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May 31, 2024

United States
Digital Diplomacy's New Dawn—Decoding Foreign Disinformation and Fostering Resilience

Liz Allen, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, discusses her role in countering disinformation, combatting foreign malign influence, and fostering a resilient global…

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March 30, 2022

United States
Lessons Learned With Admiral Thad Allen

Admiral Thad Allen discusses his distinguished career in the U.S. Coast Guard, including leading the federal responses to Hurricane Katrina and Rita and serving as the incident commander for the Deep…

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November 7, 2011

United States
HBO History Makers with Thad W. Allen

Retired Admiral Thad W. Allen discusses major events, such as Hurricane Katrina, that shaped his experience as admiral of the United States Coast Guard. This meeting is part of the HBO History Mak…

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November 7, 2011

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Admiral Thad Allen

CAPTAIN MELISSA BERT: Good evening. I'd like to welcome everyone to tonight's History Makers series with Admiral Thad Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. On behalf of the council, I wou…

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March 22, 2017

Arctic
The Arctic Is Integral to U.S. National Security

The Arctic should be a major consideration in discussions of U.S. national security, says Thad Allen, co-chair of CFR’s Independent Task Force on the Arctic. 

May 28, 2024

Elections and Voting
Ailing Democracy and Declining Women’s Representation: How They Are Related and What to Do About It

Annual reports on the health of democracy this year reaffirmed an ongoing trend of decline, which has occurred alongside a less heralded but related stalling of women’s political participation. Given…

A woman leaves after casting her vote at a polling station during the sixth phase of the general election, in New Delhi, India, May 25, 2024.