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April 18, 2022

West Africa
Under Threat: Democracy in Africa

Our panelists discuss the most recent rise in violent conflict and coups in Africa, the threats these coups pose to fragile democratic institutions, governance, and civil society, and options to prev…

Play National observers look on while electoral official organize votes during the closing of the polls in a polling station in the city of Bahir Dar, on June 21, 2021. - Ethiopia voted on June 21, 2021, in an election billed as the most democratic yet in Africa's second-most populous country, but taking place as famine blights its war-torn Tigray region.

April 20, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: How to Approach Sub-Saharan Africa

Panelists discuss U.S. policy priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa and what changes to expect from the Biden administration. The Transition 2021 series examines the major foreign policy issues confron…

Play Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a visit and a dinner at the Orsay Museum in Paris

October 20, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy: The Impact of COVID-19 on Democracy in Africa

Panelists discuss the impact of COVID-19 on democracy in Africa, including suspended elections and lockdown measures sometimes used to target opposition groups and the media, as well as steps some co…

Play Doctor in Ghana looks into the distance

June 7, 2022

Energy and Environment
Renewing America Series: Rethinking the U.S. Approach to Energy

Our panelists discussed the U.S. approach to energy, from foreign oil dependence to the transition to and consideration of other energy sources, and climate concerns. With its Renewing America ini…

Play An array of electricity producing wind turbines in California

September 24, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation With Minister Naledi Pandor of South Africa

Minister Naledi Pandor discusses the state of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, the South African response to COVID-19 along with lessons learned for the future, and the country’s role as a leader in …

Play Minister Naledi Pandor walking with a man in uniform in the background.

March 24, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan

The Transition 2021 series examines the major foreign policy issues confronting the Biden administration.  

Play Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark Afghan New Year (Newroz), in Kabul

May 25, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Transition 2021 Series: South Asia and Geopolitical Competition

Panelists discuss the future of U.S. policy towards India and Pakistan under the Biden administration, including humanitarian aid and the recent COVID-19 spike in India, China’s geopolitical influenc…

Play An Indian security personnel stands guard as a motorist passes by near India Gate, ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2015.

May 3, 2021

Latin America
Transition 2021 Series: The U.S. Approach to Latin America and the Caribbean

Panelists discuss how the Biden administration will approach relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, including issues pertaining to trade, migration, climate, and challenges to democratic gov…

Play Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stands at a podium next to U.S. President Joe Biden who is on a large screen speaking virtually.

April 20, 2021

Transition 2021
Transition 2021 Series: What's Next for U.S.-Iran Relations?

Panelists discuss U.S. policy toward Iran under the Biden administration and how changes in U.S. policy will affect relations with other countries in the Middle East. The Transition 2021 series ex…

Play Iranian women stand in front of an anti-U.S. mural painted on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran November 4, 2011.

June 2, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Transition 2021 Series: U.S.-Europe Relations and Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation

Panelists discuss U.S.-Europe relations under the Biden administration, including areas where the United States and Europe can partner to address common interests like climate change, cybersecurity, …

Play A worker adjusts European Union and U.S. flags at the start of the 2nd round of EU-US trade negotiations for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels November 11, 2013.