Past Events Archives

December

The World in 2021

December 9, 2020
Tom Standage, The Economist
Moderator: Jim Falk
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GLOBAL FORUM: An Open World - How America Can Win the Contest for 21st Century Order

December 10, 2020
Rebecca Lissner, Ph.D., U.S. Naval War College
Moderator: Jim Falk
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November

Election Eve Special: The Art of Training Your Dog

November 2, 2020
Brother Christopher Savage and Marc Goldberg, authors
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The New Nuclear Arms Race

September 2, 2020
William J. Perry, former secretary of defense; Tom Collina, Ploughshares Fund
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present

November 10, 2020
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University
Moderator: Richard Shaffer
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First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country

November 12, 2020
Thomas Rick, Author
Moderator: Jeremi Suri
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The Nine Lives of Pakistan

November 17, 2020
Declan Walsh, New York Times
Moderator: Jim Falk
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MEMBERS ONLY: 2020 Vision for U.S. - China Policy

November 18, 2020
Cecilia Joy-Pérez, Ponte Bello; Emily Weinstein, Georgetown University

A Conversation with Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama of Japan

November 19, 2020
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Michael Rawlings Endowed Lecture - The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

November 19, 2020
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Moderator: Mayor Michael Rawlings
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October

MEMBERS ONLY: Refugee Crisis in the Americas

October 1, 2020
Luis Compos, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Moderator: Jim Falk

The New Nuclear Arms Race

September 2, 2020
William J. Perry, former secretary of defense; Tom Collina, Ploughshares Fund
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The Gail Koppman History Lecture - The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

October 5, 2020
Peter Baker, New York Times; Susan Glasser, The New Yorker
Moderator: Jeffrey Engel
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On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist

October 6, 2020
Clarissa Ward, CNN
Moderator: Elizabeth Souder
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Trust: America's Best Chance

October 8, 2020
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future

October 13, 2020
Chris Whipple, author
Moderator: Laurie Young

No Time for Spectators

October 14, 2020
Martin E. Dempsey, former chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Moderator: John Ward
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A Look Inside the CIA

October 14, 2020
John Brennan, former CIA director

How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decision

October 16, 2020
Susan Eisenhower, author
Moderator: Beth Huddleston
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Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power and Persistence

October 20, 2020
Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Harvard University's Kennedy School
Moderator: Lee Cullum
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Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America

October 21, 2020
Laila Lalami, novelist
Moderator: Jim Falk

GLOBAL FORUM: The Last President of Europe

October 22, 2020
William Drozdiak, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

October 27, 2020
Lindsay Chervinsky, historian
Moderator: Jeffrey Engel
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Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

October 29, 2020
Fareed Zakaria, CNN; Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC
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September

The New Nuclear Arms Race

September 2, 2020
William J. Perry, former secretary of defense; Tom Collina, Ploughshares Fund
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Ten Years to Midnight: Four Urgent Global Crises and Their Strategic Solutions

September 3, 2020
Blair Sheppard, PwC
Moderator: Jim Falk
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To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelical Influence on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations

September 8, 2020
Lauren Frances Turek, Trinity University
Moderator: Dr. Kate Carté
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The Black Banners (Declassified): How Torture Derailed the War on Terror After 9/11

September 10, 2020
Ali Soufan, author
Moderator: Lawrence Wright
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Speaking for Myself

September 14, 2020
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads

September 15, 2020
David Rundell, author
Moderator: Ambassador Robert W. Jordan
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Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

September 22, 2020
H.R. McMaster, 26th U.S. national security advisor
Moderator: Jim Falk
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A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice and Freedom

September 22, 2020
Brittany K. Barnett, Buried Alive Project
Moderator: Ambassador Ron Kirk
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A Cry from the Far Middle

September 23, 2020
P.J. O'Rourke, author
Moderator: Ambassador James C. Oberwetter
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The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations

September 29, 2020
Daniel Yergin, author
Moderator: Reg Manhas
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August

America's Role in the World: Why Leading Globally Matters to Texas

August 2, 2020
Congressman Colin Allred
Moderator: Jim Falk

Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote

August 21, 2020
Ellen DuBois, UCLA
Moderator: Lee Cullum
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Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America's Alliances

August 18, 2020
Mira Rapp-Hooper
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Third Rail: Is the Electoral College Relevant or a Relic?

August 14, 2020
Tara Ross and Jesse Wegeman
Moderator: Jim Falk
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True Crimes and Misdemeanors

August 12, 2020
Jeffrey Toobin, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Believers: Love and Death in Tehran

August 7, 2020
Mark Grossman, The Cohen Group; John Limbert, career diplomat, United States Foreign Service
Moderator: Jim Falk
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MERIDIAN YP: Climate Roundtable

August 5, 2020
Justin Worland, TIME Magazine
Moderator: Erik Wohlegemuth

MEMBERS ONLY: Behind the Lens

July

Which Country Has the World's Best Health Care?

