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2003

Transcripts from Open Forum presentations will be posted here as they are available.

Title:  "The Real Axis of Evil:  Removing the World's Remaining Dictators Through Diplomacy"
Distinguished Guest Speaker:  Ambassador Mark Palmer.  Author, Breaking the Real Axis of Evil:  How to Oust the World's Last Dictators by 2025Biography
Introductory Remarks:  Under Secretary for Global Affairs, Hon. Paula Dobriansky
When & Where:  Wednesday, November 5, 2003. 12: Noon - 1:00 pm.  Loy Henderson Auditorium

Title:  "The Bush Doctrine: Theory and Practice"
Distinguished Guest Speaker:  William Kristol.  Chairman, the Project for the New American Century; editor of Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard.  Biography
When & Where:  Wednesday, October 1, 2003.  12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm. Dean Acheson Auditorium

Theme:  "America in the Global Community:  Building Long-Term Security"
Distinguished Guest Speaker:  George Soros.  International philanthropist, financier, author, sage.  Founder of the "Open Society Fund."  Biography
When & Where:  Tuesday, September 16, 2003.  12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm.  Loy Henderson Auditorium

Title:  "Is an Arab-Israeli Peace Possible? How to Get There"
Distinguished Guest Speaker:   Aaron Miller.  President, Seeds of Peace.  Complete Biography
When & Where:  Wednesday, July 2, 2003; 12:00 Noon - 1:30 pm.  Loy Henderson Auditorium

Title:  "LILYA 4 EVER"
Theme:  Trafficking in Persons (TIPs)
Format:  Private screening of movie dealing with "Trafficking in Persons" followed by experts panel discussion
Panel Moderator:  John Miller, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State on "TIPs"
Panel Members:  Laura Lederer (State - G); Prof. Donna Hughes, University of Rhode Island
When & Where:  Friday, June 27, 2003; 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Dean Acheson Auditorium

Title:  "The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Regimes"
Distinguished Guest Speaker:  Shanthi Kalathil, CEIP Associates.  Author, Open Networks, Closed Regimes:  The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule. Biography
When & Where:  Wednesday, June 25, 2003; 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm; Loy Henderson Auditorium

Title: Islam and Democracy: Possibilities, Challenges, and Risks of Bringing Democracy to Islamic Nations, Government, and People
Panel Moderator: Dr. Alexander Kronemer, freelance writer, lecturer, and media commentator
Panel Members: Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID), Washington, DC; Dr. Hellel Fradkin, President, Ethics & Public Policy Center, Washington, DC; Dr. Maysam Al-Faruqi, Department of Religious Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.  Biographies.
When & Where:  June 16, 2003; 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm; Loy Henderson Auditorium

Program: FARA State of the Cultural Arts Program--Martial Arts Grand Master
(co-sponsored by the Secretary's Open Forum)
Featured Guest: Grand Master Jhoon Rhee.  Biography
Theme:  "Lead by Example" Action Philosophy (discussion and martial arts demonstration)
When & Where:  Monday, June 9, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.  Dean Acheson Auditorium. 

Title:  "American Policies & Politics:  The View from the Arab Street"
Distinguished Guest Speaker:  Dr. James J. Zogby.  President & CEO, Arab American Institute.  Author:  What Arabs Think.  Complete biography.
Where & When:  June 3, 2003; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Loy Henderson Auditorium

Title: "Obstacles, Challenges and Consequences of Bringing Democracy to Africa's Authoritarian Governments"
Distinguished Guest Speaker: Dr. Marina S. Ottaway. Senior Associate in the
Democracy and Rule of Law Project. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Author: "Democracy Challenged." Complete biography
Where & When:   May 29, 2003; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Loy Henderson Auditorium

