SOURCE: Center for U.S. Global Engagement

November 17, 2008 12:17 ET

Bill Bradley to Discuss Global Challenges Facing President-Elect Obama

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) -

Who & What: The Center for U.S. Global Engagement will conclude its Impact '08 in Ohio effort with former Senator Bill Bradley discussing the global challenges and opportunities facing President-elect Barack Obama. The discussion will be moderated by Columbus Dispatch Senior Editor Joe Hallett. More than 100 business, community and student leaders are expected to attend the event, which will be webcast live at

Impact '08 in Ohio (, a partnership with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, the Columbus World Affairs Council, and The ONE Campaign, is part of the Center's Impact '08: Building a Better, Safer World initiative calling on the presidential candidates "to revitalize America's moral and pragmatic leadership by making greater investments in our diplomatic and development programs." More than 130 prominent business, community, and faith leaders in Ohio endorsed Impact '08. During the 2008 election, both Barack Obama and John McCain answered Impact '08's call, incorporating into their national security strategies a "smart power" approach that augments a strong defense with new investments in our civilian-led tools of diplomacy and development. President-elect Obama has committed to the most in-depth and far reaching platform embracing "smart power" of any candidate in history.

When & Where:   The Faculty Club at The Ohio State University
                181 South Oval Drive, Columbus Ohio
                Thursday, November 20, 2008
                8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: Cameras must be pre-set no later than 8:30 am. Mult Box available. To register, please contact Jeff Berkowitz at or 202-730-4163. Valid press credentials required.

About the Center for U.S. Global Engagement

The Center for U.S. Global Engagement (, the educational arm of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, unites business, civic, military, faith-based, and political leaders around the country to broaden understanding of America's interests in building a better, safer world.

Impact '08: Building a Better, Safer World is the Center's national bipartisan initiative, chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, calling on all of the Presidential candidates to elevate and strengthen America's investments in global development and diplomacy.

About our partners:

The John Glenn School of Public Affairs ( at The Ohio State University seeks to promote informed decision-making at every level of public policy to strengthen civic engagement among all citizens and to prepare students for public service. The faculty and staff work to prepare leaders for the public and non-profit sectors through programs and courses for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students in public affairs.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs ( educates Central Ohio about the people and events that shape our world. Founded in 1975, the Council welcomes participation by anyone with an interest in international affairs, including matters of both policy and intercultural relations. Our programmatic offerings are tailored to multiple audiences, with income from general community member events (like monthly symposia and Great Decisions) helping support our youth programs (offered at no cost to area students and schools).

The ONE Campaign ( is a global advocacy organization uniting millions of people to press government leaders to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world. Earlier this year, ONE merged with DATA (Debt AIDS Trade Africa).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jeff Berkowitz