Georgia Tech - Enhancing Economic and Commercial Diplomacy for Today’s Global Challenges

The discussions will be structured around three topics:

  • Implications of U.S. economic and commercial diplomacy for American companies
  • Advancing U.S. business interests abroad
  • Leveraging economic tools to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives

Generously supported by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Bank of America.

Co-sponsored by Georgia Tech CIBER and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of the New “Diplomat-in-Residence” Program and the Sam Nunn-Bank of America Policy Forum

  • Adam Stulberg, Sam Nunn Professor & Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs & Associate Director, Strategic Energy Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology

9:15 a.m. Implications of U.S. economic and commercial diplomacy for American companies

  • Peter Carter, Executive Vice President–External Affairs, Delta Airlines
  • Clyde Tuggle, Co-Founder and Founding Partner of Pine Island Capital Partners and Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs and Communications, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Moderator: Louise Blais, Ambassador (Ret.); Senior Advisor, The Pendleton Group; and Strategic Advisor, International Affairs, The Business Council of Canada

10:30 a.m. Coffee

11 a.m. Advancing U.S.  business interests abroad

  • William Reinsch, Scholl Chair for International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and past President of the National Foreign Trade Council, former Under Secretary of Commerce
  • Ambassador Kathleen Doherty, Chief Strategy and Retreats Officer, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and former Dean of the Foreign Service Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus
  • Moderator: Lawrence Silverman, Ambassador (ret.); Senior Advisor with Albright Stonebridge’s Middle East and North Africa practice

12:30 p.m. Lunch panel: Leveraging economic tools to advance US foreign policy objectives

  • Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Peter Harrell, Non-Resident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Attorney, Peter Harrell LLC (Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness on the White House National Security Council (2021-23)
  • Moderator: Gordon Giffin, Ambassador (Ret.); a leader in Denton’s Public Policy and Regulation group

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