In this seminar, hosted by the Center for Global Development, Alec Morton will present new research focusing on decision rules to guide how donors should allocate aid money given that resources are limited. Alec Morton is the Professor of Management Science, University of Strathclyde. He will be joined by Christoph Kurowski, Global Lead, Health Financing, World Bank Group.
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Military “futurists” have become prominent fixtures in political debates, strategic analyses, and popular fiction. In his new book “The Future of War: A History,” Sir Lawrence Freedman examines the many historical precedents of today’s futurists, and finds that they have almost always been wrong. The author will join CSISto discuss the perils of futurism and the implications for today’s thinkers.
For the past several years, the global migrant crisis has dominated international headlines, and journalists have been at the frontlines of the issue, documenting the plight of displaced persons and their reception in and impact on their new host countries. Among these journalists are Pulitzer Center grantees Ben Taub, Robin Shulman, and Alice Su, whose work on refugees and migrants has been published by media outlets from around the world, including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Politico, and The Washington Post. The Pullitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is hosting the journalists at Georgetown University's Riggs Library, where they will discuss how communities worldwide have reacted to the refugee crisis. They will analyze the ethics of resettlement and explore religion's role in refugee integration.
Reforming international emergency food aid assistance: Remarks from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN)
AEI is hosting a moderated discussion with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) on increasing the impact and efficiency of US food aid programs, a critical humanitarian and foreign relations concern. Following his remarks, a panel of experts will discuss a new AEI report, “International Food Aid and Food Assistance Programs and the Next Farm Bill,” including reforms to cargo preference and procurement requirements for food aid purposes.
The Hudson Institute is hosting Senator Cory Gardner and Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead for a one-on-one discussion of U.S. national security threats and opportunities.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is hosting Chatham House experts Tim Eaton, Lina Khatib, and Renad Mansour for a discussion on the collapse of central authority and its economic impacts across states in the Middle East and North Africa, moderated by MEI's senior vice president for policy analysis, research, and programs, Paul Salem.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a Joint International Symposium of the Institute of National Security Strategy (Seoul) for a discussion by U.S. and South Korean experts who will discuss the need for stronger bilateral relations in times of turmoil, the foreign policy of the South Korean Moon Jae-in Administration, and the policy options for sanctions and financial pressure.
CSIS is hosting a conversation with Dr. Elischer, who will explain the implications of his research for U.S. policymakers seeking to understand radicalization in Africa.
New America is hosting Louie Palu and Finbarr O’Reilly, for a discussion on each of their new photography books, Front Towards Enemy and Shooting Ghosts, that capture the experience of the war in Afghanistan through various perspectives. They will discuss their latest works and the experience of wartime photography.
Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan, will be at Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday, November 1, to sit down for a one-on-one conversation with BPC’s Director of Immigration and Cross Border Policy Theresa Cardinal Brown. They’ll cover topics such as border security, drug interdiction, trade and travel facilitation, and international engagement.
What are the implications of North Korea’s recent gains in nuclear and missile capabilities for the future of U.S. strategy toward North Korea? What is the state of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technologies? What are the prospects of diplomatic negotiations with Pyongyang? Should the United States pursue a different strategy toward North Korea in light of Pyongyang’s improving nuclear capabilities, perhaps including revising its alliance with South Korea? The Cato Institute will host two panels and a keynote address by former governor Bill Richardson to examine these critical questions.
The Stimson Center and United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) are hosting a discussion with Alanna O'Malley, author of the forthcoming book, The Diplomacy of Decolonisation, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis, 1960-64.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Foreign Policy Institute and Conflict Management Program are hosting a two-panel symposium bringing together analysts, diplomats, and policymakers to discuss the domestic and regional challenges facing Iraq. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joseph S. Pennington will provide keynote remarks.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion of the ways immigration enforcement in the U.S. can be strengthened as well as a keynote address by Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan, a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, to hear what the Trump Administration is doing in this area.
This level of displacement has had a profound and unprecedented level of impact in the humanitarian, security, and economic spaces in Europe. How can European governments and multilateral stakeholders in the region work cohesively to develop an effective and sustainable approach to migration? CSIS is hosting an event to discuss these issues.
On October 13, the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution will host a public event to hear from the leadership of these four institutions regarding how the RDBs have evolved and are repositioning themselves to meet new challenges related to sustainable development. Panelists will also discuss the constraints and challenges they face in supporting national governments and in delivering regional public goods.
Addressing the Challenges Facing the Global Humanitarian System: A Conversation with Mark Lowcock, the UN’s New Head of Humanitarian Coordination
The Center for Global Development (CGD) is hosting Mark Lowcock, less than two months into his new position as the Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. As the UN system’s lead for global relief activities, he is charged with coordinating how humanitarian agencies respond and work together to address global emergencies. After delivering remarks, he will join CGD president Masood Ahmed to discuss successes, challenges, priorities, and reforms for the global humanitarian system in a time of urgent and growing need.
The Center for Global Development is hosting a conversation around the recently launched report from the EU and UN, Spotlight Initiative, including an initial allocation of Euro 500 million (more than half a billion US dollars) to fight violence against women and girls. How can the impact of this Fund be optimized? What does research and first-hand experience on the ground tell us about what works? And how can it inform policy and political dialogue aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls in all its forms, now and in future?
The Migration Policy Institute is hosting a webinar that will offer insights from EU Member States on how existing, new, and untapped legal pathways—such as resettlement, community-based sponsorship, and family reunification—can interact with other humanitarian policies and fit into a larger protection strategy.
