3,958Sep 27, 2011
Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us
Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum argued that the U.S. is facing four major challenges - the globalization of business, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic ...
1,504Jun 29, 2011
Obama Administration Counterterrorism Strategy
John Brennan talked about the campaign against al-Qaida, and the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy since the killing of Osama bin Laden. John McLaughlin moderated questions ...
1,078Nov 10, 2011
Book Discussion on Conquered into Liberty
Eliot Cohen talked about the battles fought since the 1600s by the British, French, Americans, Canadians, and Indians along the 200 mile corridor between Albany and Montreal called “the Great ...
870Aug 17, 2011
Emerging Nonviolent Movements
Participants talked about emerging nonviolent movements around the world and analyzed the origins and dynamics of nonviolent movements in regions such as Latin America, the Middle East and North ...
685Oct 18, 2013
Syrian Opposition and Civil War
Najab Ghadbian, the Special Representative to the United States for the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, spoke at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International ...
628Mar 31, 2010
The Supreme Court and Foreign Law
Associate Justice Stephen talked about justices looking to other nations when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Justice Breyer in his remarks said he believes most people’s problem with ...
610Mar 31, 2010
Future of Afghanistan
Said Tayeb Jawad spoke about the future of Afghanistan. In his remarks he announced the formation of a foundation to facilitate student exchange programs and promote development ...
562Dec 12, 2011
Race and the Civil War
Three historians held a discussion on race and the role it played leading up to and during the Civil War and how the persistence of resentment and unhealed wounds from the war’s outcome and ...
558Aug 16, 2011
Pakistani Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan talked about the strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. He spoke about the history of the relationship, U.S. foreign aid to ...
541Mar 5, 2010
Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq
Panelists gave their assessments of the Iraq war. Topics included past failures in the war, recommendations on future action, and the opinions of historians and authors on the Iraq ...
539Oct 25, 2011
U.S. and China Relations
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson spoke about U.S.-China relations, outlining what he considerd the five most important elements to trade between the two countries. In his remarks he said ...
463Oct 31, 2005
Book Discussion on The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning
Professor Millett talked about his book The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning, published by the University Press of Kansas. The book is part of the Modern War Studies ...
422Aug 14, 2012
Former State Department and United Nations officials talked about Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S.-Iran relationship, Israel, and recent U.S. sanctions agains Iran’s energy, shipping and ...
389Mar 5, 2010
Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Panelists talked about current military operations in Afghanistan and U.S. counterinsurgency strategy. They compared operations in Afghanistan with the the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Following ...
371Sep 28, 2009
State of the Global Economy
World Bank President Robert Zoellick gave a region-by-region analysis of what the financial crisis has meant around the globe and also offered some ideas for preventing future crises. He ...
330Mar 5, 2010
History of Counterinsurgency Operations
Scholars spoke about the history and evolution of U.S. counterinsurgency strategy from Vietnam to the present. Among the topics they addressed were the fiscal costs of warfare, the importance ...
274Jan 12, 2011
U.S.-China Economic Relationship
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talked about the U.S.-China economic relationship. Secretary Geithner in his comments called for China to increase the rate of its currency reform, saying ...
263May 31, 2011
Nuclear Power in the U.S. and Europe
U.S. and European officials talked about the safety and future of nuclear energy following the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. Among the topics they addressed were Germany’s decision ...
244May 24, 2010
Lawrence Summers on Economic Policy
Lawrence Summers spoke about fiscal policy and economic strategy. In his remarks he said that the U.S. will not be able to tackle the budget deficit until economic growth gets back on a ...
220Jan 24, 2006
Book Discussion on American Vertigo: Traveling America
Bernard-Henri Levy, French philosopher and author, discussed his book American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, published by Random House. For his book, the ...
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