Episode 22: The 2018 Global Economic Outlook

Guest: Michael Weidokal  As 2017 comes to a close, Michael Weidokal, Executive Director of International Strategic Analysis in Luxembourg, addressed the key economic, trade, investment, and geopolitical issues that will shape the global economy in 2018. Weidokal also explored the predictions of improved economic growth in 2018 contrasted against uncertainty in the West and increasing […]

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Episode 21: The Myth of China’s Might- And What it Means for America

Guest: Jeremy R. Haft Jeremy R. Haft, a 20 year veteran of the China market, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and CEO of SafeSource Trading, an export trading firm, discussed the rise of China and its true economic might. With U.S. security concerns in Asia influenced by China’s economic power, Haft addressed whether or not […]

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Episode 20: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Future of U.S.-Cuba Policy

Guest: Ambassador Charles Shapiro  Obama era Cuba policy rollbacks had begun to thaw relations with the island nation when the Trump Administration reversed some but not all of the re-opening to Cuba. Now with the mysterious health attacks against U.S. diplomats and the expulsion of Cuban diplomats from the U.S., tensions are escalating between the […]

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Episode 19: Six Years Later: An Exploration into the Syrian Civil War

Guest: Faysal Itani  Faysal Itani, Resident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council,  joined CCWA for our first Foreign Policy Forum of the Fall 2017 season. After six years of armed conflict, 11 million refugees and internally displaced persons and almost 500,000 casualties in Syria, Itani explored what is […]

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Episode 18: Britain, Brexit, and the U.S.

Guest: Ambassador Charles Ries  The United Kingdom is grappling with its vote to leave the European Union, the world’s most powerful international economic and political union. Ambassador Charles Ries, Vice President, International at the RAND Corporation, joined CCWA to discuss the future and stability of the European Union and the status of the vital transatlantic […]

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Episode 17: Gulliver’s Troubles Revisited: A Perspective on the Future of the Middle East

Guest: Aaron David Miller  Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is a well-known scholar on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Miller served in the State Department for more than two decades as a senior advisor on the Middle East. Miller […]

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Episode 16: Mexico: A Strategic Ally of the United States

Guest: Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne Ambassador Wayne joined CCWA to discussed the strategic importance of the United States’ relations with Mexico. Wayne served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 2011 to 2015, where he focused on promoting U.S. commercial interests and growing trade between the two nations. In addition, Wayne was Ambassador to Argentina from […]

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Episode 15: Spotlight on Turkey

Guest: Dr. Sinan Ciddi Sinan Ciddi is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, serves as the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown and is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. Ciddi explored the current political atmosphere in Turkey following the attempted coup in July 2016 and Turkey’s relations with […]

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Episode 13: U.S. Cyber Security and Intelligence

Guest: Jennifer Sims Jennifer Sims is a consultant on intelligence and homeland security for private corporations and the U.S. government, a member of the Senior Advisory Group to the Director of National Intelligence, as well as Senior Fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Sims explored the complex world of U.S. cyber security, intelligence […]

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Episode 14: Global Impact Award 2016

Guest: Secretary James A. Baker III The 2016 Global Impact Award honored former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III for his decades of work in international relations and his dedication to global dialogue. Secretary Baker was our Brooks Emeny Distinguished Speaker and the recipient of the Global Impact Award.

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