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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...

Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Women in Belarus

The recent protests in Belarus over the fraudulent election earlier this month, which saw longtime President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko retain power, are the largest in the country’s history but they...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Contemporary Liminal Warfare: A Case Study

When Russia's "little green men" appeared at key points across Crimea in late-February 2014, it was the first time many people in Europe and the United States realized Russia was moving to seize...

Monday, August 17, 2020
Authors & Insights: Character-Driven American Leadership for Today’s Challenges

The McCain Institute for International Leadership launches this new event series virtually on Monday, August 17, featuring former President of the World Bank and American Diplomat Robert Zoellick ...

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Crisis Convergence in America & the Global Rise of Authoritarianism

Crisis Convergence in America & the Global Rise of Authoritarianism :  The COVID-19 pandemic, worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's murder and deepening anxieties about domestic...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Imagining Worlds—and Seeing Them Come True

Join Future Tense for a discussion with two best-selling authors on the role of speculative fiction in the real world.

2020 seems determined to prove the old adage of...

Thursday, July 16, 2020
DASER Experiments: Jennifer Jacquet and James Prosek in Conversation

Join us for a DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) Experiment online. Launched in 2011, DASER is a discussion forum providing a snapshot of multidisciplinary projects and fostering networking...