The arrival of the Trump administration has raised a myriad of questions about the prospects for continued U.S. global development leadership. Johns Hopkins SAIS is hosting an expert panel discussion on these and other critical questions.
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The United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations is hosting a hearing titled "East Africa’s Quiet Famine"
The Atlantic Council will bring together a panel of experts to discuss Russia’s military power and the lessons learned from Russia’s military performance in Syria and Ukraine.
The Baltic States and the Trump Administration: A Conversation with the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
A quarter century after the Conference on the Baltic States, Hudson Institute is hosting the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to discuss the view from Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius—and the opportunities and challenges confronting each.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services is hosting a hearing titled "Military Assessment of the Security Challenges in the Greater Middle East
At USIP, Amb. Chaudhry will discuss Pakistan’s relationship with Afghanistan and opportunities for U.S.-Pakistani cooperation to promote peace and stability amid the Afghan conflict.
Hearing: The U.S. -Mexico Relationship: Advancing Security and Prosperity on Both Sides of the Border
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues is hosting a hearing titled "The U.S. -Mexico Relationship: Advancing Security and Prosperity on Both Sides of the Border"
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services is hosting a hear titled "Threats to Space Assets and Implications for Homeland Security"
CSIS is hosting a special event in honor of the legacy of Fred Cuny. This conversation will explore the need for greater resiliency in the disaster to development continuum and discuss innovative approaches and foreign assistance instruments and techniques that help build that resiliency
Freedom House, the American Bar Association, Pact, Internews, and Search for Common Ground are hosting a discussion on how support for international human rights policies and programs can play a role in countering violent extremism.
The Wilson Center is hosting an expert tele-conference to discuss how recent administration actions are reshaping the U.S. immigration and refugee system and the effect this may have on American foreign policy and national security.
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is hosting a hearing titled "The Road Ahead: U.S. Interests, Values, and the American People
CSIS is convening a panel to discuss the various proposals to reorganize and reform U.S. soft power and development bureaus. This event will focus on how to best reorganize U.S. soft power, the most important reforms, principals to guide such a reform, past failures, and the complicated political relationship between the executive and legislative branches that create an onerous and bureaucratic process resulting in structural mistrust.
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Steven M. Schneebaum International Law Society and SAIS International Law and Organizations Program will host a conference on space law. It will bring together academic and practical perspectives of the development of space law, and allow academics and practitioner in the front of the field to exchange their views.
The Middle East Institute is hosting a half-day conference, which will examine the regional dynamics surrounding the conflict and the economic situation inside Yemen.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a panel of distinguished experts discusses the spectrum of issues surrounding U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.
The Atlantic Council and the Razumkov Centre will bring together experts for three panels: Government, Reforms, Society; Ukrainian-Russian Conflict; and Ukraine's Economy: Signs and Prospects of Recovery.
As international and local forces battle in Iraq and Syria, an unknown number of the conflict’s tens of thousands foreign fighters may flee to other areas. These returnees could bolster international operations for the Islamic State and al Qaeda, oxygenating social tensions or conducting attacks on U.S. interests and allies around the world. CSIS's Transnational Threats Project (TNT) is hosting an in-depth discussion between Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata, Director of the Directorate for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center and TNT Director & Senior Fellow Tom Sanderson.
The Atlantic Council is hosting an interactive online video discussion in Arabic with Hariri Center experts Abdul Rahman AlAgeli, Sarah El Sirgany, and Nabeel Khoury about the shifts in US policy towards the Middle East under the Trump Administration and how the new approach will impact regional conflicts and alliances, among other issues.
The Institute of World Politics is hosting "World War I Centennial: History and Enduring Relevance"
Speakers and topics:
Michael Neiberg, "The Path to War"
Edward Lengel, "Why World War I Still Matters"
John Maurer, "Strategy and Policy Lessons of World War I"
This exhibition examines this form of artistic expression from two complementary perspectives: one, professional artists who were recruited by the U.S. Army; the other, soldiers who created artwork. Together they shed light on World War I in a compelling and very human way.
Shakespeare Theatre Company Bard Association is hosting the next chapter of its signature discussion series: Shakespeare and the Law which holds panels for in-depth examinations into the roles of lawyers and legal issues in many Shakespeare plays and classical theatre pieces. This March’s event will focus on Shakespeare and the ethics of war, specifically the rules and treatment of civilians.
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is hosting a discussion of "Pakistan Today: The Case for U.S.-Pakistan Relations," a new policy study by Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli and Shahid Javed Burki, published by the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute.
Wilson Center Africa Program for a discussion with H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the status of the campaign against Boko Haram in the North East and the Lake Chad Basin, including the role of the Joint Multinational Task Force in the fight against insurgency; the humanitarian situation in the region, especially in North East Nigeria; the successes and challenges for the Buhari government; and Nigeria’s expectations for partnership with the Trump administration.
The ICRC's Director-General Yves-Daccord is testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing titled "Flashing Red: The State of Global Humanitarian Affairs
The Brookings Intelligence Project is hosting former CIA analyst John Nixon to outline his findings from his interrogation of Hussein, and what lessons he believes can be learned.
