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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 20, 2020

Wars and Conflict
War, Culture, and Society, With Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at the University of Toronto, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how war has shaped culture and society throughout history. MacMillan’s new book, War:…

Podcast Vietnam

February 10, 2020

News Release
Margaret MacMillan Joins CFR as Visiting Distinguished Historian

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes renowned historian Margaret MacMillan to its David Rockefeller Studies Program as visiting distinguished historian.  At CFR, MacMillan is advising o…

September 20, 2022

United States
Congressional Midterm Update: The Race Tightens

Seven weeks out from the November elections, Democrats’ prospects have brightened, and Republicans’ prospects have dimmed.

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September 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

September 16, 2022

United States
Happy 75th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-five years of service.

A silver Air Force E-3 Sentry plane flies over brown desert.

March 30, 2015

United States
A Conversation with FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg joins CFR’s Thomas Bollyky to discuss the lessons and accomplishments of her tenure.

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December 16, 2021

Political History and Theory
How Can We Use (but Not Abuse) History?

Richard Haass and Margaret MacMillan, one of the world’s foremost historians, discuss how best to apply history to better understand current global challenges, including the erosion of democracy, the…

Podcast World Globe

April 13, 2021

United States
Centennial Speaker Series Session 1: What Are the Lessons of History for Our Era?

Please join Margaret MacMillan for a discussion of prominent events in history that can help increase our understanding of current events and guide policymaking.  This meeting will launch CFR’s ne…

Play Globe

March 24, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Virtual Roundtable: The Role of Trust in Pandemic Preparedness

Numerous research studies point to the outsized role that trust has played in the COVID-19 pandemic. Public compliance with expert recommendations for social distancing, mask wearing, school closures…

Play A health worker wears a protective suit as he disinfects an area outside a barricaded community that was locked down for health monitoring after recent cases of COVID-19 were found in the area on March 28, 2022 in Beijing, China.