Past Council Events
Join us for this special Young Professionals discussion and Face-to-Face conversation with Jason Lewis-Berry, Director of Overseas Operations for the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, as he shares his experiences from the frontlines of some of the globe’s more dangerous places.
The China-Japan territorial dispute is becoming increasingly dangerous and the prospects rise for a confrontation. U.S. security ties to Japan put it in the middle of the situation. A panel of experts on East Asian geopolitics looks at trends in the region and offers a broader context for understanding the big picture and impending flashpoints.
Join us for a night of informal conversation with journalist Julia Cooke, author of The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba, on cultural changes in Cuba, how the next generation is faring, and the challenges and opportunities for writers and journalists in a rapidly changing digital, dematerialized landscape.
Havana is a city electric with uncertainty, yet cloaked in cliche and plagued by political stagnation. Over five years, journalist Julia Cooke witnessed the social evolution on a very human scale. How will the last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro fare as the rest of the world beckons?
Secretary Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator from New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls.
How can theater across cultures and borders function as a powerful tool for mutual understanding and reconciliation? Hear from U.S.-based director Emily Mendelsohn and her collaborator of seven years, acclaimed Ugandan playwright Deborah Asiimwe, as they discuss their five-year, binational creation process.
John Kauffman, a fellow at the Post-Carbon Institute, discusses whether, in a government with fixed resources, should the U.S. encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources.