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April 26, 2012

United States
Lessons Learned with Esther Dyson

This meeting is part of our Lessons Learned series, which provides an opportunity for distinguished members to share wisdom gained over the course of their careers with members aged forty-five and yo…

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October 22, 2020

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
The Future of AI, Ethics, and Defense

Speakers discuss the intersection of technology, defense, and ethics, and the geopolitical competition for the future of innovation.  The Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and T…

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September 9, 2020

Reopening U.S. Schools During a Pandemic

Please join our speakers as they discuss the different approaches U.S. states are adopting to reopen schools and universities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including the metrics used in decision-making…

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May 13, 2020

Does U.S. Debt Matter?

Please join our speakers for a discussion on the U.S. national debt and potential for an impending debt crisis, particularly given recent multi-trillion dollar COVID-19 stimulus packages, as well as …

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December 10, 2019

Education
Foreign Money in U.S. Universities: Implications for Academic Freedom and National Security

Speakers discuss the power yielded by foreign governments through large donations to U.S. universities, the proliferation of government-funded Confucius Institutes on campuses, and the potential thre…

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November 12, 2019

Media
Distinguished Voices Series With Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel discusses his distinguished career and the changing nature of journalism and social media. The Distinguished Voices Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a pr…

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September 10, 2019

United States
The Importance of Continued U.S. Global Engagement: A Conversation with Senator Richard Durbin

Senator Durbin discusses the U.S. role in the world, countering historic and current strains of American isolationism, and the importance and benefit of continued global engagement.

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March 6, 2019

Economics
A Conversation With Abhijit Banerjee

Although the global rate of extreme poverty is at a historic low, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing and the World Bank estimates that more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90…

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December 7, 2018

Russia
An Inside Look at Russia

Panelists discuss current political and economic policies in Russia, and how Russia’s domestic affairs influence its foreign policy.

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October 22, 2018

Donald Trump
The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership

Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay present their new book, The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership, which argues that the world order the United States created and led for seven …

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