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Upcoming Events

September 18: Russia's New Exiles: A Conversation on the Situation Facing Russian Exiles Today

September 18: Russia's New Exiles: A Conversation on the Situation Facing Russian Exiles Today

September 19: I Lift My Lamp - Is the Golden Door Still Open?

September 19: I Lift My Lamp - Is the Golden Door Still Open?

Past Events

June 29: America's Public Forum on Social Trust, National Cohesion, and American Resilience

June 29: America's Public Forum on Social Trust, National Cohesion, and American Resilience

June 22: How Japan Wrestles with Refugees, Immigration, and Identity ft. Saburo Takizawa

June 8: Taming the Russian Beast ft. Amb. Michael McFaul (Leaders' Circle)

May 24: Author Elliot Ackerman on His New Novel "Halcyon"

May 18: Hungary’s Long Slide toward Authoritarianism ft. Zsuzsanna Szelenyi (Leaders' Circle)

May 18: Old & New American Songs: Fusion, Inclusion, and Social Progress

May 18: Old & New American Songs: Fusion, Inclusion, and Social Progress

April 25: Author Greta Lynn Uehling on "Everyday War" in East Ukraine

April 17: Do "Left" and "Right" Tell the Whole Story? Ft. Verlan and Hyrum Lewis

March 29: Why the Museum Matters ft. Daniel Weiss and Dorothy Kosinski

March 27: France, Russia, and Ukraine, ft. French Deputé Benjamin Haddad (Leaders' Circle Event)

March 8: Race, Religion & Rebels: Why James Baldwin Still Matters

March 8: Race, Religion & Rebels: Why James Baldwin Still Matters

March 8: Women and Art in a Time of War

February 21: Russia’s War on Ukraine at Year One ft. Gen. (ret.) Philip Breedlove, Gen. (ret.) Ben Hodges, and Adm. (ret.) Jamie Foggo

February 21: Russia’s War on Ukraine at Year One ft. Gen. (ret.) Philip Breedlove, Gen. (ret.) Ben Hodges, and Adm. (ret.) Jamie Foggo

February 9: The Demands of the Iranian People ft. Amb. Samir Sumaida'ie & Roya Hakakian

February 8: "Women at War" Conversation with Dorothy Kosinski and Monika Fabijanska

February 6: Election Reform in America ft. Katherine Gehl & Amb. James Glassman

February 2: Vera Mironova on the Russia-Iran Axis (Leaders' Circle Event)

January 25: "Women at War" Conversation with Artist Alevtina Kakhidze

January 25: Author Beverly Gage on "G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century"

January 12 – March 21: “Women at War," an exhibition of works by leading women artists in Ukraine

January 11, 2023: The Corrupting of Philanthropy with Craig Kennedy

January 10, 2023: Breakfast with Franziska Brantner, German state secretary for economy, energy, and climate, to discuss Ukraine.

January 9, 2023: Women in Wartime - Lessons from Ukraine with Oksana Kis, Elaine Showalter, and Sonya Michel. Moderated by Carolyn Stewart.

January 6, 2023: Iran, Sanctions, and Political Change with Stuart Levey

January 5, 2023: How to Assist the Iranian Revolution with Eric Edelman, Ray Takeyh, and William Kristol

December 19: Former Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko on Reconstructing Ukraine

December 15, 2022: Nima Rashedan on "Fissures in the Iranian Regime."

December 8, 2022: William Inboden discusses his new book, “The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink.” Moderated by Iulia-Sabina Joja.

December 7, 2022: Former Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk on "Russia's War: What Ukraine Still Needs to Prevail."

December 1, 2022: Hedwig Richter and Michael Kimmage discuss "Democracy—A German Affair?"

