The Week at CSIS: The Speeches, Discussions, and Events from May 1 — May 5
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.
The CSIS Japan Chair and the Japan Center for Economic Research co-hosted “Japan’s Strategy for the Trump Administration,” a panel discussion with three Japanese political leaders who discussed Japan’s national security strategy and share thoughts about engaging the Trump administration on defense and foreign affairs.
The sharpest conflicts in Europe today exist in the uncertain space between a resurgent Russia and Western-oriented states along Russia’s borders. They include the “frozen conflicts” in Moldova’s breakaway Transdniester region, Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, not to mention the ongoing warfare in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. How is Russia’s involvement in these conflicts affecting the surrounding society and politics, and how do residents of these places see their identity and their future? The 2016–2017 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows shared individual perspectives on their countries, these conflicts, and the challenges facing journalism in the region.
The Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship is an initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and is generously supported by the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel Foundation VIZE97. Inspired by the late Czech leader’s belief in the transformational power of free speech and building on RFE/RL’s legacy of promoting more open societies through journalism, the Fellowship supports aspiring, independent journalists from countries within RFE/RL’s broadcast region.
In a time of declining foreign assistance budgets, instead of retreating, how can international development stakeholders think more boldly, ambitiously, and practically — all at the same time? How can the U.S. build partnerships that leverage available funds for maximum efficiency and social impact? How can bilateral donors play a catalytic role for partnerships in which they are not the primary funder? These two discussions brought together panelists with perspectives on these questions from the donor, military, private, and civil sectors.
CSIS and the United States Naval Institute (USNI) for a Maritime Security hosted a discussion on Congress’ perspective on the future of the U.S. seapower with Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA), Chairmain, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), Ranking Member, Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.
The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and USNI, two of the nation’s most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design.
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program launched a new speaker series, Energy in America. This series will feature congressional and state-level perspectives on the energy issues that matter most in various regions across the country. Additionally, Energy in America will aim to highlight the social and economic impacts of energy and the challenges facing policymakers as they attempt to harness U.S. energy resources to create and foster economic opportunities.
The series was launched with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA). As Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senators Murkowski and Cantwell provided a view from their states and of U.S. energy policy.
5.3: On America’s Arctic Frontline: A Conversation with Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
CSIS hosted a conversation with Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on the Coast Guard’s activities and engagement in the Arctic. Admiral Zukunft discussed the work of the Arctic Coast Guard Forum, the status of U.S. icebreaker procurement, implementation of the Coast Guard’s Arctic strategy, and the service’s overall readiness to meet the challenges of an emerging new ocean.
In recent years, Japan has made strides to improve its cybersecurity for government and for critical infrastructure. It has also sought bilateral cooperation with the U.S. and other like-minded nations to operationalize its cybersecurity priorities, such as a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to improve the sharing of cyber threat indicators between governments. At this event, experts discussed U.S.-Japan bilateral cooperation on cybersecurity and offer recommendations on how Japan can improve its cyber readiness ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
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