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TAI Conversations
How to Fix Globalization—for Detroit, Not Davos

The former Treasury Secretary speaks with Irwin Stelzer and Jeffrey Gedmin on China, “decoupling,” reforming capitalism, and the shape of a post-pandemic fiscal policy.

TAI Virtual Conversation
Paul Stebbins on Finding Common Ground

On May 19, 2020 Paul Stebbins joined The American Interest for a virtual discussion moderated by Craig Kennedy.

TAI Virtual Conversation
Anne Midgette on Musical Criticism

On May 18, 2020, Anne Midgette, formerly the music critic at The Washington Post, joined The American Interest for a Zoom discussion about her book, challenges women face in classical music, and her career as a critic.

TAI Virtual Conversation
Ashley J. Tellis on COVID-19 and American Hegemony

On May 15, 2020 Ashley J. Tellis joined The American Interest to discuss his recent article for the National Bureau of Asian Research—”COVID-19 Knocks on American Hegemony.”

TAI Virtual Conversation
Abram Shulsky and Shadi Hamid on the Quest for Meaning in Politics

Liberalism seems to have spawned a set of totalizing counter-ideologies due to its very own fragmentary nature. On May 14, 2020, Abram Shulsky of the Hudson Institute and Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution joined TAI to talk about modernity, religion, and the quest for meaning.

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TAI Virtual Conversation
Francis Fukuyama on Political Decay in Democratic Societies

On Wednesday, May 13, TAI hosted a Zoom discussion with Francis Fukuyama about how the coronavirus might impact our politics. Due to a technical error, we were unable to stream the conversation live; the following is a transcript of the conversation as it occurred.

TAI Virtual Conversation
Hal Brands Makes the Case Against Spheres of Influence

On May 11, 2020 Hal Brands joined The American Interest for a discussion moderated by executive editor Damir Marusic.

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TAI Conversations
Is Xi Jinping Weaker Than We Think?

The author of China’s Crony Capitalism discusses the Chinese response to COVID-19, why the Communist Party reads Alexis de Tocqueville, and why the Chinese regime is both brittle and aggressive at the same time.

TAI Virtual Conversation
Jonathan Rauch on Challenges to U.S. Institutions

On May 4, 2020 Jonathan Rauch joined The American Interest for a virtual discussion on U.S. politics & institutions.

TAI Conversations
Robert Shafer: “The Greatest Music Is a Mystery”

The Grammy-winning conductor, composer, and artistic director of the City Choir of Washington looks back on a lifetime in music—from studying under Nadia Boulanger to his newest composition inspired by COVID-19.

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