Live Webcast – Challenges to American Power

CIR has been offered a free, live, high-quality webcast of WorldAffairs 2011.  You can join remotely and interact via live Q&A and social media, participating in this important international event.

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Global economic crisis, regional conflicts, energy and environmental security—all present significant challenges to American power.  At WorldAffairs 2011, we will explore the challenges that we face as a society and as a leader in the global community as well as the choices we can make as informed citizens to forge a path forward.

Date and Location

Friday, March 18

6:00 – 8:00 PM


Saturday, March 19

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The St. Regis San Francisco

Featured Keynote Speakers

Robert Reich, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future

Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism, and his most recent book, Aftershock. His “Marketplace” commentaries can be found on and iTunes. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the century. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his M.A. from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Fareed Zakaria, Critical Security Challenges to American Power

One of the most popular and informed speakers on public policy in the world today, Mr. Zakaria is the host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, Editor-at-Large at TIME magazine, and a regular columnist for The Washington Post. He is widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world and will join us to share his incisive analysis on the critical questions addressed by WorldAffairs 2011.

Dr. James Zogby, Founder & President, The Arab American Institute

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