UPCOMING EVENTS

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Dinner Event

    Status of Arizona’s National Guard’s Global Presence: An Extended Service

    Schedule

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    Venue


    Gainey Ranch Golf Club

    7600 E Gainey Club Dr

    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Registration*

    Early-Bird Rate through September 14
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70

    After September 14

    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $80
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    *Please note that the registration fee is to cover meal and service costs.

    Fee is not associated with speaker.


    Topic of Discussion

    Please join Major General Michael McGuire to discuss the status of Arizona’s National Guard’s forces in supporting military operations and Arizona’s interests. Major General McGuire will present a variety of topics dealing with global activities, border security, support of civilian activities, emergency management, and relations with foreign militaries. This event will provide a unique opportunity to dialogue with the head of the Arizona National Guard on important and timely national and domestic security and emergency preparedness issues.         

    About Major General Michael T. McGuire

    Major General Michael T. McGuire is The Adjutant General, Arizona and concurrently serves as the Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Arizona’s Army and Air National Guard, Joint Programs, and the Division of Emergency Management. He leads an 8,000 member department, of which 2,400 are full-time federal military and civilian personnel and 600 are full-time state employees.

    General McGuire received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1987. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, followed by several operational, combat and training assignments in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. He joined the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Fighter Wing, Tucson International Airport in 2001 as an F-16 instructor pilot 2010, commanded the 214th Reconnaissance Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where he flew the MQ-1B Predator and led the unit in combat operations in support of overseas contingencies. Prior to assuming his current duties, he served as Commander, 162nd Fighter Wing. General McGuire is a Fighter Weapons School Graduate and a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, and 250 combat and combat-support flying hours.

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Dinner Event

    National Insecurities:

    America and the World 2020-2050

    Schedule

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    Venue

    Gainey Ranch Golf Club
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Registration

    Early-Bird Rate through October 5th
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70

    After October 5th

    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $80
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    About the Event

    In the next 30 years, the US will be navigating an increasingly challenging international environment. World power as is traditionally defined will shift to Asia, particularly China. Traditional Western levers of influence are likely to decline. The economic landscape will be irrevocably altered with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and perhaps Quantum Computing. And by 2050, the signs of a declining global population will be there for all to see. Countries will be competing for immigrants and workers; the tenets of capitalism--built on constant demographic and economic growth--will be sorely challenged. How can America best navigate these headwinds and prosper despite them?

    About Carmen Medina

    Carmen, a retired Senior Federal Executive with 32 years’ experience in CIA, is a recognized national and international expert on intelligence analysis, strategic thinking, diversity of thought, and innovation and intrapreneurs in the public sector. She is the co-author of the book: Rebels At Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within and of the landmark Deloitte University Press paper on Diversity’s New Fronter: Diversity of Thought and the Future of the Workplace. Her story as a heretic and change agent at CIA is featured in Wharton School professor Adam Grant’s bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

    Some of her most recent presentations include speaking at South by Southwest 2018 on The Mediocrity Trap and on Critical Thinking at SXSW 2017, to Canadian Federal senior executives about Diversity of Thought and Rebel Thinking 2018, to the California STEM Education conference 2017, at the Business Innovation Factory 2017, and multiple times at GovLoop’s NextGen Leadership summit.

    From 2005-2007 Carmen was part of the executive team that led the CIA’s Analysis Directorate; in her last assignment before retiring she oversaw the CIA’s Lessons Learned program and led the Agency’s first efforts to address the challenges posed by social networks, digital ubiquity, and the emerging culture of collaboration. She was a leader on diversity issues at the CIA, serving on equity boards at all organizational levels and across Directorates. She was the first CIA executive to conceptualize many IT applications now used by analysts, including blogs, online production, collaborative tools, and Intellipedia, a project she personally greenlighted; as a senior executive, she began using in 2005 social networking and blogs to reach her diverse workforce. Upon her retirement from CIA, she received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. From 2011—2015, Carmen was a member of Deloitte Federal Consulting where she served as senior advisor and mentor to Deloitte’s flagship innovation program, GovLab.

    Carmen describes herself as Puerto Rican by birth and Texan by nationality. She likes to garden and cook things that she has grown. You can follow her on Twitter @milouness and visit her two blogs: recoveringfed.com and rebelsatwork.com

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Bldg 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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    New and Prospective Member Breakfast

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    7:30am – 9:00am

    Venue 

    ASU SkySong
    1475 North Scottsdale Road Building 1, Discovery Conference Room
    Scottsdale, AZ  85257
    +1.480.884.1860 

    Registration is FREE

    Attendees will share their interest and experiences in foreign relations, while meeting and connecting with potential members. If you attended a past Member Breakfast, we would be delighted see you again.

