Summer 2015 Forum Highlights

 July 8–12, 2015 


The Summer 2015 Forum focused region-by-region on the dramatic global changes affecting the world. Distinguished speakers provided updates on worldwide developments and examined their significance to the states, their policies, and their economies.

Geo-politics Overview

Ambassador Jean-David LevitteMember of the Institut de FranceProfessor at Sciences-Po UniversityDistinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution 

Immigration in France

Dr. Arun KapilInstitut Catholique de Paris (Catholic University of Paris)Paris Center of the Council on International Educational Exchange

The EU: Where Does It Stand Economically?

Dr. Eckhard WurzelHead of the Bureau for the Euro Area and the European UnionOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Economics Department

The Middle East

Dr. Steven CookHasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern StudiesCouncil on Foreign Relations

Dr. Jean-Pierre FiliuProfessor of Middle East StuidesSciences Po University, Paris School of International AffairsCenter of International Studies

Dr. Stéphane LacroixAssociate Professor of Political ScienceSciences Po UniversityResearcher at the Center of International Studies (CERI)

Russia and NATO

Dr. Marie MendrasProfessorSciences Po University, Paris School of International AffairsResearch Fellow at the Center of International Studies (CERI)Member of the Institute for Law and Public Policy (Moscow)

Bruno Tertrais, PhDSenior Research FellowFondation Pour La Recherche Stratégique

India and Pakistan

Dr. Frederic GrareSenior Associate and Director of South Asia ProgramCarnegie Endowment for International Peace 

China: Economics, Trade and US Policies

Dr. Margit MolnarHead of the China DeskOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Economics Department 

Climate Change Issues in India and China

Jennifer MorganGlobal Director of the Climate ProgramWorld Resources Institute 

Africa: How Is the Continent Evolving?

Pascal Agboyibor


The US participates in a global economy that affects the economic well-being of local constituents. The states also are the recipients of world-wide immigrations that alter the social fabric of these constituencies. The Senate Presidents’ Forum was privileged to hear from outstanding leaders who provided insights into world trends and engaged in interactive discussions of how the states can best respond to our changing world.



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