The class of 2005-2006 Junior Fellows of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace were proud to host the first annual conference for select young professionals:

The Carnegie Foreign Policy Conference
 
"Managing U.S. Dominance"

June 20, 2006

The Carnegie Junior Fellows brought together 100 outstanding young professionals from the U.S. and foreign governments, think tanks, academia, civil society, and the private sector.  The participants had the opportunity to hear from some top foreign policy experts while also engaging one another in breakout discussions on a variety of future challenges. 

Breakout moderators included Carnegie scholars such as visiting scholar and senior editor of the New Republic John Judis, co-director of the Hoover Institution Project on Iran at Stanford University Michael McFaul, democracy and political reform in the Middle East expert Nathan Brown, senior editor at Foreign Policy Magazine David Bosco, and China expert Michael Swaine.  Outside moderators included senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Michael O'Hanlon, Washington Post staff writer Steven Mufson, and research fellow at the Hoover Institution and editor of Policy Review Tod Lindberg.

Carnegie President Jessica T. Mathews opened the conference with remarks on the recent historical context of America's position in the world and idenified some of the debates that today's younger generation will be faced with over the course of their careers. 

The morning keynote speaker Dean Robert Gallucci of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service followed President Mathews.  He touched upon critical issues to national security including nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and China.

Dr. Paul Pillar, former CIA National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia and author of the recent Foreign Affairs article “Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq”, was the closing keynote speaker. He discussed some of the factors that will restrict or advance U.S. power in the world in the coming years. 

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers year-long research fellowships to uniquely qualified university graduates to work in tandem with leading foreign policy researchers.  Junior Fellows are selected for each of the Carnegie Endowment’s research projects.