Gender-based killings in Mexico have sparked mass protests, with activists blaming the government for an anemic response.
The ICC appeals chamber’s decision to move ahead on an investigation of grave abuses by combatants in Afghanistan, including U.S. forces, marks an unprecedented move that is likely to arouse intensive pushback from Washington.
Speakers discuss how the coronavirus outbreak is testing global health governance, its broader economic consequences, and its implications for the Chinese political system.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies; Former Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Senior Scholar, Center for Health Security, and Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Client Strategist, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
After the United Kingdom’s January 31 deadline to leave the European Union, questions remain regarding how Brexit will affect the United Kingdom’s relations with the European Union and the United States. Our speakers discuss the transition period, the consequences of Brexit, and what to expect in the coming year.
Senior Adviser, Rock Creek Group; Executive Committee Member, Peterson Institute
Managing Director, Europe, Eurasia Group (via videoconference from London)
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
Europe Editor, Washington Post
Governor Deval Patrick discusses his foreign policy views and priorities.
Panelists discuss the influence of ethics in the creation and execution of foreign policy, and how moral choices will affect future issues like the rise of China and transnational threats.
A Ukrainian delegation of writers and human rights activists discuss the obstacles they face in their fight for freedom of expression in the region.
When the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU), few expected that the ensuing negotiations would take over three years and trigger two general elections. Disagreement over the extent of and timeline for the UK’s separation from the bloc continued through the end of 2019. Only after the UK Conservative Party’s landslide victory in December did the path forward become clear. While the UK will formally leave the EU on January 31, 2020, it now enters a transition period during which it will remain in the EU’s customs union and single market until their future relationship is hashed out. Still, the Friday exit undoubtedly marks a new chapter in the Brexit saga.
Panelists provide an update on the 2020 presidential race, the role of foreign policy in the upcoming primaries, and the international challenges the Democratic presidential candidates will need to address if they are elected president.
Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report; Columnist, National Journal
White House and Politics Editor, Axios; Political Analyst, CNN
Practitioner in Residence, School of International Service, American University; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Jill Lepore, Andrew Roberts, and Max Hastings. Gold medalist Jill Lepore discusses why the United States needs a national history.
David Woods Kemper ‘41 Professor of American History, Harvard University; Staff Writer, New Yorker; Author, These Truths: A History of the United States; 2019 Arthur Ross Book Award Gold Medalist
Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs; Chair, Arthur Ross Book Award Jury