2017 IPS Series
Stephen Biddle

U.S. MIlitary Sales: Are We Getting Our Money's Worth?

Stephen Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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Friday, March 3, 2017 - Noon
Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas

Biddle is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He is the author of the 2005 book Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle.


Geneive Abdo

Power Without Borders: What is the Influence of Non-State Actors?

Harold Trinkunas, Associate Director for Research, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

Dr. Trinkunas is nonresident senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. He is also associate director for research and senior research scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

His expertise includes Latin American politics – particularly foreign policy, governance and security issues. He also assesses the influence of outside power, i.e., China’s presence in the region.


Carla Anne Robbins

Cuba - U.S. Relations: What Are They Now?

Carla Anne Robbins, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

After all, the focal point of American irritation, Cuba’s longtime leader Fidel Castro died on November 25. He had not been active in person but he had been influential in spirit since his brother Raúl took over the presidency.

Earlier in the year, in March, President Barak Obama became the first sitting president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge’s trip in 1928.

The Council’s speaker is Carla Anne Robbins, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an award-winning journalist and foreign policy analyst, having served as deputy editorial page editor at The New York Times and chief diplomatic correspondent at The Wall Street Journal. Her reporting career took her to Latin America, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.


Charles Kupchan

President Trump & Foreign Policy: What Are the Challenges?

Charles Kupchan, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Noon
Belo Mansion & Pavilion, Dallas

Dr. Charles A. Kupchan, professor, author and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will open the Council’s 2017 International Perspective Series with a topic on the minds of many globally focused people: “President Trump & amp;Foreign Policy: What Are the Challenges?”

In his 2012 book No One’s World; The West, the Rising Rest and the Coming Global Turn, he wrote, “The twenty-first century will not be America’s, China’s, Asia’s or anyone else’s. It will belong to no one.”

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