Each semester, Dean Goldgeier invites field experts and practitioners for a live one-on-one interview to discuss critical topics in international affairs. This is an ongoing series of conversations that provides a chance for audience members to actively engage in timely discussions on subjects such as peace in the Middle East and conflict in the Sudan.
Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges for NATO, asks the question, "What does the United States still need to do in Europe?" in this Dean's Special Event. Watch the event here.
Maria Otero, former Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, will discuss the broader concept of how the United States can help governments and civil society protect the most vulnerable members of society. This includes human rights, but also includes addressing women and security, trafficked persons, displaced people, vulnerable groups such as LGBT and people with disabilities - the role that civilian security plays in our overall foreign policy making. Stream the event live here.
Special Event: The Crisis in Ukraine
After weeks of turmoil in Ukraine, protesters took control of Ukraine's capital on Saturday and the parliament sought to oust President Yanukovych and form a new government. Join Professors Keith Darden and Anton Fedyashin, with moderator Dean Jim Goldgeier, to discuss the current situation in Ukraine, possible outcomes, and the roles of Europe, Russia, and the United States. Watch the event here.
Note: This event has been postponed. Please check back for updates.
Dr. Vali R. Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, is a Middle East scholar, foreign policy adviser and commentator on international relations whose most recent book, The Dispensable Nation, deals with the implications of Obama administration’s foreign policy on American strategic interests. Stream the event here.
Ambassador Frederick Barton is the Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. The new Bureau is responsible for driving the State Department’s efforts to improve U.S. government effectiveness in preventing conflict and addressing crises. Stream the event here.
Major regional and international private equity firms, venture capitalists and global tech players are making significant investments in the Middle East despite the uncertainty in the region. In Startup Rising, Chris Schroeder marries his own observations with the predictions of these giants to offer a surprising and timely look at the second stealth revolution in the Middle East. Watch the event here.
John Zogby - In his most recent book, veteran pollster John Zogby teams up with leading Millennial Management Consultant Joan Snyder Kuhl to provide a detailed analysis of First Globals. Watch the event here.
Special Event: American Options in Syria
As President Obama prepares to address the American public on Tuesday evening about Syria, join SIS Dean James Goldgeier and SIS faculty members David Bosco, Benjamin Jensen, and Celeste Wallander to discuss American options in the region and potential consequences of American actions. Watch the event here.
Tom Schelling - Recipient of the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis," including in his classic work, The Strategy of Conflict. Watch the event here.