America's Role in the World

The eighth annual conference on

America's Role in the World

March 2-3, 2023
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (Shreve Auditorium)
Bloomington, Indiana

This nonpartisan event convenes diplomats, journalists, politicians and scholars to Indiana University, offering academic and expert insight on the most critical topics to global affairs today.

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Past ARW Highlights:

Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

Ambassador Jenkins previously served in the Obama Administration as Special Envoy and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation July 2009 - January 2017.

Global Impacts of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

A discussion with Hussein Banai, International Studies, IU Hamilton Lugar School; Sumit Ganguly, Political Science, Indiana University; Jung H. Pak, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and Marie Harf, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Positioning Free Media on the International Agenda

A discussion with Natalia Arno, President & Founder, Free Russia Foundation; José Luis Sanz, Washington DC-based correspondent, El Faro; Veysel Ok, Co-Founder, Media and Law Studies Association; and Nick Benequista, Senior Director, Center for International Media Assistance.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright

Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Next Administration

Rohingya Burmese activist Wai Wai Nu

The Future of Human Rights & Equality in Myanmar

Environmental and climate justice activist Catherine Coleman Flowers

The Future of Climate Activism

We have the responsibility to ensure that our first impulse in foreign affairs is one of bipartisanship. And we have the responsibility to speak plainly when we disagree with the administration, but to avoid inflammatory rhetoric that is designed merely to create partisan advantage or to settle partisan scores.

Sen. Richard Lugar, during the Senate debate on the nomination of Condoleezza Rice to be US Secretary of State (2005)

Conference conveners

Nick Cullather

Interim Dean, Hamilton Lugar School

Rep. Lee Hamilton

Distinguished Scholar and Namesake, Hamilton Lugar School

Sen. Daniel R. Coats

HLS Distinguished Scholar, Former Director of National Intelligence

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