The Department of State in the Biden Administration

September 29, 2021

Ambassador Mark L. Asquino

In January, President Biden pledged to reverse the disastrous mismanagement of the Department of State during the Trump Administration. He nominated as his secretary of state was Antony Blinken, a highly-experienced foreign policy expert. Blinken has brought to his job years of experience as a senior Congressional staffer, senior official at the National Security Council official and as

Past Programs

“Water Diplomacy” in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities for Israel, West Bank and Gaza Today

August 18, 2021 Anthony (Bud) Rock Anthony (Bud) Rock will describe recent efforts to manage scarce water resources in a region that continues to face immense political, cultural and ideological challenges. He will address the quiet diplomacy of key policy and technical officials, as well as the creative, and critically important new projects of non-governmental organizations

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Reinventing the Transatlantic Relationship for the 21st Century

May 05, 2021 David O'Sullivan, former EU Ambassador to the US This Zoom meeting is in cosponsorship with the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence and the German American Chamber of Commerce in Colorado. After the difficulties of the last four years, the arrival of President Biden in the White House offers new hope for transatlantic

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Latin America: It’s Complicated

April 28, 2021  Charles Shapiro, US Ambassador (rtd) and President of the World Affairs Council Atlanta Since the end of the Second World War, US focus on Latin America has been intermittent and inconsistent. It has been intense when we perceived Latin America as part of the Cold War rivalry or when the US private sector saw opportunity. We

Categories: Latin America, Webinar|

Brazil: Dictatorship, Democracy and Disease

April 21, 2021  Joëlle Uzarski  & Francisco“Paco” Perez Brazil is one of the world's most vibrant, multicultural, and ethnically diverse nations. It is the fifth largest by area and seventh most populous, and the planet's lungs lie mostly within its frontiers. Brazilians joke that theirs is the country of the future, and always will be. Is

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China and the Americas: Risks and Rewards

April 14, 2021 Eric Farnsworth China’s entry in the Americas represents the single biggest shift in hemispheric affairs this century. Much of Latin America now counts China as its first or second trade partner, and investment has increased dramatically. The covid pandemic has accelerated China’s efforts across the region further. Meanwhile, the United States has increasingly

Categories: China, Latin America, US politics, Webinar|
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