Upcoming events

    • 09 Sep 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Online

    Illicit Finance, Sanctions, and the New Digital Economy

    The New Era of National Economic Security

    The geo-economic landscape is changing dramatically with the rise of China, advent of the crypto-economy, and growing complexity of the international financial system. Illicit actors profit and take advantage of gaps in the system and new technologies, while the United States and allies grapple with new domains of conflict and strategies of national economic security. Sanctions, anti-money laundering, and investment security like CFIUS have now taken center stage internationally – presenting fundamental questions that have yet to be answered: How broadly and aggressively should such tools be used? How do we understand the risks to the financial and commercial system from state and non-state actors? What parts of the economy should now be considered part of our national security? Can our current systems, regulations, and models address the growing, complicated risks in the system?

    Juan Zarate, chairman and co-founder of the Financial Integrity Network (FIN) and the Global Co-Managing Partner & Chief Strategy Officer of K2 Integrity will join PCFR to address this changing landscape and domain of conflict and present a framework for answering these questions.



    FREE for PCFR Members

    $10 for Non-Members


    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm MST

    3:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT


    Zoom Meeting

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    The Honorable Juan C. Zarate

    Chairman & Co-founder, Financial Integrity Network

    Global Co-Managing Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, K2 Integrity

    Juan Zarate is chairman and co-founder of the Financial Integrity Network (FIN) and the Global Co-Managing Partner & Chief Strategy Officer of K2 Integrity.

    He is the chairman of the Center on Economic and Financial Power, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a senior fellow at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.

    He is the senior national security analyst for NBC News/MSNBC. He was a visiting lecturer in law at the Harvard Law School for eight years and is a published author, including his books “Treasury’s War” (2013) and “Forging Democracy” (1994).

    Mr. Zarate sits on the boards of various organizations, including Northwestern Mutual, Boston Dynamics, Cambridge Quantum Computing North America Holdings, and the Director’s Advisory Board for the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Mr. Zarate has served for several years as an independent advisor to Coinbase. For over five years, Mr. Zarate sat on the board of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority, and for seven years, he was the U.S. advisor on HSBC’s Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee.

    Mr. Zarate served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for combating terrorism from 2005 to 2009, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the U.S. counterterrorism strategy and policies related to transnational security threats. He was the first-ever Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing and financial crimes, where he led the expansion of the anti-money laundering and sanctions regimes, the innovative use of the Treasury’s national security–related powers, and the establishment of the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI).

    Mr. Zarate is a former federal terrorism prosecutor prior to 9/11, and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School.

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom

    Program Description

    Great Decisions is back by popular demand. PCFR members loved participating in Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions series in 2020. Here is what PCFR member Charles Blum had to say about the program: “Great Decisions and PCFR are a perfect match. This program provides an ideal platform for informed discussion, deeper insights into current issues and greater appreciation for the insights and experiences of our members.”

    This year, PCFR is thrilled to partner with Global Ties Arizona to bring you Great Decisions. Over 8 months, PCFR members will have the opportunity to dive deep on 8 of the most critical issues facing the U.S. foreign policy each year. Prior to each session, participants will read a chapter from the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Each session will feature a subject-matter expert and you will have the opportunity to participate in the group discussions. PCFR member Charles Blum will moderate the series.

    PCFR and Global Ties AZ are covering the cost of the Great Decisions Briefing Book (a $35 value) for PCFR members. A special thank you to Richard Fincher, Global Ties Board of Directors Member and PCFR Program Committee Member, for his generous sponsorship on behalf of Global Ties Arizona.

    Registration for 2021 Great Decisions is now full. 

    How to Participate

    1. Fill out the form to register to participate and receive your complimentary Great Decisions Briefing Book
    2. You will receive a link to watch the program videos
    3. Participate in the discussion!


    All sessions will take place from 12 pm - 1 pm MST, online via Zoom.

    • March 23, 2021 | The World Health Organization's Response to COVID-19
    • April 20, 2021 | Brexit: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
    • May 18, 2021 | China and Africa
    • June 22, 2021 | The Future of Persian Gulf Security
    • September 21, 2021 | The Coldest War: Toward a Return to Great Power Competition in the Arctic?
    • October 19, 2021 | The Two Koreas
    • November 16, 2021 | The End of Globalization?
    • December 14, 2021 | Global Supply Chains and U.S National Security



      Charles Blum has spent a lifetime in international affairs. Before launching an independent consultancy in 1988, he served in the US State Department and the Executive Office of the President for 17 years. He has worked on commercial, investment and policy matters on six continents and participates in a broad range of discussions on foreign and domestic policy. A native of New York, he now resides in Sedona, AZ.

