former Ambassador of Germany to the United States; Board Member, Humanity in Action Germany)

Location: Memorial area in central Berlin

Walking Tour in the Memorial Area: "Diversity Lost"

Tour with Anne Stalfort (Fundraiser, arbeiterkind.de)

  • Memorial to the Sinti and Roma victims of National Socialism
  • Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism   
  • Memorial to the Murder Jews of Europe

Location: Conference Center (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin)

"Germany and Its Quest for National Identity"

  • Dr. Joachim Baur (Historian/ Exhibition Curator, Die Exponauten)

 

Tuesday, June 9: "Relations with Russia, the Conflict in Ukraine and NATO"

Location: Berlin Wall Memorial (Bernauer Straße 111, 13355 Berlin)

The Berlin Wall Memorial

  • Tour with Miriamne Fields (Independent tour guide)

Location: Federal Academy for Security Policy (Ossietzkystr. 44/45, 13187 Berlin)

"NATO Game Changes: A New Transatlantic Security Landscape"

  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp (Academic Director, Federal Academy for Security Policy)

Location: Conference Center (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin; Seminar Room 2/3) 

"Observations on the Crisis in Ukraine"

  • Iulianna Romanchyshyna and Nadiya Kostyuk (Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows)

"The Conflict in Ukraine: Lessons and Strategies for the Future"

  • Wolfgang Ischinger (Chairman, Munich Security Conference; former Ambassador of Germany to the United States)

 

Wednesday, June 10

I. Immigration and Integration Policies in Europe

Joint day with the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellows of the German Program

Location: Loft, VIA Schankhalle Pfefferberg gGmbH (Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin)

Introduction

  • Antje Scheidler (National Director, Humanity in Action Germany; International Director of European Programs, Humanity in Action)
  • Luisa Maria Schweizer (Program Director, Humanity in Action Germany)

"National and European Diversity: Integration Policies" 

  • Thomas Huddleston (Program Director on Migration and Integration, Migration Policy Group; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

"New Narratives in a ‘Post-Migrant’ Society"

  • Sina Arnold (Scientific Managing Director, Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research)

II. Seeking Refuge and Asylum

Panel Discussion: "Seeking Asylum in Europe" 

  • Jessica Bither (Program Coordinator, German Marshall Fund of the United States) 
  • Harald Glöde (Co-Founder and Member of the Executive Board, Borderline Europe e.V.) 
  • Maximilian Popp (Journalist, Der Spiegel) 
  • Presider: Johannes Lukas Gartner (Senior Fellow and Program Coordinator, Humanity in Action Germany)

 

Thursday, June 11

I. Germany’s Colonial Past and Its Impact on the Contemporary Diversity Discourse 

Location: Conference Center, seminar room 1 (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin) 

"Coloniality and Structural Racism in Germany"

  • Joshua Kwesi Aikins (Political Scientist, Kassel University)

II. Trafficking in Human Beings and Labor Exploitation

"Trafficking in Human Beings and Labor Exploitation"

  • Nivedita Prasad (Professor, Alice Salomon University for Applied Science)

"Perspectives on Combating Human Trafficking"

  • David Esarey and Robert Alvarez (Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows)

Location: Restaurant Delizie D’Italia, Kollwitzstraße 100, 10435 Berlin) 

Dinner with Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

 

Friday, June 12: "Social and Political Ramifications of the Economic Crisis in Europe"

Location: German Bundestag (Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin)

"Visions for Europe"

  • Cem Özdemir (Chairman of the Green Party; Member of the Bundestag)

Site Visit: The Dome

Guided audio tour

Location: Conference Center (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin; Seminar Room 2/3) 

"The Impact of the Economic Crisis in Europe"

  • Michael Roth (Minister of State for Europe; Member of the Bundestag)

"Is Europe Facing an Identity Crisis?"

