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    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (MST)
    • Online


    It's Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula


    March 9, 2021

    3:00pm - 4:00pm MT

    Virtual Event


    The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations (PCFR), working with the Stimson Center and Stimson’s 38 North program, presents a webinar to discuss the importance of the US commitment to the Korean Peninsula. Moderated by Dr. Clint Work, a Stimson Fellow, the webinar offers a virtual conversation with featured speakers, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Chun In-Bum, former general in the ROK Army; Col. (Ret.) Steve Lee, US Army Retired, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea Defense Veterans Association; and Jenny Town, Stimson Fellow and Deputy Director of Stimson’s 38 North program.

    The webinar will offer informed commentary and engage audience members on the importance of the US relationship with the Korean Peninsula and the region as a whole. From a decades-old military alliance to deep economic ties and a large and vibrant Korean-American community, the linkages between the United States and Korea remain as important as ever. Among a range of other issues, the webinar will examine lessons learned from President Trump’s approach to North Korea and what aspects of that approach the incoming Biden administration can or should maintain; how both diplomacy and defense are mutually reinforcing when it comes to the US-South Korea alliance's approach to North Korea; and the prospects and challenges for diplomacy in 2021 and beyond amidst COVID-19, a rapidly shifting strategic environment and changing US leadership. 

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    Speakers

    Lt. General (Ret.) Chun In-Bum
    ROK Army Retired

    Gen. Chun In-Bum graduated from the Korea Military Academy. He commanded the ROK Special Forces and retired in 2016 with the rank of Lieutenant General. Gen. Chun studied at the US Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk VA and the US Army War College, Carlisle PA where he received a Masters Degree in Military Strategy. He also has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Kyungnam University, Korea. He was a fellow with the Brookings institution, USKI at SAIS and the Sam-Nunn School of International Affairs in Georgia Tech, GA. Gen. Chun is the most highly decorated Korean officer since the Vietnam war with a US Bronze Star, three US Legion of Merits and the only Korean to receive the USSOCOM Medal and numerous Korean citations.

    Col. (Ret.) Steve Lee
    US Army Retired
    Senior Vice President of Operations
    Korea Defense Veterans Association

    Steve is a Korea expert with 22 years of experience as an Army Foreign Area Officer (FAO) in the United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/US Forces Command (UNC/CFC/USFK), Joint Staff, Army Staff, US Embassy-Seoul, Defense Intelligence Agency, 101st Airborne Division, and 2nd Infantry Division. He has been interviewed on NBC’s The Today Show and FOX News, and lectured at the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Ewha Woman’s University, and Korea National Defense University. He has participated in numerous panels about the ROK-US Alliance and briefed the US Vice President and Secretary of Defense, ROK Minister of National Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, NATO Secretary General, Dutch Prime Minister, and Members of the US Congress. Steve was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduation from West Point, received a Master’s in East Asian Studies from the University of Virginia, and a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He is a graduate of the ROK Army College.

    Jenny Town
    Fellow at Stimson
    Deputy Director of Stimson’s 38 North

    Jenny was named one of Worth Magazine’s “Groundbreakers 2020: 50 Women Changing the World” and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2019 for her role in co-founding and managing 38 North, a website devoted to providing policy and technical analysis on North Korea. Ms. Town is the former Assistant Director of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where she focused on North Korea, US-DPRK relations, US-ROK alliance, and Northeast Asia regional security. She is an expert reviewer for Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Index, where she previously worked on the Human Rights in North Korea Project. She is an Associate Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, a Member of the National Committee on North Korea, and an Associate Member of the Council of Korean Americans. She serves on the Editorial Board for Inkstick, an online foreign policy journal for emerging scholars. Ms. Town holds a BA in East Asian Studies and International Relations from Westmar University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

    Moderator

    Clint Work
    Fellow with the Stimson Center
    Appointed to its Security for a New Century and 38 North programs

    Clint leads congressional engagement on Korean peace and security issues and engages in various research projects centered on the US-ROK alliance and US-DPRK relations. Prior to joining Stimson, he was an assistant professor at the University of Utah’s Asia Campus in Incheon, South Korea, where he taught courses on the Korean War and International Relations. He holds a Doctorate in International Studies from the University of Washington, a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Boston College. His Ph.D. work centered on US-Korea relations and President Jimmy Carter’s failed withdrawal of US combat forces from South Korea. In addition to his academic publications, he has written extensively for popular media, including the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat Magazine, The National Interest, 38 North, and Sino-NK. He has presented on US-Korea relations in both academic and public fora as well as briefed State and Defense Department officials and congressional staffers on a bipartisan basis.

