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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 7, 2020

Energy and Environment
The Future of Energy, Climate, and Geopolitics

Speakers discuss the rapidly-changing global energy landscape, climate change, and emerging geopolitical threats.

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September 9, 2020

Reopening U.S. Schools During a Pandemic

Please join our speakers as they discuss the different approaches U.S. states are adopting to reopen schools and universities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including the metrics used in decision-making…

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September 8, 2020

Foreign Affairs September/October Issue Launch: What Happens When We Have the Vaccine?

Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan moderates a virtual panel discussion with Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the …

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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 15, 2020

The China-India Border Crisis

Please join our speakers for a discussion on the recent China-India border skirmish, heightened tensions between both countries, the economic and military ramifications of the crisis, and geopolitica…

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June 30, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Amy Jaffe

Please join Amy Jaffe for a discussion on energy innovation and U.S.-China relations, including an assessment of the energy strategies of the two countries, how these strategies influence the bilater…

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June 23, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Alice Hill

Please join Alice Hill for a discussion on climate change and national security, including an assessment of the growing threats to U.S. national security from climate fueled extreme weather events an…

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June 17, 2020

Cybersecurity
Virtual Roundtable: Cyber Attacks in the Age of COVID-19

Panelists discuss the rise of cyber attacks during the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, the role of various actors in carrying out these attacks, and their geopolitical consequences.   ANDERSON: Good…

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