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Monday, June 1st
How COVID-19 and the Oil Shock Will Reshape the Middle East | 10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by Brookings
Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund; Rola Dashti, Undersecretary General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia; Samantha Gross, Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, The Brookings Institution; and moderated by Hady Arm, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution. | REGISTER
The Prognosis: The U.S., Europe and the World in 2020 | 9:15 AM EDT
Hosted by the German Marshall Fund | Learn more about the Brussels Forum
Mr. David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post; Dr. Cecilia Malmström, former EU Trade Commissioner; and Moderated by Dr. Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Followed by a conversation with: Ambassador Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator, The White House. | REGISTER 
Tuesday, June 2nd
Future Strategy Forum: Cooperation and Conflict in the Time of Covid-19 | 9:00 AM EDT
Hosted by CSIS and Johns Hopkins SAIS
Hon. Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for PolicyL Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program; and Beverly Kirk, Fellow and Director for Outreach, International Security Program, and Director, Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative. | REGISTER
Violent Extremism in West Africa: Are Current Responses Enough? | 10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the Wilson Center
Vanita Datta, Senior Countering Violent Extremism, Preventing Violent Extremism, and Civ-Mil Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID; Leanna Erdberg Steadman, Director, Countering Violent Extremism, United States Institute of Peace; Osei Baffour Frimpong, Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar, Regional Lead Researcher and Conflict Analyst, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Ghana; and moderated by Monde Muyangwa, Africa Program Director.  | REGISTER
Wednesday, June 3rd
Why the Law Matters for Working Women | 9:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the World Bank Group
Tea Trumbic, Program Manager for the Women, Business and the Law project in the World Bank’s Development Economics vice-presidency. | REGISTER
The Future of US-Iran Engagement: Lessons for the Next Administration | 10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the Middle East Institute
Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Ilan Goldenberg, Senior fellow and director, Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security;  Kori Schake, Director, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; and moderated by Alex Vatanka, Senior fellow and director, Iran Program, MEI.  | REGISTER

What We're Reading
COVID-19 Demands We Rethink Gender Roles
Stephenie Foster and Susan Markham | Diplomatic Courier | 21 May 2020
What Does Beijing’s New National Security Law for Hong Kong Cover, and Who Should Worry?
Jeffie Lam and Kimmy Chung | South China Morning Post | 22 May 2020
America’s Guns Fuel Mexico’s Domestic Violence Epidemic
Meaghan Beatley | Foreign Policy | 27 May 2020