Center For US Global Engagement - New Post-9/11 Military Poll and McCain, Obama Surrogates Headline National Conference

Conference will feature release of new post-9/11 military officers poll and speeches from

Who& What: The Center for U.S. Global Engagement will kick off its day-long conference, Election’08: The Global Impact, with the release of a national poll ofpost-9/11 military officers’ attitudes toward major global challenges facing the next commander-in-chief and the importance military officers place on strengthening non-military tools.

Conference highlights will include:

  • Media briefing on poll results with pollsters Geoff Garin (Peter D. Hart Research Associates) and Bill McInturff (Public Opinion Strategies) and Lt. Gen. Gregory S. Newbold, USMC (Ret.), who served as Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2000-2002)
  • Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) speaking on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain
  • Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) speaking on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama
  • In his first post-campaign foreign policy speech, former Sen. John Edwards will deliver a keynote address entitled, “Smart Power: America and Global Poverty”
  • Several key speakers and high-level panel discussions throughout the day.
  • A full conference schedule is detailed below.

When: Press Briefing, 9:00am – 10:00am

Conference, 10:00am – 4:30pm(Lunch will be served)

Where:Mayflower Hotel, Senate Room (for Poll Briefing) & Grand Ballroom (forConference)

1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW,Washington, DC

Note:

About the Center for U.S. Global Engagement

The Center for U.S. Global Engagement (www.usglobalengagement.org),the educational arm of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, unites business,civic, military, faith-based, and political leaders around the country to broaden understanding of America’s interests in building a better, safer world.

Election ’08: The Global Impact

Washington Conference Agenda

July 15, 2008

All meetings will take place at the Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington,DC

9:00a.m. Media Briefing &Press Conference – Post-9/11 Military Attitudes Poll Release

LizSchrayer

ExecutiveDirector, Center for U.S. Global Engagement

GeoffGarin

President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates

Bill McInturff

Lt.Gen. Gregory S. Newbold, USMC (Ret.)

Director of Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2000-2002)

10:00a.m. Modernizing Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century

Ballroom

Welcome: Tony Barclay

President, Center for U.S. Global Engagement

ChiefExecutive Officer, DAI

Featured Speaker: Hon. Henrietta H. Fore

Directorof Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator,

U.S. Department of State

Remarks: Liz Schrayer

Executive Director, Center for U.S. Global Engagement

10:45a.m. National Security and Election 2008: The Military Voice

Grand Ballroom

Presiding: David Stafford

Global Trust Member, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign

Vice President, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Poll Release: Geoff Garin

President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates

Bill McInturff

Panelists: Admiral Charles Abbot, USN (Ret.)

Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command (1998-2000)

Hon. Admiral James M. Loy

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005)

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (1998-2002)

Hon. Robert “Bud” McFarlane

National Security Advisor (1983-1985)

Moderator: Dana Priest

National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post

11:45a.m. Break

12:00p.m. Lunch

Grand Ballroom

12:30p.m. Presidential Campaign: John McCain 2008

Grand Introduction: Admiral James M. Loy

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005)

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (1998-2002)

Featured Speaker: Sen. Joseph I.Lieberman (I-CT)

Surrogate for Senator John McCain

1:00p.m. America, TheWorld and Election ’08: The Media’s Perspective

Grand : Susanna Mudge

Secretary, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign

Executive Vice President, Chemonics International

Panelists: Glenn Kessler

Cliff May

President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Syndicated Columnist, Scripps Howard News Service

Claire Shipman

Senior National Correspondent, ABC News

Michael Hirsh

Senior Editor and Washington Web Editor, Newsweek

Moderator: JudyWoodruff

Senior Correspondent, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer

2:00p.m. Presidential Campaign: Obama for America

Grand Introduction: Ken Hackett

Global Trust Member, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign

President, Catholic Relief Services

Featured Speaker: Sen. Joseph R.Biden (D-DE)

Surrogate for Senator Barack Obama

2:30p.m. Refreshment Break

2:45p.m. White House Decision Making: Impacting Foreign Policy

Ballroom

LarryD. Burton

Executive Director, Business Roundtable

ThomasF. “Mack” McLarty

Hon. John H. Sununu

White House Chief of Staff (1989-1991)

JohnRoberts

 

3:30p.m. Smart Power: America and Global Poverty

Grand Presiding: Helene D. Gayle

Global Trust Member, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign

President and CEO, CARE USA

Keynote: Hon. John Edwards

 

4:00p.m. Closing Session

Grand Remarks: Tony Barclay

President, Center for U.S. Global Engagement

Chief Executive Officer, DAI