August 21, 2008

Center for U.S. Global Engagement Hosts Premiere Foreign Policy Forums at Democratic and Republican Conventions

Forums Will Feature a Who’s Who of Foreign Policy and National Security Experts Examining How Each Nominee’s Presidency Would Address Global Challenges

Who & What:
The Center for U.S. Global Engagement will sponsor high-level foreign policy events at both national party conventions featuring the nominees’ top foreign policy surrogates and advisers. Hear first-hand from key advisors of both campaigns about their candidate’s vision of America’s role in the world and how their Administration will tackle global challenges and opportunities.

The Center’s Democratic National Convention event, “Building a Better, Safer World: What Would an Obama Presidency Do?” will be held as part of the National Democratic Institute’s International Leaders Forum.

The Center’s Republican National Convention event, “Building a Better, Safer World: What Would a McCain Presidency Do?” will be held in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs as part of their “America’s Future: Conversations about Politics and Policy during the 2008 Republican National Convention” program.

Both events will be webcast live at

When & Where:

Democratic National Convention Event
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Republican National Convention Event
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Luncheon Event)

Note: Media should register by contacting Jeff Berkowitz at [email protected] or 202-730-4163. Valid convention press or blogger credentials required.

About the Center for U.S. Global Engagement

The Center for U.S. Global Engagement (, the educational arm of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, unites business, civic, military, faith-based, and political leaders around the country to broaden understanding of America’s interests in building a better, safer world. Impact ’08: Building a Better, Safer World is the Center’s national bipartisan initiative, chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, calling on all of the Presidential candidates to elevate and strengthen America’s investments in global development and diplomacy.

About Our Partners

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs ( is a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than two decades.

The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs ( at the University of Minnesota is a nationally ranked graduate school that inspires, educates, and supports innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world. The Humphrey Institute is home to the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG), which is directed by nationally prominent political scientist Lawrence Jacobs. Founded in 2005, CSPG strives to develop practical, independent, and non-partisan solutions through objective, high-quality analysis, public forums, and civic engagement.