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February 11, 2013

International Organizations
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations: A Conversation with Ban Ki-moon

The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations was established in 1996 by Gillian and Theodore C. Sorensen to highlight the United Nations and offer a special occasion for its most distingu…

January 13, 2015

Global
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations

Valerie Amos, United Nations undersecretary-general and emergency relief coordinator, discusses the humanitarian crises around the world today.

May 20, 2019

Wars and Conflict
Development Redefined--The Battles We Choose to Avoid Wars We Can’t Win

Conflicts, crises in fragile states, and violent extremism are on the rise and a record number of people were forced from their homes last year. Short-term security interventions and humanitarian res…

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October 23, 2018

United States
The Legacy of the Jimmy Carter Administration

Panelists discuss the policies and priorities of the Jimmy Carter administration and the lessons to be learned for U.S. foreign policy today.

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September 17, 2018

Defense and Security
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security With Wendy R. Sherman

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke.

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January 9, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women's Land Rights

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of …

Podcast Women's land rights - India

November 28, 2017

United Nations
A Conversation With Jeffrey Feltman

Jeffrey Feltman discusses his five years as undersecretary-general for political affairs at the United Nations (UN), the role of the UN in mediating and preventing conflict, and the relationship betw…

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October 25, 2017

Russia
Russia and the West: A Historical Perspective

Panelists discuss the history of Russian foreign policy, and how themes seen through the last century of Russia’s relationship with the West might affect present and future U.S.-Russia relations.

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September 17, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History

Watch Theodore C. Sorensen, speechwriter for President John F. Kennedy, discuss his recent autobiography.

May 23, 2017

Religion
Just and Unjust War in the 21st Century

[node:summary] Video: Michael Walzer, professor emeritus of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss moral philosophy and just and unjust war in the twenty-first century.

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