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July 21, 2022

Human Rights
Virtual Roundtable: The Implications of the Dobbs Ruling on Human Rights at Home and Abroad

With its judgment in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion. Striking down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision provides sta…

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July 21, 2022

LGBTQ+
A Conversation With U.S. Special Envoy Jessica Stern

U.S. Special Envoy Jessica Stern discusses the global state of LGBTQI+ rights, findings from the release of the first annual Interagency Report on the Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on…

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July 19, 2022

Ukraine
A Conversation With David Beasley

David Beasley discusses the global food crisis, including how the UN World Food Program is working to respond to increasing global food insecurity as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

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July 19, 2022

Social Issues
Addressing Gun Violence at Home and Abroad

Rev. Ciera Bates Chamberlain, executive director of Live Free Chicago-Live Free Illinois, and Ali H. Mokdad, chief strategy officer of population health at the University of Washington, discuss gun v…

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July 12, 2022

Foreign Policy
Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet

The era of the global internet is over, and the early advantages the United States and its allies held in cyberspace have largely disappeared. China and Russia in particular are working to export the…

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July 11, 2022

Foreign Aid
A Conversation With Alice Albright

CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Alice Albright discusses the role MCC plays in the U.S. foreign policy toolkit and how foreign assistance can address long-term global trends while s…

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July 7, 2022

Israel
7/7 CFR Virtual Press Briefing: Previewing Biden's Trip to the Middle East

ROBBINS: Thanks so much. Hi. I’m Carla Robbins. I’m a senior fellow here at the Council, and I also run a master’s program at the City University of New York and I am a fallen journalist. Anyway, …

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June 30, 2022

World Health Organization (WHO)
Virtual Roundtable: The Expanding Monkeypox Outbreak

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the World Health Organization is poised to declare a different disease, monkeypox, to also be a public health emergency of international concern…

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June 29, 2022

United States
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Defense Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Our panelists discuss the future of defense innovation, the efficacy of public-private partnerships in informing U.S. national security and technology policy, and the future of AI, quantum computing,…

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June 28, 2022

United States
Term Member Spotlight: Luke Schleusener

In honor of Pride Month, first-year term member Lucas Schleusener, president and co-founder of Out in National Security (ONS), speaks with fellow term member Nayyera Haq, host of SiriusXM Radio. Luke…

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