    Start your day with a lively conversation and complimentary breakfast. Rest assured you will leave with new knowledge on international relations and new relationships . 

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Questions? Email membership@pcfraz.org.

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Room 601, 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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    Topical Discussion

    Taken Hostage:

    The Silent Victims of Kidnapping Abroad

    Schedule

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 11:30 am-1:15 pm

    Lunch & Networking: 11:30 am-12:00 pm
    Program: 12:00-1:15 pm

    Venue

    ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Room 601

    111 E. Taylor Street

    Phoenix, AZ 85004


    PARKING INFO & DIRECTIONS

    Registration

    Member Registration: $20

    Non-Member Registration: $25

    About the Event

    It is estimated that up to 200 Americans are kidnapped overseas each year—taken by terrorists in places such as Afghanistan and Syria and by criminals in countries such as Mexico and Central and South America. Others are detained by countries including Iran and North Korea. The problem is larger than most Americans are aware, but because of the necessary secrecy, most cases do not make the headlines.

    Families suffer alone and in silence and struggle to make sense of this new and strange world they are thrown into. They face a myriad of challenges; navigating the branches of government, finding properly qualified counselors, most of whom don’t accept health insurance, accessing their loved ones bank accounts if they do not have passwords or a power of attorney, along with the challenges posed by acute fear and sleeplessness over months or even years.

    After surviving captivity, hostages must then learn how to survive survival; coping with choice again, reintegrating into families who struggle to know how best to support them, PTSD, rebuilding their bodies after the harsh physical conditions of captivity, and coming home to a financial mess with no credit rating and unfiled tax returns to contend with. The problems are myriad, complex, and especially difficult to solve for those who are sleep deprived and suffering the effects of trauma.

    Rachel Briggs OBE is the Founding Executive Director of Hostage US. She will share her experience working with hundreds of former hostages and families over the past 15 years, as well as what she learned when her own family had their own brush with hostage taking – her uncle was kidnapped in Colombia and held for 7 months.

    About Hostage US

    Hostage US is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides care, support and practical assistance to American hostages and their families during and after a kidnapping. Founded in 2015, it is based on a successful model Rachel helped to stand up in the UK. All assistance is delivered free of charge, confidentially and independent of any other interest. For more information, visit their website.

    About Rachel Briggs

    Rachel Briggs OBE is Executive Director of Hostage US, a non-profit that supports hostages and their families, during and after a kidnapping. Rachel helped to set up and was the founding Director of Hostage UK, which was founded by Terry Waite and Carlo Laurenzi. It was the world’s first support service for the victims of hostage taking. She relocated to Washington DC to set up Hostage US in 2015.

    She is a distinguished researcher and writer on issues of national security, has advised governments and corporations across Europe and North America, ran a working group for the European Union on the use of technology in tackling terrorism and is a regular media commentator. She is President of the Board of Directors of the Global Center on Cooperative Security which works with international institutions, governments around the world and local civil society groups to tackle the challenge of violent extremism. She is also an Associate Fellow of Chatham House.

    She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition for services to hostages and their families.

    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Dinner Event

    Europe After Brexit

    A conversation with Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to Washington D.C., and Ambassador Kurt Volker, Executive Director of the McCain Institute.

    In cooperation with:

    Schedule

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    Venue

    Gainey Ranch Golf Club
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Registration

    Early-Bird Rate through October 25th
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70

    After October 25th

    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $80
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    About Ambassador Varricchio

    On March 2, 2016 Armando Varricchio presented his credentials as Ambassador of Italy to Washington, where he had previously served as Head of the Economic, Trade and Scientific Affairs Section, from 2002-2006. Prior to this, he held many high-ranking positions both within the Italian government and abroad. In particular, he specialized in European and transatlantic affairs during his years at the Italian Representation to the European Union and at the Commission. Formerly Ambassador to Belgrade, before that he served, as a young diplomat, in Budapest during the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union.

    While Chief Diplomatic Advisor to the Presidents of the Council of Ministers Enrico Letta and Matteo Renzi, and Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, he handled some of the most delicate international dossiers, with a particular focus on security issues. He has a specific expertise in the field of global issues, as he served as Personal Representative (“Sherpa”), at G7/8 and G20 summits both at a national and a European level.

