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Monday, August 3rd
Understanding the Role of the United Nations in Venezuela | 11:00 AM EDT
Hosted by CSIS
Tamara Taraciuk-Broner, Acting Deputy Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch; Carrie Filipetti, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cuba and Venezuela, Department of State; Miguel Pizarro, Commissioner for the United Nations and Humanitarian Assistance, Interim Government of Venezuela | REGISTER
Tuesday, August 4th
Code Red | 10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the Atlantic Council
Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director and Senior Vice President, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Atlantic Council; Madeleine Thomson, Head, Our Planet, Our Health Wellcome Trust; Jeff Goodell, New York Times Bestselling Author & Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; and moderator Reena Ninan, Journalist & International Correspondent | REGISTER
Gender and Displacement in the Middle East During Covid-19 | 10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the Middle East Institute
Miriam Azar, Middle East regional representative, The Malala Fund; Devon Cone, Senior Advocate for women and girls, Refugees International; Dalal Yassine, Program Advisor, Al-Shabaka; and moderator Hafsa Halawa, Nonresident scholar, MEI | REGISTER
Wednesday, August 5th
Jordan in 2020: Protests and Pandemic | 10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the Middle East Institute
Laith Al Ajlouni, political economist and non-resident scholar, Middle East Institute; Rana Husseini, journalist, author, and human rights activist; Sara Kayyali, Syria researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch; Oraib Al-Rantawi, Founder and Director General, Al Quds Center for Political Studies
On Edge: The Belarus Election in Focus | 9:30 AM EDT
Hosted by the German Marshall Fund
Alena Aharelysheva, Lecturer, European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus; Andrei Yeliseyeu, Research Director, EAST Center; Alyaksey Znatkevich, Journalist, Belarusian Service, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Veranika Laputska, Co-founder, EAST Center; Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States | REGISTER

What We're Reading
What Does the Status of Women Reveal About a Nation’s Pandemic Preparedness Response?
Marianne Dahl, Jeni Klugman, and Haiwen “Bryan” Zou | GIWPS | July 2020
With the Women, Peace, and Security Act, Washington Could Be a Model for the World
Jamille Bigio and Melanne Verveer | Foreign Policy | 22 July 2020
Afghanistan’s Gen Z is Fighting Back
Ruchi Kumar | Foreign Policy | 27 July 2020
Open Future: The Way Forward on 5G
Martijn Rasser and Ainikki Riikonen | CNAS | 28 July 2020
Czechia, More Resilient than Ever
Adéla Klečková | German Marshall Fund | 29 July 2020
Can China’s Military Win the Tech War?
Anja Manuel and Kathleen Hicks | Foreign Affairs | 29 July 2020

What We're Listening to
Brussels Sprouts: Polish Democracy After Duda’s Re-election
Andrea-Kendall Taylor and Carisa Nietsche with Melissa Hooper and Dalibor Rohac | CNAS | 17 July 2020
Smart Women, Smart Power: Benghazi and Turkey: Lessons in Government Crisis Management
Beverly Kirk with Alice Hunt Friend and Shannon Culbertson | CSIS | 22 July 2020
Hidden Moves: Countering Russian and Chinese Influence Activities on the Chessboard
Michael J. Green with Amy Searight and Heather Conley | CSIS | 27 July 2020
Why It Matters: Pricing Our Climate
Gabrielle Sierra with Kate Mackenzie and Michael Greenstone | CFR | 29 July 2020

Books of the Month
How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict
Nina Jankowicz | I.B. Tauris | June 11, 2020

How to Lose the Information War takes the reader on a journey through five Western governments' responses to Russian information warfare tactics - all of which have failed. Nina Jankowicz journeys into the campaigns the Russian operatives run, and shows how we can better understand the motivations behind these attacks and how to beat them. Above all, this book shows what is at stake: the future of civil discourse and democracy, and the value of truth itself. Read more | Watch WFPG's Conversation with the Author
Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You
Capricia Penavic Marshall | HarperCollins | June 23, 2020

History often appears to consist of big gestures and dramatic shifts. But for every peace treaty signed, someone set the stage, using hidden influence to effect the outcome. In her roles as chief of protocol for President Barack Obama and social secretary to President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, Capricia Penavic Marshall not only bore witness to history, she facilitated it. Read more | Watch WFPG's Conversation with the Author
The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century
Edited by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Michael E. Brown | Routledge | July 8, 2020

This book examines the gender dimensions of a wide array of national and international security challenges. The volume examines gender dynamics in ten issue areas in both the traditional and human security sub-fields: armed conflict, post-conflict, terrorism, military organizations, movement of people, development, environment, humanitarian emergencies, human rights, governance. This will be of much interest to students of gender studies, security studies, human security and International Relations in general. Read more