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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

African aspirations: Launching the African Youth Survey

The Washington, DC launch of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation’s African Youth Survey, which endeavors to transform the global narrative on Africa.

3:30pm Washington DC

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

How Naftogaz outfoxed the Kremlin and can do it again

Where does Naftogaz stand six years after the Maidan revolution? What is the current state of the Ukrainian energy sector? And what has been the impact on the broader European market?

3:00pm Washington DC

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Why should the US care about Ukraine?

The recent impeachment hearings put a spotlight on Ukraine and US national interests there. The National Interest magazine compared current policy to Vietnam's “groupthink" while Ambassador John Herbst argued that the United States has vital strategic interests in Ukraine. This debate will settle the score.

2:30pm Washington DC

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

US-Brazil economic relations: The path to a trade agreement

As key presidential and municipal elections approach in the US and Brazil, respectively, the two governments have a unique window of opportunity to take concrete actions toward a long-term free trade agreement. What actions can Brazil and the US pursue in the short term to achieve deeper collaboration?

9:30am Washington DC