[PAST EVENT] Alexander Hamilton Society and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky: A Discussion on Great Power Competition

September 27, 2022
6pm - 8:30pm
Small Hall, Room 110
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public

Join us as we host special guest Ambassador Paula Dobriansky! We will be discussing Great Power Competition, namely China and Russia and the future of Global/Foreign affairs in regards to Great Powers. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend. 

From the Atlantic Council: "Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, a foreign policy expert and former diplomat specializing in national security affairs, is a senior fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and vice chair of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

From 2010 to 2012, she was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson Reuters, where she was instrumental in developing Thomson Reuters’ financial regulatory strategy. During this time, she was also appointed the Distinguished National Security Chair at the US Naval Academy. From 2001 to 2009, Ambassador Dobriansky served as Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. Among her primary accomplishments, she established and led the US-India, US-China, and US- Brazil Global Issues Fora. In February 2007, as the President’s Envoy to Northern Ireland, Ambassador Dobriansky received the Secretary of State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, for her contribution to the historic devolution of power in Belfast.

During her more than thirty years in national-security affairs, Ambassador Dobriansky has held many Senate-confirmed, senior level positions in the US government, including Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Associate Director for Policy and Programs at the United States Information Agency, and Deputy Head of the US Delegation to the 1990 Copenhagen Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From 1997 to 2001, she served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Council on Foreign Relations and was the first George F. Kennan Senior Fellow on Russian and Eurasian Studies.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the Atlantic Council Board, Ambassador Dobriansky also has served on the Defense Policy Board, the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, and as Chair of the US Export-Import Bank’s Chairman’s Council on China Competition. She is also a Trustee of the Trilateral Commission, on the Board of Advisors of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and Chair of the Bush Center’s Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council. Ambassador Dobriansky received a BSFS summa cum laude in international politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, as well as an MA and PhD in Soviet political and military affairs from Harvard University. She has received high-level international recognition from the governments of Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, and Colombia and is the recipient of five honorary degrees. "

Learn more about her here: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/expert/ambassador-paula-j-dobriansky/