    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
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    Virtual Discussion

    Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army (Ret): A Discussion With ASU's New Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab

    This program will feature Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army (Ret), Arizona State University's Distinguished University Fellow, together with ASU's Ambassador-in-Residence Michael C. Polt for a discussion regarding global issues and the U.S. response. Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley, U.S. Army (Ret) will provide an overview of the new ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab, which seeks to advance character-driven leadership, diplomacy, and national security education and training in support of the full range of Arizona State University’s enterprises. The Lab dedicates itself to learner-centered solutions and thought leadership through a global network of partners employing state of the art learning tools.

    Registration

    FREE for PCFR Members

    $10 for Non-Members 


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    Schedule

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT

    Venue

    Zoom Meeting

    Meeting link and instructions will be included in the registration confirmation and reminder email sent prior to the event.

    Speakers

    Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

    U.S. Army (Ret)

    H. R. McMaster is Distinguished University Fellow at Arizona State University. He is also the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

    From 2014 to 2017 McMaster designed the future army as the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center and the deputy commanding general of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). As commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, he oversaw all training and education for the army’s infantry, armor, and cavalry force. His has extensive experience leading soldiers and organizations in wartime including Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force—Shafafiyat in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2012; Commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Iraq from 2005 to 2006; and Commander, Eagle Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Operation Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991. McMaster also served overseas as advisor to the most senior commanders in the Middle East, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

    McMaster holds a PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He was an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy from 1994 to 1996.  He is author of Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World and the award-winning Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies that Led to Vietnam.  He was a contributing editor for Survival: Global Politics and Strategy from 2010 to 2017.  His many essays, articles, and book reviews on leadership, history, and the future of warfare have appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Survival, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.


    Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley

    U.S. Army (Ret)

    LTG Benjamin C. Freakley serves as the Professor of practice of Leadership for Arizona State University and as a Special Advisor to ASU President Michael Crow for Leadership Initiatives. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Director of the ASU Decision Theater Network and is a Co-Founder of the ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab. He retired from the U. S Army after more than 36 years of active military service, and was serving as Commanding General, U.S. Army Accessions Command, at the time of his retirement. General Freakley was responsible for world wide recruiting for the Active Duty and Reserve components as well as overseeing the Nation’s Junior and College ROTC programs. He led U.S. and international forces in combat three times. As an infantry officer, General Freakley commanded at all levels through division and combined joint task force. His operations assignments began with 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, first as the Executive officer, 3rd Battalion-7th Infantry then as the S-3 (Operations), 1st Brigade. From March 2003 to June 2003, he served as Assistant Division Commander (Operations), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. From 2003 to 2006 he commanded the Army’s largest training institute, the Infantry Center and School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

    In January 2006, as the Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division (Light) and Fort Drum he led the division in Afghanistan serving as the Commanding General Combined Joint Task Force-76, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, where he served until February 2007.

    General Freakley was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry through the U.S. Military Academy in 1975. He later earned a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the School of Advanced Military Studies. Additional military schooling includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, British Long Armor/Infantry Course, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. General Freakley’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star for Valor and ARCOM for Valor. He is an Eagle Scout and in 2010 was named the Education Policy Leader of the Year for the National Association for State Board Educators. In 2020 the Voices for National Service recognized him with the Citizen Service Award for investing in the civic health of our Nation though support of national service.

    General Freakley holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the School of Advanced Military Studies.