      • 24 Sep 2021
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
      • Online Zoom Meeting

      Book for Discussion

      Plunder: Napoleon's Theft of Veronese's Feast

      by Cythnia Saltzman


      Friday, September 24, 2021

      7:30 - 9:00 am MST


      Online Zoom Meeting

      About the Book

      "A highly original work of history . . . [Saltzman] has written a distinctive study that transcends both art and history and forces us to explore the connections between the two.” ―Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal

      Cynthia Saltzman’s Plunder recounts the fate of Paolo Veronese’s Wedding Feast at Cana, a vast, sublime canvas that the French, under the command of the young Napoleon Bonaparte, tore from a wall of the monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, on an island in Venice, in 1797. Painted in 1563 during the Renaissance, the picture was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. Veronese had filled the scene with some 130 figures, lavishing color on the canvas to build the illusion that the viewers’ space opened onto a biblical banquet taking place on a terrace in sixteenth-century Venice. Once pulled from the wall, the Venetian canvas crossed the Mediterranean rolled on a cylinder; soon after, artworks commandeered from Venice and Rome were triumphantly brought into Paris. In 1801, the Veronese went on exhibition at the Louvre, the new public art museum founded during the Revolution in the former palace of the French kings.

      As Saltzman tells the larger story of Napoleon’s looting of Italian art and its role in the creation of the Louvre, she reveals the contradictions of his character: his thirst for greatness―to carry forward the finest aspects of civilization―and his ruthlessness in getting whatever he sought. After Napoleon’s 1815 defeat at Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington and the Allies forced the French to return many of the Louvre’s plundered paintings and sculptures. Nevertheless, The Wedding Feast at Cana remains in Paris to this day, hanging directly across from the Mona Lisa.

      Expertly researched and deftly told, Plunder chronicles one of the most spectacular art appropriation campaigns in history, one that sheds light on a seminal historical figure and the complex origins of one of the great museums of the world.

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      • 28 Sep 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Online

      Leading with Character in Uncharted Waters

      Please join PCFR and the ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab as four exceptional women leaders discuss their leadership journeys in our Coast Guard, Army, Navy, and Air National Guard. All having led large, diverse organizations during our Nation’s longest period of conflict and in environments of increasing complexity, our leaders will share their insights from the leadership lessons that they have learned. The panel will be an impactful and relevant leadership event, regardless of the sector that you serve in.



      FREE for PCFR Members

      $10 for Non-Members


      Tuesday, September 28, 2021

      12:00 pm-1:00 pm MST

      3:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT


      Zoom Meeting

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      Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham

      United States Army, Retired (R)

      Lieutenant General (LTG) Gwen Bingham is a US Army retired 3-star General and a native of Troy, Alabama. She graduated from Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Alabama in August 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. Lieutenant General Bingham has a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy and Resources from the National Defense University.

      LTG (R) Bingham deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan in April 2010 in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. She has been a trailblazer serving as the first woman to hold numerous positions as a General Officer. They include: The Army’s 51st Quartermaster General and Commandant of the US Army Quartermaster School; Commanding General, White Sands Missile Range; and Commanding General, Tank-automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command. On 30 June 2016, she was confirmed by the Senate for promotion to Lieutenant General and assignment in the Pentagon as the Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.  

      LTG (R) Bingham’s professional affiliations include: Council on Foreign Relations, member; National Association of Corporate Directors, Governance Fellows; Blue Star Families Board of Directors (Vice-Chair); Owens and Minor, Incorporated Board of Directors; Military Child Education Coalition, Life Member; Association of the United States Army, Life Member; ROCKS, Incorporated, Life Member; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Life Member.

      LTG (R) Bingham is the recipient of the 2019 White House Correspondents “Be Fearless” Award; the 2019 Joint Women’s Leadership in Excellence Meritorious Service Award; the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the 2018 Women in Defense Service to the Flag award and the 2014 Rock of the Year award. She and her husband, Dr. Patrick J. Bingham, have two adult children: Dr. Tava M. Bingham and Mr. Phillip J. Bingham. She is the President and CEO of P B J & G, LLC and resides with her husband in Austin, Texas. 

      Major General Kerry L. Muehlenbeck

      Arizona Air National Guard

      Maj. Gen. Kerry L. Muehlenbeck is the Adjutant General of Arizona and Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Arizona's Army and Air National Guard, Joint Programs, and the Division of Emergency Management. She leads an 8,300-member department, of which 2,400 are fulltime federal military and civilian personnel, and 600 are fulltime state employees. She entered the active duty Air Force as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General Corps in 1993 and has served in various legal and command roles in the Arizona Air National Guard since 1997. General Muehlenbeck also has a distinguished civilian career as an attorney and an educator, having served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Saginaw County, a Deputy County Attorney at the Pima County Attorney’s Office, an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, and fulltime residential faculty at Mesa Community College where she most recently served as the Department Chair for the Administration of Justice Studies Department.

      Vice Admiral Nora Tyson

      United States Navy, Retired (R)

      Nora Tyson served over 38 years on active duty in the United States Navy, retiring as a Vice Admiral.  She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and a graduate of Vanderbilt University.  She received her commission through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and earned her Naval Flight Officer wings in 1983. She is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval War College with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Affairs.  

      An aviator by specialty,Tyson served three operational flying tours in Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, including one as Commanding Officer.  The squadron provides secure communications between National Command Authorities and our nation’s nuclear forces.

