Taking Stock of Trump’s Foreign Policy After Year One
Feb
26
2:00 PM14:00

Taking Stock of Trump’s Foreign Policy After Year One

The Hudson Institute is hosting a panel discussion to assess President Trump’s foreign policy during his first year in office. The panel will consist of Hudson Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead and Senior Fellows Michael Doran, Craig Kennedy, and Rebeccah Heinrichs. The discussion will be moderated by Hudson Senior Fellow Tod Lindberg.

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The New Cold War? The State of US-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to US Security
Feb
28
9:15 AM09:15

The New Cold War? The State of US-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to US Security

The Journal of National Security Law & Policy is hosting their annual symposium, this year titled "The New Cold War?: The State of U.S.-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to U.S. Security." Throughout the day, there will be three panels and a lunchtime keynote speech by Laura Kennedy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs under the George W. Bush Administration.

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Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator Chris Coons & Walter Russell Mead
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator Chris Coons & Walter Russell Mead

 Senator Chris Coons and Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead will engage in a one-on-one discussion of U.S. national security threats and opportunities. Mead will explore Sen. Coons’ perspective on the future of the Middle East, Russia and Transatlantic relations, the challenges of a rising China and a nuclear-armed North Korea, prospects for Sub-Saharan Africa, and other concerns facing American policymakers today and in the years ahead.

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When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration
Apr
17
9:00 AM09:00

When People Flee: Rule of Law and Forced Migration

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is hosting the second Annual Issues Conference exploring key legal frameworks and rule of law challenges surrounding the global forced migration crisis. Looking at the issues from the perspective of a migrant’s progress across countries from place of origin, to transit, and to destination, ABA ROLI’s Annual Issues Conference will highlight case studies as illustrations of the major issues and will evaluate the contributions and solutions of the rule of law community.

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Restoring Venezuela's Democracy and Halting the Humanitarian Disaster
Feb
23
10:00 PM22:00

Restoring Venezuela's Democracy and Halting the Humanitarian Disaster

CSIS is hosting a public presentation on the role the international community should play in restoring democracy to Venezuela.  The presentation will feature OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Former Deputy National Security Advisor Juan Zarate, and Maria Corina Machado, a leader in the Venezuelan opposition.

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Reconstructing Iraq: Challenges Ahead
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

Reconstructing Iraq: Challenges Ahead

The Hudson Institute will host a panel to discuss Iraq and the Middle East. Participants will be: Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Fareed Yasseen; Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Linda Robinson, senior international and defense researcher at the RAND Corporation; Hudson Institute Adjunct Fellow Michael Pregent; and Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Jonas Parello-Plesner.

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‘Last Men in Aleppo’
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

‘Last Men in Aleppo’

The Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program and Grasshopper Film are co-hosting a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Last Men in Aleppo.” The screening will be followed by a short panel featuring the film’s director, Feras Fayyad—the first Syrian filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar—along with the Center for American Progress’ Brian Katulis, Council on Foreign Relations’ Steven Cook, and Al Arabiya’s Nadia Bilbassy-Charters.

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Coping with Surprise in Great Power Conflicts
Feb
20
9:30 AM09:30

Coping with Surprise in Great Power Conflicts

With the rise of great power competition comes the possibility of great power surprise in four dimensions: strategic, technological, doctrinal, and diplomatic. Although some surprise is inevitable, defeat is not. CSIS is hosting the release of the study Avoiding Coping with Strategic Surprise in Great Power Conflicts and a panel discussion on how the United States can better anticipate and adapt to the unexpected.

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The best way forward in Afghanistan
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

The best way forward in Afghanistan

Increasingly, questions are being asked as to why the United States maintains a presence in Afghanistan. How is a U.S. presence serving American security interests? The Trump administration has pledged an indefinite commitment to victory in Afghanistan, but what does success look like and what would have to change to achieve it? Does the U.S. have a clear and coherent strategy going forward and what, if any, are the alternatives? The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host an expert panel to discuss these and other questions about the US mission in Afghanistan.

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Can Economic Interventions Reduce Violence? New Evidence from Kandahar
Feb
16
9:30 AM09:30

Can Economic Interventions Reduce Violence? New Evidence from Kandahar

Reducing violence and preventing the growth of violent movements are perennial challenges for the international community and the role of economic interventions has long been debated. New American is hosting a discussion around the new report from Mercy Corps and the Political Violence FieldLab at Yale University which brings new evidence to the debate based on a randomized controlled trial in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. Can youth employment programs and cash transfers make a difference?

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Alive in Graves: A film screening and discussion on Syria's detainees
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Alive in Graves: A film screening and discussion on Syria's detainees

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host the premiere screening of Alive in Graves, a documentary produced by the Save the Rest Campaign to shed light on the crisis of Syrian detainees in the prisons of the Syrian government. The 17-minute film will be followed by followed by a discussion to address questions including: How does the issue of enforced disappearances impact Syrian society today, and how will it affect the country’s future? How can the international community address the problem? How can the status of detainees be integrated into the negotiations and the political process?

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Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement
Feb
14
1:30 PM13:30

Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement

Dr. Thurston, author of Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement will be joined by two CSIS experts on African security: Africa Program director, Jennifer G. Cooke, and International Security Program Senior Fellow, Alice Hunt Friend, who will share their insights into Boko Haram and terrorism in northern Africa in general.

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U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst

The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion on U.S. national security and the Korean peninsula from the perspectives of a former senior ranking official of the Kim Jong-un regime, a professor of St Petersburg University, and a renowned author on issues related to North Korea at a conference hosted jointly with the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS).

