Freeman Seminar: Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on Addressing Global Threats
During eight years in the Obama Administration, Amb. Bonnie Jenkins was Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation and took the lead in the launch and implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). She will join us for a conversation about the increasingly global nature of the threats that face the U.S.
Threats like climate change and infectious disease have direct domestic consequence, and what we do in the U.S. has international ramifications that also threaten the lives of those outside the United States. As an international actor, U.S. actions are part of an international fabric of foreign policies, treaties and other agreements and initiatives. However, the U.S. is not party to all treaties that work to promote global security, and some may argue that U.S. policies are not in line with the global trend to address global threats. Amb. Jenkins will provide her assessment of the nature of threats--from nuclear weapons to climate to health--and how the U.S. should address these.
Bonnie Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS), a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and President of Global Connections Empowering Global Change LLC.
Presented by the Freeman Center for International Economic Policy