The Stimson Center and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic are co-hosting a panel event on issues surrounding U.S. drone policy under the Trump administration. The panel will discuss and evaluate past U.S. practice, analyze recent developments, and assess the Trump administration’s approach to the use of force, transparency, and accountability.
Journalist and author Alexis Okeowo recently released her debut book, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa, the product of five years of living and reporting within Africa. Okeowo’s work focuses on four narratives that intricately come together to create a powerful image of modern Africa. She is joining a panel at New America to discuss her new book and its findings.
A Conversation with His Excellency Pierre Bouassi, Minister of Social Affairs, The Republic of Lebanon
Lebanon is home to the highest number of refugees per capita, hosting approximately 1.5 million refugees in a country of only 6 million people. The country’s weak infrastructure, challenging economic conditions, and the growing radicalization of youth and refugees place a heavy burden on the Lebanese state. In addition, the rise of tensions between refugees and their host communities are affecting the country’s fragile sectarian balance and increasing insecurity in the region. The Wilson Center is welcoming Minister Bouassi to address these and other issues.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of National Security Council, CSIS is hosting a discussion on the evolution and future of the council featuring the current National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, and notable former advisors.
Sixteen years ago, the United States initiated combat operations in Afghanistan in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Goals have changed marginally over the years, but they typically include defeating al Qaeda and other terrorist groups with global reach, strengthening the Afghan government and security forces to prevent the Taliban from retaking political power, and denying terrorists a safe haven. Can a mini-surge reasonably achieve these or lesser goals? What costs and benefits are associated with a modest surge or the other potential policy choices, such as a negotiated settlement or completely removing U.S. military forces? What evidence do the past 16 years offer in support of the various strategies? How will Afghanistan look in another 16 years? Join the Cato Institute for a wide-ranging discussion.
The ongoing tension between the Kurdistan regional government and the federal government in Baghdad are generating new concerns about the long term stability of Iraq. Critical issues relating to energy, security, and institutions must be addressed in order to prevent further conflicts and promote economic development. The Atlantic Council is hosting a discussion on these topics. The panelists will address the energy aspects of the crisis, the security dimensions, the prospects for institutional reform, and the role the United States should play to help resolve the conflict.
Please join CSIS for the release of their study Formulating National Security Strategy: Past Experiences and Future Choices and a panel discussion on strategy formulation in the Defense Department.
Understanding today’s Libyans—and helping them find a better future—depends upon a sound understanding of the divisions and conflicts of the past. Dr. Federica Fasanotti will discuss Libya’s current traumas in the context of its troubled history. Join CSIS for a discussion with one of the world’s leading historians and analysts of modern Libya.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center and Institut des Amériques for a critical examination of the origins, strategies and consequences of Turkish diplomacy and the struggles of the complicated trilateral relations between Turkey, Europe and the United States.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is presenting a two-panel symposium that will examine opportunities for the United States and international community to advance Libya's security and mobilize to meet the humanitarian challenges.
On October 5, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings will host an event examining the crises across the Middle East and North Africa. Panelists include Brookings experts John Allen, Daniel Byman, Mara Karlin, and Federica Saini Fasanotti. Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings senior fellow, will moderate the discussion.
October marks 16 years since a U.S.-led troop mission entered Afghanistan to eliminate sanctuaries for al-Qaeda and to remove its Taliban hosts from power. Those initial goals were achieved fairly quickly, and yet more than a decade and a half later, American soldiers are still in Afghanistan fighting a seemingly unending war. This event at the Wilson Center will address how we got to where we are today; what the best and worst policies would be moving forward; whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy can turn the tide of such a long and complicated war, and what the regional ramifications of this strategy could be—particularly in terms of implications for India and Pakistan.
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee is hosting a full committee hearing on The Rohingya Crisis: U.S. Response to the Tragedy in Burma.
The Stimson Center is hosting a discussion on issues surrounding the use of children in armed conflict. The event will feature a keynote address from the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, which will be followed by an expert panel.
The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program is controversial for a variety of reasons. Is the government’s theory of radicalization sound? Is the Muslim community unfairly singled out? Are targeted communities compromising their rights by assisting the government, or is this a productive partnership? Has the election of Donald Trump changed the CVE discussion? Join us for a timely and important debate.
The Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture program is hosting an evening book talk and reception featuring Libyan-American writer Hisham Matar, 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for his memoir The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between.
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations is hosting a hearing titled: Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability
In their issue brief, Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace, authors Lauren Van Metre, Steven E. Steiner, and Melinda Haring examine Ukraine as a possible model for an “enlightened” resettlement process that promotes social cohesion, democratic development, and a constituency for peace.
The USIP and Atlantic Countil are hosting a discussion on the issue brief’s findings, as well as a broaderconversation about the role of internally displaced persons in Ukraine.
The Dialogue and LAPOP are presenting their new report: Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) and hosting a discussion of the cost of crime, the implications for security policies and US foreign policy, and how a better understanding of insecurity can help improve the situation.
Amid warfare worldwide, unarmed civilians attempt protests or negotiations with combatants to protect their communities from violence. These citizens defy the culture of fear that armed groups enforce, and risk retribution. New research highlights how communities use cohesion and social structures to non-violently influence armed groups—a capacity that governments and institutions often fail to recognize. On October 2, join USIP to discuss such community self-protection, and how policymaking might better support it in conflict zones such as in Syria or Afghanistan.