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World Affairs
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Lecture Series

Feature lectures attendance is for Full Members only. Click here for more details. 

Chair: Mimi Gregory


All lectures this season are exclusive online productions of NCWA and will be made available for viewing on this website.

Full members may start viewing the lecture videos on the date listed below at 4:00 PM ET. Associate members may start viewing the lectures the following Sunday. The October 12th lecture and the April 19th lecture are bonus lectures for NCWA full members only.

Instructions on viewing the lectures will be posted and sent by email before the lecture.

“The Challenge of Freedom”

October 12thth:

“Lincoln on the Verge: 13 Days to Washington”

Ted Widmer, Ph.D., Macaulay Honors College. 

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November 2nd:  

“Twilight of Democracy; The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism”  

Anne Applebaum, American Historian, Journalist, “The Atlantic”, Pulitzer Prize Winner.

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November 16th:

“The Battle for Pakistan, The Bitter U.S. Friendship and a Tough Neighborhood”

Shuja Nawaz: Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center, The Atlantic Council

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December 7th:

"China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia”.

Daniel S. Markey, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS.

January 11th:

"The Art of War in an Age of Peace: A New U.S. Grand Strategy of Resolute Restraint”.

Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.

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January 25th:

"The National Security and Nuclear Policy Challenge Facing Joe Biden"

Joseph CirincioneAuthor of “Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons”.

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February 8th:

“Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World”.

Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations.

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February 22nd: 

“The Global Economy in a Post Covid-19 World”. 

Daniel Alpert, Founding and Managing Partner, Westwood Capital.

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March 8th:

Global Geopolitical Power Shifts and 5G, Quantum and AI

Richard B. Andres, Professor, U.S. National War College.


March  22nd:

“Turkey, Egypt, and the Battle for the Middle East"  

Steven A. Cook,  Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and

Amb. Nabil Fahmy, Dean, American University of Cairo.


April 5th:

“Global Health in the Time of Covid-19”

Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Director, Global Health Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies.


April 19th:  bonus lecture for NCWA full members only

“Ukraine: The Clear and Present Danger Living as Russia’s Neighbor”   

Amb. William B. Taylor, United States Institute of Peace.                                                                                      

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