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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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June 8, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With U.S. Senator Ed Markey

U.S. Senator Ed Markey discusses the Russian war in Ukraine, U.S. competition with China, the existential threats of nuclear proliferation and climate change, and the need for transformational invest…

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May 4, 2022

Politics and Government
A Conversation With Senator Bill Cassidy

Senator Bill Cassidy discusses issues in the United States and how the US and its allies should work closely together to counter Russian power and Chinese influence, such as energy independence, inte…

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April 28, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With Chairman Adam Schiff

U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff discusses the evolving situation in Ukraine, including congressional responses to the war, and the state of democracy …

Play WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks as members of Congress share recollections of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2022 in Washington, DC. One year ago, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden.

April 21, 2022

Health
A Conversation With Secretary Xavier Becerra

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra discusses the agency’s global footprint, including how COVID-19 exposed systemic disparities in healthcare at home and abroad, plans to prepare f…

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April 19, 2022

United States
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series With Yascha Mounk

A democracy has never succeeded in being both diverse and equal. Yet, treating members of many different ethnic or religious groups fairly is central to the democratic project in countries around the…

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April 14, 2022

Russia
The Struggles of the Russian Military in Ukraine

More than six weeks into its invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military is hindered by an inability to gain air supremacy, supply chain breakdowns, and dangerously low morale. Our panelists discuss th…

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March 29, 2022

Global
CFR Term Member Spotlight Series: Nishant Roy

Let us introduce a new series we are launching to spotlight individuals within the Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program. Drawing on the enormous amount of talent and expertise within the Council’s T…

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March 11, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Role of NATO: Enlargement Revisited

Panelists discuss NATO and its expansion since the Cold War, whether NATO enlargement was a mistake or strategically necessary, whether NATO's actions helped inflame current tensions with Russia over…

Play General view of the Prague NATO Summit, 21 November 2002 at Prague's Congress Center. NATO leaders agreed the organisation's biggest ever enlargement, inviting seven ex-communist countries to join the former Cold War bloc as it extends into former Soviet Union territory.

March 9, 2022

Infrastructure
Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, leads a conversation with Stephen E. Flynn, founding director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, on the bipartisan Infra…

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