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FPRI’s Spring 2016 calendar at a Glance

FPRI's Spring 2016 Calendar

The 2016 Champagne Brunch for Partners

Sunday, April 17: What To Do About ISIS

Discussion moderated by WHYY’s Marty Moss-Coane, with guests Trudy Rubin, the renowned columnist of the Philadelphia Inquirer,  and Clint Watts, FPRI’s own “online jihadi hunter” and Robert A. Fox Fellow

At the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia from 12:00 to 2:30 pm.
Exclusively for Partners of FPRI at the Bronze Level or Above

Stanley and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation Lecture Series

Hosted and Cosponsored by the National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia
5:30 registration, 5:45 program (free for Members at the $100 level)
(Reception or Dinner immediately following exclusively for Bronze Partners of FPRI)

Tuesday, February 16: Competing with China over the Long Haul
Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, President and CEO, Long Term Strategy Group,
and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Wednesday, March 16: The Geopolitics of the American Civil War
(Part of the One Book/One Philadelphia Series of On Cold Mountain)
Walter McDougall, Chair, FPRI Center for the Study of America and the West,
and Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, UPenn
Gregory J.W. Urwin, Professor of Military History, Temple University
Moderated by Ron Granieri, Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West

Wed., April 27: An Exploration of the “Anthropocene”: The Impact of Humans on Planet Earth
John R. McNeill, University Professor, Georgetown University

Tuesday, June 7: The Two-State Solution: Dream or Delusion?
Shai Feldman, Judy and Sidney Swartz Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

Main Line Breakfast Briefings

Chaired by James H. Gately and Eileen Rosenau
Held at Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, PA
7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8:00 program, 9:00 adjournment
Free for Members (and spouses) at the $500 level; or $50 per session per person

Wednesday, February 24: Where is Venezuela Headed?
Vanessa Neumann, President and CEO, Asymmetrica, and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Wednesday, March 9: The Middle East and the Geopolitics of Oil
Frank Gunter, Professor of Economics, Lehigh University, and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Wednesday, April 20: The Rebalance within Asia: The Challenges Ahead for Japan in a New Regional Order
Shihoko Goto, Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Wednesday, May 18: Thinking Out Loud About the Future of Identity in the Middle East
Joseph Braude, Senior Fellow, FPRI

Princeton Committee of FPRI

Directed by John R. Haines
Held at Present Day Club, Princeton
Free for Members at the $250 level
6:00 reception, 6:30 program

Thursday, February 18: The Story of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Beyond
Barak Mendelsohn, Senior Fellow, FPRI and Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College

Thursday, March 24: Understanding Putin in the Shadow of Soviet and Russian History
Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University

Thursday, April 14: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Road to Pearl Harbor
John H. Maurer, The Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy, US Naval War College, and Senior Fellow, FPRI

Geopolitics with Granieri

Tuesday, January 12:
Sean Yom, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Temple University, and Senior Fellow, FPRI
On his new book From Resilience to Revolution:
How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

11:30 to 12:30 at FPRI
Attendance in person is free for Members (and spouses) at the $100 level
Attendance via the web is free for Members at the $50 level
Luncheon immediately following for Members of FPRI (and spouses) at the $500 level

Sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management
New venue and format beginning February
11:30 to 12:30, at BNY Mellon (Open exclusively to members of FPRI)
Attendance in person is free for Members (and spouses) at the $100 level
Attendance via the web is free for Members at the $50 level
Private Reception beginning at 11:00 a.m. for Members of FPRI (and Spouses) at the $500 Level

Save these dates: February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 14 (all Tuesdays).
Guests and topics are chosen close to the date of the event.

FPRI BookTalks

Wednesday, January 20: The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences
Barak Mendelsohn, Senior Fellow, FPRI
and Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public but reservations are required
Lunch Immediately Following exclusively for Members of FPRI (and spouses) at the $1,000 Level
FPRI Library

 

Wednesday, February 10: In Europe’s Shadow:
Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond
Robert Kaplan, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security and Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

5:30 p.m. Registration; 5:45 p.m. Lecture
Free and Open to the Public but reservations are required
Books will be on sale at the Event
Dinner immediately following exclusively for FPRI Partners at the $5,000 Level
(complimentary signed copies of the book to each couple at the dinner)
Venue: Independence Visitors Center

FPRI in NYC

Hosted and Cosponsored by the NY Historical Society
9:00 registration and continental breakfast; 9:30 Lecture; 10:30 Q&A; 11:00 Adjournment
New York Historical Society
For tickets and registration information, call NYHS at 212-873-3400.

Saturday, March 19: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and the Origins of the Grand Alliance
John H. Maurer, The Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy, US Naval War College,
and Senior Fellow, FPRI

Saturday, April 2: Eisenhower and the Cold War
Jeremy Black, Senior Fellow, FPRI and Professor of History, Exeter University (UK)

Saturday, May 21: Is it True that When Robots Die, Nobody Cries? The Lessons of Military History
Applied to the Age of Drones and Cyber War
Paul J. Springer, Senior Fellow, FPRI
and Professor of Comparative Military History, Air Command and Staff College

(FPRI sponsors monthly Salons hosted by NYC Friends of FPRI in their homes. Attendance is by invitation only.)
 

MORE!

Our annual military history institute for teachers will be held April 9-10 at the First Division Museum in Wheaton, IL on America’s Entry into WWI, just in time to get teachers up to speed for the centennial in 2017. 

Also, Jeremy Black is coming to Philadelphia on March 31. Sponsor Forums to be announced, as well as programming in Washington, DC.