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Jan. 8: Panel discussion on ‘National Security Challenges in a New Administration’

December 22, 2015

The new U.S. president will face a world of challenges when she or he assumes office on January 20, 2017. From ISIS and Al Qaeda to an aggressive Russia to a patiently rising China to refugees and economic tensions, the United States faces what may be unprecedented security challenges from traditional and non-traditional sources.

On Jan. 8, from 8-9:30 a.m., join the World Affairs Council, the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for a conversation assessing the national security challenges for the new administration. The event takes place at K&L Gates LLP in downtown Seattle (925 4th Avenue Floor 29 – Fourth & Madison Building, Seattle, WA 98104.)

Tickets are $5 for students; $15 for WAC members/UW faculty and staff; and $25 for nonmembers.

Register online.

Welcome and Introductions:

Dr. Reşat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub Chair and Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Vice President, APSIA
Dr. Jim Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service, American University; President, APSIA


Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Dean, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University; former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon
Dr. Susan Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Enrico Letta, Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po; former Prime Minister of Italy
Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration


Jacqueline Miller, President and CEO, World Affairs Council

This event is part of the 2015-16 Community Programs Election 2016: Foreign Policy in Focus Series.

Sponsors: World Affairs Council,  Jackson School of International Studies, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).