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Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

President Obama inherited a global economic slowdown, large and growing deficits, a mushrooming national debt,and a weak dollar. This unprecedented confluence of circumstances continues to significantly alter international relations as economic forces generate instability within countries, trigger multiple forms of protectionism, and constrain U.S. power and influence. Richard Haass looks at how political developments—for example, a crisis involving Iran or Pakistan or Russia—could make difficult situations far worse. He assesses existing policies and international institutions and what the US and others need to do to increase the odds of a sustained global recovery.

Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

The principal characteristic of international relations in the 21st century is turning out to be nonpolarity. This is a world dominated not by one or two or even several states but by dozens of actors possessing and exercising various kinds of power. While the United States remains the single most powerful entity, many other states and non-state actors – ranging from China and India to foundations, media organizations, and terrorist groups – are on the rise. Drawing on his groundbreaking article in Foreign Affairs, “The Age of Nonpolarity,” Haass explains the origins and consequences of a nonpolar world and outlines what the United States must do, both at home and on the international stage, to lead efforts to tackle the global challenges that are this era’s greatest threat to peace and prosperity.

Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

International business leaders today face more complex risks and opportunities than ever before. They must navigate not only traditional business issues but also political ones, ranging from corporate social responsibility and climate change to political instability and backlashes against globalization. Haass, president of the country’s most influential foreign policy organization and author of numerous books, including an acclaimed book on management, analyzes the environment in which today’s business leaders operate, one that is increasingly transparent, demanding, and crowded with a wide array of players. He draws on his experience at the top levels of government and working with business to offer lessons on how business can both meet challenges and seize opportunities in a global world.

Richard Haass (Exclusively WSB)

The biggest threat to America's security and prosperity comes not from abroad but from within. In this provocative and thought-provoking presentation modeled after his book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order, Haass describes how the biggest threat to the United States comes from its burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools and an outdated immigration system. The result is a country less competitive and more vulnerable than it should be on the global stage. He proposes a new foreign policy of Restoration. At home, it would concentrate on restoring the economic foundations of American power. Overseas, it would stop trying to remake the Middle East with military force as was tried unsuccessfully in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead, it would emphasize maintaining the balance of power in Asia, promoting economic integration and energy self-sufficiency in North America, and narrowing the gap between global challenges and global arrangements. Adopting Restoration will ensure the United States has the resources it needs to lead the world, set an example other societies will want to emulate, reduce the country’s vulnerability to hostile forces and fickle markets, and discourage would-be adversaries from mounting aggression. It will require hard choices, but hard choices are called for. At stake is nothing less than America’s future and the character of the coming era of history.

Chuck Hagel (Exclusively WSB)

In this moderated discussion, Chuck Hagel addresses a wide variety of domestic and global issues providing an in-depth, 360-degree look at the world today, bringing the audience into the conversation.  Topic areas include:

  • The Future of America
  • Defense Strategies and the 21st Century Military
  • Global Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Global Markets and the Role of Developing Countries and Emerging Markets
  • U.S. Fiscal Policy
  • National Security
  • Leadership in Uncertain Times
  • The Fate of Democracy Without Bipartisan Consensus

In addition to keynoting, Quentin Hardy often serves as discussion leader, moderator and/or emcee for senior executive events. He has covered topics as far-ranging as corporate reform; the global economy; catastrophe preparedness and lessons from Hurricane Katrina; innovation and the impact of social media. Versatile and skilled, Hardy has interviewed rising entrepreneurs, top CEOs and political leaders alike. He possesses the rare ability to ask the right questions and turn high-level ideas into critical information audiences can readily use.

Over the last two decades, dynamic, integrated supply chains have developed across North America tightly linking the three major economies in ways that are mutually beneficial. America’s original NAFTA negotiator explains how our collaboration has made the region the most competitive in the world. We don’t simply sell to each other, we make things together. Forty percent of what the United States imports from Mexico consists of U.S. content, and 25 percent of imports from Canada contain U.S. content. It is in our national interest to build on the vibrant commercial connections that have developed over the past two decades – and an updated NAFTA is critical to that effort. The former U.S. Trade Representative shares the winning recipe on how to move ahead with the issues that will make a positive difference for businesses, large and small, make workers more secure, and build on a vital North American partnership.

A strong U.S.-China relationship is essential to domestic and global prosperity and security. Yet, mutual mistrust between the two nations threatens to undermine cooperation between the world’s two largest economies. Both countries face considerable economic and political uncertainties. China’s reform efforts have slowed, while the role of the state has increased in recent years. Against this challenging backdrop, one of the leading public voices on U.S.-China commercial relations and doing business in China offers her insights on how to work collaboratively and get results in the world’s largest market.

America’s political rhetoric is increasingly heated and hostile to trade, but turning inward would be catastrophic to U.S. interests.  Trade has been an engine of growth for the United States that has strengthened the economies of our partners and allies, lifted billions out of poverty, and brought the world closer together on a range of important policy issues. While educating the public about the economic, development and security benefits of trade is critical, our leaders must also launch programs to create jobs for those whom trade has not necessarily brought prosperity, especially those in industries with rapidly changing technology.  Responding effectively to the deep and understandable anxiety over a rapidly-changing workplace is essential to building and sustaining the popular support to keep markets and borders open. As a former USTR and negotiator of landmark trade agreements like NAFTA, Hills offers a unique vantage point on one of the most controversial issues of our time.

International business executives’ inboxes present more overseas risks and opportunities than ever before. Traditional global challenges to doing business have expanded beyond tariff and other border restrictions to an array of non-tariff and regulatory barriers to success. Added to these more conventional issues that international businesses must navigate are the ever-changing policies of foreign governments, fluid populist movements, rapid technological advances, and a greater awareness of the importance of sustainable development. No one is better positioned than Hills – a former USTR, two-time cabinet officer, respected founder of a national law firm and global advisory consultancy, and member of numerous Fortune 500 boards –  to offer insights at the intersection of business and world politics.

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