November 27, 2012
Contact:
Cara Philbin, NPR


   

NPR'S "TALK OF THE NATION" LIVE AT THE WOODROW WILSON CENTER,
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2-4PM (ET)

BROADCAST TO FOCUS ON U.S. INTERNATIONAL POLICY,
LIVE STREAM AT NPR.ORG
WITH ROBERT KAGAN, DAVID IGNATIUS, GRAHAM ALLISON, CHENG LI, ASHLEY TELLIS

Talk of the Nation, NPR's live, midday news-talk program, will broadcast from The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Thursday, November 29, from 2:00PM-4:00PM (ET). In the first hour, host Neal Conan and guests will discuss the President's second term foreign policy. In the second hour, Conan and guests will discuss how lessons from the Cold War can be applied to new challenges presented in a multi-polar world. Also in the second hour, Conan will interview Wilson Center President Jane Harman about her vision of a world run equally by men and women public servants.

Attending the broadcast is FREE and open to the public with seat reservation (RSVP here). For local stations and broadcast times of Talk of the Nation, visit www.NPR.org/stations; this special will also be streamed live at www.NPR.org and www.wilsoncenter.org. The event is part of The National Conversation, an ongoing public event series of the Wilson Center and NPR focusing on pressing global and domestic issues. Follow and join the conversation online using #NationalConversation.

Hour 1
OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY
: OPPORTUNITY AND RISK

As President Obama looks toward his second term, the list of foreign policy questions is extensive. The President was captured on camera earlier this year telling then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that a second term would allow greater flexibility in negotiating missile defense policies. If that's true, where else might Obama's new flexibility reach, and where should he start? Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, David Ignatius, Associate Editor and columnist for the Washington Post, and NPR foreign correspondents join Conan for a discussion about the international opportunities and risks that await the Obama administration as it confronts the next four years.

Hour 2
AVOIDING ANOTHER COLD WAR
: LESSONS LEARNED AND HOW TO PREVENT ANOTHER

As global relations become increasingly multi-polar and strategically complicated by nuclear weapons held by China, India, Pakistan and North Korea, Conan speaks with Graham Allison, Director of Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cheng Li, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Ashley Tellis, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about how the lessons learned from the Cold War can be applied to a modern international landscape.

WHEN WOMEN LEAD

The goal of the Wilson Center's Women in Public Service Project is to see 50% of the world's public service jobs filled by women by 2050. Wilson Center President Jane Harman describes her vision of a future world run by as many women leaders as men.

Talk of the Nation, hosted by Neal Conan, is NPR's midday call-in program that explores politics, pop culture, education, religion, books, health, family and music, and invites listeners to join the conversation. The program has more than 3.2 million weekly listeners and is broadcast on more than 320 NPR Member stations nationwide. For local stations and broadcast times, visit www.npr.org/stations

The National Conversation, a joint production of The Wilson Center and NPR, provides a nonpartisan forum for deep dialogue and informed discussion of the most significant problems facing the nation and the world.