Previous EVENTS

November 28th, 2018 @ 6:30pm @ Exiles Bar – A Conversation on Russia and the 116th Congress

Washington, D.C.

On November 28th 2018, Foreign Policy for America hosted a conversation with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, Dr. Evelyn Farkas about the threats of Russian aggression in the Ukraine.

Dr. Evelyn Farkas is a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and CNA, the President of Farkas Global Strategies,and a National Security Analyst for NBC/MSNBC. She served from 2012 to 2015 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, where she was responsible for policy towards Russia, the Black Sea, Balkans and Caucasus regions and conventional arms control.

June 20th, 2018 –  Massachusetts and Immigration: A Panel on Immigration Policy and Our Values

Boston, MA

On June 20th, in honor of World Refugee Day, Foreign Policy for America hosted a panel discussion on American immigration and displacement policy . The panel featured Chief of Staff in the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants Faleh Hashem, Senior Program Leader for Rights at Risk at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Mayuri Anupindi, and Recruitment Manager at Year Up and Iraqi refugee, Aseel Sharif.

May 8th, 2018 – A Conversation on the Trump Budget and Foreign Assistance

Washington, D.C.


On May 8th, Foreign Policy for America hosted a conversation with Representative Grace Meng (NY-6) about the role of aid in the Trump administration's budget proposal.  Jodi Herman, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Endowment for Democracy, moderated the conversation.

Rep. Meng is in her third congressional term, serving on House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittees on State and Foreign Operations and Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.  She is the first Asian-American member of Congress from New York state and the only Asian-American member in the Northeast.

April 25, 2018 – A Conversation on North Korea with former Under Secretary of Defense Christine Wormuth

Denver, CO

On April 25th, Foreign Policy for America hosted a conversation with former Under Secretary of Defense Christine Wormuth about the threats of nuclear weapons in North Korea and paths to disarmament.

Ms. Wormuth is the Director of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience at the Atlantic Council. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she was under secretary of defense for policy at the US Department of Defense from 2014 to 2016.

April 11th, 2018 – The Challenge from Russia 

Newark, New Jersey

On April 11th, Foreign Policy for America along with the New Jersey Institute of Technology hosted a discussion with Ambassador Dan Baer on the Challenge from Russia.

Ambassador Daniel Baer is diplomat in residence at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies and previously served as a deputy assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor from 2009 to 2013. Ambassador Baer was an assistant professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, a faculty fellow at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, and a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group.


March 6th, 2018 – One Year In: Trump and the State Department

Washington, D.C.

On March 6th, Foreign Policy for America hosted a discussion on the State Department one year into the Trump Administration, featuring Ambassador Nancy McEldowney and Tom Countryman. The discussion was moderated by Foreign Policy for America Board Member Ambassador Laura Kennedy.


March 4th, 2018 – Democratic Primary Foreign Policy Candidate Forum for VA10

McLean, VA

On March 5th, Foreign Policy for America proudly partnered with AAPI Victory Fund, Council for a Livable World, Emgage Action, J Street, Latino Victory, and NIAC Action in presenting the Democratic Primary Foreign Policy Candidate Forum for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. The panel featured candidates Lindsey Davis-Stover, Alison Friedman, Dan Helmer, and Jennifer Wexton and was moderated by Jessica Schulberg, foreign policy reporter for The Huffington Post, and Leopoldo Martinez, member of the Board of Directors at Latino Victory Fund and Foreign Policy for America.  


February 22, 2018 - From the Jerusalem Embassy to Iran to ISIS: How Trump is Reshaping U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

On Thursday, February 22nd, FP4America was proud to partner with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and Temple University for a discussion featuring former senior State Department Official Joel Rubin on recent changes to U.S. policy in the Middle East. Mr. Rubin is an expert on the national security, foreign policy and the Middle East.  He has worked inside and outside of government to promote American diplomacy to resolve the Iran nuclear crisis and to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is now adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management in Washington, D.C. and leads the consultancy practice of Washington Strategy Group.


December 12, 2017 - A Conversation with Ambassador Nicholas Burns About the State of American Diplomacy

Boston, Massachusetts

Ambassador Burns is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, a Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group, and a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. A career member of the United States Foreign Service, he served for twenty-seven years until retiring in 2008. During that time, Ambassador Burns served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008, Ambassador to NATO from 2001 to 2005, Ambassador to Greece from 1997 to 2001, and a State Department Spokesman from 1995 to 1997. He serves on the Advisory Board of Foreign Policy for America.


November 29, 2017 - A Conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna About U.S. Involvement in the War in Yemen

Washington, D.C.

Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is serving in his first term. He sits on the House Budget and Armed Services committees and is a vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Representative Khanna recently introduced bipartisan legislation, invoking the War Powers resolution, which called on Congress to either debate and authorize or end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. 


November 15, 2017 - A Conversation with Ambassador Daniel Baer About American Support for Democracy

Washington, D.C.

From 2013 to 2017, Daniel Baer was the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Prior to his ambassadorial role, Mr. Baer served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2009 to 2013. He has also been an assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown, a Faculty Fellow at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, and a project leader at The Boston Consulting Group. He serves on the Advisory Board of Foreign Policy for America.


October 2, 2017 - A Conversation with Richard Nephew on North Korea's Nuclear Program

Princeton, New Jersey

Richard Nephew is currently a Senior Research Scholar and Program Director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. From 2013 to 2015, he was the Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that, Mr. Nephew was the Director for Iran on the U.S. National Security Council from 2011 to 2013. 


September 21, 2017 - A Conversation with Ned Price on U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts in the Post-9/11 World

Richmond, Virginia

Ned Price is a lecturer at The George Washington University, a National Security/Intelligence Analyst and Contributor for NBC News, and a fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2006 until February 2017, Mr. Price worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). During his time at the CIA, he served a Special Assistant to President Obama, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, and a counterterrorism analyst.


September 12, 2017 - A Conversation with Dr. Colin Kahl on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C.   

Dr. Colin H. Kahl is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. From October 2014 to January 2017, he was Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President. From February 2009 to December 2011, Dr. Kahl was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East at the Pentagon.