- Strategies for Countering Violent Extremists | 11/24/14 (with live webcast)
The world remains focused on ISIS' brutal campaign in Iraq and Syria, but in Nigeria, Boko Haram has been imposing their terrifying form of Islam in much the same way. What is the role of the UN in countering terrorism? What can civil society, religious authorities, and other non-governmental actors do to prevent the spread of terrorism? (Public Affairs Program)
- Russia in the Global Context | 12/01/14
This event is at NYU and registration is through NYU.
What is the current state of, and prospects for, Russia in regional and global affairs? How do U.S.-Russian relations look in the context of the Ukraine Crisis and beyond? How did the current crisis emerge from the recent post-Cold War history? The panel will pay special attention to the long-term strategies and objectives that have animated U.S. and Russian policymakers; the way these have been disrupted by the crisis over Ukraine; and the likely future of Russian and American strategies in Eastern Europe. (NYU's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and U.S. Global Engagement Program)
- America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder | 12/02/14 (with live webcast)
As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, the country's adversaries and rivals spy opportunity, and its allies doubt the credibility of security guarantees. Is there a profound global crisis on the horizon? What can the United States do to reverse course and safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home? (Public Affairs Program)
- The Rise of ISIS: Implications for U.S. Strategy, Interests, and Values | 12/09/14 (with live webcast)
SOLD OUT. Please watch the live webcast.
The unexpected strength of ISIS poses hard choices for U.S. interests and values. What is America's strategy? Is it working? What are the ethical challenges of U.S. action (or inaction) to stop ISIS? Ambassador Robert Ford, and Frances Townsend will address these in a panel discussion moderated by Center for a New American Security co-founder Michèle Flournoy. (American Leadership Series)
- A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig | 12/10/14 (with live webcast)
Lawrence Lessig is a Harvard Law professor and activist who has launched a crusade against the corrupting influence of money in politics. Seeking to fight fire with fire, Lessig has founded Mayday.us, a "super PAC" which raised $10 million in the last election to support candidates committed to radical reform of campaign financing. Most of them lost, but Lessig is not daunted. He brings a passionate intelligence to bear on the legal, political, cultural, and moral dimensions of the issue. (Ethics Matter Series)