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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Philip Zelikow on Public Policy Competence

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

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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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