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Sanctions and the Next U.S. Presidential Administration

Sep 8, 2016
10:00am to 11:30am ET

CNAS Office
Washington, DC


Featuring a Panel Discussion with:

Hon. Michèle Flournoy
CEO, Center for a New American Security
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Amb. Robert Kimmitt
Senior International Counsel, WilmerHale
Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
Hon. Theodore Kassinger
Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Former Deputy Secretary and General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce
And Presentation of a New Report on a Sanctions Agenda for the Next President by:
Peter E. Harrell
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions
U.S. Department of State
Elizabeth Rosenberg
Senior Fellow and Program Director, Center for a New American Security
Former Senior Sanctions Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury


About the Event

The next president will face a series of key decisions early in his or her tenure about the direction of major U.S. sanctions programs. Additionally, he or she will need to move quickly to signal intentions to current and potential future targets of sanctions, work with allies abroad, and establish a relationship with Congressional leaders on sanctions and law enforcement counterparts. The next president will also need to address a number of growing challenges related to sanctions implementation and enforcement.
This public event coincided with the release of a CNAS report entitled, “The Next Generation of Sanctions: A Strategy of Coercive Economic Policy for the Next President,” part of the CNAS Papers for the Next President series. The report co-authors, Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS, and Elizabeth Rosenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security program at CNAS, both of whom worked on sanctions policy at the State Department and Treasury Department, respectively, will provide a short briefing on the report’s main findings.