• Dr Emile Nakhleh - 1 Dec 2022

The Middle East and the United States: Continuing Challenges and threats in the Next Decade

December 1, 2022

Dr. Emile Nakhleh

The Middle East in 2021-2022 has experienced major developments and faced many challenges, politically, economically, militarily, and socially. In addition to the ongoing disastrous war in Yemen, the protests in Iran, and the massive human rights violations across the region, the Middle East has been affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine, economically and politically. Several Middle Eastern states are

Past Programs

Sorting Fact from Fiction: Navigating Today’s News Landscape

October 19, 2022 Sarah Hood Trust in the news media has continued to erode in recent years and many experts believe this to be a contributing threat to democracy. Mis- and disinformation campaigns, both foreign and domestic, have propagated with astonishing speed via social media platforms, leaving chaos and public mistrust in their wake. How can

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The Los Alamos view of the Manhattan Project

September 22, 2022 Alan B. Carr In August 1942, the Manhattan Project was formally established. Its mission: Build an entirely reliable atomic bomb as quickly as possible. It's been estimated that half a million people worked on the project in some capacity at one point or another during the war at installations all over the country.

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Creative (Climate) Communications for a Better World

May 04, 2022 Professor Max Boykoff Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives have been stuck. In this webinar Professor Boykoff highlights dimensions of his recent book ‘Creative (Climate) Communications’ that integrate lessons from the social sciences and humanities to more effectively make connections through issues, people, and things that everyday citizens

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Responding to COVID-19 While Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Latest Developments in Global Health Security

April 27, 2022 Ambassador John E. Lange (Ret.) The world continues to blame COVID, and the poorest countries’ lack access to adequate vaccine supplies and the logistics to deliver them. The “Global South” has been calling for global health equity while the “Global North” has emphasized the need for global health security. International organizations remain deeply

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Planning for Resilience: What can be legally done to mitigate disruptive environmental and other severe events and adjust to their impacts?

April 13, 2022 Professor Catherine Banet The number of severe and sometimes catastrophic disruptive events has been rapidly increasing. Extreme weather events including floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have become both more frequent and more severe, whilst events such as the COVID-19 pandemic represent a global threat to public health with huge economic effects

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A New Cold War in the Arctic: the US, China and Russia?

April 06, 2022 Ambassador (ret.) Kenneth S. Yalowitz As US and world attention are riveted on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the effects of global warming in the Arctic with respect to US relations with Russia and China based on the need for sustainable economic development and increasing environmental protection have not disappeared. They remain existential problems

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