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    Homeland Security Challenges

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, House Homeland Security Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX), and former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA) who now heads the Wilson Center talked about the challenges…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

    Susan Rice outlined the Obama administration’s new policy directives to increase trade with and travel to Cuba. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced on December 17,…

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    Secretary John Kerry on U.S. Trade Policy

    Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. He first paid tribute to the late Shimon Peres who served as Israel’s prime minister and president. In his remarks on…

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    The Opposite of Woe

    Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) talked about his book The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, in which he recounts his life and career. Governor Hickenlooper has gone from…

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    Alter Egos

    Mark Landler talked about his book, Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power, about the relationship between President Obama and former Secretary…

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    Zika Virus Response Efforts

    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat, and former Representative Susan Mollinari talked about the threat posed by the spread…

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    Nuclear Security Summit Preview

    Former State Department and National Security Council officials talked about the Obama administration’s approach to arms control. The discussion was held to coincide with President Obama’s…

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    Smartphone Encryption

    Panelists talked about encryption technology, privacy, and national security. One of the panelists, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), said public involvement and debate was crucial to the case…

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    Panel Discussion on Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Panelists talked about the life and career of Librarian of Congress James Billington, who served from 1987-2015.

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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh used slides as he outlined the progress of the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country, and the goals for the department for 2016. Secretary Johnson said counter…

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    Security Clearance Process

    Intelligence experts and former government officials talked about the government security clearance process. They provided recommendations for improving the security clearance system,…

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    Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

    Lisa Monaco, an adviser to President Obama on homeland security and counterterrorism issues, talked about federal efforts to combat cyberattacks. She announced the formation of a new…

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    State of Homeland Security

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about the Department of Homeland Security’s work to fight threats facing the country. After his speech, he took questions from audience members on topics that…

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    Political Unrest in Yemen

    Panelists talked about the political situation in Yemen, including the Houthi takeover and the resignation of the U.S.-backed government, and the broader consequences for the Middle East.…

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    Ernest Moniz on 2015 Energy Outlook

    Secretary Ernest Moniz talked about U.S. energy policy in 2015. He spoke about his department’s agenda in areas including energy technology and security.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    General John Allen talked about the U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. He outlined efforts to defund the group, identify and target foreign fighters, and diminish its image and change…

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    Presidential Power to Combat ISIS

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke about whether President Obama has the proper authority to carry out military actions against ISIS* militants under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). He said there was “no…

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    Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

    Panelists talked about negotiations to finalize a nuclear agreement with Iran.

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    U.S.- Russia Relations

    Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov talked about U.S.-Russia relations, saying that both nations were at fault for the current strained relations. He said that the Russia-Ukraine conflict,…

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    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Academics and former government officials talked about the role of Palestinian politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the tensions after the discovery in the West Bank of…

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