Thu Aug 24, 2006 22:39


Ensuring the security, liberty, and general welfare of the American people in an increasingly complex and interdependent world requires a rethinking of America’s international strategy. Many of the assumptions guiding U.S. foreign policy over the past several years have been at odds with emerging world realities and America’s internationalist tradition. The purpose of the American Strategy Project is to promote a new American internationalism by updating what is best in America’s foreign policy tradition for the 21st century. A foreign policy strategy guided by American internationalism would combine a tough-minded realism about America’s interests in the world with a pragmatic idealism about the kind of world order that is best suited to America’s democratic way of life. more...

Through a series of brownbag lunches, salon discussions and policy conferences, The American Strategy Program will foster robust debate and encourage new thinking on America’s strategic choices. To learn more about recent and upcoming events in addition to Working Group papers resulting from these public debates visit

Eric Benhamou
Chairman, 3Com Corporation & Palm, Inc. and Chairman & CEO, Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC
Scott Delman
Founder, Capital Z Investment Partners
James Fallows
Chairman, New America Foundation
Francis Fukuyama
Professor of International Political Economy, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Ted Halstead
President & CEO, New America Foundation
Noosheen Hashemi
President, HAND Foundation
Laurene Powell Jobs
President of the Board, College Track
Kati Marton
Author and Journalist
Walter Russell Mead
Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Lenny Mendonca
Chairman, McKinsey Global Institute
Steven Rattner
Managing Principal, Quadrangle Group, LLC
Diane Ravitch
Professor of Education, New York University
Eric Schmidt
Chairman & CEO, Google, Inc.
Bernard L. Schwartz
Retired Chairman and CEO, Loral Space & Communications Ltd.
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Laura D'Andrea Tyson
Dean, London Business School
Christine Todd Whitman
President, Whitman Strategy Group
Daniel Yergin
Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Fareed Zakaria
Editor, Newsweek International

Eric Benhamou

Eric Benhamou is the Chairman & CEO of Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC. Mr. Benhamou is also the chairman of the board of directors of 3Com Corporation and Palm, Inc. He served as CEO of 3Com from 1990 until the end of 2000. Previously, he held a variety of senior management positions at 3Com. In 1981, Mr. Benahmou co-founded Bridge Communications, an early networking pioneer, and was Vice President of Engineering until its merger with 3Com in 1997. In 2003, Mr. Benhamou was appointed to the Joint High Level Advisory Panel of the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission by U.S. Commerce Secretary Donald Evans. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Cypress Semiconductor, as a member of the board of RealNetworks, Inc., and on the executive committee of TechNet and the Computer Science and Technology Board (CSTB).

Scott Delman

Scott Delman is Founder of Capital Z Investment Partners and is responsible for the investment of more than $3 billion in hedge funds, private equity funds, and direct investments of various kinds. Previously, Mr. Delman was head of Bank of America’s Emerging Markets division and oversaw activity in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has since served as a privatization adviser to governments in Europe and Africa. Currently a member of the advisory boards of the Institute for Security Studies at Yale University and of the Belfer Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, he graduated from Yale University and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

James Fallows

James Fallows, founding Chairman of New America’s Board of Directors, is a highly acclaimed author, journalist, editor, and media commentator. Currently a National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and formerly Editor of U.S. News & World Report, Mr. Fallows is also well known to National Public Radio listeners through his weekly commentaries on Morning Edition. Mr. Fallows has authored several influential books, including Looking at the Sun, More Like Us, and National Defense, for which he won a National Book Award. One of his most recent books, Breaking the News, has sparked a much-needed national debate about the profound problems in American journalism. He won a National Magazine Award in 2003.


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