[POSTPONED] Beyond November 6: The United States and the World


Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
and World Policy Institute present:

Beyond November 6:
The United States and the World


Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Reception – 5:30 PM
Program – 6:00 PM

at The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Space is limited and priority registration will be given to World Policy Members. Advance registration is required to reserve a seat. To register, please email events@worldpolicy.org by October 25th with your name and affiliation.

Whoever wins the November 6 election, the next President of the United States will face many foreign policy challenges: the Middle East, North Korea, economic relations with China and Europe, and changing relationships with the BRIC countries. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have laid out differing priorities and views on everything from Russia to China to Afghanistan. What's at stake in this election? How might the candidates differ on the global economy, human rights and democracy, and defense and security policy? Join us for frank discussion with this panel of experts on the global implications of what Americans decide at the ballot box.  Moderated by Michele Wucker, President, World Policy Institute, and featuring panelists Nicholas Noe, co-founder of the Beirut-based media monitoring service Mideastwire.com, and Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, Amnesty International.


Nicholas Noe is the editor of the 2007 book, Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah (Verso), Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Beirut-based news translation service Mideastwire.com covering the Arabic and Iranian media and the Director of the Beirut Exchange program (www.thebeirutexchange.com) which now counts more than 270 student alumni from 45 different countries. Over the past eight years of living and working in Beirut, Mr. Noe has steadily risen to become a leading expert on US policy towards the Levant, with a particular emphasis on crafting new approaches to non-state actors such as Hizbullah. He regularly provides commentary for Al-Jazeera International, BBC, CNN and several US and European publications and is the author of a White Paper for the Century Foundation entitled: “Re-Imagining the Lebanon Track: Towards a New US Policy.” His Op-Eds on the region have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy Magazine, Asia Times, The National and Middle East Times. Prior to moving to Lebanon, Mr. Noe worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and was a member of the Opposition research team in support of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bid for US Senate in 1999-2000. He received his BA Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 1999 and his MPhil with High Distinction in 2006 from Cambridge University’s Centre for International Studies where was also elected a scholar of Selwyn College. Mr. Noe is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Lebanese University.

Suzanne Nossel became the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA this January.  Suzanne Nossel served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, where she was responsible for multilateral human rights, humanitarian affairs, women’s issues, public diplomacy, press and Congressional relations.  Prior to that she served as Chief Operating Officer for Human Rights Watch where she was responsible for organizational management and spearheaded a strategic plan for the global expansion of the organization. During the early 1990s she worked in Johannesburg, South Africa on the implementation of South Africa’s National Peace Accord, a multi-party agreement aimed at curbing political violence during that country’s transition to democracy. Nossel has done election monitoring and human rights documentation in Bosnia and Kosovo.  She is also the author of Smart Power (Foreign Affairs, 2004) and Presumed Equal: What America’s Top Women Lawyers Really Think about Their Firms (Career Press, 1998) as well as numerous other articles on human rights and U.S. foreign policy.  Nossel is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Michele Wucker, President of the World Policy Institute, is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right (Public Affairs 2006/paperback 2007; a Washington Post Book World "Best Nonfiction of 2006" Selection) and Why The Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola (FSG/Hill & Wang, 1999). She received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing global views of citizenship. She is a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a member of the 2009-10 American Council on Germany Young Leaders Study Group on the Future of Europe. She was a 2008 Progressive Womens Voices honoree of the Womens Media Center. Ms.Wucker lectures frequently about immigration, cross-cultural conflict and conciliation, the global economy, and Latin American politics. Formerly Latin America bureau chief for International Financing Review, she has written for many U.S. and Latin American publications including The American Prospect, America Economia, The Guardian, Newsday, The New York Times, Texas Observer, Valor Economico, Tikkun, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and World Policy Journal. Ms. Wucker has been a frequent source for major U.S. and international media including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Reuters, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Public Radio International and many others. She is a graduate of Rice University and of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.


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