Tuesday, 6th December 2022

12:00pm – 5:00pm
Campaign Managers Meeting (IDU
Campaign Managers Only)

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Meeting of the International
Women’s Democrat Union (IWDU)

4:00pm – 7:00pm
Registration and Accreditation

7:00pm – 8:30pm
IDU Forum 2022
Opening Reception

Presenting Partners: Republican National Committee, the International
Republican Institute and Christopher J. Fussner
Congressman Mike Turner, U.S. House Representative from Ohio

Wednesday, 7th December 2022

Opening of the IDU Forum Washington D.C 2022

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, IDU Chairman, and 22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Ronna McDaniel, RNC Chairwoman, USA
Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

9:30am – 10:00am
H.E. Maia Sandu, President of the Republic of Moldova in conversation with
The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, IDU Chairman and 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

10:00am – 10:30am
United States Senator Dan Sullivan from Alaska in conversation with
The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, IDU Chairman and 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

10:30am – 11:15am
‘Revolution?’ The Fight for Freedom in Iran and the Middle East

Danielle Pletka, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Fellow ,The Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Joseph Hage, Executive Director, American Lebanese Policy Institute

11:15am – 11:30am
Coffee Break

11:30am – 12:15pm
The Future of Republican Foreign Policy

Congresswoman Lisa McClain, U.S. House Representative from Michigan
Congressman Michael Waltz, U.S. House Representative from Florida
Congressman Dan Crenshaw, U.S. House Representative from Texas
Moderation: Dr. Daniel Twining, President, International Republican Institute

12:15pm – 2:00pm
Lunch – Energy Security and Global Order: The Case for the Continued Commitment to Transatlantic Engagement and Cooperation

Presenting Partner: Hanns-Seidel-Foundation USA
A Conversation with IDU Chairman Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Rt. Hon. Brandon
Lewis CBE MP, Frmr. Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice United
Kingdom and Thomas Erndl, Member of the German Parliament.

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Ashcroft in America Presentation on the Midterm Elections 2022

Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG PC, IDU Honorary Chairman

2:30pm – 3:15pm
After the Midterms: A Republican Agenda for 2023 and Beyond

Kristen Soltis Anderson, Pollster, USA
Parker Hamilton Poling, Former Executive Director NRCC, USA N.N.
Moderation: Ed Stewart, Senior Partner, Prism Group

3:15pm – 3:45pm
Keynote Address by United States Senator Ted Cruz from Texas

3:45pm – 4:15pm
Coffee Break

4:15pm – 4:30pm
Remarks by Michael R. Pence
48th Vice President of the United States (virtual)

4:30pm – 5:15pm
The Future of Conservative Politics How to Win Again?

Lord Daniel Hannan, Adviser to the Board of Trade, IDU Vice Chairman, UK
Eli Hazan, Director for International Relations, Likud Israel, IDU Vice Chairman
Hon. Candice Bergen, PC MP, Former Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Moderation: Ron Nehring, Director of International Training, Leadership Institute


Reception – Clean Growth through Innovation: A Centre-Right Solution to Climate Change

Presenting Partners: Conservative Environment Network UK and Klima Union Germany

IDU Forum 2022 Dinner and Keynote Presentation

Presenting Partner: Worldwide Support for Development

Keynote Addresses:

The Hon. Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan, Canada
The Hon. Scott Morrison, 30th Prime Minister of Australia

Thursday, 8th December 2022

9:00am – 10:00am
War in Europe – How to Restore the Territorial Integrity of Ukraine?

Janez Janša, Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
Kurt Volker, Former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine
Wladimir Klitschko, Ukraine (virtual)
Moderation: Antonia Ferrier, Vice President, External Affairs, International Republican Institute

10:05am – 10:50am
China – Potential Partner or Intractable Opponent?

Erna Solberg, 35th Prime Minister of Norway, Party Leader of Høyre
Scott Morrison, 30th Prime Minister of Australia
Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative (2017 – 2021)
Moderation: Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, IDU Chairman and 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

11:00am – 12:00pm
Global Trade at a Crossroads – Supply Chain Disruptions, Inflation, Sanctions

Keynote Address:

H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana

Panel Discussion:

Dennis Shea, Former Deputy United States Trade Representative and U.S. Ambassador to the WTO
Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament, Associate Shadow Minister for International Trade, Canada
Michael Wurmser, Founder and Co-CEO, Norge Mining
Moderation: Andreas Hellmann, Director of Outreach, Tax – and Regulatory
Policy, Tholos Fundation, USA

12:00pm – 1:45pm
Lunch – Russia, the War, and African Interests

Presenting Partner: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
A Conversation with IDU Chairman Stephen Harper, H.E. Shirley Ayorkor
Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana and
Volkmar Klein, MP, Germany

1:45pm – 2:45pm
The Geopolitics of Cybersecurity – Combatting Disinformation and Defending Democracy

Keynote Address:

Robet O’Brien, Former U.S. National Security Advisor (virtual)

Panel Discussion:

Mark Boris Andrijanič, Former Minister for Digital Transformation, Slovenia
Dara Murphy, Former Irish Minister for European Affairs, Data Protection and the
Digital Single Market, 2019 EPP European Election Campaign Director
Shane Tews, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, AEI, USA
Moderation: Crystal Patterson, President and Managing Director, Washington Media Group

2:45pm – 3:15pm
The Most Honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica in Conversation with
The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, IDU Chairman and 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Coffee Break

3:30pm – 4:15pm
Youth Defending Freedom and Democracy Around the World

Nicola Richards, MP, United Kingdom
Mihail Popșoi, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Republic of Moldova
Rick Loughery, Chairman, Young Republican National Federation
Moderation: Valbona Zeneli, Ph.D., Professor for Strategic Security Studies,
Marshall Center, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

4:15pm – 5:00pm
Nowhere Left to Turn – The Rise of the New Radicals in Latin America

Carrie Filipetti, Executive Director, Vandenberg Coalition
Diego Schalper, Secretary General, Renovacion National, Chile
Marco Solares, IDU Assistant Chairman, Guatemala
Guido Chiriboga, Chairman CREO, Ecuador
Moderation: Tony Garrastazu, Regional Director for Latin America, International
Republican Institute, USA


Presenting Partner: American Lebanese Policy Institute, ALPI PAC

IDU Forum 2022 Dinner and Keynote Presentation

Presentation of the Bush-Thatcher Award for Freedom

Presenting Partner: Lord Michael Ashcroft, KCMG PC, IDU Honorary Chairman

Keynote Speeches:

Petro Poroshenko, Chairman European Solidarity, 5th President of Ukraine
Yulia Tymoshenko, Chairwoman Batkivshchyna, Former Prime Minister of Ukraine

Friday, 9th December 2022

IDU Executive Meeting (IDU members only)

Lunch (IDU members only)