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Prioritizing Water on the Global Agenda

Speaker: Angel Gurría
Presider: P. J. Simmons

Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development.

See more in Global; Water Security

A Conversation With Arun Jaitley

Speaker: Arun Jaitley
Presider: Charles R. Kaye

Arun Jaitley discusses the status of India’s economy, its relationship with the United States, and its place in the world economy.

See more in India; Economics

A Conversation With Benoît Cœuré

Speaker: Benoît Cœuré
Presider: Steven Liesman

Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.

See more in Europe; Eurozone

Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Speaker: Kimberly Marten
Speaker: Alexander R. Vershbow
Presider: Micah Zenko

Tensions between Russia and NATO are high, making escalatory rhetoric, dangerous military encounters, and conflict frighteningly real. Please join us for a discussion on a new approach to U.S. policy toward Russia, with speakers Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin professor of political science at Barnard College, and Ambassador Alexander R. Vershbow, distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council.

See more in Asia and Pacific; Defense and Security

Responding to Russia

Speaker: Samuel Charap
Speaker: Thomas Gomart
Speaker: Charles A. Kupchan
Presider: Kimberly Marten

Experts explore policy options for the United States and Europe, including the possibility of a Western reset with Russia and the efficacy of sanctions.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

Russia Today

Speaker: Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Speaker: Keir Giles
Speaker: Kathryn Stoner
Presider: Drew J. Guff

Experts discuss the significant economic, political, demographic, and military trends in Russia today.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

How Did We Get Here?

Speaker: James M. Goldgeier
Speaker: Philip H. Gordon
Speaker: Marie Mendras
Presider: Michael Mandelbaum

Experts explore the lessons to be learned for U.S. policy from the quarter century since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

Perspectives on Russia

Speaker: Dmitri Trenin
Speaker: Alexander R. Vershbow
Introductory Remarks: Rita E. Hauser
Presider: Paula Dobriansky

Experts provide insight on the internal politics of Russia, as well as the current state of U.S.-Russia relations.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

A Conversation With Dan Schulman

Speaker: Dan Schulman
Presider: Richard N. Haass
Introductory Remarks: Blair Effron

Dan Schulman discusses how globalization defines today's consumer and the value of public-private partnerships and how they accelerate innovation. He will also address responsible leadership, and how businesses can drive lasting economic and socioeconomic impact.

See more in Global; Business and Foreign Policy; Innovation

Driverless Cars and the Future of Transportation

Speaker: Hans-Werner Kaas
Speaker: Karlyn D. Stanley
Speaker: Jack Weast
Presider: Daniel Runde

Experts discuss innovations in driverless cars, the costs and benefits of autonomous vehicles, and the regulatory, ethical, and policy concerns that need to be addressed with the implementation of the technology.

See more in Global; Innovation; Entrepreneurship

A Look Inside Mexico

Speaker: Randal C. Archibold
Speaker: Shannon K. O'Neil
Speaker: Arturo Sarukhan
Presider: Jose W. Fernandez

Experts delve into the domestic politics of Mexico, analyzing the impact of corruption, the drug war, and Mexico’s bilateral strategy with the United States following disagreements over immigration, border walls, and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

See more in Mexico; Economics; Politics and Strategy

Presidential Elections in France: Results and Consequences

Speaker: William Drozdiak
Speaker: Jane Hartley
Speaker: Dominique Moisi
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.

See more in France; Elections