  • Dr. Iveta Radičová (Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy)

 

Saturday, June 13: Professional Development for International Careers

Location: Conference Center, seminar room 2/3 (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin) 

Workshop: Advanced Public Speaking

  • Mona Shair-Wloch (Trainer, Key2Advance) 

Reception: Becoming a Diplomat – Opportunities and Challenges

  • Mariko Higuchi (Attaché, Federal Foreign Office)

 

Sunday, June 14

Day off

Location: Airport Field/Tempelhofer Field, Entrance Oderstaße (Oderstaße, 12051 Berlin)

Optional networking picnic with Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows 

 

Monday, June 15: "The Internet, Foreign Policy and the Right to Privacy"

Location: Conference Center (Anklamer Straße 38, 10115 Berlin)

Screening of Citizenfour (2014)

Discussion on Citizenfour, Privacy and Technology 

  • Walter Palmetshofer (Internet Activist, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland)

"Ranking Digital Rights"

  • Allon Bar (Research Coordinator and Human Rights Specialist, Ranking Digital Rights; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

"Internet Freedom in a Post-Snowden World"

  • Dr. Stefan Heumann (Program Director, “European Digital Agenda,” Stiftung Neue Verantwortung)

 

Tuesday, June 16: Closing Day in Berlin

Location: Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin (Pariser Platz 2, 10117 Berlin) 

Briefing with the U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany 

  • John B. Emerson (U.S. Ambassador)

Location: Alte Feuerwache (Axel-Springer-Str. 40/41, 10969 Berlin; Seminar Room 4)

"The European Union’s Role in Promoting Human Rights of LGBTI People in Sub-Saharan Africa"

  • Lydia Malmedie (Researcher, University of Potsdam)

Location: Archaeological Centre, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6, 10117 Berlin)

"Protecting Cultural Property: Opportunities and Limits of Law, Diplomacy and Research"

  • Professor Markus Hilgert (Director, Museum of the Ancient Near East) 
  • Dr. Robert Peters (Legal Officer, Office of the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media)

Site Visit: Tour of the Depository 

Archaeological Centre (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation)

 

Wednesday, June 17: Opening Day in Paris

Early morning departure from Berlin and arrival in Paris

Location: Association pour la Gestion d’un Centre d’Animation Culturelle (177 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris) 

Introduction and practical details

"The Concept of Minority in France"

  • Pap N’diaye (Professor and Director of the History Department, Sciences Po Paris)

"The French Political Spectrum and the Diplomatic Network in France"

  • Marie Jouhault (Project Manager for Nonprofits, Pro Bono Lab; Senior Fellow, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

 

Thursday, June 18: French Colonial History, Immigration and Contemporary Reality

Location: Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris)

Site Visit: Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration 

Tour of permanent exhibition

Location: Association pour la Gestion d’un Centre d’Animation Culturelle (177 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris)

"Racism and terrorism. Historical facts after the Charlie Hebdo attack".

  • Tramor Quemeneur (Lecturer and Member of Advisory Board, Palais de la Porte Dorée) 

"Immigration in France and the Politics of Culture"

  • Angéline Escafré Dublet (Assistant Professor, Lumière Lyon 2 University)

Location: Grande Mosquée de Paris (2bis Place du Puits de l’Ermite, 75005 Paris)

Welcome Remarks and Dinner

  • Rabah Ghezali (Managing Director, Government Affairs and Public Advocacy, NYSE Euronext; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Humanity in Action France) 

 

Friday, June 19: The French Foreign Policy Process and Diplomatic Agendas

Location: Association pour la Gestion d’un Centre d’Animation Culturelle (177 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris) 

"Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations in Business"

  • Clara Gaymard (President, General Electric France; President, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society) 
  • Presider: Rabah Ghezali (Managing Director, Government Affairs and Public Advocacy, NYSE Euronext; Chairman, Humanity in Action France)

"Negotiating for a Common Goal: Strategies for State and Non-state Diplomacy"

  • Charlotte Cristofari (Special Assistant to Senior Advisor Pascal Canfin for COP21, World Resources Institute)  