November 4, 2022: Bill Kristol discusses "The Midterms and the Shape of the New"

October 27, 2022: Fritz Bartel discusses his new book, "The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism"

October 26, 2022: Mark G. Pomar discusses his new book, "Cold War Radio: The Russian Broadcasts of the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty." Moderated by Martha Bayles

October 6, 2022: Azar Nafisi and Merve Emre discuss "How to Read in 2023." Moderated by Tejas Srinivasan

September 28, 2022: John Avlon discusses his new book, "Lincoln and the Fight for Peace"

September 20, 2022: Robert Lieber discusses his new book, "Indispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in a Turbulent World"

September 13, 2022: Elliot Ackerman discusses his new book, "The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan"

September 7, 2022: Richard Rodriguez discusses his book "Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez." Moderated by Paul Elie

August 30, 2022: Piotr Krygiel discusses "Poland—Refugees, Politics, and Economy." Moderated by Ivana Stradner

August 26, 2022: Vittorio Hösle discusses "Why Russia Is More Dangerous than China at Present"

July 18, 2022: Kenneth R. Weinstein on "Political Report from Tokyo"

July 14, 2022: Sofi Oksanen and Francine Stock on “Art and Occupation”

August 23, 2022: William Deresiewicz discusses his new book, "The End of Solitude: Selected Essays on Culture and Society." Moderated by Katherine C. Epstein

July 11, 2022: William Kristol and Eric Edelman discuss “Breaking the Black Sea Blockade”

June 22, 2022: Eliot Cohen on "Seeing the Russian Military Clearly"

June 15, 2022: Tom Tugendhat discusses "The UK, Russia, and Ukraine"

June 7, 2022: Congressman Ro Khanna discusses his new book, "Dignity in a Digital Age." Moderated by Steven Hill

June 2, 2022: Michael Mandelbaum discusses his new book, "The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy"

May 26, 2022: "Playing Brahms for Ukraine." A pre-concert talk with Robert Shafer

May 17, 2022: Francis Fukuyama discusses his new book, "Liberalism and Its Discontents"

May 16, 2022: Deep Roots: American Music, Cultural Memory, and Dvořák’s Prophecy. A Conversation with Joseph Horowitz and Lara Downes, Moderated by Rupert Allman

May 16, 2022: Jeffrey Herf discusses his new book, "Israel's Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949"

May 12, 2022: Peter Wehner on “Channeling Popular Passions.” Co-sponsored by Braver Angels.

June 10, 2022: Ivo Daalder discusses "NATO and Ukraine." Moderated by Carla Anne Robbins.

May 2, 2022: John Krige and Mario Daniels discuss their new book, "Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America." Moderated by Katherine Epstein.

April 28, 2022: Matthew Continetti discusses his new book, "The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism"

April 13, 2022: Barry Strauss discusses his new book, "The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium"

April 4, 2022: Patrick Chamorel on "The French Election"

March 21, 2022: Michael Kazin discusses his new book, "What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party." Moderated by Ron Radosh

March 18, 2022: Azar Nafisi discusses her new book, "Read Dangerously"

March 14, 2022: Hal Brands on "The Twilight Struggle"

March 11, 2022: John Rodden on "What Would Orwell Say Today?"

March 1, 2022: Jared Cohen on "Technology Competition with China." Moderated by Steven Hill.

February 22, 2022: Joanne Leedom-Ackerman discusses her new book, "Pen Journeys: Memoir of Literature on the Line"

February 17, 2022: Film Critic David Thomson on "Disaster Mon Amour." Moderated by Francine Stock

February 16, 2022: Elliott Abrams on "Democracy Promotion—Lessons Learned." Moderated by Charles Lane.

