2018 IPS Series
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Despite the old cliché, the world is not getting smaller, but nearly every corner of the globe is now more accessible—thanks to digital technology. This year’s International Perspectives Series features a thought-provoking lineup of experts who are well versed in the seismic shifts technology is triggering in international politics and foreign relations.


Cathryn Culver Ashcroft

A Humpty Dumpty Europe

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Founding Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School

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Friday, January 26, 2018 | Noon
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The United Kingdom’s impending Brexit, failed coalition talks in Germany, and a rising tide of populism fueled by immigration are just a few of the hot-button issues facing the European Union. Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, executive director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School,considers whether the strain will unify or fracture the EU in A Humpty Dumpty Europe (January 26).


Casimir Yost

The Art of the Deal: Our Foreign Policy One Year Later

Casimir A. Yost, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Noon
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Since his election, some pundits have described President Trump’s approach to international affairs as “subversive.” Others have praised his no-holds barred candor—including his uncensored tweets about sensitive diplomatic issues. Casimir Yost, senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, looks beyond the bravado to consider the hits and misses of Trump’s foray into foreign policy during The Art of the Deal: Our Foreign Policy One Year Later (March 21).


Adam Segal

Hacking, Fake News, Cyber Security: Their Impact on Our Elections

Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security, Director of Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Noon
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Fake news. Hacks into the Democratic National Committee. The scandalous Russian (Steele) dossier. They’re just a few of the headlines that unfolded during one of the wildest presidential campaigns in modern U.S. history. Adam Segal, director of the Council on Foreign Relation’s Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, considers how technology is not only transforming the way we get news, but influencing our political system during Hacking, Fake News, Cyber Security: Their Impact on American Elections (March 27).


James Lindsay

American Influence: The Cost of American Nationalism

James Lindsay, Senior Vice Ppresident, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Noon
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On the campaign trail, Donald Trump’s rallying cry was “America First.” While his mandate resonated with many voters, how has it complicated U.S. relations with countries around the globe? Senior vice president and director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations James Lindsay offers a pulse check on Trump’s first year in office during American Influence: The Cost of American Nationalism (April 11).

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