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Monday, December 7
Insecurity in Northeast Nigeria and Beyond | 2:00 PM EST
Hosted by Brookings
John Campbell, Senior Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations; Takwa Z. Suifon, Peace and Development Advisor, UN; Sophia Comfort Michael, Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council; Siobhan O'Neil, Project Director, Centre for Policy Research; and moderator Vanda Felbab-Brown, Director, Brookings | REGISTER
Wednesday, December 9
Toward a New US-Saudi Relationship | 10:00 AM EST
Hosted by Project on Middle East Democracy
Safa Al Ahmad, Acting Director, ALQST; Aaron David Miller, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN); Rob Berschinski, Senior Vice President, Human Rights First; Stephen McInerney Executive Director, POMED; Annie Shiel, Senior Advisor for US Policy and Advocacy, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC); and moderated by Deborah Amos, International Correspondent, NPR and Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow for Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution | REGISTER
Silenced Women: Can Public Activism Stimulate Reporting of Violence Against Women? 
11:00 AM EST | 
Hosted by International Center for Research on Women
Abhilasha Sahay, Economist, World Bank Group; and moderated by Laura Hinson, Social and Behavioral Scientist, ICRW | REGISTER
Authors & Insights: Anne Applebaum and Ambassador Mark Green | 11:30 AM EST
Hosted by the McCain Institute
Anne Applebaum, Writer, The Atlantic; and moderator Mark Green, Executive Director, McCain Institute | REGISTER
Gender-Based Violence and Rule of Law: Improving Protections for Women | 1:00 PM EST
Hosted by the Wilson Center
Moushira Khattab, Former Ambassador of Egypt to South Africa and to the Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia; Mari Davtyan, Attorney, Head of the Center for Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence; Mirel Ruiz, Deputy Chief of Party, Fundación IDEA; and moderated by Anya Prusa, Senior Associate, Brazil Institute | REGISTER
Thursday, December 10
The Equality Equation: Advancing the Participation of Women and Girls in STEM | 3:00 PM EST
Hosted by the World Bank Gender Group
Jaime Saavedra, Global Director, Education; Ekua Bentil, Education Specialist; Tara Chkiovski, CEO, Technovation; Casey Torgusson, Senior Digital Development Specialist, Digital Development; Kathleen Beegle, Lead Economist, Gender; Alicia Hammong, Gender Specialist, Gender; Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich, Economist, Gender | REGISTER
View from Seoul: Conversation with the Republic of Korea’s Foreign Minister
7:00 PM EST | 
Hosted by the Aspen Institute
Kang Kyung-wha, Foreign Minister, Republic of Korea; Nicholas Burns Harvard Professor and Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group | REGISTER

Friday, December 11
Standing with Women Leaders of Belarus | 9:00 AM EST
Hosted by GIWPS
Madeleine K. Albright; Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH); Anaïs Marin, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus; Dunja Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe; Yelena Leuchanka, Belarusian Professional Basketball Player, Political Activist; Irina Krasovskaya, President, We Remember Foundation; Natalia Kaliada, Co-Founding Artistic Director, Belarus Free Theatre; and moderated by Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, GIWPS | REGISTER

What We're Reading
Cambodia and the Misuse of the Global Magnitsky Act
Camille Bismonte | CSIS | 30 November 2020
It’s Time for a Woman to Run the Defense Department
Rosa Brooks | New York Times | 30 November 2020
How Will Iran React to Another High-Profile Assassination?
Ariane Tabatabai | Foreign Policy | 30 November 2020
Mudhawi’s List: Advocating for Kuwaiti Women in Politics
Joud Al Marar | The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington | 30 November 2020
Gender Based Violence in Iran
Haleh Esfandiari | Wilson Center | 30 November 2020
Lithuania’s Female-Led Government: The Center-Right and Coalition Formation
Willa Davis | The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. | 25 November 2020
What Ethiopia’s crisis means for Somalia
Vanda Felbab-Brown | Brookings | 20 November 2020
The Feminine Appeal of Macho Populism
Jill Langlois | Foreign Policy | November 2020

What We're Listening to
Mimoza Kusari-Lila interviews Seyi Akiwowo
Mimoza Kusari-Lila and Seyi Akiwowo | Changing the Face of Politics Podcast | November 

Books and Publications
The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide | February 2020
Valerie Hudson, Donna Lee Bowen, Perpetua Lynne Nielsen

Global history records an astonishing variety of forms of social organization. Yet almost universally, males subordinate females. How does the relationship between men and women shape the wider political order? The First Political Order argues that the persistent and systematic subordination of women underlies all other institutions, with wide-ranging implications for global security and development. Read more

Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator | April 2020
Jung H. Pak

A groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un—from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump—by a former CIA analyst considered one of the leading American experts on the North Korean ruler inside and outside the U.S. government. Read more