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November 18, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
Young Professionals Briefing: U.S. Policy in the Middle East: Presidential Priorities and What to Expect

Panelists discuss recent events in the Middle East and how those events may affect U.S. Middle East policy in the coming year, including normalized relations between Israel and two Gulf nations; Leba…

Play Egyptians wearing face masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic attend Friday prayers at the mosque of al-Imam al-Shafi in the cemetery district of Historic Cairo, Egypt

November 17, 2020

Palestinian Territories
A Conversation With Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh of the Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Shtayyeh discusses the Palestinian Authority’s relations with the United States, its security and economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the broader Middle East peace process. 

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November 16, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Diplomacy at Home and Abroad: The Legacy of James A. Baker III

Speakers discuss the distinguished career of former Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and White House Chief of Staff James Baker. **This is a virtual meeting through Zoom. Log-in info…

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October 26, 2020

Transition 2021
Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

In CFR’s final forum of the Election 2020 series, Secretary Albright and Dr. Haass discuss the foreign policy challenges awaiting the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

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October 23, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
Belarus in Crisis

Two months after Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in the presidential election, protestors in Belarus continue to take to the street to voice their discontent over the election’s legitimacy. Crac…

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September 22, 2020

North Korea
The Future of U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

This workshop, held with generous support from the Sejong Institute, brings together prominent U.S. and South Korean specialists to discuss what can be done to break the diplomatic stalemate with Nor…

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September 10, 2020

Heads of State and Government
Distinguished Voices Series With Robert B. Zoellick

Robert Zoellick and the historian Michael Beschloss discuss Ambassador Zoellick’s new book America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, as well as his distinguished career in…

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September 9, 2020

Reopening U.S. Schools During a Pandemic

Please join our speakers as they discuss the different approaches U.S. states are adopting to reopen schools and universities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including the metrics used in decision-making…

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August 25, 2020

Lessons From History Series—The Iranian Hostage Crisis

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary Desert One prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Friday, August 21. Please join our …

Play Blindfolded U.S. hostages and their Iranian captors outside the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, 1979.

August 12, 2020

Hong Kong Update—Autonomy and National Security

Please join our panelists for a discussion of China’s national security law and Hong Kong’s autonomy, the delayed legislative elections, and the state of the pro-democracy movement. 

Play Anti-government protesters at a demonstration, protect themselves with umbrellas among tear gas near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong