Athens, Ga. – In late March, several former secretaries of state will be in Athens to discuss current U.S. foreign policy issues with the goal of providing direction and counsel to the next presidential administration.
EVENT: The Report of the Secretaries of State: Bipartisan Advice to the Next Administration The Southern Center for International Studies is partnering with the University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk Center to bring these high profile foreign policy experts to Athens to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Dean Rusk Center, which bears the name of the late School of Law faculty member who served as secretary of state for both Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. This will be the 16th Report of the Secretaries of State produced by the SCIS. Rusk participated in several of these sessions while teaching at the School of Law for nearly 25 years.
PARTICIPANTS: Henry Kissinger, James Baker III, Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright. Newscaster Terence Smith of “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” will moderate.
TIME/PLACE: March 27 at 10:30 a.m., Classic Center, Athens, Georgia
TOPICS: Stabilizing Iraq, the Middle East peace talks, Al Qaeda and militant Islam, immigration reform, environmental initiatives, U.S. energy security, America’s image abroad, the balancing of economic interests and human rights, free trade agreements, and future dealings with Iran, Pakistan, Canada, Russia and China, among other topics.