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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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U.S. Responses to the North Korean Threat: A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz
Jan
24
2:30 PM14:30

U.S. Responses to the North Korean Threat: A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, has introduced several pieces of legislation to address the threats emanating from North Korea. Senator Cruz will offer remarks on the latest North Korean threats and how the United States is responding. He will provide insights into what else the United States could and should do to provide maximum protection for the American people.

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Congress and the 2018 national security landscape: A conversation with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Jan
17
8:30 AM08:30

Congress and the 2018 national security landscape: A conversation with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

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.

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Reforming international emergency food aid assistance: Remarks from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN)
Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

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.

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Global Hotspots and Security Challenges: A Conversation with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Global Hotspots and Security Challenges: A Conversation with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)

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.

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Liberian President Sirleaf Speaks on U.S.’s Global Role
Sep
25
4:30 PM16:30

Liberian President Sirleaf Speaks on U.S.’s Global Role

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female head of state and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, will soon mark her country’s first peaceful, democratic handover of a head of state to a successor since 1944. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace, the International Republican Institute, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, the National Democratic Institute, and the National Endowment for Democracy on September 25 on Capitol Hill for a public address by President Sirleaf. Senator Chris Coons will be the honorary host of the event.

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National Security Oversight: Congressional Case Studies and Reform Prospects
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

National Security Oversight: Congressional Case Studies and Reform Prospects

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.

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Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development
Sep
6
3:30 PM15:30

Four Famines: Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development

CSIS is hosting an event with U.S. policy makers, technical experts, and thought leaders to discuss how crises in the four famines contexts, such as conflict, fragility, and severe food insecurity, have unfolded and what needs to be considered in the response. Reception to follow.

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Hearing: Assessing the Colombia Peace Process: The Way Forward in U.S.-Colombia Relations
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Hearing: Assessing the Colombia Peace Process: The Way Forward in U.S.-Colombia Relations

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues is holding a hearing to assess the Colombia Peace Process and the way forward in U.S.-Colombia relations.

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Bipartisan Task Force on Reforming and Reorganizing U.S. Foreign Assistance Report Launch
Jul
24
2:00 PM14:00

Bipartisan Task Force on Reforming and Reorganizing U.S. Foreign Assistance Report Launch

The Trump administration has asked the executive branch to provide suggestions on reforming and reorganizing U.S. foreign assistance by September 2017. On May 30, 2017, CSIS announced the formation of a Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Reforming and Reorganizing U.S Foreign Assistance. Task Force members consist of former Bush administration and Obama administration officials, including senior Foreign Service officers of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department, former ambassadors, and former members of the National Security Council.

After meeting three times and going through several rounds of discussions, this task force has identified actionable recommendations that the Trump administration and the U.S. Congress can take to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of U.S. foreign assistance programs.

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) will provide opening remarks, a panel of select task force members will discuss the findings, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will provide closing remarks.

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The War on ISIS: The Forgotten Need for Congressional Authorization
Jul
12
9:30 AM09:30

The War on ISIS: The Forgotten Need for Congressional Authorization

The Wilson Center is hosting U.S. Senator for AZ, Jeff Flake and U.S. Senator for VA, Tim Kane to discuss the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and to discuss questions such as: Is Congress abdicating authority to authorize wars to the executive branch? What are the practical implications of this situation? Does the start of a new administration in Washington provide an opportunity to update the AUMF?

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The U.S. Global Food Security Strategy: Progress, Setbacks, and Forward Momentum
Jul
12
8:30 AM08:30

The U.S. Global Food Security Strategy: Progress, Setbacks, and Forward Momentum

The historic passage of the U.S. Global Food Security Act in July 2016 demonstrated U.S. leadership and bipartisan support in Congress to address global hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. The act required the Feed the Future interagency group, comprised of eleven U.S. agencies, to submit the first ever U.S. Global Food Security Strategy to Congress last fall. Join CSIS and Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) to hear updates from senior leadership on the strategy and to discuss contributions from Congress, the Trump Administration, and U.S. government agencies.  

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Securing the Border and Protecting Our Communities
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Securing the Border and Protecting Our Communities

Senator Luther Strange recently introduced the ‘Securing the Border and Protecting Our Communities Act’ which would prohibit certain federal funds from reaching cities that adopt sanctuary policies or penalize local businesses for submitting bids to work on the proposed border wall. Senator Strange has said that sanctuary cities “can either follow the law or fund the wall.” The Heritage Foundation is hosting Senator Strange to discuss the extent of the problem and his new proposal to address it.

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Kingpins and corruption: Targeting transnational organized crime in the Americas
Jun
26
3:45 PM15:45

Kingpins and corruption: Targeting transnational organized crime in the Americas

The American Enterprise Institute is hosting an informative discussion on how the Trump administration can confront transnational organized crime in the Americas to mark the release of AEI’s new report, “Kingpins and corruption: Targeting transnational organized crime in the Americas.” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will deliver opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion with some of the report’s contributors.

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Hearing: Global Philanthropy and Remittances and International Development
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Hearing: Global Philanthropy and Remittances and International Development

The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Multilateral, International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, is hosting a hearing on Global Philanthropy and Remittances and International Development

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U.S. Security Amid Budget Cuts: A Conversation with Senator Chris Murphy
Apr
10
12:30 PM12:30

U.S. Security Amid Budget Cuts: A Conversation with Senator Chris Murphy

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As Congress considers President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department and USAID, Senator Murphy as he unveils a dramatically different approach that calls for a near doubling of the international affairs budget as a means to ensure U.S. national security. 

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Hearing: The U.S. -Mexico Relationship: Advancing Security and Prosperity on Both Sides of the Border
Mar
29
10:15 AM10:15

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"

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America's Role in the World: Congress and US Foreign Policy
Mar
16
9:00 PM21:00

America's Role in the World: Congress and US Foreign Policy

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.

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