Events

Events

2014 Awards Dinner - The Power of Film

America Abroad Media will host its second annual Awards Dinner October 30, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., honoring outstanding leaders – Turki Aldakhil, Paul Greengrass, Impact Partners, and Reema Khanwhose work exemplifies the power of media to inform, educate and empower citizens about the critical social and public policy issues of our time.

To learn more about the event, click here.

Beyond the Broadcast

America Abroad Media (AAM) presents Beyond the Broadcast (BTB), a unique roundtable discussion series designed to engage policymakers, academics, journalists and experts in thoughtful discussion of critical international issues.

Timed to coincide with the release of America Abroad public radio documentaries, AAM hosts two types of BTBs: (1) on-the-record gatherings that are open to the public and provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation about the issues presented in each show; and (2) off-the-record events that aim to provide a more discrete forum for policymakers to engage in direct, candid dialogue with each other and with AAM journalists, yielding insights and discussion that might not take place in a public forum. AAM believes these interactions have the power to lead to more effective and accountable policy-making.

To learn more about the series and sign up for event invitations, email us.

Past BTB Events

"Immigration and the Global Talent Search"
Featured panelists: Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Neil Ruiz, Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution; and Stephan Raes, Economic Minister, Royal Netherlands Embassy. Moderated by Jonathan Ortmans, President, President, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and Senior Fellow, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Click here to learn more and watch a video of the event »

"The Rise of the Islamists"
Featured panelists: Dr. Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University; and Dr. Jocelyne Cesari, Minerva Chair, National Defense University, Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center, Director, Harvard Islam in the West Program. Moderated by Dr. Aaron Lobel, President, America Abroad Media. Watch a video of the event »

The Rise of the Islamists. This program is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

"Counterfeit Crackdown!"
Featured panelists: Chris Israel
, Former United States Coordinator 
for International Intellectual Property
, 2005-2008; Stan McCoy, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation; and Naboth van den Broek, Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, and and a member of the European Regulatory, International Trade, Investment and Market Access, and Public Policy and Strategy Practice Groups. The panel was moderated by Dr. Aaron Lobel, 
President, America Abroad Media.

Counterfeit Crackdown! is supported by the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

"European Dis-Union"
Featured panelists: Ambassador Richard Burt, Former US Ambassador to Germany, Managing Director, McLarty Associates; Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the US; Dr. Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the US.

"The Arab World's Demographic Dilemma"
Featured panelists: Christine Capacci Carneal, Education Development Officer, USAID Asia and Middle East Bureaus; Lina Khatib, Program Manager, Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University; Diane Singerman, Associate Professor, Department of Government, American University School of Public Affairs; and Marc Lynch, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University. The event was moderated by Deborah Amos, Host, America Abroad, Foreign Correspondent, NPR News.

The Arab World's Demographic Dilemma is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

"Africa’s Holy Healers"
Featured panelists: Michele Broemmelsiek, Chief of Party for AIDSRelief, Catholic Relief Services; Edward W. Scott, Jr., Founder and Chairman, Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty; and Quentin T. Wodon, Adviser and Program Manager, Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics, The World Bank. The moderator for this event was Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs; Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue; and Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Department of Government.

Special thanks to The Henry Luce Foundation for supporting this event.

"Iraq, the Next Act"
Featured panelists: Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, Former US Ambassador to Iraq and President and CEO of Khalilzad Associates; His Excellency Samir Sumaida’ie, Ambassador of Iraq to the United States; Michael H. Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Brigadier General Mark T. Kimmitt, USA (Ret.) and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs.

"The First Freedom: Promoting International Religious Liberty"
Featured panelists: Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Dr. Allen Hertzke, Presidential Professor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma and Contributing Editor, The Review of Faith and International Affairs; Ambassador John V. Hanford III, Former US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

"Yemen in Focus, The Perils of a Fragile State"
Featured panelists: Ambassador Thomas C. Krajeski, Senior Vice President, National Defense University and Former US Ambassador to Yemen; Jeremy M. Sharp, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, Congressional Research Service; Juan C. Zarate, Senior Advisor, Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism.

"Arrested Development: Revitalizing Foreign Assistance"
Hosted by Ambassador Marc Grossman, the discussion addressed the challenges of modernizing US foreign aid. Featured panelists: Andrew Natsios, Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service and Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute; Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; Carol Lancaster, Professor of Politics and Interim Dean, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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