Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security

Please join Jessica Tuchman Mathews as she discusses nonproliferation efforts in Syria and Iran and addresses broader international security challenges.

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002, and is dedicated to the memory of Paul Warnke (1920-2001), member and former director of the Council on Foreign Relations. The series commemorates his legacy of public service, his friendship to the Council, and his unique combination of eloquences, intellect, and pragmatism in the cause of peace and America's values.

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A Conversation with Senator Bill Nelson

As Syria expands its influence in the Middle East through relationships with Iran and Hezbollah, the Bush Administration has publicly criticized it for undermining democratic reform in the region. After a controversial trip to Syria in mid-December, where he met with President Bashar al-Assad, Senator Bill Nelson said he believes there is a "crack in the door for discussions to continue" with Syria about its role in Iraq. Join him as he discusses his trip and gives his analysis of current U.S. policy.

**Please note special location.**

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What To Do About Syria

Please join our panelists as they discuss U.S. policy toward Syria and the situation on the ground there. This is part of CFR's "What to Do About…" series. Each will highlight a specific issue and feature experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.

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