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Drawing on her recent trip to Nigeria and Chad, Undersecretary Sewall assesses the ongoing fight against Boko Haram and violent extremism more broadly. She evaluates related humanitarian and stabilization challenges and discusses the need to reintegrate women and girls previously captured by Boko Haram back into society.
See more in Global; Defense and Security
Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon discuss what the U.S. and Israeli governments can do to reframe and revive the countries’ relationship.
See more in Israel; Defense and Security; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
In this roundtable discussion, Admiral Tidd shares his insights on the role of women in building peace, preventing conflict, and countering violent extremism. His remarks address the growing body of research establishing that peace and security efforts are more successful and sustainable if women participate, as highlighted in our new report, “How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests.”
See more in Global; Defense and Security
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discusses the role of the United Nations in a changing global landscape.
See more in Global; Global Governance
Experts discuss the role faith-based organizations have taken during the refugee crisis and the challenges of aiding and resettling refugees in the United States and abroad.
See more in Syria; Refugees and the Displaced
Shadi Hamid discusses the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the role of identity, morality, and religion in American politics.
See more in United States; Organization of Government; Religion
Tyler Cowen discusses the prospects for a “cell phones instead of automobile factories” model of economic growth and prosperity.
See more in Global; Development; Economics
This session addresses strategies to counter violent extremism by capitalizing on the contributions of women.
See more in Global; Radicalization and Extremism; Women
This session examines the devastating use of sexual violence against civilians by armed factions and extremist groups.
See more in Global; Violence Against Women
State fragility poses a significant threat to international security, contributing to conflict onset and relapse, the global refugee crisis, the expansion of extremist groups, and public health emergencies like the Ebola epidemic.
See more in Global; Women
Edward Alden discusses how the past four decades of U.S. trade and economic policy left many Americans behind in the global economy, and what the next administration might do to address this trend.
See more in United States; Trade; Manufacturing
Robert Greifeld discusses how the recent and upcoming elections in France, Germany, and the United States might affect trade, markets, and the future of globalization.
See more in Global; Financial Markets; Elections
Experts discuss how the United States can better prepare for and protect the homeland with the growing threat of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
See more in United States; Terrorism
Policy experts and scholars of religion discuss immigration and demographic trends in the United States.
See more in United States; Immigration; Religion
Experts discuss the future of U.S. trade policy in light of the recent election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency.
See more in United States; Global; Trade
Susan Kaufman Purcell discusses the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.
See more in Cuba; Development; Sanctions
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and IBM's Stanley Litow discuss corporate efforts to tackle global challenges and public-private partnerships.
See more in Global; Business and Foreign Policy; Diplomacy and Statecraft
This symposium will convene policymakers, business executives, and other opinion leaders for a candid analysis of online privacy, with a particular focus on the United States, the U.S.-European Union relationship, and big data.
See more in United States; Privacy; Cybersecurity
Experts examine risk to privacy in a big data world, whether our notions of privacy should change, and whether the benefits of big data collection outweigh the privacy consequences.
See more in United States; Cybersecurity; Privacy
Experts present views on privacy in the European Union and the United States and identify areas of agreement and potential cooperation.
See more in United States; Europe; Privacy