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March 8, 2023

A Conversation with Florie Liser, CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

Florie Liser was a little girl when her parents, immigrants from Panama, brought her to Brooklyn,...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Florie Liser, Chiedo Nwankwor

US investment in Africa, Trade and Development, African Growth and Opportunity Act, Immigrant Experience, Panama, Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day 2023, Deans Speaker Series, Notable Speakers

February 23, 2023

First Anniversary of Russia’s War in Ukraine: What’s Next for Europe and the World?

In a special event marking the first anniversary of Russia’s War in Ukraine, SAIS Dean Jim...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Anne Applebaum, Mary Sarotte, Thomas Rid, Michael Kofman

Russia, Ukraine, Russia’s War in Ukraine, First anniversary, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky, Panel discussion, Deans Speaker Series

February 16, 2023

A Conversation with Travis Adkins

Growing up in Tennessee, Travis Adkins took to heart the teaching that if he played by the rules—...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Travis Adkins

Deans Speaker Series, Career, Perseverance, United States African Development Foundation, USADF, Notable Speakers

February 7, 2023

A Conversation with Damon Wilson

In the early 1990s, the collapse of the former Soviet Union seemed to herald a new era of...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Damon Wilson

Democracy, Democratic norms, Autocratic regimes, Backlash, former Soviet Union, former Yugoslavia, Balkans, Rwanda, Deans Speaker Series, Notable Speakers

February 1, 2023

The Ukraine War and Its Implications for Taiwan

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 set off alarm bells around the world. Of course,...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Dmitri Alperovitch

Ukraine War, Implications for Taiwan, Fear of Annexation, China, Taiwan, Ukraine

January 13, 2023

In a Speech at SAIS, Japan’s Prime Minister Highlights Major Policy Shift

After World War II ended in 1945, Japan adopted a pacifist defense and security policy, and...

Speakers: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Dr. Kent Calder

World War II, Post-Cold War World, Pacifist Defense, Security Policy, Japan, Notable Speakers

October 26, 2022

A Conversation with Susan L. Shirk

For decades, as China’s economic clout and international influence increased quickly and...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Susan Shirk

China, Rising Power, Xi Jinping, Overreach, Great-power competition, Deans Speaker Series

October 13, 2022

India’s Minister of Finance Speaks on Technology, Finance, and Governance

“The topic is quite unusual, but at the same time actually very very meaningful for India,” India's...

Speakers: Nirmala Sitharaman

India, Technology, Finance, Governance

October 10, 2022

The Challenge of Great-Power Competition: A Conversation with Ali Wyne

In the past few years, seemingly out of nowhere, the term “great-power competition” became a...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Ali Wyne

Great-power competition, Foreign policy challenges, China, Russia, Deans Speaker Series

October 3, 2022

A Conversation with Ambassador Ted Osius Kicks off Alumni Speaker Series

During the first year of his first tour as a U.S. diplomat in Vietnam, Ted Osius experienced the...

Speakers: James B. Steinberg, Ambassador Ted Osius

US-Vietnam Relations, Vietnam War, Leadership, Deans Speaker Series