The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is joining the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a conference titled "Space Security: Issues for the New U.S. Administration" hoping to provide one of earliest opportunities to understand the Trump Administration’s approach to space security and offer insights that will hopefully help shape this policy portfolio in the period ahead.
The Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center will launch two new reports on the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a timely discussion of how the Chinese view information's growing role in warfare and how U.S. policymakers should approach the challenge.
Once a month, the National Air and Space Museum will screen Hollywood’s finest feature films on World War I and explore how the war and its far-reaching effects have been represented and interpreted on the big screen. This month, they are screening Dawn Patrol.
The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East is hosting a conversation with Congressman Adam Kinzinger on America’s role in the world and in the Middle East in particular, and what we can expect from a Trump presidency in terms of foreign policy and national security.
The Atlantic Council is hosting a panel to help think through current foreign policy issues. Two Congressional Representatives with military backgrounds, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), will offer their perspectives on the United States leadership role and national security strategy in an environment of increasing global risks.
The Muse of Urban Delirium; How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities into Centers of Cultural Innovation
The Wilson Center is hosting an event celebrating The Muse of Urban Delirium: a collection of essays that seeks answers to the challenges of urban diversity, conflict and creativity by examining the emergence of musical and theatrical originality-to include opera, dance, theater and music-in a series of specific cities at particular times. It explores the relationship between those creative minds who sought to define their communities and their urban muses.
The Cato Institute is hosting a discussion on the competing ideas about the future of U.S. foreign policy.
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding in hearing titled "Six Years of War in Syria: the Human Toll"
Cyber Disrupt 2017 is a summit at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that will feature keynotes, interactive debates, and panel discussions on strategies, policies, and technology practices for the U.S. Congress and the Administration that will be disruptive to the current status quo and improve cybersecurity.
AEI is hosting Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon, AEI Visiting Fellow Roger Zakheim, and former OMB Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs Steve Kosiak discuss the future of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) spending.
CSIS is hosting the launch of its new Brzezinski Institute Report: "The Other Side of the World: China, the United States, and the Struggle for Middle East Security" and will discussthe implications of increasingly robust China-Middle East ties for U.S. interests
Will the Trump administration fulfill its campaign promise to re-assert its role in the Middle East? How will the president and Congress react to ongoing challenges and opportunities in Libya, Yemen, and Egypt? Will the president’s style have a significant impact on the relationship with hardline leaders in Syria, Iran, and others across the region? The Atlantic Council is hosting a discussion of these and other issues of concern to the United States in the Middle East.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host Shamila Chaudhary (SAIS), Lisa Curtis (Heritage Foundation), Daniel Feldman (Akin Gump), and Jack Gill (National Defense University) for a discussion of the choices and options confronting President Trump in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Marvin Weinbaum (MEI) will moderate the discussion on the possibility of a comprehensive review of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Hudson Institute and Providence Magazine are hosting panel discussion with Marc LiVecche, managing editor of Providence Magazine, and Hudson fellows Michael Doran, Nina Shea, and Rebeccah Heinrichs to consider U.S. security and humanitarian concerns in Syria and more.
The Cato Institute is hosting the authors of "Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia", Samuel Charap and Timothy J. Colton who argue that all governments involved must recognize the failure of current policies and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives.
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding in hearing titled "Resolving the Conflict in Yemen: U.S. Interests, Risks, and Policy."
The Wilson Center Middle East program will be joined by a veteran Israeli diplomat who will offer observations on the U.S.-Israeli relationship, the Iran nuclear deal, the pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace, Russia’s role in the region and Israel’s relations with its Arab neighbors.
The Wilson Center's Latin American program is hosting a panel of experts for a discussion about local approaches to improving citizen security in the Andean region and one example from the United States as well. Addressing crime and violence continues to be a top citizen concern in the Americas according to recent polls. While national level security strategies are important, evidence is pointing to more local and more focused strategies designed to address specific public security concerns hold greater promise for reducing crime and violence in communities.
CSIS is hosting two expert panel discussions on the use of soft power by the Trump Administration. This conversation is particularly relevant now, at a time when the value of "soft" and strategic U.S. engagement in the world is being questioned.
Shaheen Pasha will join the Elliott School on March 7 to discuss the challenges for those in the journalism and media industries in covering the war in Syria and the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
The American Red Cross is hosting an event to discuss the experiences of several participants in the 28th Jean-Pictet Competition where 144 students from over 40 countries were thrust into the terrible yet imaginary Suleavan conflict, and competed through role play and pleadings. A keynote will be delivered by Sarah Holewinski, Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter McDougall and his pensive essay on the devolution of the civil religious faith that has inspired the U.S. (in pretense or reality) ever since 1776. He describes the foreign policies of a “God blessed” America, shaped by elite perceptions of the nation’s geopolitics, economics, and theology, and that they have passed through five major phases increasingly toxic both abroad and at home.