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Past events

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Contested Waters: Historical Background and Overview of the Taiwan Straits and South China Sea Conflict
Wednesday, December 06, 2023 Back to the Future? What NATO Means for European Security
Wednesday, November 01, 2023 The World Bank: The Nature of the Institution and Its Major Initiatives
Thursday, October 12, 2023 Middle East Realignments
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Avoiding the Green Great Game: Building Resilient and Secure Energy Supply Chains in a Decarbonizing World
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Latin American Lithium Sourcing: The Next Great Hope or an Emerging Nightmare?
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Placing Hong Kong in the Broader Context of China Trying to Control the Narrative about China
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 Geopolitical Dynamics with China: Navigating Competition, Economic Headwinds and Trade Issues
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Global Food and Security
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Forward to the Past: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and Impacts on International Security
Monday, May 09, 2022 Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Putin’s Russia
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Bolsonaro's Brazil
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Narendra Modi’s India
Thursday, January 27, 2022 An Overview of the Rise of Authoritarians: Is It the Future Or Does It Present a Phase That Democracies Must Tolerate?
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Global Aspects of Trade and Security
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 The Kurds: Must Stateless Mean Friendless?
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 American Leadership Matters
Monday, May 10, 2021 Egypt’s Struggle with the Role of Islam in Contemporary Society
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 The Future of Foreign Aid: the Role of the United States In the World
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 The World Health Organization (WHO): Present Capabilities and Future Possibilities
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 The Environmental Crisis: the Threat To Biodiversity
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 CHINA Town Hall - Health & Climate
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 CHINA Town Hall - Economics & Trade
Monday, November 16, 2020 CHINA Town Hall - U.S. Perspectives in Chinese
Thursday, November 12, 2020 CHINA Town Hall - Society & Culture
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 CHINA Town Hall - Keynote, Ray Dalio
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Canadian-US Bilateral Relations
Monday, August 31, 2020 Annual Member Meeting
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 China’s Belt and Road Initiative: What Is Its Purpose?
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Conflict vs. Stability in Muslim-Majority Countries—What Makes the Difference? Part 2
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Conflict vs. Stability in Muslim-Majority Countries—What Makes the Difference? Part 1
Monday, November 18, 2019 CHINA Town Hall with George Stephanopoulos
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 The Surprising Emergence of Nationalism in Europe and Beyond: Democracy Under Siege
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Central America at a Crossroads
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Perspectives on International Development
Thursday, April 25, 2019 America’s Trade Policy: ‘Global Rules’ vs ‘Might Make Right’
Monday, March 11, 2019 U.S. - Turkey Relations: Challenges and Policy Options
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 India in the Age of the Indo-Pacific: New Alliances, New Challenges?
Monday, February 04, 2019 Across the Pond, in the Field
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Brexit and the Future(s) of the European Union

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