U.S. Foreign Policy Events
July 29, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
What do a White House senior adviser, a member of Congress, scientists, military planners, and business people have in common? At a June 4 symposium with 36 leaders from federal agencies, state and local government, research organizations, business, and academia, they all agreed that climate change is having an impact on national security that will only increase with time. This briefing will focus on the key recommendations and consensus points that emerged from the June discussion and highlight the next steps for action.
July 08, 2014 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Middle East Program
June 30, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Latin American Program
As many as 52,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have arrived at the U.S. border since October, 2013 with the possibility of another 60,000 arriving before the end of this year. In this Ground Truth Briefing, three experts on the ground in Central America will discuss this developing crisis.
June 17, 2014 // 4:30pm — 6:00pm
Latin American Program
A presentation on Chile's new foreign policy featuring the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honorable Heraldo Muñoz.
June 17, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
In recent years, Africa has seen an alarming rise in religious extremist groups, from Boko Haram in Nigeria to opposing groups Anti-Balaka and Seleka in the Central African Republic to Al-Shebaab in Kenya and Somalia. While both latent and blatant religious tensions have been present in several African societies, the violent tactics that are being adopted by these groups threaten stability in the country and contribute to ongoing conflict.
June 05, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:15pm
Have we returned to the zero-sum game mentality from our Cold War past? Did we ever leave it? Or is this some kind of deep freeze with the Russians? And just how cold (or hot) is it going to get? Join us as three veteran analysts, practitioners, and scholars of Russia and the U.S.-Russian relationship discuss and debate these issues in this latest National Conversation.
May 14, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
There is a clear trend of terrorist "migration" to online social media, including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. This new arena of open and social systems presents new challenges and requires dramatic shifts in strategic thinking regarding national security and countering terrorism.
The Transatlantic Relationship in the Wake of Revelations about U.S. Foreign Surveillance & the Ongoing Ukrainian-Russian Crisis
May 08, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Global Europe Program
The transatlantic relationship, particularly from the German perspective, has been under great stress for almost a year due to revelations about U.S. foreign surveillance. Now the crisis with Ukraine and Russia threatens to add more strain. As voices in the U.S. and NATO call for a stronger response to Russia, Germany--with its preference for diplomatic over military instruments and its deep trade ties with Russia--is faced with hard choices. The transatlantic partnership remains crucial on these and other issues, such as the Middle East peace process, Iranian nuclear policy, and the challenge from China.
Twin Challenges to Peace and Stability in Africa and to U.S. Policy: Boko Haram in Nigeria and Civil Conflict in South Sudan
May 02, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
A discussion about the policy implications of the violent actions of Nigeria's Boko Haram and civil unrest in South Sudan.
April 29, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
Power politics seem to be back in Europe, pulling the U.S.-Russian relationship back into a standoff reminiscent of the Cold War. Despite renewed confrontation over Ukraine, the US and Russia still have fundamentally compatible views on threats such as transnational crime, terrorism, proliferation of WMD and sensitive technologies, man-made disasters, piracy, illegal cyber activity, drug trafficking, and climate change. What is in store for U.S.-Russian cooperation on these challenges in the wake of the Ukraine crisis? Is a common security agenda vis-à-vis these threats still possible?