February 7, 2022: Zachary M. Schrag on "Honest History" with Katherine Epstein

February 2, 2022: A Conversation on "The Right, Russia, and Ukraine" with David Frum

January 27, 2022: Shikha Dalmia, Stephen Davies, Francis Fukuyama, and David Goodhart on "Brexit is Fueling the Nativist Movement in Britain: A Debate." Co-sponsored by the Mercatus Center, George Mason University

March 26, 2022: Salon with Tara Isabella Burton on "Faith and Democracy"

January 12, 2022: Kati Marton and Jackson Janes discuss Marton's new book, "The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel"

January 4, 2022: Fareed Zakaria on "The Narrow Path to Liberal Democracy"

December 16, 2021: "How Museums Preserve Diverse Memories." A conversation with Sara Bon-Harper and Rob Havers, moderated by Nicole Penn

December 21, 2021: Adam Garfinkle on "The Age of Spectacle." Moderated by Luke Nathan Phillips. Co-sponsored with Braver Angels

December 8, 2021: Thomas J. Main and Carla Anne Robbins discuss Main's new book, "The Rise of Illiberalism"

December 7, 2021: "Biden's Democracy Summit." A roundtable discussion featuring Fiona Hill and Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Co-hosted by Norman Eisen and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group

December 3, 2021: "Righting a Wrong: Taiwan, the United Nations, and the United States." A conversation with Gary Schmitt and Michael Mazza

November 30, 2021: "Forward." A conversation with Andrew Yang. Moderated by Frank DiStefano. Co-sponsored with Braver Angels.

November 19, 2021: Neal Stephenson and Francis Fukuyama discuss Stephenson’s new book, "Termination Shock"

November 8, 2021: Peter Ackerman, with Katherine Gehl and Douglas Schoen, on "The Future of Ranked-Choice Voting"

November 5, 2021: "Black Classical Music" with Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez

November 3, 2021: "Recalibrating the Transatlantic Partnership" with Constanze Stelzenmüller and Thomas Shannon; moderated by Richard Kraemer. In partnership with the U.S.-Europe Alliance

October 25, 2021: Harold James discusses his book, "The War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization." Moderated by Katherine Epstein

October 25, 2021: Katherine Zimmerman on "Finished with the Greater Middle East? Not so fast."

October 21, 2021: "Reaching toward the Sublime in Music." Robert Shafer discusses the music of Duruflé and Boulanger

October 13: 2021: Mark Lilla on "Thomas Mann, Reflections."

October 12, 2021: Emily Estelle on "The jihadis you don't know about."

October 6, 2021: Jane Harman discusses her book, "Insanity Defense"

October 4, 2021: Ryan Crocker on "Afghanistan, Iraq, and regional challenges." Moderated by Cameron Munter

September 28, 2021: Thomas Wright discusses his book "Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order"

November 9, 2021: Mary Sarotte discusses her new book, "Not One Inch." Moderated by Chels Michta.

October 22, 2021: George Will discusses his new book, "American Happiness and Discontents." Co-sponsored with the Hertog Foundation.

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: Coda: PostClassical Ensemble / Closing Remarks with Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Joseph Horowitz

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "A House Divided? Polarization Post-Trump" with Daniel Cox, William A. Galston, William Kristol, Nicole Penn, Luke Nathan Phillips, and John Wood, Jr. In association with Braver Angels

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "The Arts: Amity and Enmity" with Dorothy Kosinski, Anne Midgette, and Jonathan Rauch

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "Britain and America" with Philip Stephens, Tod Lindberg, and Craig Kennedy

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "Allies" with Tom Tugendhat, Josef Joffe, Michael Mandelbaum, Réka Szemerkényi, and Carla Anne Robbins

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "America's Voice in the World" with Martha Bayles, David Ensor, Jamie M. Fly, Karen Kornbluh, Jay Tolson, and Suzanne Garment

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "Russia and the Frontline Democracies" with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Peter Pomerantsev, M.J. Crawford, Jonathan Katz, and Nino Evgenidze

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "Democracy in Europe" with Sheri Berman, Sebastian Burduja, Jean-Yves Camus, Dalibor Roháč, and Patrick Chamorel

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "A Conversation" with Thomas Chatterton Williams moderated by Richard Aldous

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "America in the World" with Robert B. Zoellick

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "Liberal Democracy in Central Europe" with Gergely Karácsony, Francis Fukuyama, and Sophia Gaston

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: Welcome Remarks / "The Future of Liberalism" with Norman Eisen, Michael Žantovský, and Francis Fukuyama

September 13, 2021: Eric Edelman and William Antholis discuss “Greece, Turkey, and the Eastern Mediterranean — Does America have a Strategy?”

