Professor Najam challenges environmentalists to engage with religion and faith because these will invariably be the front line of people’s coping strategies when they are confronted with ever-more-frequent climate calamities.
In discussing how to explain U.S. support for Ukraine, Ambassador Storella urged that we explain that support for Ukraine is “forward defense,” supporting the country’s ability “to fight there so we will never have to fight here.”
Professor Mako broke down the changes in Iraq 20 years since the country’s regime change, as well as the pre-war legacies of post-invasion governance outcomes.
Ambassador Garčević joined fellow scholars and practitioners to examine how the war in Ukraine may reflect on the situation in Eastern Mediterranean, including Turkish-Greek relations.
Professor Najam noted that curbing population growth and managing the impacts of climate change may be amongst the most vital problems developing countries face, but that is not a reason to just lump the two together.
Iraq has the potential to serve as a partner to both regional and international states; however, Professor Mako argues that ongoing crises are stifling the country’s potential impact as a leader in the region.
Professor Schmidt’s presentation explored the impact of the COVID-19 recovery strategy on the potential reorientation of European Union economic governance and whether this leaves room to maneuver and implement progressive social reforms as well as increase the democratic legitimacy of the EU (in contrast to the Eurozone Crisis of 2011)
In order to meet its current challenges – the green transition, the digital transformation, addressing socio-economic inequalities, and the Ukraine crisis – Professor Schmidt argues that the EU should not go back to Eurozone crisis management rules.
As Dean Najam argued at CFRs College and University Educators Workshop, climate change has moved from the periphery to the center of international relations and foreign policy study in the span of just 25 years.
“I have never seen such a depressing, such a bad situation in these 40 years [in Haiti] as it is now… action is urgent, it needs to be done.”
Professor Fewsmith joined fellow experts in unpacking the significance of the 6th Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress and what lies ahead for Xi Jinping and China.
The EU’s appetite for enlargement has waned, which allows for illiberal tendencies to flourish in the Western Balkans as there is nothing to stop a strong driving force behind them – unconstrained nationalism and populism.
Ambassador Garčević said that the West often misunderstands Turkey’s interests in the Balkans and underestimates its strength. As it turns out, in the Balkans, Turkey and NATo are not in disagreement
Professor Schmidt explores the ways in which the EU seeks to lead the world through example on its approach to climate change as well as the internal challenges of implementing its climate strategy.
Chinese and Russian approaches to the Western Balkans may appear different at the surface, however, the lasting corrosive effects of their involvement are similar: erosion of weak institutions and legal systems, and a slowing down the progress of the countries from the region towards EU.
Professor Schmidt’s panel at the Harvard Belfer Center event honored the memory of Henrik Enderlein, exploring his contributions to academic and policy debates related to European economic policy as well as the discussion of the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Schmidt offers insights into how Europe can build lead a socially just transition from the pandemic and build a well-being economy that works for people and the planet.
During his FAES panel appearance, Ambassador Garčević argues for a new EU enlargement methodology, one that is incremental or gradual and introduces incentives for aspiring countries.
Professor Stern joined fellow experts to explore how the U.S. should deal with terrorism in the aftermath of its military withdrawal from Afghanistan and best deal with allies and adversaries abroad in order to secure its security interests.
Ambassador Heine explored the root causes of poverty and the global pandemic’s impact on poverty alleviation with global experts.