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Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(979) 845-6510
bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu

Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

Watch and Listen to Past Events

The Scowcroft Institute has recorded several of its past events and conferences and will be continuing to record more of its events in the future. Please check this site regularly to watch and listen to Scowcroft Institute events.


2018

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Xi’s China: What’s Next?
Three renowned China experts will discuss Chinese affairs under President Xi Jinping and their impact on the world stage for “Xi’s China: What’s Next?” at Texas A&M University.
Watch the talk Xi’s China: What’s Next?


a woman in front of a flag standing looking at the camera

Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

Watch the talk with Representative Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman


image of the event poster, which has an isreali flag on it and says The Middle East in Flames: An Israeli Perspective

The Middle East in Flames: An Israeli Perspective

Watch The Middle East in Flames: An Israeli Perspective


Denis Mercier's photo on a blue poster with the title A Conversation about NATO: Adaptation, Challenges, and Opportunities

A Conversation about NATO: Adaptation, Challenges, and Opportunities
General Denis Mercier was confirmed by the North Atlantic Council as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation on 23 March 2015.
Watch A Conversation about NATO: Adaptation, Challenges, and Opportunities


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Evolution, Sex, and War
Drs. Valerie Hudson, Khandis Blake, and Rose McDermott will give a presentation on the key problem facing men—finding trustworthy male allies to ensure their own physical security—and how that quest so profoundly harms women, in addition to making the entire society fragile, predatory, and violent.
Watch Evolution, Sex, and War


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How Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea Affect U.S. National Security
Greg Scarlatoiu is the Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) in Washington, DC. He has coordinated 18 HRNK publications addressing North Korea’s human rights situation and the operation of its regime. He will deliver a talk on how the crimes against the North Korean people affect National Security in the United States.
Watch How Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea Affect U.S. National Security


Joseph Fair event poster

War without an Army: Responding to Infectious Disease Catastrophes in a Globalized World
Dr. Joseph Fair is a modern-day international disease detective that travels the world in search of plagues before they become global disasters. Fair has authored or co-authored more than 45 peer reviewed articles on virology, public health, emergency response and virus hunting in disease "hotspots" around the world and works as an international outbreak responder has been highlighted by 60 Minutes, the cover of the Washington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera, NPR, Vice News, NBC News, and other media outlets.
Watch War without an Army


Wendy Pearlman

We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria
Professor Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University will give a public lecture based on her acclaimed new book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, called “essential reading” by the New York Times. Based on hundreds of interviews across the Middle East and Europe, this collection of intimate testimonials and poetic fragments offers insight into the human dimension of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee crisis.
Watch We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria


Dr. Victor Cha event poster

Is the American Alliance System in Asia Becoming Obsolete?
While the American alliance system in Asia has been fundamental to the region's security and prosperity for seven decades, today it encounters challenges from the growth of China-based regional organizations. How was the American alliance system originally established in Asia, and is it currently under threat? How are competing security designs being influenced by the United States and China? In Powerplay, Dr. Victor Cha draws from theories about alliances, unipolarity, and regime complexity to examine the evolution of the U.S. alliance system and the reasons for its continued importance in Asia and the world.”
Watch Is the American Alliance System in Asia Becoming Obsolete?


2017

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NAFTA 2.017: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Ways Forward, with Ambassador Carla Hills
November 15, 2017
Ambassador Carla Hills, the trade negotiator under George H.W. Bush who negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflects on the agreement and the importance of trade for the US Economy.
Watch NAFTA 2.017

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Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Innovation Forum
October 17, 2017
The Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Innovation Forum is a public event sponsored by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Watch the Pandemic Forum

The Future of Iraq event poster

The Future of Iraq: Stability, US Role, and the Defeat of ISIS
September 5, 2017
A panel discussion examines the future of Iraq and American policy toward Iraq, centered around the recently issued Atlantic Council Task Force report on Iraq.
Watch The Future of Iraq


2016

Scowcroft Legacy Conference

Stephen Hadley

Former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley
April 26, 2016

Stephen J. Hadley Part 1
Stephen J. Hadley Part 2
Stephen J. Hadley Part 3

Andrew Natsios

Closing Remarks
April 26, 2016

View the Closing Remarks


Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez
March 8, 2016
On March 8, 2016, Dr. Peter Hotez gave a talk on the future of medicine and technology in the face of new and developing diseases. He looks at recent pandemics and outbreaks and discusses how vaccine diplomacy can change the world.
View the Dr. Peter Hotez talk


Ambassador Hank Cohen

Ambassador Hank Cohen
February 16, 2016
On February 16, 2016, Ambassador Hank Cohen gave a talk on what has helped and what has hindered economic development and democracy in Africa since the end of colonization. Inspired by his book "The Mind of an African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures."
View the Ambassador Hank Cohen talk


2015

Dr. Paul Gregory

Dr. Paul Gregory, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Economics at the University of Houston
April 16, 2015
Dr. Paul Gregory, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, gave a talk on "The Russian Economy: Do Sanctions and Low Oil Prices Constrain Putin's Foreign Policy?"
View the Dr. Paul Gregory talk


