Politics Beyond the Water's Edge - Dealing with Allies, Adversaries, and Others in the Decades Ahead
We are pleased to welcome Ambassador Roger Noriega to the SALON on February 12th.
The topic for the evening continues our focus on challenges to American diplomacy in the 21st century: “Politics beyond the Waters’ Edge – Dealing with Allies, Adversaries, and Others in the Decades Ahead.”
Given that a bipartisan consensus guided U.S. diplomacy through the decades after World War II, we are confronted today with a fraying consensus on shared values and interests. So the questions we ask are:
Does such a consensus, at home and abroad, still prevail? Should we renew and continue to pursue such a consensus in formulating foreign policy and conducting foreign relations?
Will such a consensus-based diplomacy ensure that American values and interests remain a key factor in the global order?
What are the top two or three strategic-level issues that the United States needs to address in the mid-to-long term?
Ambassador Noriega is well known to DACOR members having served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs as well as Ambassador to the OAS. As Assistant Secretary, Noriega managed a 3,000-person team of professionals in Washington and 50 diplomatic posts to design and implement political and economic strategies in Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He was a leader in an inter-agency team that actively expanded trade and investment opportunities to spur economic growth and to create opportunities for US companies and consumers. He also helped design and execute an annual plan for the effective use of $1.7 billion in U.S. economic assistance in two-dozen countries.
Ambassador Noriega has received numerous awards for public service for the promotion of human rights and democracy in the Americas, and is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the founder of his own firm, Visión Américas LLC.
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern
DACOR Bacon House 1801 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 UNITED STATES