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January 6, 2022

Politics and Government
Renewing America Series: The Growing Divide—Polarization in the United States

On the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, our panelists examine polarization in the United States and the threats it poses to U.S. democracy. This meeting is part of the Diamo…

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December 13, 2021

Religion
Addressing Food Insecurity Around the World

Eugene Cho, president and CEO at Bread for the World, and Ertharin Cousin, visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, discuss the work of faith communities…

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December 7, 2021

Economics
Arthur Ross Book Award: “The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes”

Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Zachary D. Carter, Peter Baker and Susan B. Glasser, and Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett.

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November 30, 2021

Religion
COVID-19 Vaccines and Religious Exemptions

John Fea, professor of American history at Messiah University, and Michelle Mello, professor of law and medicine at Stanford University, discuss the history and legality of religious exemptions to va…

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November 17, 2021

Nuclear Weapons
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: A Conversation With Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus discusses nuclear security, the testing history of nuclear weapons, and the potential fallout of using nuclear weapons in war. The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security wa…

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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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October 22, 2021

Afghanistan
Afghanistan in Hindsight: Lessons From Two Decades of War

Our panelists discuss the history of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, critical policy decisions made during four U.S. administrations, and what lessons can be learned from the two-decade war.

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October 15, 2021

Europe
Brexit: The Future of Northern Ireland and Scotland

Panelists discuss the ongoing challenges in the post-Brexit process, the prospects that Northern Ireland and Scotland could leave the United Kingdom via referendums, and the possible implications for…

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October 5, 2021

Inequality
Virtual Roundtable: The Persistence of Social Hierarchy

It seems that on race, everything changes and nothing does—even as many rural white Americans feel ignored and scorned by cosmopolitan elites. How should we understand today’s communal tensions, and …

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September 14, 2021

COVID-19
Reporting on COVID-19

Luciana Borio, senior fellow for global health at CFR, provides an update on the virus, including information on vaccinations and the latest variants. Natalie Krebs, health reporter at Iowa Public Ra…

Play Dr Nicola Steedman interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer conducts a tv interview, as the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs are being given to the staff, at the Western General Hospital, on the first day of the largest immunisation programme in the British history, in Edinburgh,