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Lawless Skies: Airstrikes and Civilian Casualties in Libya
Jun
20
12:15 PM12:15

Lawless Skies: Airstrikes and Civilian Casualties in Libya

New America and Airwars, the UK-based airstrike monitoring group, investigated the air strikes conducted in Libya during the NATO intervention and published their findings in the paper “Air Strikes and Civilian Casualties in Libya.”

To discuss the results of the study and the political environment in Libya, New America is welcoming Jonathan M. Winer, the State Department’s Special Envoy for Libya during the Obama administration, Chris Woods, an investigative journalist and the director of Airwars, Oliver Imhof, a Libya researcher and data analyst, and Alyssa Sims.

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Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict
Apr
16
1:30 PM13:30

Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict

Syrian doctors and humanitarian relief experts have increasingly engaged on this issue and are developing new and innovative approaches to help address and heal these invisible wounds. USIP is hosting a discussion with specialists from the Syrian American Medical Society, the U.S State Department and Save the Children to address an aspect of the Syrian conflict that often receives less attention than it deserves.

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The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Apr
5
2:00 PM14:00

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Labeled the worst humanitarian crisis in today’s world, the conflict in Yemen is entering its fourth year. To understand the impact the war is having on the Yemeni people, and the challenges it poses to policymakers, CSIS is hosting a discussion with David Miliband which will be followed by a panel discussion with Barbara Bodine, Peter Salisbury, and Abdulrahman Al-Eryani .

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Iraq and Syria: Views from the U.S. Administration, Military Leaders and the Region
Apr
3
10:00 AM10:00

Iraq and Syria: Views from the U.S. Administration, Military Leaders and the Region

USIP is hosting a one day conference with U.S. Administration and military leaders, senior Iraqi representatives and regional experts to explore one of the most complex and consequential conflicts of our time. USIP and guest experts will help navigate the key themes and provide insight on the terrain ahead in Iraq and Syria.

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Syria and the Outside Powers: What They Want and Can They Have It?
Apr
2
1:30 PM13:30

Syria and the Outside Powers: What They Want and Can They Have It?

The Syrian civil war is many overlapping conflicts, including the competition and cooperation among outside powers vying to protect their interests, often at the expense of Syria’s sovereignty. What are Russian, Iranian, Turkish, Israeli, and American objectives in Syria, and can they achieve them? The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion in which four analysts of Syria and the region will address the issue of outside powers and the future of Syria.

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After Syria: The United States, Russia, and the Future of Terrorism
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

After Syria: The United States, Russia, and the Future of Terrorism

CSIS is hosting an expert discussion of what can be expected from the end game in Syria and after; emerging trends in terrorism and violent extremism; and the evolution and implications of U.S. and Russian policies and roles.

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US in a Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria: Realigning Allies and Constraining Adversaries
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

US in a Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria: Realigning Allies and Constraining Adversaries

The Hudson Institute is hosting a panel to explore U.S. options to realign its allies with traditional NATO and U.S. positions, hold adversaries responsible for atrocities, and prevent security backsliding in the region. The panel will consist of Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Hillel Fradkin; Hudson Adjunct Fellow Michael Pregent; Senior Intelligence Planner at the Institute for the Study of War Jennifer Cafarella; and President of Soran University Dr. Nahro Zagros.

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What’s next for the war(s) in Syria?
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

What’s next for the war(s) in Syria?

The Foreign Policy program at Brookings will host a discussion about the ongoing conflict in Syria. Panelists will include Brookings Senior Fellows Suzanne Maloney and Amanda Sloat. Pavel Baev, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and research professor at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, will also participate. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will moderate the conversation, while adding his own perspectives.

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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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Multi-domain battle: Converging concepts toward a joint solution
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Multi-domain battle: Converging concepts toward a joint solution

The Foreign Policy program at Brookings is hosting a discussion on the future of warfare and multi-domain battlespaces. General James M. Holmes of the U.S. Air Force, and commander of Air Combat Command, with give opening remarks. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon will then join General Holmes for a discussion, adding his own perspective.

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The Syrian Opposition in 2018
Jan
19
12:15 PM12:15

The Syrian Opposition in 2018

New America is welcoming Osama Abu Zayd, a spokesman and representative of the Free Syrian Army tiscuss where the Syrian opposition stands in 2018. Zayd has been a member of the Track 1 delegations at negotiations in Geneva and Astana, representing the Syrian opposition bilaterally and with transnational bodies such as the EU and UN. 

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Eleventh Annual Terrorism Conference
Dec
13
8:55 AM08:55

Eleventh Annual Terrorism Conference

The Jamestown Foundation's eleventh annual Terrorism Conference is being held this year on December 13, 2017. Panels will include The Changing Landscape of Jihadist Movements, Syria, Islamic State and the Regional Powers, 2018 Trend Lines in Militant Movements, and more with keynote speeches by Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, U.S. National Security Advisor and General Michael V.  Hayden, USAF (Ret.), Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Raqqa After the Islamic State: Governance Challenges in Post-ISIS Syria
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Raqqa After the Islamic State: Governance Challenges in Post-ISIS Syria

With the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s hold on Syrian territory vastly diminished, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) enters a new phase. The fall of Raqqa—the capital of ISIS’ self-proclaimed caliphate—marked a powerful strategic and symbolic loss for the extremist group. Yet the success of the counter-ISIS campaign will ultimately be determined not by battlefield wins, but instead by what follows. The U.S. Institute of Peace is hosting an event to discuss the complex governance challenges in Raqqa and how the United States and the international community can constructively address them.

