Walter Russell Mead

Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship

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Walter Russell Mead is the Ravenel B. Curry III distinguished fellow in strategy and statesmanship at Hudson Institute.

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Biography

Walter Russell Mead is the Ravenel B. Curry III distinguished fellow in strategy and statesmanship at Hudson Institute, the James Clarke Chace professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College, and the "Global View" columnist  at the Wall Street Journal. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Mead was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, serving as the Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for US foreign policy from 2003 until his departure. He is a member of Aspen Institute Italy.

His book, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), was widely hailed by reviewers, historians, and diplomats as an important study that will change the way Americans and others think about American foreign policy. Among several honors and prizes, Special Providence received the Lionel Gelber Award for best book in English on international relations in 2002. In 2012, the Foreign Policy Research Institute awarded him its Benjamin Franklin Prize for his work in the field of American foreign policy.

Mr. Mead’s book, God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007), is a major study of 400 years of conflict between Anglophone powers and rivals ranging from absolute monarchies like Spain and France through Communist and Fascist enemies in the twentieth century to al-Qaeda today. The Washington Post and the Economist listed it as one of the best books of the year.

His most recent book, The Arc of A Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People (Alfred A. Knopf, 2022), is a bold history of the US-Israel relationship that examines the origins of American support for Israel and the relationship’s impact on past, present and future US policy. Mr. Mead discusses, among other things, the forgotten history of left-wing support for Zionism, the foundation of the state of Israel, the myth of the “Israel lobby” and the rise of the Sunbelt coalition in US politics.

Mr. Mead writes on a wide variety of subjects ranging from international affairs to religion, politics, culture, education and the media. He has contributed to a wide variety of leading American journals ranging from Mother Jones to GQ and frequently appears on national and international radio and television programs.

Mr. Mead is an honors graduate of Groton and Yale, where he received prizes for history, debate, and his translation of New Testament Greek. He has traveled widely in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and often speaks at conferences in the United States and abroad. He is a founding board member of New America, and also serves on the board of Aspenia. He is a native of South Carolina and lives in Washington, DC.

11
August 2022
Past Event
The Arc of a Covenant: A Conversation with Walter Russell Mead and Michael Doran
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Walter Russell Mead
United States and Israel flags near the American Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. (Getty Images)
11
August 2022
Past Event
The Arc of a Covenant: A Conversation with Walter Russell Mead and Michael Doran

Please join Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead and Senior Fellow Michael Doran for a discussion centered on Mead’s recently rel

Thursday 4:00 - 5:00PM
United States and Israel flags near the American Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Walter Russell Mead
25
July 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Robert Kagan
Featured Speakers:
Robert Kagan
Walter Russell Mead
A child wears a Ukrainian flag during a rally run by people and relatives of Azov battalion servicemen's currently engaged in defending Azovstal plant, in Kyiv on May 3, 2022. (Getty Images)
25
July 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Robert Kagan

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, July 25. Register for the event here.

Monday 12:00 - 1:00PM
A child wears a Ukrainian flag during a rally run by people and relatives of Azov battalion servicemen's currently engaged in defending Azovstal plant, in Kyiv on May 3, 2022. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Robert Kagan
Walter Russell Mead
24
June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | War, Ukraine, and a Global Alliance for Freedom
Featured Speakers:
Michael R. Pompeo
Walter Russell Mead
70th U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center on May 14, 2022, in Austin, Texas. (Getty Images)
24
June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | War, Ukraine, and a Global Alliance for Freedom

This event will premiere on this page at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, June 24. Register for the event here.

Friday 10:00 - 10:45AM
70th U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center on May 14, 2022, in Austin, Texas. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Michael R. Pompeo
Walter Russell Mead
19
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Ambassador’s Series: A Conversation with French Ambassador Philippe Étienne
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Philippe Étienne
Walter Russell Mead
A French flag hangs from the Arc de Triomphe during the 100 Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on November 11, 2020, in Paris, France. (Getty Images)
19
April 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Ambassador’s Series: A Conversation with French Ambassador Philippe Étienne

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, April 19. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
A French flag hangs from the Arc de Triomphe during the 100 Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on November 11, 2020, in Paris, France. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Philippe Étienne
Walter Russell Mead
17
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Book Talk with Andrew Roberts: The Last King of America
Featured Speakers:
Andrew Roberts
Walter Russell Mead
17
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Book Talk with Andrew Roberts: The Last King of America

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 3:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 17. Register for the event here.

Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Andrew Roberts
Walter Russell Mead
30
April 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation with Australian Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos
Walter Russell Mead
30
April 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation with Australian Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos

Join Hudson Institute’s Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead and Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos, Australia’s Ambassador to

Friday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos
Walter Russell Mead
22
March 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is There a Future for the American Middle Class?
Featured Speakers:
Michael Lind
Walter Russell Mead
22
March 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is There a Future for the American Middle Class?

Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, March 22.

Monday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Michael Lind
Walter Russell Mead
15
March 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Ambassadors Series: A Conversation with Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu
Walter Russell Mead
15
March 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Ambassadors Series: A Conversation with Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

Hudson Institute will host Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the United States, for a discussion on U.S.-India relations and Indian foreign

Monday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu
Walter Russell Mead
23
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is “Average” Over? The Information Revolution and the Middle Class
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Tyler Cowen
Walter Russell Mead
23
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is “Average” Over? The Information Revolution and the Middle Class

Join Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead for a discussion with economist Tyler Cowen on the future of technology and the middle

Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Tyler Cowen
Walter Russell Mead
08
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Ambassador’s Series: A Discussion with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba
Featured Speakers:
Yousef Al Otaiba
Walter Russell Mead
08
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Ambassador’s Series: A Discussion with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba

**__Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, December 12.__**

Hudson Institute will host His Excelle

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Yousef Al Otaiba
Walter Russell Mead
04
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | World in Danger: A Conversation on the Future of Europe with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
Walter Russell Mead
04
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | World in Danger: A Conversation on the Future of Europe with Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger

**__Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, December 4.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion w

Friday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
Walter Russell Mead
19
November 2020
Past Event
Video Event | James A. Baker III’s Washington: A Conversation with Peter Baker and Susan B. Glasser
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Peter Baker
Susan B. Glasser
19
November 2020
Past Event
Video Event | James A. Baker III’s Washington: A Conversation with Peter Baker and Susan B. Glasser

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Peter Baker and Susan B. Glasser, coauthors of the recently published The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Peter Baker
Susan B. Glasser
11
November 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Grand Strategy in a New Age of Geopolitics with Edward Luttwak
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Edward Luttwak
11
November 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Grand Strategy in a New Age of Geopolitics with Edward Luttwak

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Edward Luttwak on geopolitical challenges that have emerged in the 21st century

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Edward Luttwak
26
October 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Discussing the Future of the Liberal World Order with Robert Kagan
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Robert Kagan
26
October 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Discussing the Future of the Liberal World Order with Robert Kagan

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion on the state of the liberal world order and the future of U.S. foreign policy with Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow

Monday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Robert Kagan
23
October 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Making the Middle Class Wealthier: A Conversation With Joel Kotkin
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Joel Kotkin
23
October 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Making the Middle Class Wealthier: A Conversation With Joel Kotkin

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Joel Kotkin about building middle-class wealth and housing opportunities. Described by the New York Times

Friday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Joel Kotkin
07
October 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Senator Tom Cotton
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Tom Cotton
07
October 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Senator Tom Cotton

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Senator Tom Cotton on and what the foreign policy priorities of a second Trump administration may be

Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Tom Cotton
25
September 2020
Past Event
Video Event | What Makes the Middle Class Ticked: A Conversation with Mickey Kaus
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Mickey Kaus
25
September 2020
Past Event
Video Event | What Makes the Middle Class Ticked: A Conversation with Mickey Kaus

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Mickey Kaus, the prolific journalist and author of "The End of Equality," which chronicles the crises faci

Friday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Mickey Kaus
23
September 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Marco Rubio
23
September 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Senator Marco Rubio

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Senator Marco Rubio on U.S. relations with China, Latin America and Iran. The event will also address the

Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Marco Rubio
21
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Boosting the Middle Class and Improving the Environment: A Discussion with Michael Shellenberger
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Michael Shellenberger
21
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Boosting the Middle Class and Improving the Environment: A Discussion with Michael Shellenberger

**__This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 21.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Michael Shellenberger,

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Michael Shellenberger
09
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Antony Blinken
09
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken

This event will premiere on this page at 12 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 8.

