Annual Event and Speaker Schedule

**All events held at the Denver Country Club unless otherwise noted!**
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2012-2013 Upcoming Events

Date Event Topic & Speaker

September 5th, 2012

 

"Airports of the Future:  Stressing the Intersection of Art and Utility."

Curtis Fentress, Architect
Principle-in-Charge, Fentress Architects

Introduction:  Dr. Curtis Cook, Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Denver Council on Foreign Relations and Professor Emeritus, Colorado College

October 18th, 2012

 

“Mongolia:  Challenges and Promise between two Superpowers.”

Dr. Frances T. Pilch
Professor of Political Science, U.S. Air Force Academy

Introduction: Mr. Curtis Cook, Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Denver Council on Foreign Relations and Professor Emeritus, Colorado College

November 28th, 2012

 

"Post-Election U.S. Foreign Policy."

Floyd Ciruli,
Political Polster

Introduction:  Mr. William Bass, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Denver Council on Foreign Relations

January 8th, 2013

9:00am - 4:30pm

The Global Colorado Initiative Presents:

"Terrorism and Homeland Security: What We Now Know - A Policy Conversation."

Location: Hampton Inn Cherry Creek (Kentucky and Colorado Ave)
Registration via: Lewis.Griffith@du.edu or 303-871-4960
Entry Fee: $10 payable by cash or check on the day of

More information: Jan 8 - Global Colorado flyer.pdf

January 9th, 2013

 

"The Bomb and National Security."

Dr. Victor Asal, Director of Policy Research
Rockefeller School, University of Albany

Introduction:  Dr. Lewis Griffith, Board of Directors, Denver Council on Foreign Relations and Instuctor, JKSIS, University of Denver

February 6th, 2013

"The Politics of Energy."

Mr. David Eves, President & CEO
Xcel Energy

Introduction:  Mr. Briston Jones, Board of Directors, Denver Council on Foreign Relations

March 12th, 2013

 

"Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America."

Ms. Helen Thorpe,
Journalist/Author

Introduction: Mr. William Bass, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Denver Council on Foreign Relations

April 16th, 2013

 

"The Transatlantic Relationship: Truths and Fictions Past, Present, and Future."

Dr. Edwina Campbell
Full Professor of International Security,Air Command and Staff College
Research Fellow, Air Force Research Institute

Introduction:  Dr. Lewis Griffith, Board of Directors, Denver Council on Foreign Relations and Instuctor, JKSIS, University of Denver

May 8th, 2013

"The Arab Spring, US Foreign Policy and the Question of Democracy in the Middle East."

Dr. Nader Hashemi, Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Middle East Studies, JKSIS, University of Denver

Introduction: TBA


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Past Events

2011-2012:

Date Event Topic & Speaker
September 8, 2011

"The U.S. Public and the Making of Foreign Policy."

Philip French,
Executive Director American Committees on Foreign Relations

September 20th, 2011

"National Debt Study and Implications for the Future of the U.S. Dollar."

Report & Presentation - National Debt.pdf

Gary Stewart, Melange International, LLC

October 18th, 2011

"The Canadian Century: Moving Out of America's Shadow."

Brian Lee Crowley,
Managing Director, The Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Canada

November 10th, 2011

Topic: "IDE's unique market-based approach to, and the present and future role of NGOs in, international development."

Andrew Romanoff,
Senior Advisor, International Development Enterprises, and former member of the Colorado House of Representatives

 

December 13th, 2011

"Chinese Energy Policy: What does it tell us about Beijing and its plans for the future?"

R Dobie Langenkamp,
Consultant, U.S. Department of Energy

January 17th, 2012

"Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al-Qaeda."

Eric Schmitt & Thomas Shanker (Authors)
Schmitt, New York Times Correspondent for Terrorism and National Security
Shanker, New Youk Times correspondent for the Pentagon and National Security

Buy the Book!

February 15th, 2012

"Gaming and the U.N. System, for Tyranny, Terror, and Profit."

Ms. Claudia Rosett,
Journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Former Member, The Wall Street Journal editorial board

March 20th, 2012

"Can the Euro Survive?"

Dr. Wilfried Prewo,
Chief Executive, Hannover Chamber of Industry and Commerce

May 1st, 2012

"Cyberspace, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance."

Lt Gen (ret) Dave Deptula
CEO & Managing Director Mav6, LLC

Background on General Deptula

May 18th, 2012

9am-4:15pm

*Download the full Agenda:
PanelAgenda.pdf

The Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR) and the University of Denver’s Institute on Globalization & Security (IGLOS) present:

Global Colorado:  Panel Discussions on Colorado Homeland Security and Sustained Economic Development

Agenda:

9:00: Homeland Security Workshop

11:00: Welcome, overview of the day's events
-Briston Jones

11:15: Committee discussion/consensus format overview, meeting outputs
-Paul Viotti

11:30: Lunch, DCFR background, Global Colorado origins
-Bill Bass, Joe Szyliowicz, Mason Smith

Noon: Keynote Remarks:
-The Honorable Gary Hart & The Honorable Tom Tancredo

1:00: Presentation of Policy Objectives: Colorado Homeland Security

1:15: Panel Discussion: Colorado Homeland Security
-Paul Viotti, professor, Korbel School of International Studiesat the University of Denver - Moderator
-Panelists:

