America's Role in the World

The seventh annual conference on

America's Role in the World

April 6-7, 2022
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (Shreve Auditorium)
Bloomington, Indiana

This nonpartisan event convened diplomats, journalists, politicians and scholars to Indiana University for our seventh annual event, offering academic and expert insight on the most critical topics to global affairs today. A New Era of Conflict and Competition framed panel discussions on a variety of topics, including Russia's attack on Ukraine, media and democracy, international development, and many others.

Richard G. Lugar Lecture with Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

A conversation with Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. Moderated by Elise Labott, global affairs journalist.

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 from July 2009 until January 2017.

Conversation with Amb. William Taylor, Former Ambassador to Ukraine

Moderated by former Ambassador to Poland, Lee A. Feinstein, President of McLarty Associates and IU Hamilton Lugar School Founding Dean. Introduction by Indiana University President, Pamela Whitten.

Ambassador William B. Taylor is vice president, Russia and Europe at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2019, he served as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv. During the Arab Spring, he oversaw U.S. assistance and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria.

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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Media Contact:  Email Sarah DeWeese, Director of Communications & Marketing.

Event Contact:  Email Heather Duemling, Executive Assistant to the Dean and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

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