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Washington, DC 20005

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Thursday, Nov. 7

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

South Carolina Room

Mayflower Hotel

Global Ties U.S. Membership Meeting

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

Morning Panel

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Tomas Baert

Head of the Trade & Agricultural Section

European Union Delegation to the U.S.

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

The SHE Economy

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Sarah Chen

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

The Corporation and the Future of Capitalism

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Ambassador Kristen Silverberg 

Executive Vice President

Business Roundtable

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Anna Tunkel (Moderator)

SVP, Head of Global Strategic 

Initiatives & Partnerships

APCO Worldwide

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Judith Samuelson

Vice President, Executive Director, Business and Society Program

The Aspen Institute

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Great Decisions Luncheon: China's Grand Strategy

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The Honorable Chuck Hagel

24th U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013-2015)

Former U.S. Senator (R-NE, 1997-2009)

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Sarwar Kashmeri

Fellow, Foreign Policy Association

Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Applied Research Fellow, Peace and War Center, Norwich University

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

Climate Change and Food Insecurity

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Phil Karsting

Interim President and CEO

World Food Program USA

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Melissa D. Ho

Senior Vice President

Freshwater and Food

World Wildlife Fund - U.S.

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Kimberly Flowers

Director

Humanitarian Agenda and

Global Food Security Project

CSIS

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Susan G. Schram (Moderator) 

Senior Partner

SP Consulting

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

The Economics of Disinformation

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Amanda Bennett

Director

Voice of America

Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner

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Richard Stengel

Author of Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It. (Oct. 2019)

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (2013-2016), Former TIME Editor

Karen Kornbluh (Moderator)

Senior Fellow and Director

Digital Innovation and

Democracy Initiative

The German Marshall Fund

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.

Special Reception: 40 Years of China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations