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The Iranian Presidential Election: A Transatlantic Perspective

Featured Speakers  Adnan Tabatabai, Co-founder and CEO, Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), Bonn, Germany Kirsten Fontenrose, Director of the Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.  Moderated by Kawa Hassan, Executive Director of Stimson Europe and Senior Fellow and Director of Stimson’s MENA program, Brussels, Belgium 

Global Town Hall

Preliminary Program 11:00 Welcome: Co-Chairs, C4UN Steering Committee  11:05 Opening Address: H.E. Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th UN General Assembly Session (invited) 11:10 Reflections on UN Charter Day, our Common Agenda consultation outcomes & next steps  11:20 Interactive panel discussion on the Fulfilling the UN75 Declaration expert roundtable outcomes  12:05 Musical performance & polling  12:10 Reflections …

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Global Governance Innovation Network Launch

Welcome Remarks & GGIN Overview Lise Howard, President, ACUNS, and Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director, Global Governance, Justice & Security Program, Stimson Center Featured Speakers Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari; Founding Chairman, Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy, and Development; and former …

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Beyond UN75: A Roadmap for Inclusive, Networked & Effective Global Governance

Panel Chair Sultan Barakat, Director, Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, Doha Institute of Graduate Studies Featured Speakers Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director, Global Governance, Justice & Governance Program, Stimson Center Joris Larik, Assistant Professor of Comparative, EU, and International Law, Leiden University and Senior Advisor, Stimson Center Cristina Petcu, Research Analyst, Global Governance, …

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Coastal Cities: Ground Zero for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Located at the interface between land and sea, coastal cities are centers of innovation and economic productivity, concentrating large numbers of people and assets. However, they are also at the forefront of climate change. Rising sea levels, increasing storm intensity, and warmer temperatures stress ecosystems upon which millions depend, degrade outdated infrastructure, and upend economic …

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Pandemics, Protests, and Warplanes: New Analysis on Taiwanese Public Opinion and Political Participation

Featured Speakers Shelley Rigger, Ph.D., Brown Professor of East Asian Politics, Davidson College Lev Nachman, Fulbright Research Fellow & Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, Irvine Nathan Kar Ming Chan, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow & Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, Irvine Chit Wai John Mok, Ph.D. candidate in …

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Climate Change in Indonesia

Featured Speakers Nur Hidayati, Executive Director of WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) Ambassador (ret) Dino Patti Djalal, Senior Advisor to the Asia Group Richard Jeo, Senior Vice President, Conservation International Moderated By Ambassador (ret) Robert O. Blake, Senior Director at McLarty Associates This event is co-hosted by the Stimson Center Southeast Asia Forum and …

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Middle Eastern Perspectives on Taking Forward the UN75 Declaration: From Reflection to Innovation & Action

Read the full event summary. Featured Speakers Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations H.E. Mahmoud Daifallah Hmoud, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Republic of Singapore Mohamed Abdulfatah, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies Shereen …

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Cyber Sanctions: Assessing Trends and Effectiveness

Featured Speakers Bruce McConnell, Stimson Center Board of Directors Ambassador Timo S. Koster, formerly a career diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director for Defence Policy and Capabilities at NATO Dr. Erica Moret, a leading expert on sanctions, global security and humanitarian affairs and Senior Researcher at the Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID) Moderated …

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Renewing Commitments on Small Arms and Light Weapons Issues (The UN PoA at 20: Reviewing the United Nation’s Small Arms and Light Weapons Agenda)

Featured Speakers H.E. Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane, Permanent Representative of Japan H.E. Mr. Martin Kimani, Permanent Representative of Kenya H.E. Ms. Njambi Kinyungu, Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs of the UN Glenn McDonald, Senior Researcher of Small Arms Survey Moderated By Rachel Stohl, Vice President of the Stimson Center …

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North Korea Beyond the Six Parties: Examining ties with Central Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

