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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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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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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…

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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…

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September 30, 2022

Foreign Policy
Lessons From History Series: A Conversation With Henry Kissinger

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discusses leadership in the twentieth century and lessons for contemporary foreign policy. The Lessons From History Series uses historical analysis a…

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November 4, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
A Look Back at the Buildup to the Great War

As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One approaches, Margaret MacMillan, Robert K. Massie, and David A. Andelman discuss the rivalries and alliances in Europe during the years leadin…

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May 4, 2021

China
Centennial Speaker Series Session 2: Can Democracy Survive?

Anne Applebaum discusses the prospects for democracy in light of emerging challenges and alternatives. This meeting is the second session in CFR’s new speaker series, The 21st Century World: Big C…

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March 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Uprisings: How Did We Get Here?

Margaret MacMillan, warden at University of Oxford's St. Antony's College and professor of history at University of Toronto, gives an overview of the Arab uprisings and discusses the historical conte…

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August 24, 2022

Education
Higher Education Webinar: Free Speech on Campus

Michelle Deutchman, executive director of the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement at the University of California, leads the conversation on free speech on campus. CASA: Welcome t…

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September 14, 2021

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Centennial Speaker Series Session 5: Comparative Demographic Trends & Their Implications

Nicholas Eberstadt discusses U.S. demographic exceptionalism and how demographic trends will drive policymaking in the 21st century. This meeting is the fifth session in CFR’s speaker series, The …

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