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January 20, 2022

Religion
The Future of U.S.-Middle East Relations

Vali R. Nasr, the Majid Khadduri professor of Middle East studies and international affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Affairs, discusses the prospects and consequ…

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January 6, 2022

Politics and Government
Renewing America Series: The Growing Divide—Polarization in the United States

On the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, our panelists examine polarization in the United States and the threats it poses to U.S. democracy. This meeting is part of the Diamo…

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December 16, 2021

Ukraine
Tensions at the Border: Ukraine, Russia, and the West

Panelists discuss the massing of Russian troops and escalating tensions at the Ukraine-Russia border, as well as potential diplomatic and military responses for the United States and NATO.

Play Ukrainain seviceman attends a military drills near Urzuf village not far from the city of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine on November 29, 2018.

December 14, 2021

Supply Chains
Reporting on Supply Chains and Inflation

Edward Alden, CFR’s Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow, provides context and background on why global supply chains are blocked and the economic implications of the backlogs. Carla Anne Robbins, adjun…

Play Stacked containers are shown as ships unload their cargo at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

December 7, 2021

Economics
Arthur Ross Book Award: “The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes”

Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Zachary D. Carter, Peter Baker and Susan B. Glasser, and Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett.

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November 30, 2021

Religion
COVID-19 Vaccines and Religious Exemptions

John Fea, professor of American history at Messiah University, and Michelle Mello, professor of law and medicine at Stanford University, discuss the history and legality of religious exemptions to va…

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November 17, 2021

Nuclear Weapons
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: A Conversation With Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus discusses nuclear security, the testing history of nuclear weapons, and the potential fallout of using nuclear weapons in war. The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security wa…

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November 2, 2021

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Preview Screening and Discussion of "Simple As Water"

Ten years after the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Syria is still the world’s largest refugee crisis. In Simple As Water, the documentary from Academy Award-winning director Megan Mylan, portrait…

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October 22, 2021

Afghanistan
Afghanistan in Hindsight: Lessons From Two Decades of War

Our panelists discuss the history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, critical policy decisions made during four U.S. administrations, and what lessons can be learned from the two-decade war.

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October 19, 2021

Elections and Voting
Democracy and Reporting on Elections

Robert Griffin, research director for the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, discusses voter demographics at the municipal, state, and federal level and what this tells us about civic engagement and i…

Play A voters drops off mail in ballots at the Registerer of Voters during the California gubernatorial recall election in San Diego, California