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with former Deputy Secretary of Stat

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Antony Blinken
07
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | China's Attempt to Influence U.S. Institutions: A Conversation with FBI Director Christopher Wray
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Christopher Wray
07
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | China's Attempt to Influence U.S. Institutions: A Conversation with FBI Director Christopher Wray

**__This event will premiere on this page at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 7. To submit a question, email events@hudson.org.__**

Join Hudson Institut

Tuesday 10:30 - 11:25AM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Christopher Wray
11
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Discussing the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security with Jake Sullivan
Featured Speakers:
Jake Sullivan
Walter Russell Mead
11
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Discussing the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security with Jake Sullivan

Please be advised: This event will be premiering at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 11.

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion on America’s future role

Monday 12:00 - 12:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Jake Sullivan
Walter Russell Mead
07
April 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | A Conversation with Ambassador Emily Haber on Germany's Coronavirus Response Efforts
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Emily Haber
07
April 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | A Conversation with Ambassador Emily Haber on Germany's Coronavirus Response Efforts

**__Please be advised: This event will be livestreamed only starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, April 7.__**

**__If you have questions for our paneli

Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30AM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Emily Haber
03
March 2020
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Kurt Campbell
Featured Speakers:
Kurt Campbell
Daniel McKivergan
Walter Russell Mead
03
March 2020
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Kurt Campbell

On March 3rd, please join Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during the Obama Administration, and H

Tuesday 11:30 - 12:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Kurt Campbell
Daniel McKivergan
Walter Russell Mead
12
November 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Discussion with U.S. Senator Todd Young
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Todd Young
12
November 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Discussion with U.S. Senator Todd Young

Se. Todd Young and Walter Russell Mead discuss foreign policy.

Tuesday 11:30 - 12:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Todd Young
21
October 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Chris Murphy
21
October 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy

Sen. Chris Murphy and Walter Russell Mead discuss foreign policy

Monday 11:30 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Senator Chris Murphy
24
July 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Featured Speakers:
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Walter Russell Mead
24
July 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Walter Russell Mead discuss foreign policy

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Walter Russell Mead
14
May 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney
Featured Speakers:
Representative Liz Cheney
Walter Russell Mead
14
May 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney

Representative Liz Cheney and Walter Russell Mead discuss foreign policy

Tuesday 11:30 - 12:50PM
Featured Speakers:
Representative Liz Cheney
Walter Russell Mead
25
March 2019
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: A Discussion with Ambassador Danny Danon
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Danny Danon
Walter Russell Mead
25
March 2019
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: A Discussion with Ambassador Danny Danon

Ambassador Danny Danon and Walter Russell Mead discuss U.S.-Israeli relations

Monday 11:45 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador Danny Danon
Walter Russell Mead
19
March 2019
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: The Romanian Presidency and the European Union
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador George Maior
Walter Russell Mead
19
March 2019
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: The Romanian Presidency and the European Union

Hudson Institute will host Romanian ambassador George Maior for a discussion on the Romanian presidency of the European Union. The conversation will b

Tuesday 11:45 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Ambassador George Maior
Walter Russell Mead
15
March 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Jake Sullivan
Featured Speakers:
Jake Sullivan
Walter Russell Mead
15
March 2019
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: A Conversation with Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan and Walter Russell Mead discuss national security

Friday 11:30 - 12:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Jake Sullivan
Walter Russell Mead
09
January 2019
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-South Korean Relations
Featured Speakers:
Cho Yoon-je
Walter Russell Mead
John Walters
(Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
09
January 2019
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-South Korean Relations

