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April 21, 2022

Democracy
Democracy and Voting Rights

Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor of African American studies at Emory University, and Michael Li, senior counsel at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, discuss race, equ…

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April 14, 2022

Elections and Voting
Religion and Voting Rights

Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, and Jonah Dov Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, discussed the history of the…

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April 11, 2022

United States
Lessons Learned With Richard Plepler

Richard Plepler discusses his distinguished career in film and TV production, including his twenty-eight years at HBO, six of which he served as chairman and CEO, and his current role as founder and …

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April 7, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin discusses national security concerns, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the relationship between Russia and China, climate diplomacy, and global human rights abuses and …

Play WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) speaks during a hearing with the Helsinki Commission in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on March 23, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Commission on security and cooperation in Europe, which includes members from both the House of Representatives and the Senate met to discuss issues relating to Russian imperialism in Ukraine and beyond.

March 9, 2022

Infrastructure
Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, leads a conversation with Stephen E. Flynn, founding director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, on the bipartisan Infra…

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March 7, 2022

Race and Ethnicity
Renewing America Series: Countering White Supremacist Violence

According to a recent ADL report, white supremacists were responsible for more murders in the United States in 2021 than any other type of extremist. Panelists discuss how various forms of hate take …

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March 3, 2022

Politics and Government
Renewing America Series: The History of American Democracy

Panelists discuss historical context and perspective for the current state of democracy in the United States. This meeting is part of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Project on the Future of Democracy. Wi…

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February 10, 2022

Economic Crises
Inflation and U.S. Economic Outlook

Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Steven A. Tananbaum distinguished fellow for international economics at CFR, discusses the U.S. economy and factors contributing to current rates of inflation.    TRANSCR…

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January 13, 2022

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
Understanding the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, adjunct senior fellow at CFR, will discuss the provisions in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and implications for infrastructure projects at the stat…

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December 16, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Resilience Strategies

Alice C. Hill, CFR’s David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and Matthew J. Gonser, chief resilience officer and executive director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustaina…

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