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The Last Time We Were at Nuclear Zero

February 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
With George Quester, Chairman of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.
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Landmark Kennan Biography Chronicles Complex Life of Early Cold Warrior

February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Official biographer John Lewis Gaddis paints a fascinating and multidimensional portrait of George Kennan, the post-war diplomat who set forth containment doctrine, presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, and, in later years, became an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, including of the war in Vietnam. At the launch Wednesday of George F. Kennan: An American Life, Gaddis revealed the personality behind one of the 20th century’s great policy minds.
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How Cyber and Space Capabilities Affect Nuclear Weapons Policy

January 27, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Michael Nacht, Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, will discuss how cyber and space capabilities affect nuclear weapons policy.

Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime

January 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Author Joseph Sassoon translated and analyzed the documents that form the basis of this revealing book about Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party which came to power in 1968 and remained for 35 years, until the 2003 U.S. invasion.
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U.S. Diplomacy Must Adapt to New Geopolitical Challenges, Prepare for 'Multi-Partner' World

January 05, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
For more than 60 years the U.S. has been the head of global governance, says John Ikenberry, but that order is changing and we are in the midst of an evolution towards more shared leadership.
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Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

December 08, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Authors Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan discuss their new book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict where they argue that nonviolent campaigns have been more successful than armed campaigns in achieving ultimate goals in political struggles, even when used against similar opponents and in the face of repression.
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The Legacy of Little America

December 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, past and present.
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Why Iran Negotiates as it Does

October 28, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
With Shahram Chubin, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Nonresident Senior Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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United Nations Human Rights Council: Assessing the U.S. Policy of Engagement

October 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Panelists will offer a range of perspectives on the accomplishments and challenges of the Human Rights Council over the past two years, reflecting on whether or not engagement at the Council has sufficiently advanced U.S. interests and values.
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In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

October 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Melvyn P. Leffler, former Wilson Center public policy scholar will discuss his latest book which considers how policymakers react to dramatic developments on the world stage.

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