Meetings 2016-2017

China’s Economy: Does Growth Have a Future?                

Arthur Kroeber, Managing Director, GaveKal Dragonomics, and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Tsinghua Center

Syria, Iraq, and the Mess in the Levant 

Robert Ford, Former US Ambassador to Syria

The Evolution of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program         

William Tobey, Senior Fellow, Kennedy School, Harvard University

The Russian Challenge to the International Order: A View from Northern Europe            

Hannu Himanen, Former Finnish Ambassador to Russia

The European Union’s Many Crises: What Future for Europe?

Vivien Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Boston University

US Grand Strategy for the Trump Era 

Stephen Walt, Belfer Professor of International Relations, Kennedy School, Harvard University

Trump and China: Making Deals or Making War 

Arne Westad, HT Lee Professor of US-Asian Relations, Kennedy School, Harvard University

Nuclear Threats and Nuclear Deterrence

General Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, US Air Force

Every Single US President Since the End of the Cold War Tried to Partner with Russia but Failed. Will Trump’s Attempt Be Any Different?

Simon Saradzhyan, Founding Director, Russia Matters Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Cybersecurity Priorities for the New Administration

Michael Sulmeyer, Director, Cyber Security Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The US and Georgia: 25 Years of Strategic Partnership

Ambassador David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to the US

Climate Change Policy in the Age of Trump

Robert Stavins, Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? 

Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

The Sunni-Shi’a Divide and its Benefactors

Augustus Richard Norton, Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University