    Moderator

    Ambassador Michael C. Polt

    ASU Ambassador-in-Residence

    ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab

    Ambassador Polt assumed his new position as ASU Ambassador-in-Residence in The College's Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab on October 1, 2020. Prior to that he had served as Senior Director at the University's McCain Institute for International Leadership after concluding his 35-year diplomatic career in 2012. The Ambassador held assignments as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia and to Serbia and Montenegro. Prior to his ambassadorial missions, Ambassador Polt was Principal Deputy and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs in the Powell and Clinton State Departments. During his three decades as a career diplomat, Ambassador Polt served as U.S. Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany and Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge’ d’ Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland. He has also served as Senior Advisor to the Director General of the Foreign Service for Management Reform and was a key member of the Senior Management Steering Board directing the State Department’s 2003-2005 multi-million dollar reinvention of its Diplomatic Communications System. Ambassador Polt has held other senior positions in the Department of State, as Deputy Director for European Security and Arms Control issues, and in Panama City as Political Counselor of the U.S. Embassy during the time leading up to the U.S. military action against the Noriega regime in 1989. During his earlier career, Ambassador Polt was assigned to Embassies in Bonn, Mexico City, and Copenhagen, as well as the U.S. Consulate in Bremen, Germany. The Ambassador has been the repeated recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Service Award and numerous Department of State Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards for Outstanding Policy Leadership, Management, Crisis Performance, and Political Analysis. He has been awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Service to U.S. Citizens Overseas by American Citizens Abroad.

    Ambassador Polt was born in Austria. He holds a bachelor’s degree and an honorary doctorate from American International College in Springfield, Mass., and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife Hallie live in suburban northern Virginia. They have two grown children, Nicholas and Lindsay. The Polts enjoy sailing and skiing for relaxation and a good cup of coffee with time to savor it.

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • Online
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    The Russia Disruption: Russia and America After Trump


    Thursday, March 18, 2021

    10:00am - 11:00am MT

    Virtual Event

    Russia’s challenge to the U.S.-centered world order began before Donald Trump’s presidency, with the two nations locked for decades over their interests and values in the changing international system. Russia-US rivalry will continue to prevail — even if the U.S. is prepared to address some issues of mutual importance. Narrowing differences between the two nations will remain difficult until the transition to a new global order is completed.

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    Speaker


    Andrei P. Tsygankov

    Professor of Political Science and International Relations

    San Francisco State University

    Featured speaker Andrei P. Tsygankov is a Russian-born academic and author in the fields of international relations. He is currently a professor at San Francisco State University, where he teaches comparative, Russian, and international politics in the Political Science and International Relations departments. Tsygankov has written many books, published extensively in leading academic journals, and contributed to Asia Times, Johnson’s Russia List, Moscow Times, Korea Herald, Los Angeles Times, Russia Profile, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America and other media outlets.

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (MDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
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    March Reading Group


    Dangerous Nation

    by Robert Kagan

    Schedule


    Friday, March 19, 2021

    7:30 - 9:00 am MST

    Venue

    Online Zoom Meeting

    About the Book

    The newly elected presidential administration must set a foreign policy path for the next four years. What should it be? What role should America play in the future? Should it be the same as the Post World War II period, the abrupt policy change during the Trump Administration or something totally new and innovative? Should America attempt aggressive leadership or pursue a more passive strategy? We have been taught that early American foreign policy was isolationist and for proof, we are shown George Washington’s Farewell Address, The Monroe Doctrine and its Corollary.

    To help formulate a foreign policy for the future, it would be useful to review foreign policy of the past. Historian Robert Kagan in 2002 wrote an unconventional and controversial history of American foreign policy with a unique argument that American foreign policy isolation is a myth and that, according to Kagan’s reviewer “…Americans have been increasing their global power and influence steadily for the past four centuries Even from the time of the Pilgrims. He (Kagan) reveals America is no shining “city upon a hill” but an engine of commercial and territorial expansion that drove native Americans , as well as French, Spanish, Russian and ultimately British power from the North American continent.”

    Kagan argues that America was “always internationalist at its core”. From the book, learn why Kagan thinks the Civil War and the abolition of slavery were “decisive turning points in American foreign policy”. Finally, decide if Kagan is correct that from a foreigner’s point of view, America has always been a “dangerous nation”.

    The book is in all formats and can be purchased as a used book at a discount. 

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    • 23 Mar 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
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    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.

    Sign up fast, Great Decisions is limited to 25 members! Deadline to sign up is March 5th at 11:59 PM.

    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!

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    Schedule 

    All sessions will take place from 12 pm - 1 pm MT, 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

      VIEW FULL TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS HERE

      Moderator

      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.