Film Screening: Quai d’Orsay (2013)

Film discussion led by Sandrine Gil and Kayeromi Gomez

 

Saturday, June 20: The Humanity in Action Community

Joint day with the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellows of the French Program

Location: Musée social (5 rue las Cases, 75007 Paris)

"Workshop on Advanced Networking"

  • Martine Alonso Marquis (Director of the Pat Cox Fellowship; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Senior Fellow Panel Discussion: "Engaging with the Humanity in Action Community"

  • Tiphaine Lefebvre (Project Coordinator, France Terre d’Asile) 
  • Nabil Berbour (Co-founder, Studio Praxis)
  • Maryna Soula (Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 
  • Presider: Ignacio Petitcollot (International Development Manager, Audux; Treasurer, Board of Directors, Humanity in Action France) 

Location: Institut du Monde Arabe (1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris) 

Site Visit: Institut du Monde Arabe 

Tour of permanent exhibition

Tea time

 

Sunday, June 21

Day off

Location: Musée du Quai Branly (37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris) 

Optional visit to Quai Branly

 

Monday, June 22

Location: Musée social (5 rue las Cases, 75007 Paris)

"The Complexity of Addressing Counter-terorism Issues in Religiously and Ethnically Diverse Societies - a Discussion of Different Actors, Approaches and Perspectives"

  • Milena Uhlmann (Political Scientist, Freelance Researcher)

Discussion on Fellows’ research and writing projects

"Humanitarian and Moral Concerns: An Anthropological Approach to International Relations"

  • Didier Fassin (Professor, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University)

 

Tuesday, June 23: Human Rights and Vulnerable Communities in Europe

 

Location: Memorial de la Shoah (177 Rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, 75004 Paris)  

Site Visit: Mémorial de la Shoah 

Guided tour

Official Memories of the Genocides in France 

  • Fabrice Teicher (President, Passeurs de Mémoires)

Discussion

  • Jacques Fredj (Director, Memorial de la Shoah)

Group discussion led by Carly Goodman and Lukas Goltermann

"The Struggle of Pluralism, Religion and Secularism in 21st Century Europe"

  • Mark Lilla (Professor, Columbia University)

 

Wednesday, June 24: Culture, Values and Cultural Diplomacy

Location: Musée social (5 rue las Cases, 75007 Paris)

Discussion on International Justice 

•Pelin Ekem and Noam Schimmel (Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows) 

Location: Centre Barbara (1 Rue Fleury, 75018)

"From the Danish Cartoon Crisis to Charlie Hebdo: The International Ramifications of Free Expression and Blasphemy"

  • Anders Jerichow (Columnist, Politiken; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Humanity in Action Denmark)

Panel Discussion: "Freedom of Expression, Charlie Hebdo and Europe’s Relations with the Muslim World"

  • Sihame Assbague (Spokesperson, Stop le contrôle au Faciès, Co-founder, Studio Praxis)
  • Eros Sana (Journalist, Co-founder, Basta)
  • Anders Jerichow (Columnist, Politiken; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Humanity in Action Denmark)
  • Moderator: Tara Dickman (Co-founder, Studio Praxis)

Closing Reception and Remarks

  • Rabah Ghezali (Managing Director, Government Affairs and Public Advocacy, NYSE Euronext; Chairman, Humanity in Action France)
  • Geneviève Garrigos (President, Amnesty International France)

 

Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28: International Conference in The Hague

Fellows depart from Paris and travel to The Hague with the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellows of the French Program. 

The Humanity in Action International Conference is the annual gathering of Humanity in Action Fellows, Senior Fellows, Board members, friends and partner organizations. 

The 2015 International Conference, titled “Gateway to Justice: The Hague,” will explore the city’s unique role in shaping international issues, especially in regard to peace, justice and reconciliation. Over four days, the conference will examine how The Hague’s approach to international justice and peace impacts national debates on human rights issues in the Netherlands and throughout the Western world. In particular, the conference will address how institutions in The Hague, including the International Criminal Courts, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, International Court of Justice, impact some of the most important historical and contemporary international disputes and violations of the rule of law. The conference will also feature skills workshops, site visits and networking events for Humanity in Action's international community. 

