Events

  • U.S.-Russia Relations in a Trump Administration

    On January 10, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event focusing on the future of U.S.-Russia relations under the Trump administration. Center Executive Director Paul Saunders moderated a discussion with Andranik Migranyan, a chief policy expert at Moscow State University’s Center for Public and Political Programs, a professor at the Moscow Institute of

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  • 2016 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD DINNER HONORING SENATORS TIM KAINE AND PAT ROBERTS

    The Center for the National Interest honored Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) with its 2016 Distinguished Service Awards on May 23 in Washington, DC. Center President Dimitri Simes delivered the evening’s opening remarks. Center Vice Chairman Dov Zakheim introduced Senator Kaine and Center Chairman Charles Boyd introduced Senator Roberts. After brief speeches

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  • Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Speech

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, delivered remarks on his foreign policy plan, emphasizing the fight against terrorism, improving U.S. relations with Russia and China, and rebuilding the military. 

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    Event: Countdown to War

    On April 21, the Center hosted an event to discuss the new National Interest cover story “Russia and America: Stumbling to War,” by Graham Allison, Director of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Dimitri K. Simes, President of the Center for the National Interest. The speakers cautioned against the unintentional escalation

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    Event: The Bush Restoration

    On March 4, the Center hosted a lunch panel discussion on The National Interest’s March/April cover story “The Bush Restoration,” featuring the article’s author Sam Tanenhaus, a contributing columnist to Bloomberg View, and Henry Olsen, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. TNI’s editor Jacob Heilbrunn moderated. The panel discussed Jeb Bush’s

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