Insight and Outlook: On National and Global Affairs

Program Overview


Speakers for the symposium will include national leaders offering insight on foreign and domestic political and economic issues. Speakers currently confirmed include:

  • General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Marco Rubio, Republican Senator from Florida
  • Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States
  • Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States
  • Journalist Panel Discussion moderated by political commentator Mark Shields
  • Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Notre Dame

*Please note that program content is subject to change based on speakers’ schedules.


Registration will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Monday, April 13, 2015, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Event Details

As event details become available, information will be sent to all President’s Circle members.


We will depart the Ritz-Carlton for the first session of the symposium at approximately 4:15pm on Monday afternoon, April 13, 2015.

Sessions will continue at select venues throughout the day and evening on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, concluding by 10:00 p.m.


Please have a photo ID with you at all times as it may be required for entrance to secure venues.

Business attire is recommended for all events. Please see below for RSVP.


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Hotel & Travel

A limited number of rooms are available at

The Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.
1150 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 835-0500

In order to secure a room in the Notre Dame block please make your hotel reservations online via the website at using the group code “UNDUNDA.” You can also make reservations via the telephone by calling 1-800-241-3333 and referencing “University of Notre Dame Meeting” and the specific dates.

Please make your reservations by March 9, 2015. Rooms cannot be guaranteed after this date; guests are responsible for costs associated with cancellations or changes made after this date.

Room Rate

The room rate for April 13 and 14 is $459 per night plus applicable occupancy and sales tax.

  • Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.


Transportation provided from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to all off-site venues.


For any questions about this event, please contact Shelby Carroll at 574-631-5168 or

Approximate Time to Local Airports

  • 15 minutes: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • 35 minutes: Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • 50 minutes: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

Washington, D.C. is on Eastern Daylight Saving Time