Global Conversations: Iran, the U.S., and the Challenge of Nuclear Security - Q&A

July 5, 2018

The controversial 2015 Iran nuclear deal broke a persistent stalemate in negotiations, bringing the U.S. and Iran into agreement on a plan to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. What impact will President Trump's recent decision to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement have?

Listen to the Q&A with author and Middle East foreign policy expert, Trita Parsi, as he shares his perspective on the Iran nuclear deal, which he argues would enhance U.S. national security by helping to stabilize the Middle East and bolster the moderates in Iran.

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Global Conversations: Iran, the U.S., and the Challenge of Nuclear Security - Presentation

July 5, 2018

The controversial 2015 Iran nuclear deal broke a persistent stalemate in negotiations, bringing the U.S. and Iran into agreement on a plan to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons. What impact will President Trump's recent decision to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement have?

Listen to the conversation with author and Middle East foreign policy expert, Trita Parsi, as he shares his perspective on the Iran nuclear deal, which he argues would enhance U.S. national security by helping to stabilize the Middle East and bolster the moderates in Iran.

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Global Conversations: Putin’s Re-election - Stability or Stagnation? The Q&A

May 23, 2018

Vladimir Putin's March 2018 re-election victory was never in doubt. Now that he's officially back in power, where is he headed? Will he move forward with the economic reform he touts in theory, but ignores in practice? Will he slip backward into Brezhnev-style stagnation? Will his supporters stick with him, in his 18th year at the center of power?

Listen to speaker Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and former Moscow bureau chief and correspondent for CNN, for a thought-provoking evening as she discusses the future of Russian foreign policy and power in the region.

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Global Conversations: Putin’s Re-election - Stability or Stagnation?

May 23, 2018

Vladimir Putin's March 2018 re-election victory was never in doubt. Now that he's officially back in power, where is he headed? Will he move forward with the economic reform he touts in theory, but ignores in practice? Will he slip backward into Brezhnev-style stagnation? Will his supporters stick with him, in his 18th year at the center of power?

Listen to speaker Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and former Moscow bureau chief and correspondent for CNN, for a thought-provoking evening as she discusses the future of Russian foreign policy and power in the region.

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Global Conversations: Turkey - A Partner in Crisis

March 2, 2018

Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse. One year on, an overwhelming majority of the population considers the United States to be their country’s greatest security threat. In this age of a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West, even more important than its place on the map is what Turkey symbolically represents as the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.

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U.S. Foreign Policy Update 2018

February 1, 2018

Listen to the ever-popular annual U.S. Foreign Policy Update with Diplomat in Residence and former career Foreign Service Officer, Tom Hanson. Tom will explore and explain the latest foreign policy developments, trends, and challenges facing the U.S. and President Trump in the upcoming year, including nuclear security, international trade, and U.S. relations with China. This timely and thought-provoking presentation is recommended for anyone interested in international relations.

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Great Decisions Conference 2017 - Ambassador Ross Wilson

November 10, 2017

Europe and Its Near Abroad - Turkey, Russia, and Points Beyond
Ambassador Ross Wilson

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Great Decisions Conference 2017 - Sonia Dridi, Birgit Glorius, David Rennie

November 10, 2017

Europe 2018: A Panel Discussion of Nationalism, Trade, Migration, and Security
A panel of distinguished European journalists and scholars will examine Europeans’ hopes and fears
as they relate to migration and national identity, trade and economic insecurity, terrorism and domestic and international security.

Panelists:
David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist
Sonia Dridi, U.S. Correspondent for France 24, BFM TV, and Europe 1 radio
Birgit Glorius, Associate Professor of Human Geography, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Moderator:
John Rash, Editorial Writer and Columnist, Star Tribune

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Great Decisions Conference 2017 - David Rennie

November 10, 2017

Keynote Presentation: Brexit and Beyond
David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist

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Great Decisions Conference 2017 - Tom Hanson

November 10, 2017

The Future of US-European Relations
Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, Alworth Institute, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Tom Hanson will explain the social, economic, and political forces driving the dramatic changes
taking place in Europe and how these changes will affect the future of U.S.-European relations.

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