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October 22, 2020

Wars and Conflict
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Margaret MacMillan

Historian and author Margaret MacMillan discusses her new book War: How Conflict Shaped Us, including the evolution and intricacies of warfare as well as how war has influenced humanity and society o…

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October 9, 2020

Screening and Discussion of "The Perfect Weapon"

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary The Perfect Weapon prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Monday, October 5. Please j…

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October 1, 2020

Election 2020
Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

A discussion of the foreign policy challenges awaiting the winner of the 2020 election and the critical issues for Americans to consider as they cast their vote.

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September 29, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Alyssa Ayres

Please join Alyssa Ayres for a discussion on the relationship between the United States and India–where things are, where they have been, and what's ahead. The CFR Master Class Series is a biweekl…

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September 25, 2020

European Union
The Latest on Brexit Negotiations

Panelists discuss the recent friction between the United Kingdom and European Union in the run up to the withdrawal negotiation period deadline, including the status of negotiations, the future of th…

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September 22, 2020

North Korea
The Future of U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

This workshop, held with generous support from the Sejong Institute, brings together prominent U.S. and South Korean specialists to discuss what can be done to break the diplomatic stalemate with Nor…

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August 25, 2020

Lessons From History Series—The Iranian Hostage Crisis

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary Desert One prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Friday, August 21. Please join our …

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July 21, 2020

Russia
Foreign Affairs Live: A Conversation With Robert Gates

Across the political spectrum, there is a belief that post–Cold War U.S. presidents have turned too often to the military to resolve challenges abroad. How could the United States move away from rely…

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July 7, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Stephen Sestanovich

Please join Stephen Sestanovich for a discussion on retrenchment in U.S. foreign policy, including a look at past periods of retrenchment and the implications they have for today's foreign policy deb…

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June 18, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With James M. Lindsay

Please join James M. Lindsay for CFR's inaugural Master Class Series virtual meeting.  This first meeting will focus on the role of Congress in shaping U.S. foreign policy, relationships with other c…

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