      • 25 Mar 2021
      • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (PDT)
      • Online
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      Virtual Discussion

      A Conversation with General Mattis on U.S. Leadership Going Forward


      Registration

      FREE for PCFR Members

      $10 for Non-Members 


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      Schedule

      Thursday, March 25, 2021

      5:00 PM - 6:15 PM PT

      Venue

      Zoom Meeting

      Meeting link and instructions will be included in the registration confirmation and reminder email sent prior to the event.

      Speaker

      General Jim Mattis

      Former United States Secretary of Defense


      Jim Mattis was raised in Southeastern Washington and graduated from Central Washington State College. He served over 40 years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, plus duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, and as Commander of U.S. Central Command comprised of 250,000 U.S. and allied troops in combat across the Middle East and South Asia. Retiring in 2013, he was a Davies Family Scholar at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Subsequently he served as the 26th Secretary of Defense from January 2017 through December 2018.

      Moderator

      Ambassador (ret) Douglas A. Hartwick

      Ambassador Douglas Hartwick is currently PCFR's Program Chairperson and has served periodically since 2010 as a State Department inspection Team Leader inspecting U.S. embassies around the world. During his 31 year State Department Foreign Service active duty career, Mr. Hartwick served as U.S. Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic as well as embassy assignments in India, Malaysia, and in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for South Asia and on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, at Ft. McNair, Washington DC. In 2005, he led the State Department’s Asian Tsunami Reconstruction Task Force coordinating emergency assistance to affected countries. Upon retiring, Amb Hartwick was Lockheed Martin Corporation’s India corporate head. He holds degrees from the College of William and Mary, Washington State University, Stanford University and an M.S.(Distinguished Graduate) in national security strategy from the National War College (NWC) in Washington, D.C. General Mattis and Ambassador Hartwick were classmates at both NWC and in National Defense University's Capstone Program.

      • 30 Apr 2021
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • Online Zoom Meeting
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      April Reading Group


      Call Sign Chaos

      by James Mattis

      Schedule


      Friday, April 30, 2021

      7:30 - 9:00 am MST

      Venue

      Online Zoom Meeting

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      • 28 May 2021
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (MDT)
      • Online Zoom Meeting
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      Book for Discussion

      The Rise of Digital Repression

      by Steven Feldstein

      Schedule


      Friday, May 28, 2021

      7:30 - 9:00 am MST

      Venue

      Online Zoom Meeting

      About the Book

      The world is undergoing a profound set of digital disruptions that are changing the nature of how governments counter dissent and assert control over their countries. While increasing numbers of people rely primarily or exclusively on online platforms, authoritarian regimes have concurrently developed a formidable array of technological capabilities to constrain and repress their citizens.

      In The Rise of Digital Repression, Steven Feldstein documents how the emergence of advanced digital tools bring new dimensions to political repression. Presenting new field research from Thailand, the Philippines, and Ethiopia, he investigates the goals, motivations, and drivers of these digital tactics. Feldstein further highlights how governments pursue digital strategies based on a range of factors: ongoing levels of repression, political leadership, state capacity, and technological development. The international community, he argues, is already seeing glimpses of what the frontiers of repression look like. For instance, Chinese authorities have brought together mass surveillance, censorship, DNA collection, and artificial intelligence to enforce their directives in Xinjiang. As many of these trends go global, Feldstein shows how this has major implications for democracies and civil society activists around the world.

      A compelling synthesis of how anti-democratic leaders harness powerful technology to advance their political objectives, The Rise of Digital Repression concludes by laying out innovative ideas and strategies for civil society and opposition movements to respond to the digital autocratic wave.

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      • 25 Jun 2021
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (MDT)
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      Book for Discussion

      The Inevitability of Tragedy:

      Henry Kissenger and His World

      by Barry Gewen


      Schedule


      Friday, June 25, 2021

      7:30 - 9:00 am MST

      Venue

      Online Zoom Meeting

      About the Book

      Few public officials have provoked such intense controversy as Henry Kissinger. During his time in the Nixon and Ford administrations, he came to be admired and hated in equal measure. Notoriously, he believed that foreign affairs ought to be based primarily on the power relationships of a situation, not simply on ethics. He went so far as to argue that under certain circumstances America had to protect its national interests even if that meant repressing other countries’ attempts at democracy. For this reason, many today on both the right and left dismiss him as a latter-day Machiavelli, ignoring the breadth and complexity of his thought.