Featured Speakers Camilo Aguirre Torrini, Doctoral Researcher, University of Sussex and Associate Researcher, Universidad Central de Chile Virginie Grzelczyk, Reader (Associate Professor), International Relations, Aston University Hoyoun Koh, Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Nazarbayev University Jenny Town, Senior Fellow, Stimson Center and Director, 38 North Moderated By Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Brussels …

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China and the Paris Club

Featured Speakers Scott Morris, Director of the US Development Policy Initiative, Co-Director of Sustainable Development Finance, and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development Lex Rieffel, Non-Resident Fellow, East Asia Program, Stimson Center Moderator Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

One Year Since Galwan: How Has the Border Standoff Impacted the India-China Relationship?

Featured Speakers Jagannath Panda, Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Yubing Sheng, Research Analyst, Stimson Center Antara Ghosal Singh, Research Associate, Centre for Social and Economic Progress Arzan Tarapore, Research Scholar, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Moderated By Akriti Vasudeva, Research Analyst, Stimson Center

The State of Politics in the Philippines

Featured Speakers Sheila Coronel, Director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and the Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University Sheila Coronel is the director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and the Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. She worked for many years …

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Agent Orange and UXO in Laos

Keynote Speakers Featured Speakers This event is supported by the War Legacies Working Group. The University of Dayton Human Rights Center–represented on this panel by Shelley Inglis–has just published a new report relevant to today’s discussion, Coming to Terms with Legacies of the Vietnam War. Please check out the report here: https://udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/hrc/meagher-fellowship/vietnam-legacies-project.php.

Recent Trends in Global Arms Transfers and Military Spending

Featured Speakers Nan Tian, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Pieter Wezeman, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Lauren Woods, Security Assistance Monitor Moderated By Rachel Stohl, The Stimson Center

Contests of Initiative: Countering China’s Gray Zone Strategy in the East and South China Seas

Featured Speakers Dr. Raymond Kuo, an Independent Political Scientist. Dr. Raymond Kuo is an independent political scientist researching international security and East Asia. He is the author of two books: Following the Leader from Stanford University Press and Contests of Initiative from George Mason University-Westphalia Press. He previously served as a tenure-track professor at Fordham …

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Combatting anti-Asian Violence in the US and Beyond

Featured Speakers H.E. Jose M. Romualdez, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America Dr. Theodore S. Gonzalves, Director of the Smithsonian Asian-American Center Senator Susan C. Lee for District 16 of the Maryland State Senate

Book Launch: ‘Peace in the Age of Chaos’ with Steve Killelea

Featured Speakers Steve Killelea, Founder, the Global Peace Index and the Institute for Economics and Peace Liz Hume, Acting President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director, Global Governance, Justice & Security Program, Stimson Center To order a copy of ‘Peace in the Age of Chaos’, visit www.peaceintheageofchaos.org and type in the …

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Implementing the GBV, Terrorism, and Transnational Organized Crime Provisions of ATT Article 7: Tools for Effective Export Risk Assessment

Chair André Mittmann, Policy, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland Panelists Emma Tobin, Department of ForeignAffairs, Ireland Stephen Singo Mwachofi, Security Research Information Centre Verity Coyle, Stimson Center Anna Crowe, Harvard International Human Rights Clinic Jillian Rafferty, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Roy Isbister, Saferworld Grisselle Rodríguez, Permanent Mission of Panama to …

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A Comprehensive Approach to Prevent and Mitigate the Risk of Diversion

Featured Speakers Ambassador Lansana Gberie, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone, Geneva Hayley Gill, Conflict Armament Research Himayu Shiotani, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research Rachel Stohl, Stimson Center Moderated By Paul Holtom, Small Arms Survey This event is co-hosted by:

Lebanon at a Crossroads: Looming State Collapse and Prospects for External Engagement

Speakers included Carmen Geha, Associate Professor at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Visiting Fellow at European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Joseph Bahout, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB), and Lama Fakih, Crisis and Conflict Director and Director of Human …

