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The United Nations and the Prevention of Atrocities
Thursday, January 25, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Lee Feinstein, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and International Law, and Executive Director, Task Force Program, CFR
The New Middle East
Thursday, February 8, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Richard N. Haass, President, CFR
Latin America Update
Thursday, February 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Shannon O'Neil, Adjunct Fellow for Latin America Studies, CFR
Foreign Affairs Author
Thursday, March 8, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Homeland Security: The Edge of Disaster
Thursday, March 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR
India's Growing Economic Engagement with Africa
Thursday, April 12, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Karen J. Monaghan, National Intelligence Fellow, CFR
Session One: Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years On - The Suez Crisis
Session Two: Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years On - The Hungarian Revolt
Author: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
The Opportunity describes an unprecedented moment in which the United States has a chance to bring about a world where most people are safe, free, and can enjoy a decent standard of living. Richard Haass provides a much-needed foreign policy compass, one with the potential to do for this post-Cold War, post-9/11, post-Iraq world what George Kennan’s containment doctrine did for the previous era.
Author: Terrence Lyons, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
This report depicts what is going on in the Horn of Africa and recommends what the United States needs to do to address the multiple challenges to stability.
Author: Keith E. Maskus, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, University of Colorado
This report argues that reforms of the U.S. patent system have succeeded in limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation, and ultimately reducing U.S. competitiveness.
Part of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Series on American Competitiveness.
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