      With The Inevitability of Tragedy, Barry Gewen corrects this shallow view, presenting the fascinating story of Kissinger’s development as both a strategist and an intellectual and examining his unique role in government through his ideas. This book analyzes his contentious policies in Vietnam and Chile, guided by a fresh understanding of his definition of Realism, the belief that world politics is based on an inevitable, tragic competition for power.

      Crucially, Gewen places Kissinger’s pessimistic thought in a European context. He considers how Kissinger was deeply impacted by his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany, and explores the links between his notions of power and those of his mentor, Hans Morgenthau―the father of Realism―as well as those of two other German-Jewish émigrés who shared his concerns about the weaknesses of democracy: Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt.

      The Inevitability of Tragedy offers a thoughtful perspective on the origins of Kissinger’s sober worldview and argues that a reconsideration of his career is essential at a time when American foreign policy lacks direction.

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    15 May 2018 US-China Relations in the Age of Trump and Xi
    01 May 2018 Maintaining the US Competitive Edge in the Resurgence of Great Power Competition
    10 Apr 2018 Inman’s View of the World: A look at overarching threats, challenges, and opportunities facing the U.S. followed by a geographic tour of hot spots.
    05 Apr 2018 Recent Trends in African Infrastructure Development
    27 Mar 2018 How to Lose Press Freedom in a Democracy: The Experience of an Exiled Journalist
    21 Mar 2018 Ethics in the Age of Cyber
    15 Mar 2018 March Reading Group
    20 Feb 2018 SOLD OUT- 13th Annual International State of the State
    18 Jan 2018 January Reading Group
    17 Jan 2018 TIME & LOCATION CHANGE - NAFTA and the Future of the World Trading System under President Trump
    14 Dec 2017 SOLD OUT - Censorship, Privacy, Retaliation and 'Fake News': The State of Freedom of The Press in the U.S. and Mexico
    16 Nov 2017 November Reading Group
    01 Nov 2017 Russian Machinations, Political Gridlock and other Challenges to US Democratic Systems
    25 Oct 2017 The Impact of Foreign and Cyber Threats on the 2016 and Future Elections: A Discussion with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
    24 Oct 2017 Challenges for Factual Reporting in the Age of Social Media
    11 Oct 2017 A Conversation on the U.S.-Canada trade partnership, Arizona’s relationship with Canada, and the future of NAFTA
    28 Sep 2017 September Reading Group
    26 Sep 2017 In Commemoration of Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence from Russia
    12 Sep 2017 China: The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom
    23 Aug 2017 South China Sea: An update on Diplomacy and Developments
    20 Jul 2017 Law of War in the Age of ISIS
    12 Jul 2017 Arizona International Business Opportunities in a Changing Global Paradigm
    21 Jun 2017 SOUTH AMERICA’S EXISTENTIAL CRISIS: PROSPECTS FOR POLITICAL CHANGE IN VENEZUELA
    31 May 2017 Foreign Policy in a Time of Transition
    04 May 2017 REGISTRATION CLOSED - 12th Annual International State of the State
    27 Apr 2017 A Strategic Association for the XXI Century: Peru and the United States of America
    21 Apr 2017 April Reading Group
    05 Apr 2017 US-Mexico Relations Today: Arizona’s Positive Contribution
    28 Mar 2017 Is the World Getting Better or Worse? Health, Human Rights, and Quality of Life Around the Globe
    23 Feb 2017 U.S.-Russian Relations: From Rock Bottom to…What Next?
    17 Feb 2017 February Reading Group
    25 Jan 2017 Korea, What’s Next?
    12 Jan 2017 President Obama’s Legal Legacy in War
    13 Dec 2016 Quo Vadis? Latin America
    30 Nov 2016 Mexico-U.S. Relations Today and Tomorrow: The Case of Arizona
    17 Nov 2016 Fall Reading Group - The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power
    09 Nov 2016 Freeport in Peru: Twenty Years and Going Strong
    18 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT - National Security Challenges for the Incoming Administration
    07 Oct 2016 The View From the State Department: Religion, Conflict and Diplomacy
    29 Sep 2016 Russia’s War with Ukraine: What is at stake for the West?
    19 Sep 2016 America as the World’s Policeman


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