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2008 National Conference

US or US and Them: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Next Presidency
February 6 - 9, 2008
JW Marriott Hotel, Washington DC

With the elections looming in November, 2008, this conference focused on identifying and discussing the most pressing foreign policy issues confronting the next American president.

The conference offered participants an historical, political, economic and cultural context on the most salient international issues confronting America today; with an opportunity for dynamic debate and conversation with some of the nation's foremost experts on how to deal with those challenges.

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Business Roundtable
Diplomacy and the Future
Keynote James Wolfensohn
National and International Public Opinion

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Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York


The Claremont Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 


Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Eden Hall Foundation


Foreign Policy Association

The Gambrinus Company

Global Ties U.S.

Goldman Sachs


The Holmes Organisation

Johnson + Sterling

Mr. Michael Phillip


Orbital ATK

Rational Middle Energy Series


Rosetta Stone


Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center  

Thomson Reuters

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

Turkish Cultural Foundation