Manhattan Salons

Manhattan Salons

FPRI sponsors a series of exclusive monthly salons with leading thinkers at the homes of friends in Manhattan. Begun in 2011, this intellectually engaging initiative, draws academics and business leaders together for intimate discussions on pressing issues of the day.  This initiative is one we hope to soon replicate in other cities as well.

See Below for a listing of Past Events:


September: Michael Horowitz and Dominic Tierney on Is  There an Obama Doctrine?
October: Lawrence Husick and Tom Martin on A Layman’s Guide to CyberWar
December: Vanessa Neumann and Mary O’Grady (WSJ) on Latin America’s New Strategic Landscape


January: David Satter and Stephen Kotkin on Russia’s Looming Crisis
February: Aaron Friedberg and Jacques deLisle on Coping with a Rising China
March: Michael Doran on Making Sense of the Middle East
April: Barak Mendelsohn and Clint Watts on Al Qaeda: How Great a Threat?
May: Jakub Grygiel and Ronald Granieri on Who Killed Europe?
September: Robert Kaplan on his new book The Revenge of Geography
October: Samuel Helfont and Edward Turzanski on The Arab Spring and US Foreign Policy
December: Paul Bracken on hs new book The Second Nuclear Age


February: Andrew Garfield on Afghanistan: Where Do We Go from Here?
March: Vanessa Neumann on Venezuela After Chavez
April: Jeremy Black on Crisis in the West: European and American Woes
September: Michael Doran on Can Obama Pivot from the Middle East?
October: Jeremy Black on Dealing with Decline: The Experience of the United States and Great Britain in the Middle East
October: Amos Guiora on Drone Warfare in Legal and Strategic


February: Michael A. Reynolds on The Geopolitics of Sochi


For more information about these events, please contact Eli Gilman at 215-732-3774 x 103 or at