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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…

Play An F-16 jet fighter of Taiwan's air force takes off from the eastern Hualien airbase, 17 August, 2004.

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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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…

Play A boy plays on a street as several U.S. Army soldiers walk away on patrol in the background

January 13, 2022

Afghanistan
Virtual Screening and Discussion of Flee

Our panelists discuss Flee, an animated documentary about a young man's odyssey escaping Afghanistan with his mother and siblings. Twenty years later, he grapples with how his traumatic past will aff…

Play Refugees who fled Afghanistan walk in a line through the terminal in VA to board buses.

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…

Play American flag flutters in front of a nuclear facility in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

October 12, 2020

Venezuela
Young Professionals Briefing: Venezuela in Crisis

Panelists discuss the situation in Venezuela, including the country’s domestic political, economic, and humanitarian situation, and the possible policy options for the United States. The CFR Young…

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December 16, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Resilience Strategies

Alice C. Hill, CFR’s David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and Matthew J. Gonser, chief resilience officer and executive director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustaina…

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June 7, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Corporate Program Young Professionals Briefing: Fact, Fear, and Falsehood: COVID-19 and the State of Global Vaccine Hesitancy

Panelists discuss vaccine hesitancy in the United States and around the world and how misinformation, public confidence, and the efficacy of public health communication may affect global immunization…

Play Boxes of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a walk-in vaccination centre in Algiers

November 19, 2021

Climate Change
After Glasgow: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful

Our panelists review the recent COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, including climate action since the Paris Accords and how governments and businesses can step up to address the complex challenges of c…

Play Delegates talk during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland

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