Wednesday, November 29: A Conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna


Foreign Policy for America is excited to invite you to a conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17), on congressional war powers and U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. If you would like to attend, please RSVP below.

Event Details:
- Wednesday, November 29th
- 6:00 to 8:00 PM
- Busboys & Poets -- 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Saudi Arabia's war against the Houthis in Yemen has led to an extraordinary humanitarian crisis. 17 million Yemenis are now suffering from food insecurity. 16 million lack access to water and sanitation. The Saudi-led bombing campaign has resulted in significant civilian casualties and blocked delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid. The U.S. provides mid-air refueling for Saudi and UAE warplanes conducting air strikes in Yemen, but Congress has never authorized U.S. participation in the war. 

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. 

About Rep. Ro Khanna:
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. You can learn more about Rep. Khanna here or follow him on Twitter @RepRoKhanna.  


Tuesday, December 12: A Conversation with Ambassador Nicholas Burns

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Foreign Policy for America is excited to invite you to a conversation with Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, on the state of American diplomacy. If you would like to attend, please RSVP below.

Event Details:
- Tuesday, December 12
- 6:00 to 8:00 PM
- Boston, Massachusetts (location provided upon registration)

About Ambassador (Ret.) Nicholas Burns:
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. Follow him on Twitter @RNicholasBurns.


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.