WASHINGTON FORUM 2016


 

The theme for this year's FDD Washington Forum was "National Security in the Next Administration: Can America Change Course?" Washington Forum brings together foreign-policy and national-security professionals, diplomats and members of Congress to provide insightful analysis and fresh perspectives on the most complex issues facing America:

Opening Remarks

  • Ambassador R. James Woolsey, Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies Leadership Council
  • Clifford D. May, President & Founder, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Erdogan's Turkey: A Downward Spiral? 

  • Amb. Eric Edelman, former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Senior Advisor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Aykan Erdemir, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Moderator: John Hannah, Senior Counselor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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Conversation with the Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior

  • Qubad Talabani , Deputy Prime Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Karim Sinjari, Minister of the Interior, Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Moderator: Michael Gordon

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Jihadism: Can It Be Defeated? 

  • Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Gilles Kepel, Professor, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
  • Graeme Wood, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
  • Nancy Youssef, Senior National Security Correspondent, The Daily Beast
  • Moderator: Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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Presentation of the Jeane K. Kirkpatrick Statesmanship Award

  • Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Sen. Susan Collins, U.S. Senator (R-ME)

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Combatting Emerging National Security Threats

  • John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice
  • Moderator: Juan Zarate, Chairman and Senior Counselor, FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance

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Presentation of the George P. Shultz Award for Distinguished Service

  • Clifford May, President & Founder, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • General Ray Odierno, General (Ret.), United States Army
  • Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News Channel

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U.S.-Iran Sanctions Strategy Going Forward: Ensuring the Continued Success of the
Nuclear Deal and Addressing the Remaining Threats

 
  • Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies 
  • Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secrertary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Department of Treasury

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Presentation of the Alberto Nisman Award for Courage

  • Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Toby Dershowitz, Vice President for Government Relations and Strategy, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Judge Royce Lamberth, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia

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Anti-democratic Regimes: Confrontation or Coexistence?

  • Elliot Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Evelyn Farkas, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • Moderator: Indira Lakshmanan, Foreign Policy Correspondent

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FDD’s Washington Forum is made possible through a grant from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.