December 24, 2015

Top 5 Must-See Videos of 2015

We hosted many fascinating speakers and events in 2015, so picking five of our favorites was hard. So instead of calling them 'favorites,' here are the top five programs you must see, or watch again!

1. Syria and the Global Refugee Crisis

December 8, 2015

More than 500 people packed the room to hear an expert panel discuss solutions to the war and refugee crisis in Syria.



2. The Global Food Price Paradox with Former USAID Administrator

November 10, 2015

Council senior advisor and former head of USAID Rajiv Shah talks about the role of innovation in combating global hunger and malnutrition. 



3. DC Release: Public Opinion, Foreign Policy, and the Road to 2016

September 16, 2015

Council President Ivo Daalder, senior fellow Dina Smeltz, POLITICO editor Susan B. Glasser, and POLITICO senior foreign correspondent Michael Crowley discuss the dramatic partisan divide over US foreign policy highlighted in the 2015 Chicago Council Survey. 



4. Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

April 23, 2015

Journalist Mona Eltahawy explains why real changes in the Middle East will not succeed without revolutions of social, sexual, and cultural thought.



5. David Brooks on the Road to Character

May 6, 2015

New York Times columnist David Brooks examines the global sources of depth and character and how can we lead more substantive inner lives.



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| By Laurence Ralph, Thomas Abt, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Police Reform Lessons from Around the World

Princeton University’s Laurence Ralph and the Council on Criminal Justice’s Thomas Abt join Deep Dish to explain why police brutality is not a uniquely American phenomenon and argue the strongest examples of successful police reform come from outside the United States.

| By Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Thailand’s Youth Demand Democratic Reforms

Political scientist Pavin Chachavalpongpun joins Deep Dish to explain how social media makes these Thailand's pro-democracy protests different than past movements and why the United States should see Thailand as a foreign policy priority when negotiating a rising China.

| By Maha Yahya, Emile Hokayem, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Can Lebanon Overcome Corruption and Crisis?

Carnegie Middle East Center Director Maha Yahya and the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Emile Hokayem join Deep Dish to examine the ongoing protest movement in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s role in the crisis, and how a system built on sectarian politics could be rebuilt.

| By Laura Rosenberger, Jacob Helberg, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Making Cyberspace Safe for Democracy

The Alliance for Security Democracy’s Laura Rosenberger and Stanford University’s Jacob Helberg join Deep Dish to discuss digital interference, misinformation, and data privacy within the lens of geopolitics. 

| By Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Scott Sagan, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Nuclear Threats 75 Years After Hiroshima

Seventy-five years after Hiroshima, former deputy secretary of energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Stanford University’s Scott Sagan join Deep Dish to examine the threat of nuclear weapons today.

| By Mira Rapp-Hooper, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Why Allies are Key for US Security Today

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Mira Rapp-Hooper joins Deep Dish to explain why the alliance system is still essential for America’s global leadership – but must be remade to meet the challenges of the 21st century. 

| By Adam Segal, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Who’s Winning the US-China Tech War?

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Adam Segal joins Deep Dish to explain the battles between China and the US over products like Huawei and TikTok, their role in US foreign policy, and why US allies are choosing sides. 

| By Judd Devermont, Neil Munshi, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Mali’s Instability Threatens the Sahel

This week on Deep Dish, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Judd Devermont and the Financial Times’ Neil Munshi explain why Mali’s instability is a threat to Africa’s Sahel region — soon to be the West’s largest conflict zone.