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State of the World 2021

This is a past event.

Friday, February 5 at 9:00am to 3:15pm

Virtual Event

The world is at a crossroads as the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the global economy have come together with increasing polarization and highly charged elections. At the same time, the unrelenting desire of people around the globe to live in freedom offers hope for democracy and human rights.

Sponsored by the Dorothea Green Lecture Series in collaboration with the McCain Institute

 

Full Schedule + Panelists

 

Monday, February 1, 2021

9:30 A.M. — 9:45 AM | Welcome
9:45 AM — 10:45 AM | The Pandemic
11:00 AM — 12:15 PM | Struggle for Democracy
12:30 PM — 1:45 PM | Challenges at Home: Polarization and Forces Pulling us Apart
2:00 PM — 2:45 PM | Conversation with Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
3:00 PM — 3:30 PM | Conversation with Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) 


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

9:00 AM — 9:45 AM | Authors and Insights: The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James Baker
10:00 AM — 11:15 AM | U.S. Leadership and Alliances: Past, Present and Future
11:45 AM — 1:00 PM | The Biden Administration’s Foreign Policy: What to Expect
1:30 PM — 2:45 PM | Great Power Competition
3:00 PM — 3:30 PM | Conversation with Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) 
4:00 PM — 4:30 PM | Conversation with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

9:00 AM — 10:15 AM | Global Implications of Illegal Fishing
10:30 AM — 12:00 PM | China, Hong Kong and Democracy – The Way Forward
12:30 PM — 1:45 PM | Social Media and Disinformation
2:00 PM — 3:15 PM | Restoring Transatlantic Relations
3:30 PM — 4:00 PM | Conversation with Steve Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State


Thursday, February 4, 2021

9:00 AM — 10:00 AM | Global Economic Crisis
10:15 AM — 11:45 AM | Changes Afoot in Eurasia?
12:15 PM — 1:30 PM | Challenges in the Middle East
2:00 PM — 2:45 PM | Conversations on North Korea
2:45 PM — 3:30 PM | Conversation with Julie Bishop, former Australian Foreign Minister
3:30 PM — 4:00 PM | Conversation with Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)


Friday, February 5, 2021

9:00 AM — 10:15 AM | Fighting Corruption and Kleptocracy
10:45 AM — 11:45 AM | Changes in Africa
12:30 PM — 2:00 PM | THE AMERICAS – CONVERSATION with Jose Miguel Insulza, former OAS Secretary General 
2:15 PM — 3:15 PM | Climate Change: Back to Paris – Now What?
3:15 PM | Closing

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Registration Link: go.fiu.edu/sotw2021

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