    Ambassador Varricchio graduated in International Relations from the University of Padua in 1985 (Summa con Laude), entered the Foreign Service in 1986 and was promoted to the rank of Ambassador in 2014. Prior to embarking on a diplomatic career, he worked in the private sector as Assistant to the Director of the Finance Section of the Marzotto textile Group.

    He has been married to Micaela Barbagallo since 1987, and has two sons, Federico and Umberto. An avid reader, he enjoys cinematographic arts and various sports. Ambassador Varricchio has been bestowed with the highest Italian award, Knight of the Grand Cross, as well as with numerous honors from foreign countries.                

    About Ambassador Kurt Volker

    Ambassador Kurt Volker is a leading expert in U.S. foreign and national security policy with some 30 years of experience in a variety of government, academic, and private sector capacities. Ambassador Volker serves as executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University based in Washington, D.C. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, a senior advisor at the Atlantic Council, and a Trustee of IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a consultant to international business, a member of the Board of Directors of Capital Guardian Funds Trust, and had previously served as managing director—International for BGR Group. He has taught Transatlantic Relations at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. In July, 2017, Ambassador Volker was also appointed U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations.

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Room 601, 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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    Topical Discussion

    Japan on the World Stage: Society, Influence, Education


    Schedule

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:30 am-1:15 pm

    Lunch & Networking: 11:30 am-12:00 pm
    Program: 12:00-1:15 pm

    Venue

    ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Room 601

    111 E. Taylor Street

    Phoenix, AZ 85004


    PARKING INFO & DIRECTIONS

    Registration

    Member Registration: $20

    Non-Member Registration: $25

    About the Event

    Japan finds itself in a unique position in its post WWII history. The major factors are:

    • an ascendant China that is rapidly expanding its sphere of influence around the world; 
    • new insecurity regarding US-Japan Security Cooperation; 
    • an emboldened North Korea; and 
    • an invigorated economic and technological competitor in South Korea. 
    Within this tumult, Japan is navigating its own internal issues of an aging society, diminishing work force, and uncertainty about its role in the world. Education and information access stand at the domestic nexus of these issues, and we’ll examine their role and response to these challenges.

    About James Baskind, PhD

    Before returning to the US last year, James Baskind, Ph.D. (Yale, 2006), was most recently associate professor of Japanese Thought at Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan. He is now Directing Manager of Arizona Japan Network LLC, which is focused on building infrastructure for Japanese-directed hospitality services and collaborative initiatives between Arizona and Japanese industries.

    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Topical Discussion

    From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia


    Schedule

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    Venue

    Gainey Ranch Golf Club

    7600 E Gainey Club Dr

    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Registration

    Early-Bird Rate through January 25
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70

    After January 25

    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $80
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    About Ambassador Michael McFaul

    Michael McFaul is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, all at Stanford University. He was also the Distinguished Mingde Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center at Peking University from June to August of 2015. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995. He is also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014). He has authored several books, most recently the New York Times bestseller, “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.” Earlier books include Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should, How We Can; Transitions To Democracy: A Comparative Perspective (eds. with Kathryn Stoner); Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (with James Goldgeier); and Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin. His current research interests include American foreign policy, great power relations between China, Russia, and the United States, and the relationship between democracy and development.

    Prof. McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Slavic Languages and his M.A. in Soviet and East European Studies from Stanford University in 1986. As a Rhodes Scholar, he completed his D. Phil. in International Relations at Oxford University in 1991.

    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Dinner Event

    How America Can Make the World More Peaceful


    Schedule

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    Venue

    Gainey Ranch Golf Club

    7600 E Gainey Club Dr

    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Registration

    Early-Bird Rate through February 9
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70


    After February 9

    Standard Registration: $65

    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $80
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    About Ambassador Rick Barton

    Ambassador Rick Barton teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as a co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative and Ullman Fellowships. His 2018 book, Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis to offer an affirmative approach to foreign affairs through concrete and attainable solutions. Barton started USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives, and was America’s ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York, the UN’s Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and the first Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations. He led conflict management initiatives in over 40 crisis zones across the globe, from Haiti, Iraq, Nigeria, Burma, Pakistan to Turkey. Published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, The Boston Globe, and numerous other international outlets, Barton is a guest on news shows ranging from NPR to all of the major networks. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife of 43 years, Kit Lunney.

