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June 16, 2021

New Zealand
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discusses the future of New Zealand's foreign policy and lessons learned from the country's response to COVID-19 and reopening.  This meeting kicks off the 2021 Virtu…

Play New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to supporters during a campaign outing at Mangere town centre and market in Auckland, New Zealand, October 10, 2020.

June 14, 2021

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 246th birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday.  The Army provi…

Army

June 10, 2021

China
A Review of “The Perfect Police State” by Geoffrey Cain

Eric Schluessel is assistant professor of modern Chinese history at George Washington University. The Xinjiang region of northwest China (or East Turkestan) is the homeland of the Uyghurs, a group…

A Chinese police officer takes his position by the road near what is officially called a vocational education centre in Yining in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China on September 4, 2018.

June 9, 2021

Religion
2021 Report on International Religious Freedom

Dwight Bashir, director of outreach and policy, and Elizabeth K. Cassidy, director of research and policy, both of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), present findings an…

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June 8, 2021

Radicalization and Extremism
Reporting on Extremist Activity

Dana Coester, editor-in-chief at 100 Days in Appalachia, shares best practices for reporting on extremist activity at the local level. Bruce Hoffman, Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis senior fellow …

Play Members of the news media survey damaged equipment outside the U.S. Capitol a day after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump occupied the Capitol in Washington

June 7, 2021

Southeast Asia
Of Questionable Connectivity: China’s BRI and Thai Civil Society

Benjamin Zawacki is a senior program specialist with the Asia Foundation’s office in Thailand, focused on regional security and cooperation, and the author of Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US…

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (C) and Wang Xiaotao (C-L), a representative of the Chinese government, take part during the groundbreaking ceremony of the cooperation between Thailand and China on the Bangkok-Nong Khai high speed rail development in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand on December 21, 2017.

June 7, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Corporate Program Young Professionals Briefing: Fact, Fear, and Falsehood: COVID-19 and the State of Global Vaccine Hesitancy

Panelists discuss vaccine hesitancy in the United States and around the world and how misinformation, public confidence, and the efficacy of public health communication may affect global immunization…

Play Boxes of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a walk-in vaccination centre in Algiers

June 3, 2021

Space
Daughters and Sons Guest Event: Leadership Through Generations: A Conversation With Charles F. Bolden Jr. and Ché Bolden

Charles F. Bolden Jr., former NASA administrator and astronaut who flew on four space shuttle missions, and his son, Ché Bolden, a Marine Corps veteran, speak at a multigenerational conversation abou…

Play Charles Bolden and other Space shuttle Discovery astronauts in orange space suits departing for the launching pad.

June 2, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Transition 2021 Series: U.S.-Europe Relations and Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation

Panelists discuss U.S.-Europe relations under the Biden administration, including areas where the United States and Europe can partner to address common interests like climate change, cybersecurity, …

Play A worker adjusts European Union and U.S. flags at the start of the 2nd round of EU-US trade negotiations for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels November 11, 2013.

June 2, 2021

United Kingdom
Virtual Roundtable: The Post-Election Future of Scotland

David Scheffer: Well, thank you and welcome to everyone. I see some familiar names on the participant list, and I'm heartened that there is such interest in the future of Scotland among all of you…

Play People hold Scotish flags during a rally in support of Scotland's independence referendum, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 18, 2014.