Youth Town Hall Event
The Jackson Foundation and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will convene a Youth Town Hall event with millennial-aged adults ahead of the general election. The program will take place in the Institute’s full-scale reproduction of the U.S. Senate Chamber in Boston. A networking reception will follow the event.
During the program, a moderator will lead a discussion among the participants about the vision they have for their communities and the country, priorities they believe candidates should have, and their level of civic engagement. The program will alternate between polling on tablets and live, unfiltered conversation. The Institute will live-stream the session.
Monday, May 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Kennedy Institute in Boston, MA
Click here to connect to the Live Stream of the Event.
Responding to Putin's Russia
On May 6, join the Jackson Foundation and the World Affairs Council for a discussion with Dr. Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia and current Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, on what Russia wants and what policy options the United States has to employ.
Friday, May 6th, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 3rd Ave - Floor 22 - Seattle, WA 98101
Monday, Feb. 22, 2016
7:00 p.m. Public lecture, Kane Hall 120 University of Washington
Sky will speak about her latest book: The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq, which The New York Times has named as one of 100 Notable Books of 2015, and The Guardian called "...a detailed and darkly humorous account that tries to understand everyone involved, Iraqis and Americans, on their own terms ... an indispensible tool for understanding the background to this failure [in Iraq]."
Long-time journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who authored a bestselling book on Iraq, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone, will then engage Sky and the audience in conversation about the U.S. and the Middle East.
Following the lecture, a light reception will be held in Walker Ames, Kane Hall.
This event is free and open to the public.
U.S. Interests in Central Asia: A Conversation with Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia
Please join the Foundation and the World Affairs Council of Seattle for a discussion on U.S. interests and challenges in Central Asia, and the larger implications for relations with China and Russia. This is a timely opportunity to hear from Daniel Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State about the region.
Monday, February 29th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stoel Rives LLP
600 University Street, Floor 36, One Union Square, Seattle, WA 98101U.S. engagement with the five states of Central Asia has taken on increased importance as relations with Russia worsen. Domestic developments within these post-Soviet states vex U.S. policymakers as democracy, human rights, and civil society are weak. China's engagement in Central Asia also highlights the importance of these states to U.S. security and economic interests in the region.
Upcoming Event - Thundering Change Across the Middle East
Join the Foundation and the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies, and the Middle East Center for an exclusive evening with award-winning author, journalist, and commentator Robin Wright.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Wright’s lecture will explore and explain the rapidly changing scene in the Middle East — and the challenges for the United States.
This event is free and open to the public.
Robin Wright writes for The New Yorker and is a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center. A former correspondent for The Washington Post, she has reported from 145 countries on six continents. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Wright has also been a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, Dartmouth, and the University of California. Wright received the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, National Magazine Award for reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, and Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative" for coverage of African wars. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected her as the journalist of the year for “distinguished reporting of international affairs.”
Robin Wright is the author of numerous books and articles on the Middle East including Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East and Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World.
Insights from a National Dialogue on Climate Change, Energy, and Security
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reception to follow
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Climate change is a complex, multi-decade challenge with implications for U.S. national security as well as transatlantic and global security. Yet comprehensive climate and energy security policy remains a political “third rail” in the United States.
In 2014 and 2015, members of the CNA Military Advisory Board (MAB) traveled throughout the United States to engage state and local governments, business leaders, and industry on the threats that climate change poses to U.S. national security, and to learn what local actors are doing in their communities to address energy and climate challenges. Join us in a discussion of the lessons learned from this Climate Security Dialogue, and presentations on the latest MAB research on emerging threats to homeland and national security and the resulting impact on our military’s readiness and potential missions. Joining two highly regarded U.S. generals will be EU Ambassador to the United States David O’Sullivan to put U.S. leadership in perspective before the pivotal UN climate summit this December.
This event is co-sponsored by CNA, the EU Delegation to the United States, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and the Energy Foundation.