Please refer to the conference program booklet for a detailed schedule and speaker biographies.

 

2014 Program Schedule 

The following schedule outlines the daily agenda for the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. 

Sunday, May 18

Tour and discussion of exhibition “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963.” 

Monday, May 19: Introduction to Diplomacy and Diversity

“Remarks on Humanity in Action and the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship”

  • Judith S. Goldstein (Founder and Executive Director, Humanity in Action)

“Citizenship, Immigration and Pluralism in the United States”

  • Tamar Jacoby (President and CEO, ImmigrationWorks USA)

“Diversity Matters in International Affairs”

  • Vishakha Desai (Special Advisor for Global Affairs to the President and Professor of Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; President Emerita, Asia Society)  
  • Joan Shigekawa (Acting Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts) 

“Discussion on the German Marshall Fund’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in International Affairs”

  • Lora Berg (Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State; Senior Fellow, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, German Marshall Fund of the United States)
  • Megan Doherty (Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States)
  • Maia Comeau (Director, Richard G. Lugar Institute for Diplomacy and Congress, German Marshall Fund of the United States)

Tuesday, May 20: Democracy in a Domestic and International Perspective

“Democratization and Youth Politicization in North African States”

  • Audra K. Grant (Adjunct Faculty, RAND Corporation; Professorial Lecturer, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University) 
  • Presider, Nancy Walker (President, AfricaNet Consulting)

 “U.S. Engagement in Africa”

  • William Ward (Retired U.S. Army General)
  • Presider: Joshua Marks (Conflict Adviser, U.S. Department of State)

“America and Democracy in a Changed World”

  • Carl Gershman (President, National Endowment for Democracy)

 Reception hosted by Ambassador Rudolf Bekink
  

Wednesday, May 21: Influence of Non-state Actors in Foreign Affairs

“The Importance of Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Public-Private Development Projects in Emerging Markets such as Haiti and the Caribbean”

  • Cleve Mesidor (Global Solutions Consultant, The Raben Group)

“The Current State of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process”

  • Ralph Nurnberger (Principal, Gray Global Advisors; Professor, Georgetown University)

 “The International Impact of Citizenship Journalism”

  • James Kirchick (Fellow, the Foreign Policy Initiative; Correspondent, The Daily Beast)

“The Tradition of American Philanthropy in International Affairs and Development”

  • Olivier Zunz (Commonwealth Professor, University of Virginia)

“The Challenges and Opportunities of the Expansion of American Higher Education Abroad”

  • Stephen Trachtenberg (President Emeritus, The George Washington University)

“The Influence of Sports in Geopolitics”

  • Franklin Foer (Editor, The New Republic)

Dinner with Term Members of the Council on Foreign Relations

Thursday, May 22: Formation of Foreign Policy 

“Perspectives on the Foreign Policy Process”

  • Christopher Tuttle (Washington Program Director, Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Heidi Crebo-Rediker (Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations)
  • James Lindsay (Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, Council on Foreign Relations)

  “Perspectives on Diversity and Diplomatic Engagement in Latin America” 

  • Ambassador Lino Gutierrez (Former Ambassador to Argentina, U.S. Department of State; CEO, Gutiérrez Global LLC; Executive Director, Una Chapman Cox Foundation)

“Representing Diverse Nations and Interests in International Financial Negotiations”

  • Ian Davidoff (Alternate Executive Director on Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund) 

“Iranian-American Relations and the Burden of History”

  • Barbara Slavin (Nonresident Senior Fellow, the Atlantic Council)

Group discussion on master narratives led by Shoshana Iliaich (Senior Consultant, Monitor 360; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

Happy hour with the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows

  • Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellows, Humanity in Action Senior Fellows, the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellows, the Donald M. Payne International Development Fellows and alumni of the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP)

