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June 21, 2022

Hong Kong
Lessons From History Series: A Question of Autonomy—Hong Kong Then and Now

July 2022 marks twenty-five years since the United Kingdom and China signed the Sino-British agreement, returning Hong Kong to China with the understanding that China's policies regarding Hong Kong w…

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May 31, 2022

Europe and Eurasia
Russia's War in Ukraine: How Does it End?

Our panelists discussed the current situation in and regarding Ukraine, the goals of NATO, Russia, and Ukraine, and alternative futures.

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May 26, 2022

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Ukraine, Humanitarian Parole, and Refugee Resettlement

Kelly A. Gauger, deputy director in the Office of Refugee Admissions at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and Kit Taintor, vice president of policy and pract…

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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 25, 2022

Asia
President Nixon's Trip to China: Fifty Years Later

On the anniversary of President Nixon's February 1972 trip to China, our panelists examine the significance of the trip and its influence on U.S. foreign policy, how U.S.-China relations have fared i…

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February 23, 2022

Economics
Academic Webinar: The Future of Capitalism

Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Steven A. Tananbaum distinguished fellow for international economics at CFR, leads a conversation on the future of capitalism.  FASKIANOS: Welcome to today’s Winter/Spring 2…

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February 18, 2022

Americas
Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: Haiti on the Brink

Panelists discuss humanitarian conditions in Haiti after the assassination of its president, successive natural disasters, a constitutional crisis, and the increasing control of the country by gangs,…

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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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January 10, 2022

Wars and Conflict
What to Worry About in 2022

Our panelists discuss potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2022, as well as their global political implications. This event explores the results of the 2022 Preventive Prioritie…

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December 3, 2021

Climate Change
Keeping the Lights on: Adapting the Electricity Grid to Climate Change

Our panelists discuss recent climate-related effects on the electricity grid, including defects of the current system and how the U.S. government and the private sector can better adapt the electrici…

Play A wind-driven wildfire burns near power line tower in Sylmar, California. Flames surround the background of the electricity grid.