      Tyson’s operational assignments include USS Lexington (AVT 16); Navigator aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65); Commanding Officer of amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5), leading the Navy’s initial disaster relief efforts on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and deploying twice to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commander, Task Force 73, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific based in Singapore; and Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, where she led the USS George H.W. Bush Strike Group on its maiden deployment in support of combat operations in both U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

      Her shore assignments include political military planner in the Asia-Pacific Division of Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS); Executive Assistant for the Assistant to the Chairman of JCS; Director of Staff for Commander, Naval Forces Europe/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet; Executive Assistant for the Chief of Naval Operations;  Vice Director, Joint Staff, and Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

      Tyson’s last active duty assignment was Commander, U.S. THIRD Fleet, from July 2015 to September 2017, commanding all Naval Forces on the West Coast to the International Dateline, comprised of about 110 ships, 400 aircraft and 60,000 people.  Her military awards include: Navy Distinguished Service Medal(2), Defense Superior Service Medal(2), Legion of Merit(5), Meritorious Service Medal(3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal(2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2) and various unit awards.

      She was the St. Mary’s Episcopal School 1998 Distinguished Alumna and Vanderbilt University 2012 Distinguished Alumna.

      She serves on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the Los Angeles Fleet Week Leadership Council. During her career and currently as a motivational/leadership speaker and defense and leadership consultant, she has traveled extensively around the world sharing her experience and hoping to help make the world a better place.  Her current passion is playing golf and traveling with her husband, Wayne, also a Navy Veteran.


      Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz

      Retired U.S. Coast Guard

      Admiral Sandy Stosz started out in the US Coast Guard as an ensign serving on polar icebreakers, conducting national security missions from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Her forty-year career is filled with leadership lessons gleaned while breaking ice and breaking glass as the first woman to command an icebreaker on the Great Lakes and to lead a US armed forces service academy.

      Along the way, Sandy served for 12 years at sea, commanding two ships, and led large Coast Guard organizations during times of crisis and complexity. She finished her career as the first woman assigned as Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, directing one of the Coast Guard’s largest enterprises. She has lectured widely on leadership, and has been featured on CSPAN and other media outlets. In 2012, Newsweek’s “The Daily Beast” named Sandy to their list of 150 Women who Shake the World. She volunteers in leadership roles for several organizations and runs Sandra Stosz, LLC. Sandy enjoys hiking, swimming, birdwatching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family.

      Admiral Stosz's book, "Breaking Ice & Breaking Glass: Leading in Uncharted Waters" was published on June 1, 2021. 

      • 14 Oct 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Online

      Struggle for the Future of Myanmar

      By the time that this program will go live, the situation in Myanmar could look a lot worse. Experts former Amb. Scot Marciel and Lynn Salinger join PCFR to speak about Myanmar’s history and what’s at stake in a country in decline (crisis). Myanmar is unique in that the entire country is united against a military coup, likening it to a foreign occupying force. The combination of economic decline between high unemployment in urban areas and worsening conditions for farmers, coupled with a cash shortage makes for a humanitarian crisis in the making. Myanmar’s geostrategic direction is important for the Indo-Pacific region.



      FREE for PCFR Members

      $10 for Non-Members


      Thursday, October 14, 2021

      12:00 pm-1:00 pm MST

      3:00 pm-4:00 pm EDT


      Zoom Meeting

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      Amb. Scot Marciel

      Former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar

      Scot Marciel is a Visiting Scholar and Practitioner Fellow on Southeast Asia at Stanford University’s Walter Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center. A career Foreign Service Officer, he most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar from March 2016 through May 2020. He also has served as U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia.

      Mr. Marciel has more than 36 years of experience as a diplomat in Asia and around the world, including in Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Turkey and Brazil. Mr. Marciel earned an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.

      Lynn Salinger

      Nathan Associates

      Lynn Salinger is a development economist and Principal Associate with Nathan Associates, an economic advisory services firm in Arlington, Virginia. Her work has focused on helping governments, private sector associations, companies, and individuals in middle- and low-income countries acquire the skills needed to allow them to reap the benefits of increased global integration. Ms. Salinger’s areas of expertise include labor markets and workforce development, agriculture and food policy analysis, trade integration and facilitation, competitiveness and private sector development, gender and social inclusion, and productive uses of energy in development.

      Lynn’s career began in Northern Cameroon, where she conducted farming systems research, then pivoted to Morocco in North Africa to explore agricultural prices, tariffs, and market incentives as the country underwent structural adjustment. Over nearly forty years, she has since worked across sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. Since 2015 Ms. Salinger has supported two economic growth programs for the United States Agency for International Development in Myanmar, and currently tracks the economic impacts of the February 2021 military coup on Myanmar’s macroeconomy, trade and investment flows, and households. Lynn received her B.A. in political science and German from Tufts University and her M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, at Tufts. Lynn is the mother of two grown sons; she and her husband live in Concord, Massachusetts.

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