September 1, 2021: Philip Zelikow and Francis Fukuyama in conversation on the September 11 attacks

August 30, 2021: Costica Bradatan and Ed Simon discuss “How Journalists Cover Faith.”

August 26, 2021: Jonathan Chait on "Liberal Liberalism vs. Left-Wing Authoritarianism"

August 19, 2021: A conversation with film historian David Thomson and director Douglas McGrath

August 18, 2021: Timothy Garton Ash on "The Future of Liberalism." Moderated by William A. Galston

September 15, 2021: Larry Diamond and Nicole Bibbins Sedaca discuss “Political Reform to Curb Polarization." In cooperation with Protect Democracy

August 6, 2021: "A Night at the Movies" with Barry Jenkins and David Thomson

August 4, 2021: Peter Berkowitz discusses "The Clash within Liberal Democracy"

August 2, 2021: Roman Eichinger, Claude Weinber, Ana Palacio, and Iulia Joja discuss "Germany’s elections and the next Europe"

July 28, 2021: G. John Ikenberry and Dan Deudney discuss "the roots of Biden's foreign policy." Moderated by Carla Anne Robbins

July 21, 2021: Will Marshall on "Dems — then, now, and tomorrow"

July 13, 2021: Donald F. Kettl on his book "The Divided States of America: Why Federalism Doesn't Work." Co-sponsored by Braver Angels

July 12, 2021: Henry Sokolski on "Can Self-Government Survive the Next Convulsion?"

June 25, 2021: Edward W. Warren discusses "The Meat and Potatoes of the Supreme Court: Less Division than You Might Think." Moderated by Robert Asahina and co-sponsored by Braver Angels

June 24, 2021: David Miliband on "The Age of Impunity"

June 23, 2021: Barbara Haber and Matt Sartwell on "The World is Your Oyster — How We Cook in America." Moderated by Steve Lagerfeld

June 18, 2021: George Packer on his new book, "Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal." Moderated by William A. Galston. Co-sponsored with Braver Angels

June 17, 2021: A conversation with John Bolton on "Core Interests and Alliances"

June 16, 2021: Tom Tugendhat and Toomas Hendrik Ilves discuss "Russia and Europe"

June 15, 2021: Mathilde Fasting discusses “State Capacities and Elite Legitimacy After Covid: the Story of Scandinavia”

June 11, 2021: Jonathan Rauch on his new book "The Constitution of Knowledge." Co-sponsored with Braver Angels

June 8, 2021: Robert Asahina and Devorah Goldman on "Norton and the Roth Biography, Sorting Truth from Narrative"

May. 26, 2021: H.R. McMaster on "Interests and Alliances." Moderated by Sophia Gaston

May. 25, 2021: Franziska Brantner discusses "September elections, the German Greens, and the shape of a post-Merkel Germany”

May. 24, 2021: Françoise Mélonio on "The New Tocqueville"

May. 17, 2021: Katherine Epstein discusses her article in American Purpose, "The Tolling Bell." Moderated by Michael Mandelbaum

May. 14, 2021: Carla Robbins in conversation with Thomas B. Edsall on "Are Americans Ready To Trust Government Again?"

May. 3, 2021: Jenna Silber Storey and Benjamin Storey on "Why We Are Restless." Moderated by Ryan Hanley

April. 28, 2021: Francis Fukuyama discusses "Technology and Democracy," with Jeff Gedmin and Zach Graves. In partnership with Lincoln Network.

Apr. 23, 2021: Former Governor Tim Pawlenty on “The Trial, the Verdict ... and the GOP." Moderated by Jeff Gedmin and John Wood Jr.

