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Congressional Dinner

The American Leadership Initiative had a successful policy dinner with five members of Congress and senior staff, along with thought leaders from business, think tank and civil society communities. The discussion centered on developing a new vision for restoring values-based global leadership through smart and robust diplomacy, development and trade policies.

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Luncheon Series: Anti-Corruption/Rule of Law

The American Leadership Initiative hosted two lunches to consider whether and how corruption and rule-of-law could be addressed as a major US foreign policy concern.  We agreed that this issue is gaining prominence and relevance, with an increasing number of people and organizations, in the United States and elsewhere, seeking to address the challenges of Rule of Law and corruption in developing countries. There are also many overlapping facets to the issue – ineffective judicial systems, impunity for public officials, longstanding corruption in procurement, state-owned enterprises, customs agencies and regulators, etc. 

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Luncheon Series: Trade and WTO reform

ALI convened this group to discuss Trade and WTO reform, using Paula Stern’s piece “Reforming and Strengthening the WTO: America’s Path back to Global Leadership,” as a conversation starter.  The conversation moved from a discussion on WTO reform, to a discussion of China’s role in the global trading system, to a discussion of how politicians can talk about trade.

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