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The History of U.S. Isolationism, With Charles A. Kupchan

The History of U.S. Isolationism, With Charles A. Kupchan

October 27, 2020

Charles A. Kupchan, CFR senior fellow and professor of international affairs at Georgetown University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the long history of American efforts to avoid foreign entanglements. Kupchan’s newest book, Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World, hit bookstore shelves earlier this month.

War, Culture, and Society, With Margaret MacMillan

War, Culture, and Society, With Margaret MacMillan

October 20, 2020

Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at the University of Toronto, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how war has shaped culture and society throughout history. MacMillan’s new book, War: How Conflict Shaped Us, hit bookstore shelves earlier this month.

Preparing for the Next Pandemic, With Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Preparing for the Next Pandemic, With Sylvia Mathews Burwell

October 13, 2020

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of American University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world can prepare for future public health emergencies. Burwell recently co-chaired the CFR Independent Task Force report “Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19.”

Energy, Geopolitics, and the Global Map, With Daniel Yergin

Energy, Geopolitics, and the Global Map, With Daniel Yergin

October 6, 2020

Daniel Yergin, a leading authority on energy, international politics, and economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the changing face of global power dynamics. Yergin’s most recent book, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, recently hit bookstore shelves.