Title: Vital Voices of Hope at a Time of Global Challenge
Distinguised Guest Speakers:  Elizabeth Cheney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs; Connie Morella, Former Member of Congress
Panel Moderator:  Theresa Loar, President, Vital Voices
Panel Participants:  Dr. Saisuree Chutikul of Thailand, Vice Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; Arije Al-Amad of Jordan, Operations Manager, Microfund for Women; Anabella De Leon, Congresswoman, Honoree from Guatemala
Where & When:  May 22, 2003, 10:00 am

Title:
American Diplomacy: Meeting the Challenges Ahead
Speaker: Senator Chuck Hagel (R/NB), Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Date: April 30, 2003
Co-sponsor: World Affairs Council of Washington, DC

Title: Deforestation: Global Consequences and Challenges
Opening Remarks: Secretary of State Colin L. Powell
Speaker: Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist, wildlife naturist and conservationist
Panel Moderator: John Turner: Assistant Secretary for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Panelists: Bruce Cabarle, World Wildlife Fund; Tim Jessup, The Nature Conservancy; Steve Cox, World Resource Institute; Ron Jarvis, Home Depot
Date: April 22, 2003

Title: Iraq: Confronting the Threat to Regional Stability, U.S. Security, and Global Peace
Speaker:
Kenneth Pollack, the Brookings Institution
Date: March 19, 2003

Title: Civil Society's Essential Role in Achieving and Sustaining Peace and Stability
Panel Moderator: Ambassador Swanee Hunt
Date: March 11, 2003
Co-sponsor: Women Waging Peace, Washington, DC

Title: E-Diplomacy: Using Technology to Advance Foreign Relations
Speaker: John Petersen; President, Arlington Institute; Panel Moderator: Ambassador James Holmes; Director, e-Diplomacy Office (M/eDIP)
Date: February 20, 2003

--11/20/03  Distorted Images: Role of the Global Media in Public Diplomacy: Misperceptions Between America and the Muslim and Arab Worlds; Former Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian; Washington, DC
--11/05/03  The Real Axis of Evil: Removing the World's Remaining Dictators Through Diplomacy; Ambassador Mark Palmer, Author, Breaking the Real Axis of Evil; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--10/01/03  The Bush Doctrine: Theory and Practice; William Kristol, Chairman of the Project for the New American Century; editor, The Weekly Standard; media commentator; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--09/16/03  America in the Global Community: Building Long-Term Security; George Soros, International Philanthropist, Financier, Author, Sage. Founder of the "Open Society Fund." ; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--07/02/03  Is Arab-Israeli Peace Possible? How To Get There; Dr. Aaron Miller, President, Seeds of Peace Organization; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--06/27/03  LILYA 4-EVER: A Film by Lukas Moodysson Examining the Tragic Realities and Horrors of Trafficking in Humans; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--06/25/03  The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule; Shanthi Kalathil, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--06/16/03  Islam and Democracy: Possibilities, Challenges, and Risks of Bringing Democracy to Islamic Nations, Government, and People; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--06/03/03  American Policies and Politics: The View from the "Arab Street"; Dr. James Zogby, President and the Chief Executive Officer of the Arab American Institute; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--05/29/03  Obstacles, Challenges, and Consequences of Bringing Democracy to Africa's Authoritarian Governments; Dr. Marina S. Ottaway, Senior Associate, Democracy and Rule of Law Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Presentation at the Secretary's Open Forum, Washington, DC
--05/22/03  Vital Voices of Hope at a Time of Global Challenge; Elizabeth Cheney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
--04/30/03  American Diplomacy: Meeting the Challenges Ahead; Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator, (R-NE); Washington, DC
--04/22/03  Deforestation: Global Consequences and Challenges; Secretary of State Colin L. Powell; Remarks to the Open Forum; Washington, DC
--03/19/03  Iraq: Confronting the Threat to Regional Stability, U.S. Security, and Global Peace; Kenneth Pollack, Brookings Institution; Remarks to the Open Forum; Washington, DC
--02/20/03  E-Diplomacy: Using Technology to Advance Foreign Relations; John Petersen, President, Arlington Institute; Remarks to the Open Forum; Washington, DC

  
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