The NY Cal: A Roundup of Foreign Policy-Related Events for March 2016

Your curated list of foreign policy-related events in March.

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3/7 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm:Ronald Reagan and the 2016 Presidential Election,” Columbia University. Free with registration.

Jacob Weisberg, Chairman of The Slate Group, will discuss his newest book, a biography of President Ronald Reagan, and the 2016 Presidential campaign. Drawing from his experiences as Editor of Slate and contributing writer to numerous publications, including The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and the Financial Times.


3/8 from 6:30pm to 8:15pm:Live and On Air: Getting More Women in Foreign Policy on Television,” New America. Free with registration.

On International Women's Day, New America, Foreign Policy Interrupted, and Media Matters for America release the new findings on women's representation in foreign policy commentary on television and for a conversation on how we can push the cause of equity farther.


3/10 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm:Globalization and the Acute Challenges Ahead,” Foreign Policy Association. $25 for nonmembers, $5 for students. 

Yale School of Management Dean Emeritus Jeffrey E. Garten, Bloomberg GO Anchor David Westin, Foreign Policy Editor David Rothkopf, and Assistant Managing Editor for TIME Rana Foroohar discuss “Globalization and the Acute Challenges Ahead.” The event marks the release of Garten’s new book, From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives.


3/14 at 7:00pm: “The End of Karma with Author Somini Sengupta,” BookCourt. Free.

The End of Karma is an exploration of a new India through the lens of young people from different worlds: a woman who becomes a Maoist rebel; a brother charged for the murder of his sister, who had married the “wrong” man; a woman who opposes her family and hopes to become a police officer. Driven by aspiration―and thwarted at every step by state and society―they are making new demands on India’s democracy for equality of opportunity, dignity for girls, and civil liberties.


3/21 at 6:30pm: “Staged Reading of The Ridiculous Darkness,” Goethe Institut/The Graduate Center, CUNY. Free.

A live reading of the play by emerging playwright Wolfram Lotz. Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, and current events ranging from piracy in Somalia to the war in Afghanistan come together in Lotz’s The Ridiculous Darkness. Mining the absurdities of our postcolonial world, Lotz sheds light on western society’s inability to comprehend the realities of distant war zones and global trade. Following the reading the playwright Lotz talks about his work and the German theatre scene.


3/22 from 6:15pm to 8:00pm: “Seizing Tomorrow's Global Market Opportunities,” Columbia University’s Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy. Free with registration.

Samuel J. Palmisano, co-founder of the Center for Global Enterprise and former CEO of IBM, discusses the opportunities and challenges for global businesses with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman.


3/23 at 7:00pm: “What is America’s Role in the World?,” Strand Books. $12.

Michèle Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2009 to 2012 and advisor to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Bret Stephens, foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, dive into the 250 year-old debate about how America should influence the lives and politics of people around the globe—a substantive preview of the discussion to come in the general election this fall.


3/28 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm: “The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World,” Japan Society. $15 for nonmembers, $10 for students.

Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, calls the current leaderless state of the world a geopolitical creative destruction. Based on his two recent publications, The Age of Geo-Economics and Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World, Dr. Bremmer will discuss what "G-Zero" means to the U.S., Japan and Asia broadly, why the U.S.'s foreign policy is in decline, how Japanese and American business and political leaders should prepare themselves to cope with emerging challenges in this environment, and what kind of path the U.S. may choose as the world's only superpower.


3/30 at 7:00pm: “A Competitive and Sustainable Economy,” Institute Cervantes. Free with registration.

Juan Verde, International Co-Chair for the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama and his advisor in matters of international economy, sustainability and the Hispanic community, discusses how the regions, companies and institutions at the forefront of the sustainability and innovation race will also be the leaders in economic competitiveness of the twenty-first century.


3/31 from 10:00am to 6:00pm: “Learning from the West African Ebola Epidemic: The Role of Governance in Preventing Epidemics,” Carnegie Council. Free with registration.

This conference will explore the hypothesis that building public trust in effective organizations is essential for fighting health crises such as Ebola. The discussions will be grounded in the Global Health Security Agenda that seeks to accelerate progress towards a world safe from infectious disease. Specifically, the Global Health Security Agenda seeks to prevent avoidable epidemics, detect threats early, and respond rapidly and effectively.

If you have a suggestion for future events, email juan.machado@ypfp.org

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