Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rocky Mountain Roundtable on International Relations

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This morning I'm kicking off the third day of the convention by attending a roundtable on international relations. The Denver 2008 Convention Executive Committee has hosted a series of 10 roundtables this week at the Denver Performing Arts Center.

Today's roundtable was the one I wanted to see most when I applied for credentials a few weeks ago.

Moderator: Tom Brokaw

Peter D. Hart Research Polling Results: Geoff Garin
Enhancing the U.S. Role in the World : Madeleine Albright, Richard Haas, Amb. Richard Holbrooke, Jessica Mathews, Vin Weber

The 2008 International Relations Roundtable is a joint effort of the City and County of Denver, the DNC host committee, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Democratic Institute, and the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies. It is comprised of one keynote address as well as two discrete sessions, each led by a facilitator. The audience for the Roundtable will include roughly 100 ambassadors to the United States, 400 international political leaders, and 1,800 other individuals drawn from the US and local business community, academia, and the media.

If the name Geoff Garin sounds familiar to you it's because he took over for Mark Penn in the Clinton Campaign.

760 local high school students are attending today's conference as well as Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Video of the roundtable is supposed to be available later today on