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July 11, 2022

Foreign Aid
A Conversation With Alice Albright

CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Alice Albright discusses the role MCC plays in the U.S. foreign policy toolkit and how foreign assistance can address long-term global trends while s…

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September 6, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Young Professionals Briefing Series: The Threat of Terror at Home and Abroad

Our panelists discuss U.S. counterterrorism policy, including the current terror threat landscape in the Middle East and Africa, the growth of domestic terrorism, and the ability of the United States…

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June 29, 2022

United States
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Defense Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Our panelists discuss the future of defense innovation, the efficacy of public-private partnerships in informing U.S. national security and technology policy, and the future of AI, quantum computing,…

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March 29, 2022

Global Governance
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Securing Europe—NATO Then and Now

Our panelists discuss the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), its expansion from twelve to thirty countries, its evolving mission in the post-Cold War world, as well as the alli…

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November 21, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Diplomacy Debrief: COP27, ASEAN, and G20 Summits

President Biden just completed an important diplomacy tour with stops at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Ca…

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January 11, 2022

China
Young Professionals Briefing: Navigating Increasing Tensions Between China and Taiwan

Panelists discuss the state of China-Taiwan relations, U.S. interests in the Taiwan Strait, and the potential for increased tensions to escalate into open conflict. The CFR Young Professionals B…

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June 2, 2021

Afghanistan
Young Professionals Briefing: The Future of Afghanistan

Panelists discuss the Biden administration’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September and its implications for the future of the country. The CFR Young Professionals Brie…

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October 5, 2021

Democracy
Young Professionals Briefing: The Future of Democracy Around the World

Panelists discuss democratic backsliding, the rights of marginalized populations living under authoritarian regimes, and the prospects for and obstacles against democratic movements around the world…

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October 18, 2022

Climate Change
Adapting to a Changing Climate

Alice C. Hill, senior fellow for energy and the environment at CFR, and Leslie Chapman-Henderson, president and CEO of the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), discuss factoring the ris…

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June 23, 2020

Climate Change
CFR Master Class Series With Alice Hill

Please join Alice Hill for a discussion on climate change and national security, including an assessment of the growing threats to U.S. national security from climate fueled extreme weather events an…

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