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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. 

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February 18, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Threats to Global Health and Bio Security

Panelists discuss threats to global health and U.S. national security, including the coronavirus outbreak in China and the ongoing Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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January 14, 2020

Elections and Voting
Election 2020: Foreign Policy and the Democratic Primaries

Panelists provide an update on the 2020 presidential race, the role of foreign policy in the upcoming primaries, and the international challenges the Democratic presidential candidates will need to a…

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January 13, 2020

United States
Arthur Ross Book Award: "These Truths–A History of the United States"

Presider Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Jill Lepore, Andrew Roberts, and Max Hastings. Gold medalist Jill Lepore discusses why the United States needs a nat…

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December 13, 2019

China
U.S. Defense Priorities and Policies: A Conversation With Secretary Mark T. Esper

Secretary Esper discusses U.S. relations with China and Russia, implementation of the National Defense Strategy, and modernization of the U.S. military.

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September 3, 2019

United States
Distinguished Voices Series with Jim Mattis

General Mattis discusses his lessons learned in leadership over the course of his military and government career.

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June 13, 2019

United States
A Conversation With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

ZAKARIA: Thank you, David. You know, David is an extraordinary chairman of the Council and a multitalented person. He is a very distinguished financier, built this extraordinary business, and he’s al…

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April 15, 2019

Donald Trump
Council Special Report: Trump’s Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem

Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill’s Council Special Report Trump’s Foreign Policies Are Better Than They Seem takes a step back from the feverish media temperature associated with coverage of Donald J. …

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March 20, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
The Power of Parity: Closing the Gender Gap in the Workforce

The event explores innovative approaches by governments and the private sector to promote women’s participation in the global workforce. Kathryn Kaufman reflects on the U.S. government's new Women's …

Podcast A female employee works at a petrol station in Cairo, Egypt. February 24, 2016.

January 29, 2019

France
The Future of France: Growing Discontent and the Yellow Vests Movement

In late 2018, economic and political divides in France sparked the Yellow Vests movement. Panelists discuss how the movement differs from other populist politics in Europe, and what implications it m…

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