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John Kerry to virtually open America’s Role in the World conference

Media Advisory Feb 27, 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate and former secretary of state, will virtually open the eighth America’s Role in the World foreign policy conference, hosted by the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Kerry will deliver opening remarks from the “Our Ocean Conference” in Panama, where he is leading the U.S. delegation.

  • WHAT: This year’s conference, Raising the Heat on Foreign Policy, will convene scholars, diplomats, activists, journalists, and nonprofit and government leaders to discuss pressing foreign policy issues. View the full schedule on the event website.
  • WHEN: March 2 and 3, 2023.
  • WHERE: IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, 355 N. Eagleson Ave., Shreve Auditorium. Livestreamed on the event website.

The conference will feature a conversation with Robert Malley, U.S. special envoy to Iran, who will offer insight on implications of the anti-regime protests in Iran for U.S. foreign policy. A conversation with Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, president/CEO of UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators, will examine the 2023 U.N. Climate Change Conference.

Climate-focused discussions will also include young activists from global organizations like Climate Clock and World War Zero, representing the next generation who will influence climate policy. IU student delegates who have attended United Nations climate change conferences will also discuss their research on climate policy and the role student delegates can play in taking climate action.

As Indiana is a leading state in EV battery production and clean fuel manufacturing, an “Indiana and the World” panel will examine the state’s energy economy with state representatives, experts in economic development and business leaders.

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