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October 26, 2021

Germany
The Life and Legacy of Angela Merkel

Panelists discuss the life and career of Angela Merkel and the future of U.S.-German relations and the larger transatlantic alliance.

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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 23, 2018

United States
The Rise of Illiberal Democracies

Speakers discuss the growing trend toward populism around the world and the current global state of democracy.

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May 22, 2020

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
Risk of COVID-19 Resurgence

Laurie Garrett, science journalist, author, and former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the implications of reopening states for a second wave of COVID-1…

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November 22, 2019

United States
The Supreme Court in 2020: A Look Ahead

Panelists discuss upcoming cases for the Supreme Court’s 2019–2020 term, and how the current makeup of the Supreme Court could affect landmark decisions. 

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February 18, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Future of U.S. Diplomacy

Panelists discuss how diplomacy can be used to advance U.S. interests, and the function and responsibilities of ambassadors and embassies abroad. 

Play Mexican US resident Roberto Márquez, places a United States national flag on the border wall next to Rio Grande river to demonstrate against the immigration policies of Donald Trump in the border between El Paso, US, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 6, 2019.

December 9, 2020

Ireland
Arthur Ross Book Award: “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland”

Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Patrick Radden Keefe, George Packer, and William Dalrymple. The program will include an award ceremony and a conversation wit…

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March 9, 2021

Defense and Security
The Rise of Nationalism at Home and Abroad

Panelists discuss the causes of the rise of nationalism both around the world and in the United States and whether this swell of nationalism is an aberration or the standard moving forward.

Play A Confederate flag supporter arrives at the South Carolina Statehouse on July 10, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. To mark the two year anniversary of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds, demonstrators erected a pole and flew a replica for several hours at its former location.

June 2, 2014

China
25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Session One: The U.S. PerspectiveThis session will provide insight on the U.S. perspective and response to the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.Bren…

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June 6, 2019

United States
Foreign Affairs Live with George Packer

One of the most celebrated diplomats of his generation, Richard Holbrooke helped normalize U.S. relations with China; served as U.S. ambassador to a newly unified Germany and then to the United Natio…

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