CAA 2018 Fall Conference in NYC
On November 6-7, 2018, the Council of American Ambassadors hosted its annual Fall Conference in New York City. Events began with an Election Day Luncheon on Tuesday, November 6 featuring guest speaker Kati Marton, who was introduced by CAA Director Ambassador Donald Bliss.
On Wednesday, November 7, events continued with the Council’s Potpourri of Diplomacy conference beginning with a “tour d’horizon” presentation from Ambassador Frank G. Wisner. Presentations followed by Dr. Stephen Sestanovich on Russian-American relations, Dr. Nicholas Danforth on U.S.-Turkey relations, Dr. Steve Sokol on the state of German politics, and the UN and technology with Mr. Amir Dossal. Ambassadors Timothy A. Chorba, G. Philip Hughes, Stuart A. Bernstein, Aldona Z. Wos and CAA Executive Director Kathleen Sheehan introduced the speakers, respectively, and moderated the ensuing Q&A sessions.
Following the conference, CAA members and guests enjoyed a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Ambassador Winston Lord, who spoke to U.S.-China tensions. CAA President Ambassador Timothy A. Chorba served as the moderator.