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U.S. and German Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific [Video]

Please join CSIS for a conversation with Petra Sigmund, Director General for the Asia Pacific at the German Federal Foreign Office. The war in Ukraine ushered in a new era not just for transatlantic relations but for European foreign and security policy. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s announcement of a Zeitenwende (new era) for Germany with a dramatic increase in defense spending has implications not only for Russia and European security but also for the Indo-Pacific. How will a new German foreign policy impact the Indo-Pacific? What does this mean for Europe’s approach to China and Asia?Heightened security, economic, and political challenges in the Indo-Pacific have led to increased attention to the region by the United States and its transatlantic allies, as evidenced by the recent Indo-Pacific strategies of the United States, Germany, and the European Union, as well as some increased military activity in the region. This conversation is an opportunity to discuss how the U.S. and European allies should best align their approaches, through the lenses of both military and geo-economic competition. What are the areas of convergence and divergence in U.S. and German views of the region, and in which areas should they focus their cooperation? What is Germany’s (and Europe’s) greatest comparative advantage in the region? What will security in the Indo-Pacific look like in ten years’ time?This event is made possible by generous support from the German Mission in the United States.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Pfizer CEO Dr. Bourla’s “Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible” [Video]

Please join the Renewing American Innovation Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a discussion of Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla’s new book Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible. CSIS President and CEO Dr. John Hamre, will be joined by Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla to unpack this remarkable story of how Pfizer’s scientists responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver a revolutionary new vaccine to the world in only nine months. A veterinarian by training, Dr. Bourla began his career at Pfizer in 1993 in Greece and immigrated to the U.S. in 2001. He became Pfizer’s CEO in 2019 and chairman in 2020. In 2021, he was named CEO of the Year by CNN Business, included in Insider Magazine’s Most Transformative CEOs list, and inducted into the Crain’s New York Business 2021 Hall of Fame. Also, Bourla was awarded the 2022 Genesis Prize for his leadership in the development of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bourla’s book tells a story of American entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation. It showcases the strength the U.S. biopharmaceutical sector lends to the nation’s national security and soft power. This event was made possible through general support to CSIS and was recorded on May 6, 2022.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Modernization Priorities for the Australian Army [Video]

The CSIS Missile Defense Project is pleased to welcome Australian Army Major General Simon Stuart for a conversation on the Australian Army’s modernization programs as it responds to a time of accelerating and converging change. Among the Army’s modernization priorities are future long-range fires, integrated air and missile defense, hypersonic weapons research and development efforts, and next generation communications, aviation, and combat vehicles. MAJGEN Stuart served as Head Land Capability on the Australian Army Headquarters from January 2020 until April 2022, following a three year deployment in command of the Multinational Force & Observers.This event is made possible through general support to CSIS———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Book Event: Getting China Wrong [Video]

Please join the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies on June 8th at 3:45 PM EST for a discussion of the new book, Getting China Wrong, authored by Aaron L. Friedberg, a professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs’ Center for International Security Studies. In the book, Friedberg argues that the U.S. and its allies have miscalculated the resilience and strategic objectives of the Chinese Communist Party and argues for a new approach to managing the bilateral relationship. This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Lt. Gen. Michael A. Guetlein on What’s Next for Space Systems Command [Video]

As more countries around the globe create military branches focused on space, the United States leads by example. U.S. Space Systems Command delivers resilient space capabilities to defend the nation in the contested space domain and is the premier space capability delivery organization of the U.S. Space Force and the Department of Defense.Please join the CSIS Aerospace Security Project and Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS Headquarters on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m. ET for a conversation between Lieutenant General Michael A. Guetlein and CSIS’s Cynthia Cook on the future focus of the Space Systems Command. Lt. Gen. Guetlein serves as Commander of the Space Systems Command as he manages the research, design, development, acquisition, launch, and sustainment of satellites and their associated command and control systems.This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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A Digital Dollar? Regulatory and Technological Considerations [Video]

The potential of a digital dollar has generated key questions on the design and implementation of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). This is especially relevant for the United States because of potential security risks and challenges in an international context.Please join the CSIS Economics Program and Ghadar Family Foundation on May 19th at 9:00am EST for the second of three public events on major issues for a potential digital dollar. Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) will provide a keynote address followed by a moderated Q&A session with CSIS Economics Program Senior Fellow Gerard DiPippo. A panel conversation will follow between Dante Disparte, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy, Circle, and Jai Massari, Cofounder & Chief Legal Officer of Lightspark, and Gerard DiPippo.Gerard DiPippo published a recent piece on options for a U.S. CBDC, and contributing expert to the series Fariborz Ghadar has an upcoming book entitled Hurry and Get it Right: The Urgent Need for Digital Policy Frameworks. If you missed the first event on the promises and pitfalls of a potential U.S. CBDC, watch here.This event is made possible through the generous support of the Ghadar Family Foundation. ———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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UK Energy Security Priorities [Video]

The CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program is pleased to invite you to a conversation with the Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This discussion will focus on outcomes from the UK-U.S. Strategic Energy Dialogue, including UK actions to enhance energy security, multilateral efforts to address the current global energy crisis, and ways to strengthen both energy security and decarbonization efforts.Moderated by Joseph Majkut, director of the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program.This event is made possible by general funding to CSIS and the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Testify with Romina Bandura: Forest Conservation in the Fight Against Climate Change [Video]

Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow with the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on May 12th, 2022. Her testimony was entitled “Forest Conservation in the Fight Against Climate Change.”To see the full testimony and report, visit https://www.csis.org/analysis/forest-conservation-fight-against-climate-change.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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The Future of Quantum – Driving Innovation and Security from the Government [Video]

Quantum has the potential to drive economic growth and bring innovation to a range of industries, from advancing our national defense to revolutionizing the foundations of computing. With the potential benefits of quantum, there are also significant risks, such as the ability for a quantum computer to break much of the public-key encryption used across the world. Recent initiatives, like the Executive Order on Enhancing the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee and the National Security Memorandum on Promoting United States Leadership in Quantum Computing While Mitigating Risks to Vulnerable Cryptographic Systems demonstrate ways in which the government is seeking to balance the opportunities for technological change with the proposed security risks of quantum applications.Join CSIS for the next event in the Future of Quantum Series to discuss the government’s approach to promoting and safeguarding against innovations in quantum.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Building Skills for National Security and Competitiveness: Best Practice from Indiana [Video]

United States national security is dependent on both resiliency of critical supply chains across related firms and industries, plus the participation in those resilient chains by people and communities left behind. Without both, national security remains at risk. Renewing the American skill base is therefore a national priority.The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Renewing American Innovation Project, in partnership with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, will convene a two-panel event to explore best practices from Indiana on the growing connections between the development of bottom-up networks and state and federal policies for inclusive innovation.Agenda: 10:30am Introductory Remarks Sujai Shivakumar, Director and Senior Fellow of the Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS10:40am Welcoming Remarks: Investing in Indiana’s Skilled Workforce Senator Todd Young (R-IN)10:50am Panel 1: Growing the Workforce Training Networks Moderator: Sameeksha Desai, Director, Manufacturing Policy Initiative; Associate Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana UniversityTraining to Non-Traditional Workers: Role of Public EntrepreneursPete Yonkman, President of Cook MedicalBuilding Local Ownership: Role of Community ActivismYecenia Tostado, Executive Director of Project AzulThe Role of IndustryTerry Morris, Advisor for Racial Justice and National President of National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Organization, Eli LillyIndiana’s State Development EffortsSue Smith, Vice President for Technology, Ivy Tech Community College12:00pm Break12:10pm Panel 2: Policy Roundtable on Growing the Regional Skills Infrastructure Moderator: Tom Guevara, Director of the Indiana University Public Policy InstituteUnderstanding Place-Based InnovationDavid Audretsch, Ameritech Chair of Economic Development; Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana UniversityPublic Interest, Private Advantage: a Perspective from IndustryStephen Kelly, President and CEO, IN3Excellence and Readiness in our Regional WorkforceAngela Lewis, Technical Director at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division1:10pm Adjourn This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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[VIE] Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh ahead of U.S.-ASEAN Summit [Video]

CSIS is honored to host Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 11 at 3 p.m. EDT for his first speech in the United States in the lead up to the U.S.-ASEAN Summit. This year’s summit marks 45 years of U.S. ties with Southeast Asia and 27 years since the United States and Vietnam have established diplomatic relations.Join us as Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh offers his remarks on the state and future of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship in a moderated conversation. Vietnam is a critical partner for the United States in the Indo-Pacific, and their robust relationship continues to endure through mutual respect, collaboration, and a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Please submit your questions online using the form on this webpage. The window to submit questions will close on May 10. ———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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The Perils and Possibilities of Using Technology for Migration Management [Video]

Please join the CSIS Project on Fragility and Mobility and the Human Rights Initiative on May 18th 3 p.m. EST, for a discussion about potential benefits and risks of using technology in migration management. Over the last nine years, conflict and state fragility have triggered an increase in global displacement: 82.4 million people at the end of 2020. The total number of international migrants is several orders of magnitude higher. Technological “solutions” are increasingly being used to manage unprecedented levels of human mobility quicker and more efficiently. Humanitarian organizations, civil society groups, and governments are leveraging digital tools as cost-effective means to deliver assistance, automate processing, and predict future migration trends. Digital connectivity also enables migrants to access information, resources, financing, and social networks essential to their safety and autonomy. At the same time, there are growing concerns about the human rights implications of expanded use of artificial intelligence, biometrics, and digital ID related to data protection and privacy, informed consent, and automation bias. This discussion is a virtual side event as part of the UN International Migration Review Forum. FEATURING: Erol Yayboke Senior Fellow and Director, CSIS Project on Fragility and Mobility Jessica Bither Senior Expert Migration, Global Issues, Robert Rosch Stiftung GmbH Santiago Navaez Investigator/Researcher, R3D (Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitale) Petra Molnar Associate Director, Refugee Law Lab ———————————————A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/