|Albright in Prague- Havel should have founded political party |
Prague - Czech-born Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state, reproaches former Czech president Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) for one thing only - that he did not establish his own political party, she said at a conference of the Prague branch of the U.S. Aspen Institute today.
|Thomas Pickering: No need for Benghazi select committee|
Thomas Pickering, PSA Advisory Board member and co-chairman of the State Department's Accountability Review Board (ARB) on the Benghazi attacks, said there's no need for a House select committee to reexamine the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
|U.S. Concerns Grow Over North Korea|
Asia Society Senior Fellow and PSA Co-chair, Jamie Metzl and Former Nebraska Governor Bob Kerrey discuss U.S. relations with Russia and growing concern over North Korea on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
|"Preventing WMD Terrorism: A Status Report". |
At the invitation by Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry and Adam Schiff, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Nuclear Security Working Group, Andy Semmel, PSA's Executive Director, spoke at a forum on Capitol Hill titled "Preventing WMD Terrorism: A Status Report".
|Stanford Graduate School of Business Climate Week - George P. Shultz on the Reality of Climate Change|
PSA Advisory Board member, George P. Shultz will speak about the challenge of climate change, and the opportunities in the business, policy, and energy sectors to address it. This event is part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business ClimateWeek, an initiative planned by GSB students aimed at launching a discussion around climate issues, including how people and businesses can act on the opportunities and challenges climate change presents today and in the future.
|INTERVIEW/ George Shultz: U.S. should seek 'working, constructive' ties with China|
Former U.S. Secretary of State and current PSA Advisory Board member, George Schultz, discusses why the U.S. should develop a working and constructive relationship with China to address global issues such as climate change. However, Schultz doubts that an era will ever come when the two countries co-rule the world. In an interview with The Asahi Shimbun, Shultz, 93, predicts that China will soon realize that its aggressive military posture will only create an adversarial situation and will have to pull back. Shultz, also a former Treasury secretary, emphasized that the best way for Japan and China to deal with their territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is to “put it back to sleep.”
Excerpts of the interview follow:
|Nuclear Knowledge Summit (NKS)|
Andy Semmel, PSA's Executive Director, participated in the Nuclear Knowledge Summit (NKS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 20-25. The Nuclear Knowledge Summit was one of three Summits focusing on nuclear security that also included the Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS) and the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) which was held at The Hague, March 24-25. The Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague was the third such Summit and attracted fifty-three heads of State and national leaders, including President Obama who originated these nuclear summits in 2010. A fourth and presumably final Nuclear Security Summit is scheduled in 2016 in the U.S.
|The Silver Lining of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370|
Former member of PSA's Board of Directors and former under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, Tara Sonenshine, on the "slight silver lining" in international cooperation stirred by the tragedy of the Flight #370.
|"Back to the Future in Ukraine and Asia"|
Jamie Metzl, co-chair of PSA discusses the situation in Ukraine and Asia highlighting the reemergence into the 19th century as the world enters into a dangerous time warp.
|VIDEO: Conservative Political Action Conference 2014 Ukraine Panel|
Current PSA Advisory Board member and former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky talked about the events leading up to the current crisis with Russia intervention in Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea. She moderated a discussion about U.S. influence on the events, Russian President Putin’s strategy in the region, and the future of Ukraine and its Crimea region.