Friday, May 23: Perspectives on the Protection of Minorities

“Towards a More Inclusive Development Agenda: Sexual Minorities and International Development”

  • Fabrice Houdart (Senior Country Officer, World Bank; President, GLOBE, World Bank)

Council on Foreign Relations Member Meeting “Tech Futurists”

  • Michael Rogers (Founder, Practical Futurist)
  • Joel Garreau (Principal, The Garreau Group)

 “Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union and post-Cold War Europe”

  • Ambassador Rudolf Perina (Former Ambassador to Moldova, U.S. Department of State)  

“From Research to Action: Strategies for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity” 

  • Mark Quarterman (Director of Research and Programs, The Enough Project)

 Cocktail reception hosted by Annette Heuser and the Bertelsmann Foundation
 

Monday, May 26: Memorial Day 

“Mentorship and Careers in Foreign Affairs”

  • Cynthia R. Bunton (President, CRBi LLC)

“French Perspectives on American Society and Pluralism”

  • Sophie Coignard (Journalist, Le Point)

“Our Bondage, Our Freedom: The Long History of Slavery and Abolition”

  • Timothy McCarthy (Program Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

Tuesday, May 27: Inclusion and Exclusion in Pluralistic Societies  

“Freeing Prisoners of Conscience in the 21st Century”

  • Jared Genser (Founder, Freedom Now; Managing Director of Perseus Strategies, LLC)

“The Dialectics of Compassion: The Continuing Struggle for Inclusion in Democratic Societies”

  • Andrei Markovits (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan)

“From Slavery to Freedom: Lessons from the Field”

  • Maurice Middleberg (Executive Director, Free the Slaves)

“Perspectives on NATO and the Ukraine” 

  • Charles Kupchan (Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Jeffrey Mankoff (Deputy Director and Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Workshop on Op-ed Writing

  • Anya Schmemann (Assistant Dean, School of International Service, American University)

Reception at the Council on Foreign Relations

  • 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellows, 2014 American Fellows in the Humanity in Action Fellowship and members of the communities of Humanity in Action and the Council on Foreign Relations
     

Wednesday, May 28: Transnational Strategies for Peace and Conflict 

“Private-public Partnerships in Counterterrorism”

  • Julianne Smith (Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States; Senior Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies)

Update on the Situation in Ukraine

  • Orest Deychakiwsky (Policy Advisor, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe/Helsinki Commission) 

“Security and Anti Discrimination in Europe: The Work of the Helsinki Commission”

  • Mischa Thompson (Policy Advisor, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe/Helsinki Commission) 

“U.S. Grand Strategy for the Next Generation”

  • Hans Binnendijk (Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Chair of the International Board, Humanity in Action)
     

Thursday, May 29: Technology, Human Rights and Diplomacy

“Turkey, the United States and European Union” 

  • Steven A. Cook (Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations)

Discussion on Latin America

  • Julia Sweig (Senior Fellow and Director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations)

“The Impact of International Treaties and Initiatives on the Health Rights of Minority Groups in the Americas”

  • Javier Vasquez (Human Rights Advisor, Pan-American Health Organization, regional office of World Health Organization) 

“The Role of Technology and Innovation in Government and International Affairs” 

  • Alec Ross (Former Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, United States Department of State)  

“The Nexus of Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age”

  • David Sullivan (Policy and Communications Director, Global Network Initiative; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow) 

“Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations, Russia and the Crisis in Ukraine”

  • Ambassador Björn Lyrvall (Ambassador of Sweden to the United States) 

Friday, May 30: Interest Groups in Domestic and Foreign Affairs

“A Discussion with Congresswoman Napolitano on Her Time in Congress”

  • Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (U.S. Representative for California's 32nd congressional district)

“Domestic and International Lobbying on Business Policy”

  • Carmencita N. Whonder (Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Founder, Of Whonder; Member of the Board, Humanity in Action)

 “Pluralism, Conservatism, and Where the West is Headed”

