The Week at CSIS: the speeches, discussions, and events from February 20— February 24

CSIS hosts over 2,000 events a year, from major public speeches to small briefings. Join us here for an inside look at the events of the week.

A Conversation with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, led a conversation at CSIS on evolving U.S. public health approaches to America’s opioid epidemic. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the Global Health Policy Center, moderated the discussion.

How to Think About Japan’s Twentieth Century History

This week, CSIS launched two edited volumes: A Global History of the Twentieth Century: Legacies and Lessons from Six National Perspectives, which examines Japan’s experience in war and peace in the context of a global history of the twentieth century from six national perspectives (US, Japan, India, China, Germany, and Turkey); and, Postwar Japan: Growth, Security, and Uncertainty since 1945, which focuses specifically on Japan’s own post-war recovery and rise to uncertain leadership in Asia and the world.

Clockwise from top: Michael Green, CSIS; Diana Kim, Georgetown University; Willian Inboden, UT Austin; Daqing Yang, The George Washington University

At the event, a panel of leading historians and Asia scholars discussed Japan’s twentieth century history and historical memory in a global context.

The Imperatives of Airpower: Challenges for the Next Fight

The Military Strategy Forum is a series where senior military and civilian leaders from across the Department of Defense lead discussions at CSIS. General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, joined the forum this week to share his unique insights and vision on the direction of U.S. national security and defense policy.

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