The Past and Future of U.S.-Ukraine Relations

Steven Pifer is a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, where his work and writing have centered on nuclear arms control, Ukraine, and Russia. He is the author of The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times (Brookings Institution Press, 2017). A retired Foreign Service officer, his more than 25 years with the State Department focused on U.S. relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe, as well as arms control and security issues.

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Effective Development in National Security-Policy Making: A Practitioner in Residence Talk with Barbara Smith

Drawing on her own experience working in Washington and abroad – from country contexts to thematic areas – Barbara Smith will discuss what steps have been taken and what more might be done to further integrate development into the policy making process.

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Cosmopolitan immigration attitudes in Europe’s large cities: Adaptation or selection?

Europe is geographically divided on the issue of immigration. Large cities are the home of Cosmopolitan Europe, where immigration is viewed as a positive contribution to society. Outside the large cities – and especially in the countryside – is Nationalist Europe, where immigration is a threat to the social order.

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Germany’s New Administration: Key Tasks and Problems

Please join us for a talk by Dr. Patrick Keller analyzing the recent German election. On Sep 24, Germans elected a new federal parliament. The talk will offer first insights into the political dynamics of the new administration, with particular view to the current challenges in domestic politics, transatlantic affairs and the future of the EU.

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CCUSC Jackson/Ho Forum – Dr Susan Shirk – The Failure of Political Institutionalization of China

REGISTER BY OCT 6TH- Dr. Susan Shirk is the Chair of the 21st Century China Center and Research Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California – San Diego. She is director emeritus of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). Susan Shirk first visited China in 1971 and has been teaching, researching and engaging China diplomatically ever since.

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Presidential Power in Foreign Policy (Members Only)

Denver Circuit Judge Carlos F. Lucero was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by President Clinton June 30, 1995. He was born November 23, 1940, in Antonito, Colorado. Judge Lucero received a B.A. degree from Adams State College, where he was the editor of The South Coloradan, and a J.D. degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1964.

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CCUSC Jackson/Ho Forum – “China-US Relationship in the New Era”

Chinese Consul General Hong Lei, Moderated By Professor Suisheng Zhao. Mr. HONG Lei is the 10th Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago and covers nine states in the Midwest of U.S., namely Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

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New Perspectives on North Korea: Building the Socialist Future in the Cold War Era

This colloquium will feature academic talks by two scholars on North Korea, illuminating new perspectives on North Korean gender relations and youth literature. Suzy Kim (Rutgers University) and Dafna Zur (Stanford University) are two of the very few humanities scholars in the U.S. whose research focuses on North Korea. The event will provide CU Asian Studies community a rare opportunity to have an in-depth look into North Korean society that is underrepresented in the news hype generated by the political and military tensions.

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North Korea

Kongdan Oh is a Senior Asia Specialist at the Institute for Defense Analyses. She is also a member of: the Council on Foreign Relations and its Korea Task Force, the Korea Working Group of the United States Institute of Peace, the Board of Directors of the United States Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, and the co-founder and former co-director of The Korea Club of Washington, D.C. Oh was previously a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and is a specialist in East Asian affairs, focused on North and South Korea and Japan. Her research projects include regional security, inter-regional politics, and U.S. security and foreign policy on Asia.

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A New Era with Mexico

Ambassador Miguel Basáñez earned a bachelor’s degree in law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1969 and followed that in 1974 with an M.A. in public administration from Britain’s University of Warwick. Basáñez then earned a Ph.D. in political sociology from the London School of Economics in 1980. By the mid-1980s, Basáñez was attorney general of the state of Mexico, which surrounds Mexico City. Beginning in 1986, he was private secretary to Secretary of Energy Alfredo del Mazo.

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