In a recent research report conducted by the Heritage Foundation, they found bipartisan dissatisfaction with the U.S. foreign assistance programs and calls for them to be overhauled. Unfortunately, these efforts often fall victim to politics wherein various interests stall reforms to protect their preferred priorities, programs, or allocations. The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion with their panelists as they share their perspectives on what is wrong with U.S. assistance programs, what should be done to improve them, and where the most promising opportunities are to achieve that objective
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The 24/7 media circus that follows President Trump distracts from the fundamental issue of what his election means for America going forward. Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming explains how Barack Obama’s progressive policies helped ignite the ultimate anti-Obama political warrior – and how a neophyte politician’s new blend of populism, nationalism, and traditional Republican policies is pulling a polarized country back toward the right. The Honorable Robert Ehrlich and Edwin J. Feulner will discuss at the Heritage Foundation.
The Center for a New American Security's (CNAS) annual conference will spur debate on U.S. foreign policy in an increasingly competitive world. From the United States’ response to China’s power plays, to shaping tomorrow’s force for new competitions, to projecting the future of U.S. economic power and international leadership capacity, each session will highlight CNAS’s ability to elevate the national security debate.
This event hosting by CSIS Americas program will feature a panel of ambassadors from the Latin American and Caribbean countries most affected by TPS, and the discussion will center on two major outstanding questions: first, what are the likely political, economic and human consequences in their home countries of actually deporting those individuals; and second, what are the implications for the United States of those likely developments in Central America and Haiti.
The Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative are hosting a discussion with Delphine O, a member of the French Parliament, and Omid Nouripour of the German Parliament, to discuss the ramifications of the US decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This decision by President Donald J. Trump could have far-reaching effects on US-European relations as well as Iran’s political and economic future. Barbara Slavin, director of the Initiative, will moderate.
The Future of Iran Initiative, the Global Business and Economics Program, and the Middle East Security Initiative are hosting a discussion on the ramifications of Trump’s decision on the likely responses of Iran and US European allies as well as the consequences for non-proliferation and conflict in the Middle East.
To discuss the specific CVE experience of African American Muslims and the example of the CWDM (Community of Imam W. Deen Muhammad), New America is hosting Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, co-author of Transforming the Hate that Hate Produced, a new report on the subject, director of Quilliam North America, and a former counterterrorism analyst with over a decade of experience at the Department of Homeland Security, National Counterterrorism Center, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence. New America also welcomes Yaya Fanusie, Director of Analysis at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance and a former CIA analyst and Imam Talib Shareef, President and Imam of the “Nations Mosque” Masjid Muhammad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please join the Wilson Center and the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen discusses her Department's strategy for confronting the terror landscape facing the United States—including aviation security, radicalization, enhanced screening and vetting measures and protecting against soft target attacks.
CSIS is hosting a conversation with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, January 18th. Topics of discussion will include national security challenges to the United States, and restoring and enhancing our military capabilities.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joins AEI’s Marc Thiessen for a conversation on how Congress and the White House can work together to advance US interests around the globe and ensure the nation’s continued security in the coming year.
CSIS is hosting a "Smart Women, Smart Power" discussion with international ambassadors currently serving as their countries' representatives in Washington. The conversation will focus on the view of America from abroad, U.S. policies, and current global issues
The U.S. House of Representatives House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittees on the Middle East & North Africa and Asia & the Pacific are holding a joint Subcommittee Hearing on the objectives and resources for Trump's plans in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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 Senate Foreign Relations Committee is hosting a hearing on the Authorizations for the use of military force from the Administration perspective.
The Hudson Institute is hosting a discussion on Countering Violent Extremism with featured keynote speakers Secretary Leon E. Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense (2011-2013), General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired), Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012), and Mr. Stephen K. Bannon, Former White House Chief Strategist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Center for Strategic and International Studies is hosting a "Smart Women, Smart Power" conversation about North Korea, Syria, Afghanistan, and other global hotspots with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), the first female combat veteran elected to the U.S. Senate who served 23 years in the military and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.
On October 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, which challenges the President’s Executive Order temporarily suspending entry from six countries. The Heritage Foundation is hosting an event to preview the arguments that will be made before the Court by two leading experts on constitutional law and executive authority.
On September 25, the Hudson Institute is hosting a frank discussion on the future of U.S. Middle East policy with Doran, Rough, and O’Hanlon. Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Lee Smith will moderate the panel.
With a new president and Congress in place since January 2017, how has the congressional oversight dynamic changed since the Obama administration with respect to America’s 17 intelligence agencies? Has the “Russiagate” episode altered the relationship between the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and their congressional overseers? What are the prospects for domestic surveillance reform? Are the House and Senate Intelligence Committees even properly structured and staffed to perform their jobs in the twenty-first century? Join The Cato Institute in a discussion covering these subjects and more.
On September 22, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings will convene a panel of immigration and homeland security experts to discuss issues surrounding homeland security and the implications of Trump's immigration policy.