A New Atlantic Community:
Generating Growth, Human Development and Security in the Atlantic Hemisphere

A New White Paper by The Eminent Persons of the Atlantic Basin Initiative


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Kenney Auditorium, JHU-SAIS

1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

8.30 am           Coffee

8.45 am           Welcome

  • Vali Nasr, Dean of SAIS


A New Atlantic Community

  • José María Aznar

Former President of the Government of Spain

Distinguished Fellow, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations


Comment by

  • Luis Alberto Moreno

President, Inter-American Development Bank


10.00 am         Redefining the Atlantic


  • José Miguel Insulza

Secretary General, Organization of American States

  • João Vale de Almeida

Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

  • Eveline Herfkens

Founder, UN Millennium Campaign, Former Dutch Minister for Development

  • Paul Wolfowitz

Former President, World Bank; former Dean of SAIS

  • Riordan Roett

Professor and Director, SAIS Latin American Studies Program

and Western Hemisphere Studies


11:00 am         Implementing the Vision – Practical Ways Forward


  • Paula Dobriansky

Former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

  • Roy Godson

President, National Strategy Information Center

  • Daniel Hamilton

Executive Director, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations

  • Charles Doran

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations, SAIS


12.00 pm         Conclusion