September 5, 2012

DNC Event: 9/5/12



Richard Parker, USGLC
Tel: (202) 730-4163
E-mail: [email protected]
Kathy Gest , NDI
Tel: 202-294-8025
E-mail: [email protected]

Madeleine Albright, Dianne Feinstein, Jack Lew, Michèle
Flournoy, and Others 
to Discuss U.S. Role in the World

Washington, DC — The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) will host a foreign policy forum in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention where experts will discuss the U.S. role in the world and global challenges facing America, including opportunities in development, democracy and the economy.


Opening remarks by Jack Lew, White House Chief of Staff
Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State (1997-2001)
Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator (CA)
Michèle Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2009-2012)
Tim Roemer, Ambassador to India (2009-2011), Member of Congress (1991-2003)
Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011)


September 6, 2012
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM


Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC

NDI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. For more information about NDI and the International Leaders Forum, please visit our website,

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.