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Monday, April 12
Setting a National Security Agenda for Congress | 11:00 AM ET
Hosted by LCWINS
Kelly Ayotte, Member, Board of Directors, BAE Systems; Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI); and moderator Algene Sajery, Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Development Finance Corporation and Former Democratic Policy Director, Senate Foreign Relations Committee | POSTPONED

Tuesday, April 13
Canada’s Implementation of UNDRIP Commitments: What Will It Mean for Business and the Economy? | 9:00 AM ET
Hosted by the Wilson Center
Tabatha Bull, CEO and President, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business; Ken Coates, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan; Allen Edzerza, Member, British Columbia First Nations Energy and Mining Council; Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, University of British Columbia | REGISTER
A Feminist Global Health Policy | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy
Zahra Zeinali, Researcher, Global Health 50/50; Leo Mulio Alvarez, Health Officer, Transgender Europe; Annika Kreitlow, Berlin Intern, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy; and moderator Nina Bernarding, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy | REGISTER
The Nexus of Climate Change, Fragility, and Peacebuilding | 10:00 AM ET
Hosted by the Wilson Center and the US Institute of Peace
Dina Esposito, Vice President of Technical Leadership, Mercy Corps; Alice Hill, David M Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations; Liz Hume, Acting President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Erin Sikorsky, Deputy Director, The Center for Climate and Security; and moderator Cynthia Brady, Global Fellow, Wilson Center | REGISTER
A Conversation on the UK Integrated Review: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities for Defense and Diplomacy | 10:30 AM ET
Hosted by CSIS
Samantha Job, Director Defence and International Security, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues; Angus Lapsley, Director General Strategy and International, UK Ministry of Defence | REGISTER

Wednesday, April 14
CAFTA, Trade and Immigration | 9:30 AM ET
Hosted by the Washington International Trade Association
Kellie Meiman Hock, Managing Partner, McLarty Associates; Beth Hughes, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, American Apparel & Footwear Association; Matt Rooney, Managing Director, The Bush Institute; Maria Sierra, Policy Advisor to Senator Bill Cassidy | REGISTER
Climate and Gender Justice: Addressing the Climate Crisis with an Intersectional Feminist Approach | 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy
Natalia Cardona Sanchez, Associate Director for Justice & Equity, 350.org; Leonie Bremer, Climate Activist, Fridays for Future Germany; and moderator Kristina Lunz, Co-Founder and Germany Co-Executive Director, Center for Feminist Foreign Policy | REGISTER
Book Talk: Nested Nationalism | 3:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Wilson Center
Krista Goff, Assistant Professor of Russian and Soviet History, University of Miami; William E Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute | REGISTER

Thursday, April 15
Beyond Decision 2020: In Conversation with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton | 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Queen's University of Belfast
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau, US Consul General, Belfast | REGISTER
New Leaders, New Era: What Lies Ahead for the US-Japan Relationship | 7:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Asia Society
Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Takako Hikotani, Gerald L Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University; and moderator Motoko Rich, Tokyo Bureau Chief, New York Times | REGISTER

Friday, April 16
A People’s COVID-19 Vaccine | 11:00 AM ET
Hosted by GIWPS and Oxfam
Alyssa Milano, Actor, Producer, and Political Activist; Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS; Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation; Abby Maxman, President and CEO, Oxfam America; and moderator Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, GIWPS | REGISTER

What We're Reading
Tanzania Gets a Woman as President: That’s an Opportunity
USIP Staff | United States Institute of Peace | 25 March 2021
COVID Vaccines: India and China’s New Diplomatic Currency
Nitya Biyani and Niels Graham | Atlantic Council | 25 March 2021
Biden Administration Support for Ukraine Is Strong But Is There a Partner in Kyiv?
Jonathan D Katz and Olena Prokopenko | German Marshall Fund | 31 March 2021
We Don’t Have the Words to Fight Anti-Asian Racism
Emily Couch | Foreign Policy | 7 April 2021
Reimagining the US Strategy in the Caribbean
Daniel F Runde and Linnea Sandin | CSIS | 8 April 2021

What We're Listening to
Enhancing Security in Latin America and the Caribbean
Ana Laura Velasco | WIIS | March 2021
Cyberattacks in the Time of Remote Work
Beverly Kirk and Miriam Wugmeister | CSIS | 7 April 2021

Books of the Month

Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices of a Country and its People
Tara Kangarlou | May 2021

The Heartbeat of Iran takes a journey into everyday Iranian life, where we meet the diverse people who make up the country’s delicate socio-cultural, political, and religious mosaic. Through intimate portraits of regular Iranians, we find a people whose dreams and fears mirror that of countless others worldwide, and who yearn to join an international community that often views them through the blur of a hostile political fog.
Read more | Attend WFPG's discussion with the author


The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age
Elizabeth Shackelford | May 2020

In The Dissent Channel, former diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford recounts her tumultuous 2013 assignment in the world's newest country, South Sudan, making politics and global crises come alive and conveying an urgent message about the devolving state of a US foreign policy that often prioritizes short-term political needs over long-term strategies. Read more