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Voices from Japan: US-Japan Defense Cooperation in the Maritime Domain

Featured Speakers ADM Tomohisa Takei (JMSDF, ret.), 32nd Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (2014-2016) Admiral Tomohisa Takei was the 32nd Chief of Staff of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Previous positions include Commandant, JMSDF Yokosuka District, and Vice Chief of Staff, JMSDF. He retired from the JMSDF in December 2016 and was a Distinguished …

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Reforming Online Accountability: Can Lessons Be Learned from Across the Globe?

Featured Speakers Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States A senior manager at the European Commission since 1998, he arrived in DC in 2018. Since his arrival, digital economy policy became a top-priority in the EU-US relations.Peter holds a Master’sin Communication Engineering from the University of …

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The Geopolitics of Connectivity in South Asia and Beyond: Expectations vs. Reality

Featured Speakers Nvard Chalikyan, Nonresident Fellow, Stimson Center Sumitha Narayanan Kutty, Adjunct Research Associate, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Ayesha Malik, Doctoral Candidate, Quaid-I Azam University Soraya Parwani, Research Analyst, Vancouver Coastal Health Moderated by Brigitta Schuchert, Research Associate and Managing Editor of South Asian Voices

Exploring the United Kingdom’s Approach to Nuclear Security

Featured Speaker Christopher Hobbs is Professor in Science and International Security within the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and Director of the King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS). He is a former Chair of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) and has served as Programme Director for the UK’s international …

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Looking South, Looking West: Manila Views Security Threats to the Philippines

Featured Speakers Ann Bajo, Defense Research Analyst, Office for Strategic Studies and Strategy Management of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Ann Bajo is a Defense Research Analyst for the Office for Strategic Studies and Strategy Management, Armed forces of the Philippines. She conducts strategic, special and policy studies to assist the Chief of Staff …

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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 

The Brussels MENA Briefing: The Gulf Cooperation Council at 40: Opportunities and Challenges for the EU

Speakers included Najla al-Qassemi, Director Global Affairs Division, B’huth Dubai Public Policy Research Center, and Sebastian Sons, Researcher at CARPO. The discussion was moderated by Wael Abdulshafi, Research Analyst at the Stimson Center. The Briefing started by describing that while the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states had already introduced plans (or “visions”) for massive investments …

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Roundtable on the United Nations’ Role with regards to the Dangers of Anocratic States

Chair Gabriel Amvane, Vice President and Director, French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless People (OFPRA) Participants Anja Mihr, Program Director, Center on Governance through Human Rights Richard Ponzio, Senior Fellow and Director, Global Governance, Justice & Governance Program, Stimson Center John-Mark Iyi, Associate Professor, University of the Western Cape  Kseniya Kizilova, Head of Secretariat, World Values Survey …

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Principles and Process: Civil Society Mobilization for Meaningful Post-UN75 Implementation Roundtable

Featured Speakers Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Member, Group of Women Leaders: Voices for Change and Inclusion and former President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Dan Perell, Representative to the United Nations, Baha’i International Community Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, United Nations Association of the United Kingdom  Jeffery Huffines, Senior Advisor, Coalition for the UN …

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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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