International Security Events

Book Discussion: Russia's Peacetime Demographic Crisis

November 15, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
The deterioration of demographic conditions in Russia "truly qualifies as a crisis," argues Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute. Eberstadt outlines the major trends of the ongoing population problems plaguing the Russian Federation—as well as their potential future impact.
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Book Launch: The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace

October 19, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Shannon Beebe and Mary Kaldor discuss their new book, The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the New Rules of War and Peace, in which they argue for a broader conception of human security.
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U.S. Policy on Eurasian Energy

October 15, 2010 // 10:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
"Any serious effort to address the complex, inter-related problems of Eurasian energy must be informed by humility," says Ambassador Richard Morningstar in the inaugural event for the European Studies Program's new European Energy Security Initiative.
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Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations

September 21, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Canada Institute
Experts discuss efforts by Arctic and non-Arctic nations to cooperate on key governance, environmental, security, and economic issues.
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Integrated Analysis for Development and Security: Scarcity and Climate, Population, and Natural Resources

September 02, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts Alex Evans and Mathew Burrows discuss the current state of integrated scarcity issues in the policymaking world.

Canada-U.S. Military Cooperation: A Look at Asymmetric Bargaining Strategies

July 15, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Quebec summer scholar at the Canada Institute Stefanie von Hlatky presented her research on Canada-U.S. military cooperation. She contended that allies can and do use asymmetric bargaining strategies to achieve foreign policy objectives, despite power differentials.

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.
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Beyond Cairo: Visions of a New Decade in European Islamic Relations

June 23, 2010 // 9:00am3:00pm
Global Europe Program
Tufyal Choudhury, Durham University Law School; H.A. Hellyer, University of Warwick; Luc Véron, Delegation of the European Union (Washington, DC); Rebeya Müller, Institute for Interfaith Education and Teaching (Germany); Daut Dauti, Center for Islamic Pluralism (UK); Bassam Tibi, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany); Jocelyn Cesari, Harvard University; Rahsaan Maxwell, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Senem Aydin Duzgit, Center for European Policy Studies (Brussels) and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)
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The Evolution of NATO: the 2010 Strategic Concept and Beyond

May 21, 2010 // 9:00am5:00pm
Global Europe Program
Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown in size, but in many other ways has not fully adapted to the post-Cold War world. The 2010 Strategic Concept attempts to address the increasingly complex threats facing the allies, including nuclear terrorism, cyber crime, and global climate change, as well as the institutional changes necessary to maintain NATO's relevance in the 21st Century. This conference explored this new security environment. Participants offered assessments of the new Strategic Concept, which was released on May 17, 2010.

Russian Policy in the Greater Middle East: Trying to Keep out of Trouble

May 10, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

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