Tuesday, Aug. 31, 4.00pm – Zoom - Ambassadors Forum: “The Life, Politics and Legacy of Michail Gorbachev.” Amb. Jack Matlock in conversation with Prof. Klaus Larres (Jack Matlock was Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1980-83, and Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1987-1991).
Thursday, Sept. 1, 5.30pm – Zoom: “Escalating Tensions: U.S.-China Relations and Taiwan.” Talks and discussions with Kaiser Kuo (SupChina), Shelley Rigger (Davidson College) and John Culver (NIC & CIA, ret.)
Monday, Sept. 12, 2.00pm – Zoom: "The Queen: Life, Influence, and Legacy," A conversation with Prof. Vernon Bogdanor (King's College London & Oxford University)
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2.00pm – Zoom: “Russia’s War in Ukraine: The Military and Strategic Situation.” LT General Ben Hodges in conversation with Prof. Klaus Larre (Ben Hodges was the Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe, 2014-17)
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2.00pm - Zoom - Ambassadors Forum: "Moldova: Russia's War in Ukraine and the Path to Europe" Ambassador Kent D. Logsdon (Ken Logsdon is the US Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova)
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2.00pm – Zoom: “The Cost of War in Ukraine: Nuclear Threats & Protests and Disconent in Russia and Europe" A discussion with 4 experts: Stefan Karner (Institute of Research into the Consequences of War, Graz, Austria), Nadia Boyadjieva (Sofia, Bulgaria), Joerg Echternkamp (Potsdam, Germany) and Mark Kramer (Harvard, US).
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5.30pm – hybrid: in-person & Zoom: “The Death of Democracy: what we can learn for our Tumultuous Times from Hitler’s Rise to Power.” Talk and discussion with Prof. Benjamin Hett (Hunter College, City University of New York)
Friday, Nov. 11, 4.00pm - Zoom: "China after the National Congress: The Chinese Economy and new Political Developments: A discussion with 3 experts on China: Si Tao Xu, Deloitte Beijing; Kaiser Kuo, China Project, US; and Sarah Kutalakos, Canada China Business Council).
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 5.30pm - Zoom - Ambassadors Forum: "Nixon and Kissinger's Opening to China: A good or bad idea with hindsight?" Amb. Winston Lord in conversation with Prof. Klaus Larres (Amb. Lord was Assistant Secretary of State, 1994-97; Ambassador to China, 1985-1989; and special assistant to National Security Adviser Kissinger, 1970-1973). **************