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    Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa

    U.S. Air Force Academy instructor Captain Jeffrey Copeland talked about the use of American Jazz musicians as State Department-sponsored “ambassadors” in Africa during the Cold War. He…

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    American Revolution and the Arab Spring

    Gordon Wood talked about lessons that might be drawn from the American Revolution by leaders of the Arab Spring. In 2013, Mr. Wood gave a talk to 30 Egyptian leaders about the American…

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    Winston Churchill and the Boer War

    Candice Millard, author of Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, talked about Sir Winston Churchill’s experiences seeking glory in battle. “Hero of the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    On his final day on the job, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke ahead of the regular briefing at the Pentagon to give details of overnight events including a U.S. airstrike in Libya…

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    Born a Crime

    Trevor Noah talked about his book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, in which he recalls his upbringing in apartheid-era South Africa. He spoke at the 33rd annual Miami…

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    The Spy Who Couldn't Spell

    Yudhijit Bhattacharjee talked about his book, The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI’s Hunt for America’s Stolen Secrets, about Brian Regan, a CIA…

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    United Nations Security Council on Liberia

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    United Nations Security Council on South Sudan

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    Chadian President U.N. General Assembly Address

    Chadian President Idriss Deby delivered remarks during the opening of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquaters in New York City.

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    Act for America 2016 Conference, Part 5

    Former Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) spoke about the threat of radical jihadism and criticized the Obama administration’s foreign policy toward Libya. He used slides during his presentation and then responded to…

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    Political Situation in the Congo

    Panelists talked about the political crisis in the Congo over the interpretation of the nation’s constitution’s rules on term limits for president. and the U.S. role in the area.…

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    Religious Freedom in Nigeria and Iraq

    Former Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) spoke about religious freedom conditions in Nigeria and Iraq. He talked about the persecution of religious minorities by the Islamic State, Boko…

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    Violence in South Sudan

    Current and former U.S. special envoys testified at a hearing on the violence and humanitarian situation in the South Sudanese civil war. The witnesses suggested actions the United States…

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    Choosing the Hero

    K. Riva Levinson, an international consultant and lobbyist who helped Ellen Johnson Sirleaf win the presidency of Liberia, talked about the role she played in the campaign in both Liberia and…

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    Activism and Government Protests in Zimbabwe

    The Atlantic Council hosted a discussion with the founder of an anti-government movement in Zimbabwe called #ThisFlag. The movement, sparked by a viral video, addresses concerns over President…

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    Religious Extremism in Africa

    Sarah Sewall gave the keynote address at a forum on U.S. efforts to counter the rise of religious extremism in Africa. She said that the U.S. is partnering with local governments, but the…

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    Libya and the War on ISIS

    Karim Mezran talked about Libya’s political future as ISIS establishes itself in the country, as well as the recent U.S. bombing campaign there. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Peter Cook briefed reporters and took their questions on a range of Defense Department issues. Topics included U.S. airstrikes against ISIS* in Libya which he said were requested by Libya…

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    Religious Tolerance in Nigeria

    Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the spiritual leader of the Muslim community in Nigeria, talked about challenges facing his nation. Topics included Nigeria’s place in…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Libya

    State Department Special Envoy for Libya Jonathan Winer testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to update the members on the security and economic situation in Libya. He…

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