Apr. 19, 2021: Steve Lagerfeld and Charles Lane discuss "American Exceptionalism." Moderated by Suzanne Garment

Apr. 15, 2021: Martha Bayles, Nick Cull, David Ensor, and Jay Tolson discuss "The Future of the Voice of America"

Apr. 12, 2021: Toomas Ilves discusses "Europe, Russia, China, and the U.S." Moderated by Melinda Haring

Apr. 8, 2021: Abubakar Siddique discusses "The Next Afghanistan." Moderated by Jay Tolson

Apr. 5, 2021: Roya Hakakian on her new book, “A Beginner’s Guide to America”

Apr. 2, 2021: William A. Galston discusses "The Age of Resentment — And How To Build Back Better"

Mar 30, 2021: Cancelled by China: A Conversation with Reinhard Bütikofer, moderated by Craig Kennedy

Mar. 25, 2021: Michael McFaul on his three-part series in American Purpose

Mar. 22, 2021: Matt Pottinger on "strategic competition with China." Moderated by Jack Beyrer

Mar. 17, 2021: Henry Sokolski discusses "Dr. Strangelove’s New Passion: Precision-guided Mayhem."

Mar. 16, 2021: Minxin Pei and Larry Diamond discuss "The China Challenge: How Democracies Should Respond."

Mar. 11, 2021: Yael Tamir discusses with Peter Skerry "Harnessing Nationalism for Liberal Ends."

Mar. 8, 2021: Michael Green with Adam Garfinkle on China through Japan's eyes.

Mar. 1, 2021: Joshua Muravchik on "Q and Conspiracy."

Feb 26, 2021: Richard Thompson Ford on his new book, “How the Laws of Fashion Made History.”

Feb 25, 2021: Zena Hitz and Azar Nafisi on “The Rebirth of Conversation.”

Feb 18, 2021: Lindsay M. Chervinsky and Craig Bruce Smith with Nicole Penn on George Washington

Feb 12, 2021: Sarah Mendelson, Peter Pomerantsev, and Steve Feldstein discuss "Biden’s Democracy Summit and Building Tech Alliances Against Disinformation." Moderated by Carla Robbins

Feb. 4, 2021: Didi Kuo with Marc Plattner and Jan Surotchak discuss "Political Parties in Crisis"

Feb 3, 2021: Ryan Hanley discusses Adam Smith: "Character Is Not for Suckers."

Jan. 29, 2021: Sheila A. Smith discusses "The Next Japan."

Jan. 22, 2021: Eli Lake and Martha Bayles discuss Inauguration Wrap-up, Trump Twitter, Big Tech and Free Speech. Moderated by Carla Robbins

Jan. 21, 2021: Yoshihide Soeya on “A View From Tokyo On U.S.-China Strategic Competition.”

Jan. 15, 2021: Agnes Callard discusses "Anger and Politics."

Dec. 16, 2020: Amanda Bennett, David Ensor, Peter Pomerantsev, Martha Bayles, Jamie Fly discuss "Turmoil at Voice of America."

Dec. 14, 2020: Aviezer Tucker on "Democracy against Liberalism?"

Dec. 11, 2020: Jessica Brandt and Eric Edelman discuss "Offsetting Authoritarian Advances."

Dec. 8, 2020: Jessica Drun, Charles Dunst, and Shahn Savino discuss “Will America Defend Taiwan?”

Dec. 4, 2020: Joe Horowitz, Angel Gil-Ordoñez, Murray Horwitz, Karen Karbiener, and William Sharp discuss “Walt Whitman and Democracy.”

Dec. 1, 2020: Martha Bayles, Jamie Fly, and Peter Pomerantsev on “America’s Voice in the World. The Future of U.S. International Media.”

Nov. 25, 2020: Francis Fukuyama and Glenn Loury discuss “Race in America.”