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  • Bill Browder Discusses Russia Corruption and Human Rights
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    Bill Browder on Russia, Corruption and Human Rights

    Bill Browder talked about his experiences as one of the the largest foreign investors in Russia and his work to end worldwide human rights abuses. He was expelled in 2005 from Russia for…

  • Mass Incarceration
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    Mass Incarceration

    The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosted a panel discussion at the Eastern State Penitentiary about mass incarcerations and reforming the criminal justice system. The penitentiary was…

  • emNorth Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jongun Eraem
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    North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era

    Bruce Bechtol talked about his book, North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era: A New International Security Dilemma, in which he discusses the challenges posed by North…

  • em8 Seconds of Courageem
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    8 Seconds of Courage

    Retired U.S. Army Captain Flo Groberg talked about the event that led to his becoming the first immigrant since the Vietnam War to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

  • Russian Ambassador Discusses USRussia Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the U.S., spoke about Russia’s evolving relationship with the United States.

  • Future of Syria
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    Future of Syria

    Ribal al-Assad, a first cousin and opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, spoke about the many issues facing the future of his homeland and the Middle East. He commented on Russian…

  • Qatari Ambassador Speaks About Gulf Region Tensions
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    Qatar Blockade

    The World Affairs Council in Washington, DC hosted a discussion on the diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar, featuring Meshal bin Hamad al-Thani, the Qatari ambassador to the United States.…

  • Rex Tillerson Remarks on Energy Innovation and the Economy
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    Rex Tillerson Remarks on Energy, Innovation and the Economy

    Rex Tillerson spoke at the Dallas/Fort Forth World Affairs Council. He talked about energy, innovation, and the economy.

  • Rana Forhoorhar Discusses emMakers and Takersem
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    Makers and Takers

    Rana Foroohar talked about her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, about the dominance of the financial sector in America today.

  • Andrew Bacevich Discusses emAmericas War for the Greater Middle Eastem
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    America's War for the Greater Middle East

    Professor Andrew Bacevich talked about his book America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History, in which he looks at the United States' involvement in the Middle East since…

  • Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily Delivers Remarks on USIraq Relations
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    U.S.-Iraq Relations

    Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily talked about U.S. relations with Iraq and security challenges in the Middle East.

  • Afghanistan Ambassador Discusses Countrys Future
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    Future of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib talked about the potential for successful democracy, peace, and unity in Afghanistan, relations with the U.S., and security challenges…

  • Belgium Attacks and Terrorism in Europe
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    Belgium Attacks and Terrorism in Europe

    Constance Stelzenmuller talked about the recent terrorist attacks in Belgium and explained how all of Europe was dealing with terrorism and with refugees arriving.

  • emIslamic Stateem
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    Islamic State

    Abdel Bari Atwan talked about his book, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate, about the rise of ISIS* and the methods the organization has used to take over much of Syria and Iraq. He also…

  • Pakistani Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani Remarks
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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., spoke about U.S.-Pakistan relations. Topics included counterterrorism, regional security in South Asia, and trade.

  • USIran Relations
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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Jerrold Green, author of the book Understanding Iran, talks about the evolution of the the U.S. relationship with Iran, and the history of politics and foreign relations in the country. Paul Jabber, author…

  • Iran Nuclear Negotiations Conclusion
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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Conclusion

    Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran John Limbert participated in a discussion on the Iran nuclear talks. Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council moderated the discussion.…

  • Discussion on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Part 1

    John Limbert and Jamal Abdi discussed ongoing P5+1* negotiations with Iran about that country’s nuclear program. They analyzed the situation from the perspectives of the U.S., Iran, and…

  • Discussion on the Future of the US Military
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    Future of the Army

    General Perkins presented the new Win in a Complex World: Unified Land Operations Concept. He explained that the Army no longer fought a well-known enemy in a well-known place, but instead had to be…

  • Colin Powell on US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy and International Conflicts

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed foreign policy and the U.S. approach to handling the situation in Iraq and Syria. He also commented on the use of the military in Western Africa to help…

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