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Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:55 AM
Subject: Special Invite -- 21 Sept -- Beyond Bullets: Econ Strategies in Fight Against Terrorism w/Hernando de Soto, Peter Bergen, Seymour Hersh, David Hale, Hattie Babbitt, Jay Winik, Michael Barone, John Gardner, Johanna Forman and More

Dear Friends & Colleagues:


I am writing to alert your attention to a major policy forum that we are organizing for next week, 21 September (Wednesday) at the Mayflower Hotel on the economic dimensions of America’s “Next Phase” Response to Terrorism.  We would love you to join Hernando de Soto, Peter Bergen, Michael Barone, David Hale, Hattie Babbitt, John Gardner, Johanna Mendelson-Forman and others in this meeting.


However, if you cannot join us, the event will be WEBCAST at


The schedule follows below – and please RSVP directly to me if you can make it.


My apologies in advance if you have already received this invitation.


As ever,

Steve Clemons

New America Foundation &


The New America Foundation

in collaboration with, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York Community Trust, The Hauser Foundation, Democracy Coalition Project, U.S. in the World, Citizens for Global Solutions, and Open Society Institute


cordially invite you to a half-day meeting in our series on America’s “Next Phase” Response to Terrorism


Beyond Bullets: 

Economic Strategies in the Fight Against Terrorism




8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.


8:30 a.m.               Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:00 a.m.               Welcoming Remarks


Steven Clemons

Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation

and Publisher, 


9:05 a.m.               Setting the Context:  Where are We in America’s Terrorism Story?


                                Seymour Hersh

                                Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The New Yorker and

                                Author, Chain of Command:  The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib


                                Peter Bergen

                                Fellow, New America Foundation;

                                Terrorism Analyst, CNN; and

                                Author, Holy War Inc.:  Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden


10:00 a.m.               Getting Beyond Gatekeepers:  A Discussion of Individual Empowerment Strategies and Constraints


                                Michael Barone

                                Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report

                                (and key proponent of “Alaska Permanent Fund” for Iraq concept)


                                The Hon. Harriet Babbitt

                                Senior Vice President, Hunt Alternatives Fund

                                Director, Women Waging Peace; and

                                Former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development


                                David Hale

                                Former Global Chief Economist, Zurich Financial Services Group

                                Chairman, Hale Advisors LLC and

                                Chairman of the Board, China Online


                                Sherle Schwenninger

                                Director, Global Middle Class Program, New America Foundation

                                Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute and Founding Editor, World Policy Journal


11:00 a.m.               Strengthening States:  Strategies to Improve Governance, Undermine Corruption, Promote Growth and Foster Alliances


                                Johanna Mendelson Forman            

Director, Peace, Security & Human Rights Policy, United Nations Foundation

Former Sr. Fellow, Assn. of the U.S. Army’s Program on the Role of the Military in the 21st Century


Jay Winik

Senior Scholar of History and Public Policy
Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland; and

Author, April 1865:  The Month that Saved America


The Hon. John Gardner

Former General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development;

Former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush; and

Former Special Assistant to President George H.W. Bush


12:15 p.m.               A National Security Imperative for America:  Getting the Developing Nation Problem Fixed



                                Richard Vague

                                Co-Founder, First USA Bank; Chairman, Juniper Financial; and



                                Hernando de Soto

                                President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy and

                                Author, The Mystery of Capital:  Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else


1:45 p.m.                 Adjournment


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