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Friday, October 17 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Trendlines for Political Stability, Global Trade and Potential Disruptions

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Moderators
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Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn

President, World Food Prize Foundation
On January 1, 2000, Kenneth M. Quinn assumed the presidency of the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa, following a 32-year career as an American diplomat which focused significantly on refugee and humanitarian relief efforts and culminated with his service as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia. For the past 14 years, Ambassador Quinn has endeavored to build the World Food Prize, founded by the Father of the Green... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. John Hamre

CEO and President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
John Hamre was elected president and CEO of CSIS in January 2000 and named Pritzker Chair in December 2012. Before joining CSIS, he served as the 26th U.S. deputy secretary of defense. Prior to holding that post, he was the under secretary of defense (comptroller) from 1993 to 1997. As comptroller, Dr. Hamre was the principal assistant to the secretary of defense for the preparation, presentation, and execution of the defense budget and... Read More →
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Ambassador Charles Rivkin

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Charles H. Rivkin began serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs on February 13, 2014, and was sworn in publicly by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on April 15, 2014. | Prior to his appointment, Rivkin served for more than four years as the United States Ambassador to France and Monaco where he led America’s first and one of its largest diplomatic missions, which has six constituent posts throughout... Read More →
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Amb. Daniel Speckhard

President and CEO, Lutheran World Relief
Daniel Speckhard is the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief. Speckhard previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Greece from 2007-2010. From 2000 to 2005, Ambassador Speckhard served as Deputy Assistant Secretary General at NATO headquarters in Brussels where he was awarded the NATO Service Medal for his crisis work in the Balkans. From 1997 to 2000 he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Belarus and early in his career, Ambassador Speckhard... Read More →


Friday October 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Iowa Ballroom Downtown Des Moines Marriott (2nd Floor)