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

Join us on May 3, 2021 to hear Jenna Silber Storey and Benjamin Storey on "Why We Are Restless." Moderated by Ryan Hanley. Benjamin Storey teaches the history of political philosophy, and is Director of the Tocqueville Program at Furman University. In 2016-17, Storey was a Visiting Fellow at the

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

Join us on April 28, 2021 to hear Francis Fukuyama discusses "Technology and Democracy." Francis Fukuyama is chairman of the editorial board of American Purpose. He is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), director of the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy

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

Join us on April 23, 2021 to hear former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty on "Dear GOP: How did we get here? And now?" Moderated by our Jeff Gedmin and Braver Angels' John Wood Jr. Ten years ago, in April 2011, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced on CNN’s

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

Join us on April 19, 2021 to hear Charles Lane and Steve Lagerfeld discuss "The Future of American Exceptionalism." Steve Lagerfeld is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and a former editor of the Wilson Quarterly. He’s currently writing a book on contrarians.

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

Join us on April 15, 2021 to hear Martha Bayles, Nick Cull, David Ensor, and Jay Tolson discuss "The Future of the Voice of America." Martha Bayles writes about the arts, cultural policy, and media. A former columnist for The American Interest, she is a contributing editor of American Purpose

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

Join us on April 12, 2021 to hear Toomas Ilves discuss "Europe, Russia, China, and the U.S." Moderated by Melinda Haring. Toomas Ilves served as the fourth President of Estonia from 2006 until 2016. Ilves worked as a diplomat and journalist, and he was the leader of the Social

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

*Please note this event has been rescheduled one hour earlier at noon.* Join us on April 8, 2021 to hear Abubakar Siddique discuss "The Next Afghanistan." Moderated by Jay Tolson Abubakar Siddique is a writer, book author, and senior analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Jay Tolson is Editor

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

Join us on April 5, 2021 to hear Roya Hakakian on her new book, “A Beginner’s Guide to America.” Roya Hakakian is a New York-based Persian poet, writer, and human rights advocate. She came to the United States as a refugee in 1985. Her essays on Iranian issues have

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