  • Andrew Quinn (Research Assistant, American Enterprise Institute)

Tour of the House of Representatives

  • Corinne Cath and Ryan Gayman (Humanity in Action Senior Fellows)

“International Trade Negotiations and Domestic Labor Unions”

  • Lori Wallach (Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch)

Sunday, June 1

Cocktails and dinner with the Humanity in Action community in Paris

Monday, June 2: New and Non-traditional Actors in International Affairs 

“Civil Society and Track II Diplomacy: Case Studies on the Impact of Non-governmental Organizations on International Negotiations”

“Overseas Voting among Arab Migrants in the European Union”

  • Thibaut Jaulin (Professor, Sciences Po Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales)

“Role of Multinational Corporations in International Affairs”

  • Jacques Beltran (Head of Business Development and Sales, Alstom)

“Qatar’s Diplomatic Agenda: Micro-State, Macro-Strategy”

  • Olivier Da Lage (Journalist, Radio France Internationale)

Tuesday, June 3: Media Groups and Foreign Policy

 “Journalism, Citizens and Political Power”

  • Christine Ockrent (Journalist, France Culture)
  • Alain Frachon (Editorial Director, Le Monde)

“Media and Diversity in France”

  • Ahmed El Keiy (Head of News,France 24 - on leave; Senior Strategic Communications Consultant, Glover Park Group) 

“State Influence through Press Agencies and e-diplomacy”

  • Emmanuel Marcovitch (Deputy Director, Agence France-Presse) 
  • Philippe Onillon (Deputy Director for News, Agence France Presse) 

“Learning from the Past: The U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism”

  • William Bell (Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama; American Coalition of Cities Against Racism)

Wednesday, June 4: Influence of European Institutions in International Affairs

“The European Union as a Foreign Policy Actor: Institutions and Challenges”

  • Bertrand Buchwalter (Analyst, Centre d’analyse de Prévision et de Stratégie, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

“The European Union, the United States and the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership: Defining the World of Tomorrow?”

  • Celia Belin (Special Adviser, Centre d’analyse de Prévision et de Stratégie, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) 

“Where the European Union Stands in its Relations with Africa: French Interventions in Mali and Central African Republic”

  • Representative of the Centre d’analyse de Prévision et de Stratégie, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“Moving toward Multilateralism: The Evolution of Transatlantic Diplomatic Relations since the Obama Administration”

  • David Cvach (Deputy Director, Centre d’analyse de Prévision et de Stratégie, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Presentation of the European Union Institute for Security Studies and overview of its work

  • Philip Worré (Documentation and Research Officer, European Union Institute for Security Studies)

“Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)”

  • Eva Gross (Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies)

“European Union-United Nations Relations”

  • Thierry Tardy (Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies -TBC)
     

Thursday, June 5: Visit to Brussels and The European Union

“Central and Eastern European Members States in EU Foreign Policy”

  • Tomasz Orłowski (Head of Section of EU Foreign Policy and External Action, Coordinator of COEST Team, Permanent Representation of Poland to the European Union)
  • Michael Leigh (Consultant and Senior Advisor, German Marshall Fund of the United States)

“Why Statehood Matters: Kosovo’s Diplomacy in Brussels”

“Transatlantic Perspectives on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding”

  • Fernando Andresen Guimarães (Head of Division for U.S. and Canada, European External Action Service)

“Influencing Europe: Lobbies and Advocacy in European Policy-making”

  • Frank Schwalba-Hoth (Consultant and networker; former Member of the European Parliament)

 “Multiculturalism and Religion in European Union foreign policy”

  • Jean-Bernard Bolvin (Policy Officer Middle-East on Freedom of religion and belief and Intercultural Dialogue, Human Rights and Multilateral Diplomacy Unit, European External Action Service)

Group Visit to the “Parlamentarium” 

Happy Hours with Brussels-based Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

Friday, June 6: Diversity Policies and Initiatives  

“The Power of Diversity”

  • Scott E. Page (Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science and Economics, University of Michigan)

