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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Stories of Algorithmic Justice

We often cling to the idea that artificially intelligent systems are neutral arbiters, despite knowing that these systems can only be as good as the parameters and data sets that they are trained...

Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Authors & Insights: Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

Join the McCain Institute for International Leadership for its next installment of its book talk virtual series on Wednesday, Oct. 7. This event will feature former National Security Advisor H.R....

Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Tweeting, Diplomatically

Ambassadors throughout history have juggled the competing imperatives of communicating with their host nation's government, its people, and the leadership of the foreign government they represent...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Free Speech Project: So Long Internet, Hello Internets

Silicon Valley and its disciples long maintained that cyberspace transcended outmoded national boundaries, allowing people and ideas to connect like never before, with or without the consent...

Monday, September 28, 2020
Boys State Virtual Screening: Cindy McCain Moderates Panel with Gov. Larry Hogan, Boys State Filmmakers and Boys State Subject

Following a special screening of A24's new film "Boys State", McCain Institute Board Chair Cindy McCain moderated a discussion featuring Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, filmmakers Amanda...

Friday, September 25, 2020
Free Speech Project: Unpacking the WeChat/TikTok Bans

Within the last month, two highly popular Chinese-owned social media apps—TikTok and WeChat—were put on the Trump administration’s chopping block. In twin August 6 executive orders,...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
What Science and Technology Owe the National Defense

During World War II, American scientists and technologists mobilized to provide the Allies with new weapons and medicines that would prove decisive in the outcome of the conflict. Massive...

Friday, September 18, 2020
Power, Policing, & Tech

Body cams were supposed to be the answer to police abuse. Yet, as the George Floyd killing—along with many other incidents of police brutality—have made clear, video surveillance does not...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Authors & Insights: Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Join the McCain Institute for International Leadership for its next installment of its book talk virtual series on Wednesday, Sept. 16, featuring former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
How Should We Talk About QAnon?

It is virtually certain that beginning in January, at least one member of Congress will be a supporter of QAnon, the baseless internet conspiracy theory whose real-world significance has...

Friday, September 11, 2020
Should We Patent a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Quashing the COVID-19 pandemic will require companies to manufacture billions of vaccines at an affordable price. Conventional wisdom says that the best way to do this requires easing up on patent...

Thursday, September 10, 2020
The Madman Theory: A Book Discussion with Author Jim Sciutto

Join the International Security Program for an online discussion with New America’s Peter Bergen in conversation with Jim Sciutto, author of The Madman Theory: Trump Takes On the World. In...

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