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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 27, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
A Conversation With Rochelle Walensky

Dr. Rochelle Walensky discusses CDC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC’s role in coordinating global health initiatives, and the future of public health in the United States.

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May 21, 2021

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis: Possibilities for New Junctures or a Return to Status Quo?

Panelists discuss the Biden administration's response to the crisis in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank, including next steps beyond the ceasefire.

Play Palestinians protest on the left at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli security stand on the right

September 20, 2017

United States
If the United States Steps Back, Can Innovative Global Governance Step Forward?

The following is a guest post by Deborah Avant, director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Mil…

A representative of indigenous Peruvian people attends the World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, France, on December 1, 2015.

November 26, 2019

Democracy
Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special (Rebroadcast)

In this first-ever live taping of The World Next Week, Jim and Bob sit down with NPR’s Deborah Amos to discuss what’s made headlines over the last decade. Bob shares his thoughts on the state of demo…

Podcast live

October 29, 2020

Israel
Lessons From History Series: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin—25 Years Later

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995, only two years after he shook hands with Yasser Arafat on the White House South Lawn following the signing of the Osl…

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October 24, 2019

Democracy
Live! The World Next Week’s Tenth Anniversary Special

In this first-ever live taping of The World Next Week, Jim and Bob sit down with NPR’s Deborah Amos to discuss what’s made headlines over the last decade. Bob shares his thoughts on the state of demo…

Podcast TWNW

June 1, 2020

China’s Growing Footprint in Africa

Please join our panelists for a discussion of China’s development model in Africa and the effects of its expanding influence on the continent, with a focus on economic investments and diplomacy. 

Play Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera in front of a row of tall flags

October 10, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Fifth Annual Back-to-School Event

The Fifth Annual CFR Back-to-School Event showcases CFR's InfoGuide on the Sunni-Shia divide and features a conversation with Deborah Amos and Vali R. Nasr on the nature of the conflict, its effect o…

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October 18, 2019

Democracy
Tenth Annual Back-to-School Event: Live! The World Next Week

The 2019 CFR annual Back-to-School Event celebrated the tenth anniversary of the podcast The World Next Week with a live taping before a student audience. CFR Senior Vice President James M. Lindsay, …

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