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Biden’s North Korea Policy Review: Perspectives from the Region

Featured Speakers Yun Sun, Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Yuki Tatsumi, Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center. Jenny Town, Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center and the Director of Stimson’s 38 North Program.  Moderated By Brian Finlay, …

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23 Years of Nonuse: Evaluating the Nuclear Taboo in India and Pakistan

Featured Speakers Dr. Sannia Abdullah Close, Research Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow and Head of Nuclear Security Project, Centre for Airpower Studies Dr. Nina Tannenwald, Director of International Relations, Brown University Moderated By Brigitta Schuchert, Managing Editor, South Asian Voices

Biden and Congress at 100 Days – Assessing Arms Trade Policy

Featured Speakers Annie Shiel, Senior Advisor for U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) Frank Slijper, Project Leader, Arms Trade, PAX Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center Akbar Shahid Ahmed, Senior Foreign Affairs Reporter, HuffPost Moderated By Jeff Abramson, Senior Fellow, Arms Control Association This event is co-hosted by the Forum on …

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Cyber Insurance Exclusions: What War?

Featured Speakers Jon Bateman, Fellow in the Cyber Policy Initiative of the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Matthew McCabe, Senior VP with Marsh McLennan’s Financial and Professional Liability Practice at Marsh McLennan’s New York City headquarters. Moderated By Debra Decker, Senior Advisor at the Stimson Center and member …

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It’s Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula

Featured Speakers Andrew Jaynes, President of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Chun In-Bum, Former General in the ROK Army Col. (Ret.) Steve Lee, US Army Retired, Senior Vice President of Operations, Korea Defense Veterans Association Jenny Town, Stimson Fellow and Deputy Director of Stimson’s 38 North program Moderated by  Dr. Clint …

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Book Launch: “Institution-Building in Weak States”– Implications for Afghanistan

Featured Speaker Andrew Radin, Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Additional Commentary Elizabeth Threlkeld, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Moderated By Sameer Lalwani, Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. In his recent book, Institution-Building in Weak States: The Primacy of Local …

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Blinken’s Asia Trip: What’s Next With North Korea?

Featured Speakers Jenny Town, Senior Fellow and Director of 38 North, the Stimson Center Joel Wit, Distinguished Fellow in Asian and Security Studies, the Stimson Center Robert Carlin, Nonresident Fellow, 38 North, the Stimson Center Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Protecting Against Insider Threats

Featured Speakers Dr. Matt Bunn, the James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle; and policies …

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Practical Tools for Addressing the Risk of Weapons Diversion

Introductory Remarks Emma Tobin, Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland Featured Speakers Nicolas Florquin, Small Arms Survey Jonah Leff, Conflict Armament Research Rachel Stohl, Stimson Center Moderated by Himayu Shiotani, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research This event is co-hosted by:

Book Launch on You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War

Featured Speakers Elizabeth Becker, Author and Correspondent Elizabeth Becker began her career as a war correspondent for the Washington Post in Cambodia. She has been the Senior Foreign Editor for National Public Radio and a New York Times correspondent covering national security, economics and foreign policy. She has won accolades from the Overseas Press Club, …

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Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue Opening Plenary

Opening Plenary Highlights Keynote Speaker Ambassador Atul Keshap, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs High Level Plenary Panel with Q&A Ambassador Tina Redshaw, United Kingdom Ambassador to Cambodia An Pich Hatda, CEO of the Mekong River Commission Simon Lalic, Senior Officer, International Command (Bangkok), Australia Federal Police Dr. …

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Japan-Taiwan Relations Report Launch: Views from the Next Generation

Featured Speakers Madoka Fukuda, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Global Politics, Hosei University Fukuda specializes in the PRC’s diplomacy and cross-Strait relations in the postwar years. She is the author of The PRC’s Diplomacy and Taiwan: The Origin of the ‘One-China’ Principle (Keio University Press, 2013), and received the 25th special prize for Asia-Pacific studies (The …

