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October 20, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy: The Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy in Africa

Panelists discuss the impact of COVID-19 on democracy in Africa, including suspended elections and lockdown measures sometimes used to target opposition groups and the media, as well as steps some co…

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October 18, 2021

China
Virtual Roundtable: What Xi’s “Common Prosperity” Policies Mean for China and the Global Economy

Michael Pettis, professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing, and coauthor, most recently, of Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts th…

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September 24, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation With Minister Naledi Pandor of South Africa

Minister Naledi Pandor discusses the state of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, the South African response to COVID-19 along with lessons learned for the future, and the country’s role as a leader in …

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March 15, 2019

China
A Conversation With Michael McCaul

Representative Michael McCaul discusses global hot spots, including the crisis in Venezuela, the implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative, the relationship between the United States and Russi…

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November 20, 2019

United States
A Conversation With Michael Bennet

Senator Bennet discusses his proposed changes to U.S foreign policy and how the United States can best meet the challenges of this century.

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October 20, 2021

Religion
Israel and Palestine: Challenges to Coexistence

Marc Gopin, director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution and James H. Laue professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, a…

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June 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Virtual Roundtable: Major Power Rivalry in Africa

Although major power competition on the African continent is a reality, it should not dominate the Biden administration’s vision for U.S.-Africa relations, argues Michelle Gavin in her new paper Majo…

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October 4, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The Latest Developments on COVID-19

Our panelists discuss the latest COVID-19 developments, the risks of the Delta variant, mask and vaccine mandates, booster shots, and the possible ramifications of many students and workers returning…

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July 21, 2021

Ethiopia
The Conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray Region

Michelle Gavin, senior fellow for Africa studies at CFR, discusses the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and pathways to a resolution. Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Program…

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May 11, 2018

United States
A Conversation With Michael McCaul

This is the keynote session of the 2018 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) Conference. 

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