July 29, 2020
Ezekiel Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Jim Falk
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MEMBERS ONLY: Behind the Lens

July 28, 2020
Andy Coleman, National Geographic

MEMBERS ONLY: Optimize Your Brain Performance: The Science of Stress and How to Harness

July 22, 2020
Dee O’Neill, Center for BrainHealth

The World: A Brief Introduction

July 16, 2020
Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Shanghai and Hong Kong: The Past and the Future of China

July 14, 2020
James Carter, Saint Joseph’s University
Jonathan Kaufman, Northeastern University in Boston
Moderator: Meredith Hindley, historian
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A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations

July 7, 2020
Robert Bryce, author
Moderator: Jay Young
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The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare

July 2, 2020
Christian Brose, Anduril Industries
Moderator: John Ward
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June

Annual Member Meeting and Town Hall

June 30, 2020

White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War

June 26, 2020
John Gans, University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House Global Policy Center

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance

June 23, 2020
Barton Gellman, The Atlantic
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Putting People First

June 19, 2020
Tom Peters, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World

June 18, 2020
Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense under presidents Bush and Obama"
Moderator: Jim Falk
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PRIDE - "A Global Discussion on COVID and the LGBTQ Community"

June 17, 2020
Helen Kennedy, CEO Egale Canada
Cece Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Resource Center
André du Plessis, Executive Director, ILGA
Moderator: Noëlla De Maina, Manager, Political, Economic and Public Affairs at Consulate General of Canada in Dallas

The Last Trial

June 16th 2020
Scott Turow, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The Price of Oil in New America

Friday, June 12, 2020
Clifford Krauss, New York Times National Energy Business Correspondent
Moderator: Mike Anderson
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The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World

June 9, 2020
Barry Gewen, New York Times Book Review
Moderator: Talmage Boston
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One Mighty and Irresistible Tide

June 5, 2020
Jia Lynn Yang, New York Times
Moderator: Laura Collins
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Iran, the US, and the COVID-19 Crisis

June 2, 2020
Frank Wisner, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines and India
Roxane Farmanfarmaian, University of Cambridge
Moderator: Ambassador Robert W. Jordan
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May

Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny

May 28, 2020
Dennis Ross, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The Pundits and the Paladin

May 27, 2020
David Ignatius, Washington Post
Moderator: David Sanger, New York Times
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The Hacker and the State

Friday, May 22, 2020
Ben Buchanan, Georgetown University
Moderator: Katy Montgomery, Cyber Defense Labs
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Front Row at the Trump Show

May 19, 2020
Jonathan Karl, ABC News
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The Economy: Where Do We Go From Here

May 18, 2020
Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton LLP
Moderator: Mike Silverman, CH Investment Partners

Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

May 15, 2020
Angela Stent, Georgetown University
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The End of October: A Novel

May 12, 2020
Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Economic Dignity

May 8, 2020
Gene Sperling, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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American Diplomacy Project: Future of U.S. Diplomacy Town Hall

May 7, 2020
Ambassador Marc Grossman, The Cohen Group
Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School
Ambassador (Ret.) Marcie Ries, Harvard Kennedy School
Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, Georgetown University
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Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

May 1, 2020
Ted Widmer, Macaulay Honors College (CUNY)
Moderator: Jeff Engel
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April

Asia and the U.S. in a Post-Pandemic World: Lessons and Strategies for the U.S.

April 28, 2020
Parag Khanna, FutureMap
Moderator: Jim Falk
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In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America’s Deep State

April 24, 2020
David Rohde, newyorker.com
Moderator: Richard Shaffer
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Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

April 17, 2020
Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Laurie Young
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Diplomacy in the Age of Coronavirus

April 16, 2020
Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy
Moderator: Amanda Schnetzer
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Honorable Exit: How A Few Brave Americans Risked All to Save Our Vietnamese Allies at the End of the War

April 10, 2020
Thurston Clarke, author
Moderator: Jay Young
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MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Ben Hubbard, New York Times
Moderator: Ambassador Robert W. Jordan
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In Pursuit of Disobedient Women

Friday, April 3, 2020
Dionne Searcey, New York Times
Moderator: Jim Falk
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March

The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures
Moderator: Jim Falk
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The Economic Response to COVID-19

March 27, 2020
Sebastian Mallaby, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Jim Falk
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February

Personal Security for Today's Dangerous World

February 29, 2020
Greg Shaffer, Shaffer Security Group

From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists

February 25, 2020
Tracy Walder, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Education and U.S. Foreign Policy: How Are They Related?

February 21, 2020
David P. Baker, Pennsylvania State University

Dallas LGBTQ Global Symposium on Equality and Human Rights

February 21, 2020

Reimagining America’s Foreign Policy - Reimagining America’s Foreign Policy

February 7, 2020
Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford University

Human Dignity and Fairness For All Lecture - The Assault on American Excellence

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Anthony Kronman, Yale Law School
Moderator: Jim Falk
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2020 IPS: Global Finance and the New Cold War: Where Are We Headed?

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
James K. Galbraith, University of Texas

January

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Friday, January 31, 2020
John Carreyrou, Investigative Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Moderator: Jim Falk
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This Just In: Iraq Relations with Ambassador Silliman

January 30, 2020
Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman (ret.), President, The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2016-2019)
Moderator: Jim Falk
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2020 IPS: Global Health Care: What Is the U. S. Doing About It?

January 15, 2020
Thomas Bollyky, Council on Foreign Relations

Hometown Hero – Brad Taylor discuss Pike Logan series

January 10, 2020
Brad Taylor, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Putting People First

June 19, 2020
Tom Peters, author
Moderator: Jim Falk
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Global Forum

Cooking Class - Barcelona Barbecue
Thursday, March 5, 2020

2020 Presidential Election Primaries

February 27, 2020
Kyle Kondik, Sabato's Crystal Ball; UVA Center for Politics
Moderator: Jim Falk
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From Friend to Foe: The Decline of US-Iran

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Dr. Gregory Brew, Southern Methodist University

Insight on North Korea

Joseph Kim, George W. Bush Institute

New Year’s Social

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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