1,745Feb 19, 2013
Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age
Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of ...
1,057Mar 8, 2013
Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia
Panelists talked about the lessons learned from the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy ten years later. Speakers included retired Admiral Hal Gehman, who chaired the accident investigation board, ...
840Jun 22, 2011
Historiography of Soviet Espionage in America
A panel of historians and professors examined the effects that Soviet spies had on the American public’s mentality and on history itself. They also looked at the lives of some Soviet ...
836Apr 25, 2011
Foreign Policy Debates in Iran
Scholars talked about Iran’s foreign policy. Farideh Farhi said that the “strategic loneliness” of Iran makes it a more conflicting and paranoid power rather than a rising ...
648Oct 28, 2013
Panelists discussed possibilities for a breakthrough in U.S.-Iran relations. They panelists, including a former Iranian presidential candidate and a former official at the American embassy in ...
633Jun 22, 2011
Historical Treatment of the Rosenberg Case
A panel discussion was held on the history of Soviet espionage in the United States. After each panelist made a presentation, most using slides, they had a discussion moderated by Joseph ...
538Apr 25, 2011
Foreign Policy Debates in Japan
Panelists discussed Japan’s approach to foreign policy issues. Topics included Japan’s view of China, relations with the U.S., and the country’s defense system. They ...
479Apr 25, 2011
Foreign Policy Debates in China
Panelists talked about foreign policy issues in China. Among the topics they addressed were the interests of various factions within the country, and the effects of those factions on ...
474Apr 21, 2011
Book Discussion on The Golden Cage
Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi talked about three brothers who grew up during the reign of the shah and through the revolution. One was a soldier in the shah’s army, one was a member of the ...
466May 14, 2012
NATO New Security Challenges
Scholars and European foreign policy leaders gave an overview of the 2012 NATO summit. Among the topics they discussed were NATO’s structure and its link to the European Union, the ...
401Apr 25, 2011
Foreign Policy Debates in India
Panelists discussed foreign policy debates in India. Topics included shifting world views within in the country since the end of the Cold War and divisions of thought between different ...
376Mar 8, 2013
Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Operation
David King and Scott Horowitz, the officials who led NASA’s recovery effort after the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion talked about their operation at an event marking the tenth anniversary of ...
372Apr 25, 2011
Foreign Policy Debates in Other Countries
Walter Russell Mead gave the keynote address at a George Washington University forum on foreign policy debates in other countries. He spoke on the evolution of U.S. foreign policy and compared ...
345Apr 25, 2011
U.S. Foreign Policy
Thomas Pickering and David Sanger talked about U.S. foreign policy, focusing on the cultural and historical aspects of U.S foreign policy and U.S. national security. They responded to questions ...
330Mar 8, 2013
Management Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia
Panelists talked about lessons learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident from a management perspective. Panelists included William Parsons, a former Space Shuttle Program manager tasked ...
323Mar 8, 2013
Columbia Accident Investigation Board
NASA officials who investigated the Space Shuttle Columbia accident talked about the process of investigating the accident and the discoveries made during the investigation. They also talked ...
313Mar 8, 2013
Technical Lessons Learned from Space Shuttle Columbia
Former NASA Astronauts talked about changes made to testing and safety procedures on future shuttle missions as a result of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident. Pamela Melroy, former astronaut ...
293Mar 26, 2013
Haitian Politics and International Aid Efforts
Panelists talked about the current political system in Haiti and the effectiveness of international aid following the January 12, 2010, earthquake. Jonathan Katz, the only full-time American ...
256Nov 2, 2010
Fighting Corruption in Iraq and Afghanistan
Mr. Bowen and Mr. Biddle talked about corruption in Iraq and Afghanistan. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., who served as the CPA-IG ...
235Oct 25, 2004
Psychological Portraits of George W. Bush
Two biographers held a political psychology seminar on the personality and political behavior of President George W. Bush. The psychological biographers presented two contrasting points of ...
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