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Constanze Stelzenmüller and Samuel Denney on Germany’s Post-War Constitution

On April 30, 2020 Constanze Stelzenmüller and Samuel Denney joined TAI to address how COVID-19 stresses Germany’s post-war constitution.

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Stargazing with a Georgetown Jesuit

A Jesuit priest and historian of medieval Germany talks about astronomy, nature, music, service—and faith.

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Robert B. Zoellick: “We Tried Autarky in the 1930s. It Didn’t Work Very Well”

The former President of the World Bank argues that advocates of “decoupling” with China are missing the larger challenge—and that today’s crisis calls for adaptation, not a retreat to autarky.

TAI Virtual Conversation
Philip Zelikow on Public Policy Competence

On April 9, Philip Zelikow joined TAI for a discussion on restoring competence to government and public policy.

TAI Virtual Conversation
Anna Sauerbrey on Germany’s Pandemic Response

On April 7, 2020, TAI welcomed Anna Sauerbrey, an editor and writer at Der Tagesspiegel, on the pandemic and politics in Germany.

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Safeguarding the Constitution—and Election—During COVID-19

William A. Galston speaks with Jeffrey Gedmin and Charles Davidson to explain how the pandemic raises thorny questions about constitutional authorities and the rule of law—and why it’s essential that this year’s elections not be postponed.

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A Short-Term Fix for the Ventilator Shortage

An anesthesiologist’s take on the looming crisis in America’s hospitals.

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“I’m Not Interested in Telling War Just from One Perspective”

The acclaimed author of The Shadow King speaks with TAI about writing historical fiction, the legacy of war in her native Ethiopia, and Western perceptions of African literature.

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“Totalitarianism as a Mindset Can Be Anywhere”

The authors of “The End of History” and “Reading Lolita in Tehran” discuss coronavirus, Iran, James Baldwin, campus culture, and why imagination and literature are essential to combatting authoritarianism.

Georgia O’Keefe, “Sky Above Clouds IV”
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Five Questions to Seven Women Who Inspire Us

They have all won awards (one the Nobel Prize). They have all struggled and sacrificed. They have all pursued excellence and integrity. They have all fought for accountable government, rule of law, human rights—and a better world.

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