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The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social ImpactsThe End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social ImpactsThe End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts

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To explore the significance of this policy shift and what can be expected moving forward, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and FUSADES are hosting a panel discussionin which panelists will consider the social impact of terminating TPS for Salvadorans in the United States, including the likely effects on the economy, migration, and criminal violence, as well as policy options to address the fallout from the decision.  

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Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan
Feb
13
2:30 PM14:30

Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan

This event, which is co-hosted with The Wilson Center and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, will highlight current developments and perceptions in Pakistan related to extremism and terrorism; examine the role of state and society in radicalization and extremism; discuss possible future trajectories of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan; and consider what this all means for U.S. policy.  

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Secession and Security: How States Handle Separatists in South Asia and Beyond
Feb
13
12:15 PM12:15

Secession and Security: How States Handle Separatists in South Asia and Beyond

South Asian countries have experienced a variety of secessionist movements challenging their borders since gaining independence, from the Bengali movement in Pakistan to the Kashmiri movement in India. The Stimson Center is pleased to host Ahsan Butt, Assistant Professor at George Mason University and Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center, to discuss his recently published book, Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists, in which he argues that states, rather than separatists, determine how violent the conflict between them will be. He investigates the strategies, ranging from negotiated concessions to large-scale repression, adopted by states in response to separatist movements.

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Directorate S: America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Feb
9
3:50 PM15:50

Directorate S: America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

New America is hosting a conversation around Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll. He provides a detailed telling of this clash, expanding upon his first book, Ghost Wars, to tell the story of the United States’ efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the years that followed. 

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Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace

In Paul B. Stares' new book, he proposes a comprehensive preventive strategy to reduce the demand for U.S. power over the long, medium, and short term – in contrast to the more common prescriptions that call on the United States to do either more or less militarily to defend its interests. The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion with the author on the idea of “preventive engagement.”

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'Ultimate Deal' or Ultimate Demise? Palestinian-Israeli Peace Under Trump
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

'Ultimate Deal' or Ultimate Demise? Palestinian-Israeli Peace Under Trump

Former Middle East Task Force co-chairs Amjad Atallah and Daniel Levy return to New America to assess where the Trump administration’s proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital leaves the two-state solution and the Palestinian movement for freedom, justice and equality. 

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The Future of Development Finance: A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

The Future of Development Finance: A Conversation with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim will join CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the future of multilateralism, the Bank’s efforts to maximize resources for development, and the critical importance of investing in people to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

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The Rise and Fall of the ABM Treaty: Missile Defense and the U.S.-Russia Relationship
Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

The Rise and Fall of the ABM Treaty: Missile Defense and the U.S.-Russia Relationship

CSIS is hosting a discussion to explore how the U.S.-Russia relationship has for decades shaped the development and deployment of ballistic missile defenses. This discussion will feature Dr. James Cameron, whose new book The Double Game (2017) examines the complicated motivations and reservations of the American presidents who negotiated the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union.

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The role of UNRWA in promoting Israeli-Palestinian stability
Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

The role of UNRWA in promoting Israeli-Palestinian stability

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is hosting UNRWA’s West Bank Director Scott Anderson and the director of UNRWA's Representative Office in Washington Elizabeth Campbell, who will discuss the regional impact of this decision and UNRWA’s new global funding push to continue its work. MEI's director for Gulf studies and government relations, Amb. (ret.) Gerald Feierstein, will moderate the discussion.

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The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict (U.S. Report Launch)
Feb
6
9:30 AM09:30

The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict (U.S. Report Launch)

The Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program is hosting the U.S. launch of “The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict,” the report produced by this elite group of retired Admirals and Generals from across the U.S. armed forces. The expert panel will discuss the role that water stress plays in diplomacy, violence, and conflict, and what steps the U.S. government can take to mitigate those threats through diplomacy, strategic investments, and defense.

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The United States and Mexico in the Trump Era
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

The United States and Mexico in the Trump Era

El Colegio de México, Tulane University, and the Inter-American Dialogue are hosting a high-level conference on the complex and evolving dynamics between the two countries. This US-Mexico forum brings together top tier academic and policy experts from both countries for an open debate on the path forward for the relationship.  Panel will include The Road Ahead for NAFTA, Migration Dynamics and Policy Under Trump, Anticipating the Mexican Presidential Elections, and The Future of Security and Border Cooperation.

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Book Launch: "Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine"
Feb
1
3:30 PM15:30

Book Launch: "Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine"

CSIS is hosting a presentation and armchair discussion with Alex de Waal, the author of “Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.” Considered one of the leading experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, de Waal has crafted a comprehensive history of modern famines and the factors that influence their origins, duration, and severity in his latest book. This work is particularly timely with an unprecedented number of countries facing possible famine conditions in 2018—Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and Ethiopia.
 

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The Strategic Significance of the South China Sea: American, Asian, and International Perspectives
Feb
1
9:00 AM09:00

The Strategic Significance of the South China Sea: American, Asian, and International Perspectives

The Hudson Institute will host a high-level symposium to discuss the new strategic significance of the South China Sea for Asian and American national interests. In particular, the speakers will examine the origins and geopolitical, economic, and military implications of China’s aggressive strategy in the South China Sea, and consider potential counter strategies that other nations, including the United States, might pursue to preserve and protect peace and stability throughout the region.

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The Trump Doctrine at One Year
Jan
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Trump Doctrine at One Year

The Cato Institute is hosting a half-day conference to discuss Trump's Foreign Policy Doctrine after one year. Topics to be covered include: How is America First looking a year in? Is it what we thought it was going to be? What have the major successes and failures been so far? Is Team Trump focusing on the right threats and issues? Forecasting another couple of years down the road.

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