For related readings, please visit: https://www.cna.org/mab/
David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S.
John Hempelmann, President, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Cheryl Rosenblum, Executive Director, CNA Military Advisory Board
National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change
Gen Ron Keys, USAF (Ret.), Former U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command; Chairman, CNA Military Advisory Board
Lt Gen Richard Zilmer, USMC (Ret.), Former Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and Former Commanding General of Multi-National Force – West in Al Anbar Province, Iraq; CNA Military Advisory Board Member
Moderated by Morry Cater, Cater Comunications
Lessons Learned from Climate Security Dialogue: The State Perspective
Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy Initiatives, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Andrew Holland, Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, American Security Project (Invited)
Mark Pischea, Partner, The Sterling Corporation
Sarah Vogler, Senior Research Specialist, CNA
Moderated by Craig Gannett
U.S. and the Rise of Asia - A Program in Celebration of the Career of Kenneth B. Pyle
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 225)
University of Washington, Seattle
Keynote: T.J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science, University of California Berkeley
- Anand Yang, College of Arts & Sciences Term Professor of International Studies and History. Chair, Department of History
- David Bachman, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies
- Marie Anchordoguy, Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
- Daniel Bessner, Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
- Saadia Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies
- Kenneth B. Pyle, Professor Emeritus, Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History
Dr. Pyle served as director of the Jackson School from 1978 to 1988. It was under his leadership that the School acquired its current structure, name, and stature, making it one of the leading institutions of its kind. Dr. Pyle is also the cofounder of the National Bureau of Asian Research, a nonpartisan think tank with offices in Seattle and Washington, D.C.
About T.J. Pempel:
Professor Pempel was the Boeing Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies from 1997 to 2001. Professor Pempel's research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, contemporary Japan, and Asian regional ties. In 2015, he coedited Two Crises, Different Outcomes, published by Cornell University Press. His other works include Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region and Regime Shift: Comparative Dynamics of the Japanese Political Economy. He is coeditor ofSecurity Cooperation in Northeast Asia and editor of The Economic-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia.
Russian Sanctions and the Future of the U.S. - EU - Russian Relationship
Join the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle for lunch and a panel discussion on the current state of sanctions and implications for U.S. - EU - Russian political and economic relations.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
11:30 am Registration and Luncheon
12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Program
Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce
1301 Fifth Ave. Ste. 1500, downtown Seattle
$10 for Students / $20 Members / $30 Non-Members
William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
David James Riley, 1st Secretary, Foreign and Security Policy, British Embassy to the United States
Nelson Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Moderator: Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the U.S. and EU have tightened sanctions several times. The political and economic impact of the combined sanctions on Russia have been tremendous, dwarfing any pain to European farmers or even U.S. business interests. Tensions in U.S.- Russian relations are as high as they have been since the end of the USSR - and even since the Stalin era. Formerly warm relations between the European Union countries and Russia have chilled considerably. For example, Germany's Angela Merkel has maintained a tough line with President Putin particularly since the downing in July 2014 of the civilian jet over Ukraine.
Sanctions have already hurt Russia's economy, dampened travel and spending abroad by Russians, caused food prices to soar and the ruble to swoon. Combined with the dramatic dip in global oil prices, sanctions have been effective - and have fostered unusual unity between U.S. and European allies. Yet in the face of economic and political pushback, Putin continues to fuel the conflict in Ukraine.
On Leadership: Second-Term Presidents
Opening remarks by:
Panel discussion with:
Sandy Berger, National Security Advisor, 1997-2001
Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA TODAY
Kenneth Duberstein, White House Chief of Staff, 1988-1989
John Fortier, Director, BPC's Democracy Project
Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development
Ruth Greenspan Bell, Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center
Alice Thomas, Senior Advisor on Human Rights, Refugees International
Karin Fischer, Senior Reporter, Chronicle for Higher Education
Ted Adams, Program Specialist, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Peace Corps
James Schear, Public Policy Scholar, Africa Program, Wilson Center
Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
Assessing U.S. Sanctions: Impact, Effectiveness, Consequences
Given the importance and likely duration of the conflict in Ukraine, this is an important moment to examine the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of U.S. and U.S.-led sanctions as a policy tool. This conference focused not just on Russia, but also on past and current examples of sanctions elsewhere worldwide.