George Weigel

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
February 26, 2015
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, gave a Scowcroft Institute International Affairs Seminar on "St. John Paul II: Lessons for Statesmen.”
View the George Weigel talk


Jano Rosebiani

Jano Rosebiani
January 26, 2015
Question and answer session with award-winning filmmaker, Jano Rosebiani, after the screening of his film, “Chaplin of the Mountains.”
View the Jano Rosebiani talk


2014

Harley Balzer

Harley Balzer
November 18, 2014
Harley Balzer spoke to the Bush School on “Civil Society, Public Opinion, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.”
View the Harley Balzer talk


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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Secretary James Baker, and General Brent Scowcroft at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe.
View the Fall of the Berlin Wall talk

Elmar Brok

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Open Plenary Talk
November 10, 2014
A talk from Elmar Brok, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
View the Open Plenary talk

European Practitioner Panel

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: European Practitioner Panel
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Elmar Brok, Dr. Sebastian Huluban, and Dr. Horst Teltschik, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
View the European Practitioner Panel talk

Scholar Panel

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Scholar Panel
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Dr. Frederic Bozo, Dr. Christopher Layne, Dr. Joshua Shifrinson, Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton, and Dr. James Graham Wilson, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
View the Scholar Panel talk

US Practitioner Panel

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: US Practitioner Panel
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Ambassador Robert Hutchings, Ambassador Larry Napper, and Dr. Heather Wilson at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
View the US Practitioner Panel talk

Schuman Medal Presentation

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Schuman Medal Presentation
November 10, 2014
The Schuman Medal presentation to President George H.W. Bush, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
View the Schuman Medal Presentation


Russia’s Perspective Panel

Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Russia’s Perspective Panel
November 3, 2014
A discussion with Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, David Satter, and Dr. Roger Reese at the Scowcroft Institute’s conference, “Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Tsarist Dinosaur, Failed State, or 21st Century Predator?,” on November 3, 2014.
View the Russia’s Perspective Panel

Europe’s Perspective Panel

Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Europe’s Perspective Panel
November 3, 2014
A discussion with Amb. Temuri Yakobashvili, Dr. James Corum, and Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton at the Scowcroft Institute’s conference, “Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Tsarist Dinosaur, Failed State, or 21st Century Predator?,” on November 3, 2014.
View the Europe’s Perspective Panel


Jasen Castillo

Jasen Castillo, Bush School Associate Professor
October 30, 2014
Jasen Castillo, Bush School Associate Professor, spoke about his new book, “Endurance and War.”
View the Jasen Castillo talk


Seamus Kraft

Seamus Kraft, Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board, OpenGov
October 23, 2014
Seamus Kraft gave a talk on “Governing in the Social Age: Social Media, Software, and Strategies for Success.”
View the Seamus Kraft talk


The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim

The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, Founder and Guiding Zen Master of Jungto Society and Buddhist monk and humanitarian activist
October 21, 2014
The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim gave a talk on “Understanding North Korea from a Buddhist Perspective.”
View the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim talk


Todd Moss

Todd Moss, COO for the Center for Global Development
October 1, 2014
Todd Moss, COO for the Center for Global Development, gave a talk entitled “Africa on the Rise.”
View the Todd Moss talk


Bruce Hoffman

Bruce Hoffman, Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
November 5, 2014
Bruce Hoffman gave a talk entitled “Winter is Coming: ISIS, Al Qaeda, and America’s continuing wars on terrorism.”
View the Bruce Hoffman talk


Scowcroft Institute Army War College Fellows Introduction
September 9, 2014
The Scowcroft Institute introduced the Bush School's Army War College Fellows to students, faculty, and staff.


2013


“Religion in American War to Diplomacy: A History” by COL Andrew Preston
April 10, 2013
Dr. Preston examines how religion has impacted the foreign policy decisions of United States leaders throughout history.

"America’s Critical International Challenges” by R. Nicholas Burns
April 1, 2013
Dr. Burns talks about the current challenges in foreign policy faced by the United States.

“Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War” by Jeffrey Engel
April 1, 2013
Engel presents his book, "Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War," a reevaluation of the Gulf War's origins, the war itself, and its regional and long-term impact on international relations.

Catherine Bertini, Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and Former Director of the World Food Program (WFP)
"Changing the Status Quo: Four Bush Administration Initiatives That Improved Nutritional Support in the US and Abroad"
Watch Catherine Bertini

Steven Pifer, Director, Arms Control Initiative, Brookings Institute
"The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms"
Watch Steven Pifer

Mathew Burrows, Counselor for the National Intelligence Council
"Five Forces Reshaping Our World"
Watch Mathew Burrowsw

Josef Joffe, Editor, Die Zeit
"World War I: A Past That Will Not Go Away"
Watch Josef Joffe


2012


“The Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom” by Alan Dobson
September 14, 2012
A case by case evaluation of the special political and economic relationship between the United States and United Kingdom in recent history, and what factors have driven this relationship.


Contact

(979) 845-6510
bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu

Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(979) 845-6510
bushschoolscowcroft@tamu.edu

Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


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