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Monday, January 25
The Future of Transatlantic Security: Leaders’ Roundtable | 9:00 AM ET
Hosted by the German Marshall Fund and the University of Pennsylvania Perry World House
Baroness Catherine Ashton, Former High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Karen Donfried, President of The German Marshall Fund; Chuck Hagel, Former US Secretary of Defense; H.R. McMaster, Former US National Security Advisor; Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Ambassador-at-Large for Cyber Diplomacy at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Alexander Vershbow, Wolk Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Perry World House | REGISTER
Malign Creativity: How Gender, Sex, and Lies are Weaponized Against Women Online | 1:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Wilson Center
Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow, Wilson Center, Former Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow; Jillian Hunchak, Moonshot CVE; Alexandra Pavliuc, PhD student, Oxford Internet Institute; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center | REGISTER
Women as Agents of Change in an Interdependent World | 6:30 PM ET
Hosted by the Asia Society and New York University
Gloria Steinem, Writer, Activist, and Organizer; Julie Taymor, Director; Ruchira Gupta, Founder, Apne Aap Women Worldwide; Sayu Bhojwani, Founder, Women’s Democracy Lab; Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Poet-Playwright and Cultural-Memory Worker | REGISTER
Tuesday, January 26
Building Blocks: A Sectoral Approach to Asia-Pacific Trade | 8:00 AM ET
Hosted by the Asia Society Policy Institute
Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute; John Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, US Chamber of Commerce; Sarah V. Stewart, Executive Director, Silverado Policy Accelerator; Jake Colvin, Vice President for Global Trade Issues, National Foreign Trade Council; Yuko Fukunaga, Professor of Public International Law and International Economic Law, Waseda University
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Wednesday, January 27
Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for Africa in 2021 | 9:00 AM ET
Hosted by the Brookings Institution
Aloysius Uche Ordu, Director, Africa Growth Initiative, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development; Isha Sesay, Journalist and Author, Founder, W.E. Can Lead, Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Population Fund, Former Anchor, CNN; Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations; Muhammad Ali Pate, Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, Director, Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents, World Bank; Witney Schneidman, Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative; Vera Songwe, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative | REGISTER
Launch Event: International Affairs’ Special Issue on Environmental Peacebuilding 9:30 AM ET
Hosted by the Wilson Center
Lauren Herzer Risi, Project Director, Environmental Change and Security Program; Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Senior Advisor, ECSP, Professor and Associate Dean, George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University; Tobias Ide, Politics and Policy Lecturer, Murdoch University - Perth; McKenzie Johnson, Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jeannie Sowers, Professor of Political Science, University of New Hampshire; Irene Vélez-Torres, Professor of Environmental and Agrarian Conflicts, Universidad del Valle, Colombia | REGISTER
From Displacement to Development: Challenges and Opportunities to the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by Refugees International
Helen Dempster, Assistant Director & Senior Associate, Center for Global Development; Martha Guerrero Ble, Program Associate, Refugees International; Lucas Gómez, Advisor to the President of Colombia for the Colombian-Venezuelan Border; Taimur Samad, World Bank; Ana Eugenia Durán, IOM Chief of Mission in Colombia; Toni Vitola, Vice President of COLVENZ, Venezuelan community in Colombia; Moderator: Stéphanie López, Non-resident contractor, Labor Market Access Project at Center for Global Development & Refugees International | REGISTER
Leading for Change: Kicking off an Administration 2:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Leadership Council for Women in National Security
Mona Sutphen, Senior Advisor, The Vistria Group‍, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy; Heather Samuelson, General Counsel, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Former Chief Counsel, Clinton-Kaine Transition & State Department White House Liaison; Shelly Stoneman, Vice President for Executive Branch and International Government Relations, BAE Systems, Inc., Former Special Assistant to the President for White House Legislative Affairs; Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center‍, Former Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy | REGISTER
How the Preservation of Afghan Cultural Heritage Can Support Peace 2:00 PM ET
Hosted by CSIS
Irina Bokova, Board Member, ARCH International; Luis Monreal, General Manager, Aga Khan Trust for Culture; Adela Raz, Afghanistan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nation; Daniel F Runde, Senior Vice President, CSIS, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development | REGISTER
Thursday, January 28
Attitude is Everything: Challenging Gender Stereotypes | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by GIWPS
Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund; Molly Melching, Founder and Creative Director, Tostan; Gary Barker, CEO, Promundo; Allison Tummon Kamphuis, Global Program Leader, Gender Equality & Children’s Safe Drinking Water, Procter & Gamble; Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Anisya Fritz, Chair, Georgetown Ambassadors for Women, Peace and Security; Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security | REGISTER
“The Undocumented Lawyer” Film Q&A | 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Women’s Refugee Commission
Lizbeth Mateo, Attorney and Activist; Chris Temple, Director, “The Undocumented Lawyer”; Michelle Brané, Senior Director, Migrant Rights and Justice Commission, Women’s Refugee Commission; Trudie Styler, Actress, Director, and Activist | REGISTER
Causes and Consequences of Public Cueing in Nuclear Decision-Making 12:15 PM ET
Hosted by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom; Ariel Petrovics, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom | REGISTER


What We're Reading
The Climate-Gender-Conflict Nexus: Amplifying Women's Contributions at the Grassroots
Jessica Smith, Lauren Olosky, and Jennifer Grosman Fernández | GIWPS | 12 January 2021
Harnessing Multilateralism for Digital Development
Kristen Kordell and Kristine Lee | CNAS | 12 January 2021
Strategies for Preserving Gains in Human Development in Africa in the Time of COVID
Jakkie Cilliers and Stellah Kwasi | Brookings | 21 January 2021
Picking up the Pieces: the Path to Gulf Reconciliation
Noha Aboueldahab | Brookings | 20 January 2021


What We're Listening to
The Top Economic Issues in 2021
Stephanie Aaronson, Wendy Edelberg, and Fred Dews | Brookings | 8 January 2021
Russia’s Influence in the Former Soviet Space
Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Olya Oliker and Paul Stronski | CNAS | 20 December 2021

Book of the Month
Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women
Christina Lamb | 22 September 2020

We have made significant progress in international women's rights, but across the world women are victimized by wartime atrocities that are rarely recorded, much less punished. In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime war correspondent Christina Lamb conducts an essential, groundbreaking examination of how women experience violent conflict. This profoundly important book shines a light on some of the darkest parts of the human experience, so that we might find a new way forward. Read more