Links to videos of each of the panel discussions are available below:
Panel 1: Do U.S. Sanctions Work: A Historical Look at Sanctions
Moderator: Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Daniel Drezner, Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
George Lopez, Vice President, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, United States Institute of Peace
Ted Henken, Associate Professor, Baruch College, CUNY
Panel 2: The Birth of Smart Sanctions: Iran and Russia
Moderator: William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security
Randy Bregman, Partner, Dentons
Richard Wood, Counsellor, Foreign & Security Policy, British Embassy
Lunch and Keynote Address
Introduction by John Hempelmann, President of the Board of Governors, Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Ambassador Daniel Fried, Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, U.S. Department of State
Panel 3: Sanctions and Statecraft in the 21st Century
Moderator: Hon. Mark Gitenstein, Partner, Mayer Brown; Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
Richard Perle, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Juan Zarate, Senior Advisor, Transnational Threats Project and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS; Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
Meg Lundsager, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center; Former U.S. Executive Director, International Monetary Fund Executive Board.
Jackson/Van Ness Lecture
Lt. General Stephen R. Lanza, Commanding General, I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is a leader whose command stretches from Washington State military bases to Hawaii, Alaska, and Japan, gave an inspirational and motivating address at the recent Henry M. Jackson / William Van Ness Lecture on Leadership. He spoke on "Building Agile and Adaptive Leaders for a Complex Environment" to a packed audience at Kane Hall, University of Washington. To hear an audio recording of his presentation, please click here. To see his slide presentation, please click here. To view a transcript of the lecture, please click here.
In 2010, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation inaugurated a lecture series to honor and link two men, William Van Ness, Jr., and Senator Jackson, whose careers were interwoven over many decades of public service. Both men exemplified the good judgement, integrity, and character inherent in true leadership.
China's Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance
The Foundation along with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) held a Washington D.C. launch for NBR’s 2014 Energy Security Report, "China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance."
This half-day event featured panel discussions with senior energy specialists including:
Chen Weidong (CNOOC Energy Economics Institute)
Erica Downs (Eurasia Group)
Craig Gannett (Henry M. Jackson Foundation)
Mikkal Herberg (NBR)
Li Zhidong (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
Meredith Miller (NBR)
Participants discussed major shifts underway in Beijing’s energy security strategies, and how China's energy needs will impact market, geopolitical, and environmental outlooks for the Asia-Pacific.Download a copy of NBR's Energy Security Report here.
Trade + Aid, Exploring Both the Harmony and the Discord
David Burroughs Vice Chairman, Cascade Designs
Lisa Cohen Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance
Eric Schinfeld President, Washington Council on International Trade
Date: November 20, 2014
Happy Hour (cash bar): 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Discussion: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Impact Hub Seattle
220 2nd Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98104
An Evening with Activist and Author, David Burstein
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation hosted an evening reception with political activist, David Burstein. As one of the bright new voices of the younger generation, David offered an overview of the Millennials and how to engage them more in civic life. He addressed how to increase the Millennials’ role in the political landscape and the importance of investing in this young generation as it grows into our nation’s leadership. As CEO of Run for America and author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World, David frequently speaks on the Millennials − the largest generation in U.S. history − and American political life. Founder of Generation 18, a nonpartisan voter engagement group, David also works with nonprofits and companies on how to understand and engage the Millennial Generation.
Monday, October 6, 2014
220 Second Ave South, Seattle WA 98104
This free event includes appetizers and beverages.
Books will be available for signing and purchase.