1) The Honorable Gary Hart, U.S. Senate (ret)- Colorado
2) Kevin Klein, Director - Colorado Division of Homeland Security
3) Colonel Thomas Drohan, Chair - Department of Military and Strategic Studies, USAFA
4) Lt. Kenneth Chavez, Denver Police Department and Office of Emergency Management

2:30: Break

2:45: Presentation of Policy Objectives: Sustained Economic Growth in Colorado

3:00: Panel Discussion: Sustained Economic Growth in Colorado
-Tim Sheesley, Chief Economist, Xcel Energy - Moderator
-Panelists:

1) The Honorable Tom Tancredo, U.S. House of Representatives (ret) - 6th U.S. Congressional District (Colorado)
2) The Honorable Gary Hart, U.S. Senate (ret) - Colorado
3) Patty Silverstein
4) Jason Schrock - Economic Advisor to the Governor of Colorado

4:15: Adjorn - Briston Jones

   

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2010-2011:

Date Event Topic & Speaker
September 22nd, 2010

"Presidential Politics and Foreign Policy: Change of Continuity?"

Dr. Arthur I. Cyr, Carthage College

October 7th, 2010

"Drug War and Its Impact on Mexico's Neighbors."

Dr. Richard Millet, Senior Advisor for Latin America, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis

November 3rd, 2010

"Engaging the 'Axis of Evil.'"

Ambassador Christopher Hill
Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

December 2nd, 2010

"An Insider's History of the Cold War."

The Honorable Thomas C. Reed, Former Secretary of the Air Force

January 13th, 2011

"The United States and Global Food Security in the 21st Century: Opportunities for Sustainable Agricultural Growth."

Dr. Richard Gilmore,
Special External Adviser to the U.S. Government,
Private Sector, Global Food Security and CEO of the GIC Group

February 8th, 2011

"The Global Peak Oil Study."

Gary Stewart, Melange International, LLC

Presentation: World Oil Production.pdf

March 24th, 2011

"Leading Through Civilian Power."

Ambassador Robert Loftis
Background on his Topic
Biography

March 30th, 2011

"Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid & Beyond the American Dream."

Williams Powers, Author; Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

More information or to purchase his book: Amazon

April 19th, 2011

Quo Vadis Afghanistan? -- Charting the Future

(A Select Panel)

May 3rd, 2011

 

"Gaming the UN System, for Tyranny, Terror, and Profit."

Claudia Rosett

--> to be rescheduled

May 13th, 2011

Global Colorado Initiative: Kick-off Workshop

www.globalcolorado.org

Denver Country Club

8:30-9:00: Café et Crossants
9:00-9:30: Plenary Session
9:30-11:30: Morning Working-Group Sessions
11:30-12:30: Participants' Working Luncheon: plenary session
12:30-2:30: Afternoon Working-Group Sessions
2:30-3:00: Plenary Session: Recessing to a Year of Work on Global Colorado


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2009-2010:

Date Event
October 14th, 2009

“The Failure of US Public Diplomacy and the Closing of the Muslim Mind".

Robert (Bob) Reilly, Senior Fellow
American Foreign Policy Council; Adjunct Professor, National Defense University; Former Director, Voice of America

November 9th, 2009

"Global Emerging Markets and the Formation of the New Global
Order."

Dr. Vladimir Kvint, President
International Academy of Emerging
Markets and Member, Bretton Woods Committee

December 8th, 2009

“Where Is Russia Going, Anyway? And What Are the Prospects That It Will Arrive?”

E. Wayne Merry, Senior Associate
American Foreign Policy Council

January 14th, 2010

"How We’ve Misunderstood the Terrorist Threat." [Proposed]

Adam Garfinkle, Editor"The American Interest"

February 25th, 2010

"Iran and America: Prospects for Engagement."

Nathan Gonzalez, Fellow
Truman National Security Project

March 23rd, 2010

"In Fact we Do Have a Counter-Terrorism Strategy – And Experts Say It’s Producing Results"

Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director
National Security Network Former Special Assistant, and Speech Writer for President Clinton and Secretary Albright

April 15th, 2010

"Managing US -Latin American Relations: the Honduran Coup Crisis"

Ambassador Cresencios Arcos
Former Assistant Secretary and Director for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

May 2010 - proposed

"Out of Poverty"

Dr Paul Polak, Founder
International Development Enterprises (IDE)


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For a listing of 2008 DCFR schedule, click here.
For a listing of events from the 2006-2007 DCFR schedule, click here.

Next Event:

April 16th, 2013:

 

"The Transatlantic Relationship: Truths and Fictions Past, Present, and Future."

 

Dr. Edwina Campbell
Full Professor of International Security,Air Command and Staff College
Research Fellow, Air Force Research Institute

 

Dr. Herbert Kaplan Awarded a Medal by the American College of Rheumatology

Dr Kaplan award

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Global Colorado Initiative

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"Mr. Y:" The 21st Century's "Mr. X?"

A National Strategic Narrative

By: Mr. Y - read the pdf

 

 

ACFR 17th Annual Conference:

"America in the World: Leading or Drifting?”

 

April 26-27, 2012 - Washington, DC

Info: ACFR.org

 

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