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Unfinished Business: NATO’s Protection of Civilians Policy and the Way Forward

Featured Speakers Katie Dock, author of and presenting research and recommendations from the new report “Unfinished Business: NATO’s Protection of Civilians Policy and the Way Forward” Katie Dock is a Research Assistant with the Transforming Conflict & Governance and Protecting Civilians in Conflict teams at Stimson. Her research focuses primarily on the protection of civilians, …

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A Nuclear Security Governance Template: How Good Governance Leads to Good Security

Featured Speaker Stephen G. Burns, Former Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Stephen G. Burns served as a Commissioner on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from November 2014 through April 2019 and was designated Chairman by President Obama from January 2015 until January 2017. Prior to his service as Commissioner, Steve was the Head of Legal Affairs at …

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Space Sweepers: The Advent of Debris Removal Business and Need for Space Norms

Since 2011 , the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations has hosted the Turtle Bay Security Roundtable series in cooperation with the Stimson Center, an independent policy research center working to protect people, preserve the planet, and promote security & prosperity. The Roundtable convenes UN Member States, representatives of  the  UN  Secretariat, and …

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Tomodachi

10 Years After Operation Tomodachi: Reflection and Looking Ahead

Featured Speakers Koji Tomita, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America (Opening Remarks) GEN Ryoichi Oriki (ret., JGSDF), 3rd Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff, JSDF ADM Patrick Walsh (ret. USN), 59th Vice Chief of Naval Operations  This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan:

Quetta and Wellington: Attitudes and Threat Perceptions of the Indian and Pakistani Armies

Featured Speakers Reshmi Kazi, Associate Professor, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Jamia Millia Islamic University, New Delhi Aditi Malhotra, Co-Editor, Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, Graz Brig. Naeem Salik (retired), Senior Fellow, Center for International Strategic Studies, Islamabad Col. David O. Smith (retired), Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Program, Stimson Center, …

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Operation Tomodachi: Views from Bilateral Coordination Action Team (BCAT) Sendai

Featured Speakers: MG Craig Q. “Lake” Timberlake, Ret., USMC In his decades of service, MG Timberlake held numerous positions across the operating forces, supporting establishment, and headquarters, including Chief of Staff of the Third Marine Division during Operation Tomodachi, Commanding General of the Third Marine Division in Okinawa and Director of Manpower Management. He retired …

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Fixing the Global Financial Sector: An Asian Perspective

Featured Speakers: Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong Lex Rieffel, Non-Resident Fellow, East Asia Program, Stimson Center Introduction by: Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

Operation Tomodachi: Women on the Frontline

Speakers LTC Jasmin Cho, US Army Reserves; Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State LTC Satoko Torihata, Staff Officer, Public Affairs Office, Ground Staff Office, Japan Self-Defense Forces This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan:

European Perspectives on Taking Forward the UN75 Declaration: From Reflection to Innovation & Action

Panelists Mr. Volker Türk, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General  Amb. Anna Karin Eneström, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and former UN75 Declaration Co-Facilitator Amb. Susanne Baumann, Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control and Head of the Directorate-General for International Order, the UN and …

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North Korea Beyond the Six Parties: Examining ties with Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia

Speakers & Bios: Hoo Chiew-Ping, Senior Lecturer, National University of Malaysia Alon Levkowitz, Lecturer, Asian Studies Program and Researcher, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Brussels School of Governance and Reader (Associate Professor), International Relations, King’s College London Moderated by Jenny Town, Fellow, Stimson Center and Deputy Director, …

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Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

Featured Speakers Amb. Robert O. Blake, Senior Director at McLarty Associates and Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Professor Yanzhong Huang, Director of the Center for Global Health Studies, Seton Hall University Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head, Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies,  S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Akriti Vasudeva, Research Analyst, Stimson …

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