The upcoming presidential election has focused public debate on immediate challenges and imminent threats, but has largely ignored the consequences of many geopolitical, technological, and societal shifts happening beyond the political spotlight.

The Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference will convene young professionals for a series of panels and small group breakouts to discuss three more enduring challenges: changes in economic statecraft, global population flows, and data governance. This day-long event will connect young policy thinkers across academia, civil society, and the private sector in a rare opportunity to collaborate.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the event will conclude with a cocktail reception. The application period for the Junior Fellows Conference is now over. Successful applicants will be notified of selection decisions by Friday, May 27th.


8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Registration and breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Opening remarks: William J. Burns
William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as U.S. deputy secretary of state. 

9:10 to 9:45 a.m.
Working in Foreign Policy: DC and Beyond

A conversation featuring Carnegie scholars with experience in government, academia and think-tanks. Conference participants interested in careers in foreign policy are encouraged to participate in the question and answer session. 
Speakers include:
Toby Dalton, Co-Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment
Michele Dunne, Director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment
Lauryn Williams, Project Manager in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment (Moderator)

9:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Economic Statecraft
A discussion on the evolution of sanctions regimes against Iran and Cuba and new free-trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What will these changes in economic statecraft mean for the future of American foreign policy?
Speakers include:
Sara Aviel, Executive Associate Director at the Office of Management and Budget
Eric Lorber, Senior Associate at the Financial Integrity Network
Probir Mehta, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation and Intellectual Property
Cornelius Adebahr, Associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Moderator)

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Keynote speech: Brian Deese  
“American Foreign Policy at the Intersection of Climate and Development”​
Brian Deese is currently a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, specializing in climate, conservation, and energy policy issues. He was previously the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.  He began his career as a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 2000. 

1:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Global Population Flows
A discussion on the new economic and social challenges posed by mass migration into Europe and the United States and an exploration of policy prescriptions for refugee resettlement.
Speakers include:
Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan, Assistant Director, International Program at the Migration Policy Institute
Daryl Grisgraber, Senior Advocate at Refugees International 
Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute
Krishnadev Calamur, Senior Editor at the Atlantic (Moderator)

3:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Data Governance
A discussion on how governments, citizens, and corporations can work across national boundaries to regulate the production, sharing, and use of data.
Speakers include:
Susan Hennessey, Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution 
Jonah Force Hill, Internet Policy Specialist at U.S. Department of Commerce
Emma Llansó, Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology
Jenna McLaughlin, reporter at the Intercept (Moderator)

4:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.


The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified university graduates to work in tandem with Carnegie's scholars on research projects including nuclear policy, democracy and rule of law, energy and climate, and regional area studies related to East Asia, the Middle East, South Asia, and Russia and Eurasia.