David, 25, serves as the CEO of Run for America, a disruptive postpartisan initiative to bring a new generation of talent into our political system and catalyze political leaders to start solving our biggest problems. He is the author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World, the first broad book written by a Millennial about the Millennial Generation. The book takes readers inside the largest generation in history to tell how and why they are changing business, technology, culture, and politics. Books will be available at the event for signing and purchase.
Previously David founded Generation18, a nonpartisan young-voter engagement organization. The organization grew out of the documentary film, 18 in '08, which David directed and produced about young voters in the 2008 election. From 2007-2008, Generation18 registered over 25,000 new voters, held over 1,000 events in 35 states, and produced a get-out-the-vote Public Service Announcement series with stars including Olivia Wilde and Maggie Gyllenhaal. For his work, David received a 2009 DoSomething Award and his story was featured on several million bags of Doritos. His 2012 follow-up film, Up to Us, focused on the optimism and resilience of the Millennial Generation in the face of the economic crisis.
National Security and Climate Change Public Briefing in Washington, D.C.
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, held a briefing on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
What do a White House senior advisor, scientists, military planners, business people and a member of Congress have in common? At a June 4 symposium in Seattle organized by the Jackson Foundation and PNNL, they agreed that the impact of climate change on national security will only increase with time. Thirty-six leaders from federal agencies, state and local government, research organizations, business, and academia participated in the symposium titled “The Intersection of National Security and Climate Change – What do Decision-makers Need to be Prepared?”
The briefing focused on the key recommendations and consensus points that emerged from the June discussion and highlighted the next steps for action. A Summary Report distributed at the event can be downloaded here.
- John Marburger, Climate Change Affairs Officer, Task Force Climate Change Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, will address the military’s perspective on the threats facing our nation from global warming.
- Alice Hill, White House Senior Advisor for Preparedness and Resilience, will provide a perspective on the President’s priorities around national security and climate policy.
- Dr. Ian Kraucunas, Deputy Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change division, will highlight climate trends and tools available to national and local decision-makers.
- Larry Phillips, Chair, King County Council will discuss the Pacific Northwest’s strategies to tackle the threat of climate change.
Jackson Foundation Vice President Craig Gannett, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Environmental practice group, moderated the discussion. Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of the Wilson Center’s Program opened the briefing and provided concluding remarks.
The Intersection of National Security and Climate Change - What Decision-makers Need to be Prepared
U.S. and Northwest leaders are facing increasingly interrelated national security and climate change challenges – challenges that will only increase in the coming decades. The symposium featured top scientists, military brass, university experts and public and private sector leaders. Participants outlined strategies for tackling the risks faced by our nation and our region.
This public briefing provided the key outcomes from the discussion and highlighted planned next steps for action.
Speakers at the briefing included:
- Larry Phillips, King County Council Chair and Jackson Foundation Board Member
- Jeff Arnold, Ph.D., Senior climate scientist, US Army Corp of Engineers
- Ian Kraucunas, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, PNNL
The Future Direction of International Affairs Education & Foreign Language Studies in the U.S.
Working Across the Aisle, with U.S. Reps Kilmer and Reichert
Watch a video of the program here.
Environmental Policy & Management Strategies for the 21st Century
- Ann Bostrom, Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy, Evans School
- Joseph H. Cook, Associate Professor, Evans School
- Roel Hammerschlag, MPA '07, Principal, Hammerschlag & Co. LLC
- Lily Hsueh, Ph.D. '12, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The discussion was moderated by the Foundation's Vice President, Craig Gannett, Partner and Co-Chair of Energy and Environmental Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine. Sandra O. Archibald, Dean and Professor, Evans School, offered the welcome.
Access the video of the full program here.
Public Interest Law in Russia
Access the audio file here.
On Leadership: Foreign Policy in Congress
Watch a video of the introductory remarks by Foundation President John Hempelmann.
See the main discussion.
View the question and answer session.