“Security Sector Reform (SSR): Diversity in the Armed Forces”

  • El Yamine Settoul (Professor, Sciences Po)

“National and European Diversity: Integration Policies”

  • Thomas Huddleston (Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group; Humanity in Action Senior
  • Fellow)

“Preventing and Responding to Hate Crime”

  • Larry Olomofe (Advisor for Combating Racism and Xenophobia/Training Co-ordinator, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE, ODIHR))

Happy Hour with Paris-based Humanity in Action Senior Fellows

Saturday, June 7  

Visit to the Quai Branly Museum

Visit to the Arab World Institute's exhibition “Hajj - the Pilgrimage to Mecca” 

Visit to the exhibition “Great Black Music” 

Nollywood Film Festival: Film screening of “Half of a Yellow Sun” (2013; Biyi Bandele) 

Introduction by Shari Hammond (Co-founder, Nollywood Week Paris)

Sunday, June 8 

Cruise of Old Paris on Saint Martin Canal from the Paris Arsenal Marina to the Parc de la Villette.  

Walking tour: Immigration and Parisian diversity in the Goutte d’Or

Monday, June 9: Bank Holiday 

Visit to the Mémorial de la Shoah 

Discussion with Jacques Fredj (Director, Memorial de la Shoah)
 

Tuesday, June 10: Transnational Strategies for Peace and Security 

“Multilateral Cooperation, Border Security and Terrorism”

  • Ronald Noble (Secretary General, Interpol) 

“The Dynamics of Religious Groups and Political Change in the Modern Middle East”

  • Ardavan Amir-Aslani (Lawyer, Ngo Cohen Amir-Aslani & Associés) 

“Training European ‘Jihadists’ in Syria”

  • Peter Neumann (Professor of Security Studies, King’s College London; Director and Founder, International Centre for the Study of Radicalization)

“Perspectives on the Crisis in Ukraine”

  • Kadri Liik (Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations)

“What’s Left of Western Influence in Middle East Conflicts?”

  • Daniel Levy (Director of Middle East and North Africa Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations) 

 “Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict”

  • Éric Chevallier (French Ambassador for Syria)

Wednesday, June 11: New Technologies and the Social Good 

“The Data-Driven Economy and its New Geopolitical Balance”

  • Nicolas Colin, (Co-Founder and Partner of TheFamily)

“The United States National Security Agency: Privacy and Transatlantic Trust”

  • Frédérick Douzet (Professor, Institut Français de Gépolitique) 

“The Power of Intermediation and the Geopolitical Challenge”

  • Stéphane Grumbach (Senior Scientist, French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) 

“Success Story: When Business Meets Values and Diversity”

  • Duc Ha Duong (Founder and CEO, Officience) 
     

Thursday, June 12: Migration in Europe

“History of Migration Waves in Europe”

  • Catherine Wihtol De Wenden (Senior Research Fellow, French National Center for Scientific Research)

“Roma Issues in Europe”

  • Olivier Peyroux (Sociologist, specializing in Roma communities)

“Refugees in Europe: Current Trends and Challenges”

  • Helène Soupios-David (Project Officer, European Council on Refugees and Exiles; Humanity in Action Senior Fellow)

“Citizenship and Diversity Issues in Comparative Perspective”

  • Patrick Weil (Historian; Senior Research Fellow, French National Center for Scientific Research, University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne; Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School; President, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières/Libraries Without Borders)

“Egypt at a Crossroads”

  • Florence Gaub (Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies)

Friday, June 13: Conclusion of Program

“Transatlantic Perspectives on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel: Future Trends”

  • Bruno Tertrais (Senior Research Fellow, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique)

“Unity in Diversity: Migrations and Pluralism in the European Union”

  • Rainer Münz (Head of Research & Knowledge Center, Erste Group; Non-Resident Fellow, Migration Policy Institute) 

“Perspectives on the Developing World”

  • Pascal Lamy (Former Director, World Trade Organization)