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Upcoming Events

Meeting ⁄ Baltimore

Baltimore Meeting: Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Speakers Jack A. Goldstone

Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University

, Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

, Kathleen R. McNamara

Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University; 2016–2017 Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of International Service, American University

Presider Stewart M. Patrick

James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance and Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Introductory Remarks Dan Caldwell

Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University

This meeting is cosponsored with CFR’s Academic Outreach Initiative and is held in conjunction with the International Studies Association (ISA) Convention in Baltimore. 

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 South Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

February 23, 2017 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

February 23, 2017

This meeting is on the record.