Obama's International legacy : Now or Never ? Annual Conference of the United States Program
9:00-10:45 FOREIGN POLICY: FROM BAD TO WORSE
What should the United States do to lead in a World gone mad? Can the present administration still achieve significant goals?
Fawaz GERGES, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE)
U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East turmoil
Jeffrey MANKOFF, Fellow and Deputy Director, Russia & Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
U.S. foreign policy and the Ukrainian turmoil
Frédérick DOUZET, Professor at the Institut Français de Géopolitique (Université Paris 8) How does cyberpower contribute to U.S. power?
Moderator: Jim BITTERMANN, Senior European Correspondent, CNN
11:15-13:00 THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Will the next generation trade agreements such as TTIP and TPP contribute to America’s enduring role as the World’s major exporter and importer ?
Elvire FABRY, Senior Research Fellow, Notre Europe
Europe discusses the TTIP project
Françoise NICOLAS, Head of the Asia program, Ifri
Asian & Pacific countries discuss the TPP project
Ambassador (ret.) Shaun DONNELLY, Vice President, Investment and Financial Services, Council for International Business (USCIB)
The future of U.S. trade: perspectives from Washington
Moderator: Anne-Lorraine BUJON, Editorial Director, Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice (IHEJ)
15:00-17:00 AFTER THE MIDTERMS, THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE BEGINS
How should the results of the November elections be understood? What leverage does President Obama retain for the last two years of his Presidency? Who are the most obvious candidates and the main issues in the upcoming 2016 election?
Charlie COOK, Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report
Analyszing the November vote
E.J. DIONNE, Columnist, The Washington Post
Who are the candidates for 2016?
Moderator: Laurence NARDON, Head of the U.S. Program, Ifri
LES INSCRIPTIONS SE FONT PAR PANEL, AUPRES DE LEO TESTE (USA@IFRI.ORG)
Discussions will be held in English or French with a translation from French to English only