18 NOVEMBER 2021
Thursday

U.S.-China Ties: The Geopolitical Test of the 21st Century

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Mayflower Hotel

Council Networking Hour

Creating a Humane and Effective Immigration System

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Theresa Cardinal Brown

Managing Director, Immigration &
Cross-Border Policy

Bipartisan Policy Center

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Alex Nowrasteh

Director of Immigration Studies

Cato Institute

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Dara Lind, Moderator

Reporter

ProPublica

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Kerri Talbot

Deputy Director

The Immigration Hub

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

U.S.-China Ties: The Geopolitical Test of the 21st Century

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Elbridge Colby

Co-Founder & Principal

The Marathon Initiative

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Elizabeth Economy

Senior Fellow

Hoover Institution, Stanford

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Carla Freeman, Moderator

Senior Expert, China

U.S. Institute of Peace

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Thomas Wright

Director

Center on the U.S. & Europe

The Brookings Institution

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Various locations

Ambassador Luncheon Briefings

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Embassy of Botswana

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European Union 

Delegation to the United States

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Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines

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Embassy of Uzbekistan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Global Women's Lecture Series

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Zarifa Ghafari

Human Rights Activist

Afghanistan Mayor

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Amb. (Ret.) Kelley Currie

Member, Board of Directors

National Endowment for Democracy

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Dr. Nina Ansary, Moderator

Director

Global Women's Lecture Series

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Featuring GirlUp, a United Nations Foundation initiative founded as a movement to advance girls' skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mayflower Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Glasgow & Beyond: Rising to the Climate Challenge

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Alice Hill

David M. Rubenstein Senior

Fellow for Energy & the Environment

Council on Foreign Relations

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Kate Gordon

Senior Advisor to Secretary Jennifer Granholm

U.S. Department of Energy

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Vicki Arroyo, Moderator

Assoc. Administrator for Policy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

DACOR Bacon House

Bus transportation optional, limited seats

35th Anniversary Reception

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DACOR Bacon House

DACOR is an organization of foreign affairs professionals whose careers are defined by international impact. Their members' work takes place in the DACOR Bacon House, one of the Capital's most long-standing havens for discussion about the challenges and opportunities our nation faces and the policies our government pursues in the national interest.