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Middle East crises and conflicts – the way ahead
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Middle East crises and conflicts – the way ahead

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.

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Confronting the Next Wave of Violent Extremism: RESOLVE Network 2017 Global Forum
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Confronting the Next Wave of Violent Extremism: RESOLVE Network 2017 Global Forum

The Islamic State may be out in Mosul and on the back foot in Raqqa, but the next chapter in the global narrative of violent extremism has yet to be written. With violent extremists losing territorial control in the Middle East, foreign fighters are returning home and extremists are shifting tactics. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the RESOLVE Network of global experts on violent extremism for the consortium’s annual forum on Wednesday, September 27, to discuss issues such as the risks in hotspots across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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Mosul after ISIS: Whither U.S. Policy in Iraq?
Jul
17
2:00 PM14:00

Mosul after ISIS: Whither U.S. Policy in Iraq?

The liberation of Mosul from ISIS control is a major win for the Iraqi government, the United States, and the campaign to defeat the terrorist group – but a critically important question now looms: What comes next for U.S. policy toward a country divided and tattered from years of war?

The Wilson Center is hosting a teleconference with four former U.S. policy advisers with broad experience in Iraq and the Middle East address these and related questions.

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How to Stabilize Iraq After ISIS—and Why it Matters
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

How to Stabilize Iraq After ISIS—and Why it Matters

As military campaigns in Iraq and Syria recover territories from the rule of the Islamic State, the 67-nation Global Coalition will meet in Washington on July 11-13.  Vital questions for the coalition include the strategy to build long-term security and stability in the region. Following the coalition’s meetings, USIP will host a conversation with Ambassador Ekkehard Brose, who co-chairs the coalition’s “Stabilization Working Group”, and Joseph Pennington, deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq.  

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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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CNAS 2017 Annual Conference: Navigating the Divide
Jun
28
9:30 AM09:30

CNAS 2017 Annual Conference: Navigating the Divide

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The Center for a New American Security's annual conference, in partnership with the Washington Post, This year's conference will bring together U.S. national security policymakers and experts to highlight major divides and identify potential bipartisan solutions. The keynote address will be given by LTG H.R. McMaster, U.S. National Security Advisor.

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After the ISIS Flag Falls: The Future of Mosul and Iraq
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

After the ISIS Flag Falls: The Future of Mosul and Iraq

The Heritage Foundation, co-hosted with the U.S. Institute of Peace, is holding a conversation with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to address the eight months of fighting in Mosul, stabilizing Iraq, and enduring peace in the region. Following the keynote address will be a panel discussion and comments by Stephen Hadley, Chairman, Board of Directors, United States Institute of Peace, and Nancy Lindborg, President, United States Institute of Peace

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War in cities: an African perspective
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

War in cities: an African perspective

As part of its Conference Cycle on War in cities, the ICRC in Kigali is convening a regional panel of experts focusing on East Africa. This public conference will take stock of past urban armed conflicts, reflect on their drivers and humanitarian implications and explore operational and policy responses adapted to the needs of people affected by such conflicts.

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World Refugee Day 2017: Where We Are Globally and Locally
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

World Refugee Day 2017: Where We Are Globally and Locally

In recognition of World Refugee Day, New America is hosting a 2-panel discussion on the global refugee situation. The first panel will provide a deeper look into the world's 21.3 million refugees and the vital role that America has played in providing support to front-line states that house the vast majority of the world's refugees. The second panel will discuss the role the Syrian American community in helping provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the Syria crisis.

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Special Advance Screening of City of Ghosts
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Special Advance Screening of City of Ghosts

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City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.

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Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

The Heritage Foundation is hosting a film screening of a new 90-minute National Geographic documentary, Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Emmy winner Nick Quested chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State.

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Where it Matters
Jun
19
11:30 AM11:30

Where it Matters

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and HERE-Geneva are convening a panel of experts that will look at the ways in which humanitarian organisations and donors are stepping up their work to deliver humanitarian responses to those most in need during situations of armed conflict. Are humanitarian organisations sufficiently equipped to deliver their services in these contexts? What additional measures have to be taken to encourage organizations to respond to humanitarian needs in areas hard to reach?

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Innovation and the Future Force
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Innovation and the Future Force

The U.S. military must maintain its competitiveness in a rapidly evolving, globalized technology landscape. How can the U.S. military keep its strategic advantage in an era of disruptive change? How can the Department of Defense (DoD) break down barriers to innovation? The Center for a New American Security's Future of Warfare Initiative is hosting a conversation on how DoD can evolve and adapt the force for an uncertain future.

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The Muse of Urban Delirium; How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities into Centers of Cultural Innovation
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

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.

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