    Review of Peace Works:

    America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

    By G. John Ikenberry, Read it in Foreign Affairs

    Part memoir and part scholarly study, this book provides one of the most thoughtful reflections yet on U.S. interventionism and peacemaking since the end of the Cold War. Drawing on his years as a diplomat, Barton argues that although the United States has stumbled badly in humanitarian interventions, it should not abandon the task but rather go about it in new ways, working with local groups and staying in the background. Barton draws specific lessons from several recent U.S. interventions. In Bosnia, the United States created incentives for people to collaborate by supporting local institutions that cut across ethnic divides. In Rwanda, after the genocide, aid to women in the countryside encouraged small steps toward peace. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the lesson was to direct economic assistance to local civic leaders who had the trust of the wider public. In the future, states will continue to fail or collapse into civil war, and ethnic violence will continue to sprawl across poor regions of the world. Barton’s message to American decision-makers is to be humble and patient and to stay as close as possible to the people at the bottom of society. 

    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Dinner Event

    The Challenges for U.S. Policy in a Turbulent Middle East


    Schedule

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    Venue

    Gainey Ranch Golf Club

    7600 E Gainey Club Dr

    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Registration

    Early-Bird Rate through March 1
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70


    After March 1

    Standard Registration: $65

    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $80
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    About Paul Salem

    Paul Salem is President at The Middle East Institute. He focuses on issues of political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. He has a particular emphasis on the countries of the Levant and Egypt. Salem writes regularly in the Arab and Western press and has been published in numerous journals and newspapers. Salem is the author and editor of a number of books and reports including From Chaos to Cooperation: Toward Regional Order in the Middle East (ed. with Ross Harrison, 2017), Broken Orders: The Causes and Consequences of the Arab Uprisings (In Arabic, 2013), “The Recurring Rise and Fall of Political Islam” (CSIS, 2015), “The Middle East in 2015 and Beyond: Trends and Drivers” (MEI 2014), Bitter Legacy: Ideology and Politics in the Arab World (1994), and Conflict Resolution in the Arab World (ed., 1997). Prior to joining MEI, Salem was the founding director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon between 2006 and 2013. From 1999 to 2006, he was director of the Fares Foundation and in 1989-1999 founded and directed the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, Lebanon's leading public policy think tank.

Past events

19 Sep 2019 The Next Decade of PCFR
19 Sep 2019 September Reading Group
17 Sep 2019 Priorities of Mexican Foreign Policy in the U.S.
12 Aug 2019 Venezuela Kleptocracy: The Ripple Effect of the Venezuelan Revolution
23 Jul 2019 Update on the US-Mexico Relationship
18 Jul 2019 July Reading Group
03 Jun 2019 New Times for the Transatlantic Relations
16 May 2019 May Reading Group
14 May 2019 The Challenges and Rewards of Global Engagement—from Russia to the Poorest Countries on Earth
07 May 2019 Extremism and Terrorism in Our Communities, Across the Nation and Around the World: Understanding Today’s Changing Threat Landscape
23 Apr 2019 14th Annual International State of the State
16 Apr 2019 The Evolution of Security and Privacy in a Shrinking World
03 Apr 2019 Vanishing Frontiers: Why Mexico is Even Closer to US Than We Realize
28 Mar 2019 The World as It Is
21 Mar 2019 Ukraine's Presidential Election - Democracy Being Tested by Russian Aggression
14 Mar 2019 March Reading Group
05 Mar 2019 6th PCFR New and Prospective Member Breakfast
25 Feb 2019 Iran’s and North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs: Problems Solved, or Continuing Threats?
21 Feb 2019 Can Sport Save Globalization?
12 Feb 2019 Southeast Asia and the US Strategy for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
29 Jan 2019 The Democratic Transition in Tunisia
17 Jan 2019 January Reading Group
16 Jan 2019 NORAD at 60: Heritage, Vigilance, and Innovation
12 Dec 2018 The Rule of Law in Hong Kong and Human Rights
04 Dec 2018 Kazakhstan in a Changing Eurasia
28 Nov 2018 Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion
15 Nov 2018 November Reading Group
25 Oct 2018 How China’s Exponential Technological Disruption and Infrastructure Investment is Driving a Radical Transformation of the Future
02 Oct 2018 Calculated Risks: Safeguarding the World’s Largest Aerospace Company in a Globalized Business Environment
27 Sep 2018 Understanding International Trade in the Trump Era
20 Sep 2018 September Reading Group
13 Sep 2018 U.S. - Mexico Geopolitical Forecast for 2018 - 2019
19 Jul 2018 July Reading Group
12 Jul 2018 The Future of the Two Koreas and Donald Trump
07 Jul 2018 Young Professionals World Cup Watch Party
26 Jun 2018 Mexico’s Presidential Election Cycle
19 Jun 2018 Young Professionals Foreign Relations Summer Series
17 May 2018 May Reading Group
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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