Hudson Institute will host Cho Yoon-je, the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the United States, for a discussion about the current state of U.S.-So

Wednesday 10:45 - 12:00PM
(Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Cho Yoon-je
Walter Russell Mead
John Walters
27
November 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: Former Israeli Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-Israel Relationship
Featured Speakers:
Dore Gold
Walter Russell Mead
(Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
27
November 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: Former Israeli Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-Israel Relationship

Dore Gold and Walter Russell Mead discuss U.S.-Israeli relations

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
(Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Dore Gold
Walter Russell Mead
26
November 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: British Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-U.K. Relationship
Featured Speakers:
Sir Kim Darroch
Walter Russell Mead
(Photo by Unkel/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
26
November 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: British Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-U.K. Relationship

Walter Russell Mead sits down with the British Ambassador

Monday 12:00 - 1:00PM
(Photo by Unkel/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Sir Kim Darroch
Walter Russell Mead
07
November 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: German Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-German Relationship
Featured Speakers:
Emily Haber
Walter Russell Mead
Kenneth R. Weinstein
07
November 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: German Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-German Relationship

Emily Haber and Walter Russell Mead discuss U.S.-German relations

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Emily Haber
Walter Russell Mead
Kenneth R. Weinstein
05
November 2018
Past Event
The Crisis of Freedom in America: A Conversation with Os Guinness
Featured Speakers:
Os Guinness
Walter Russell Mead
The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill, John Trumbull I, 1786 (SuperStock)
05
November 2018
Past Event
The Crisis of Freedom in America: A Conversation with Os Guinness

Os Guinness and Walter Russell Mead discuss freedom

Monday 9:00 - 10:00AM
The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill, John Trumbull I, 1786 (SuperStock)
Featured Speakers:
Os Guinness
Walter Russell Mead
01
November 2018
Past Event
Melting Pot or Civil War: A Conversation with Reihan Salam on Immigration in the U.S.
Featured Speakers:
Reihan Salam
Walter Russell Mead
(Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
01
November 2018
Past Event
Melting Pot or Civil War: A Conversation with Reihan Salam on Immigration in the U.S.

Walter Russell Mead and Reihan Salam discuss immigration

Thursday 1:00 - 2:00PM
(Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Reihan Salam
Walter Russell Mead
29
October 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: French Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-French Relationship
Featured Speakers:
Gérard Araud
Walter Russell Mead
John Walters
29
October 2018
Past Event
The Ambassadors Series: French Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-French Relationship

Walter Russell Mead and Ambassador Gérard Araud discuss U.S.-French relations

Monday 3:00 - 4:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Gérard Araud
Walter Russell Mead
John Walters
04
September 2018
Past Event
The Age of Nationalism: A Conversation with Yoram Hazony
Featured Speakers:
Yoram Hazony
Walter Russell Mead
William A. Galston
04
September 2018
Past Event
The Age of Nationalism: A Conversation with Yoram Hazony

Yoram Hazony, William A. Galston, and Walter Russell Mead discuss nationalism.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Yoram Hazony
Walter Russell Mead
William A. Galston
13
July 2018
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Walter Russell Mead
Featured Speakers:
Dan Coats
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Walter Russell Mead
13
July 2018
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Walter Russell Mead

Dan Coats and Walter Russell Mead discuss U.S. intelligence.

Friday 1:00 - 1:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Dan Coats
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Walter Russell Mead
03
July 2018
Past Event
Mexican Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-Mexico Relationship
Featured Speakers:
His Excellency Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández
Walter Russell Mead
03
July 2018
Past Event
Mexican Ambassador Discusses the Evolving U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández and Walter Russell Mead discuss U.S.-Mexico relations.

Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30PM
Featured Speakers:
His Excellency Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández
Walter Russell Mead
26
June 2018
Past Event
Poland, NATO, and the Future of Eastern European Security
Featured Speakers:
Andrew Roberts
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
The Honorable Anna Maria Anders
A view of EU, Polish and NATO flags at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, June 21, 2016 (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
26
June 2018
Past Event
Poland, NATO, and the Future of Eastern European Security

Andrew Roberts, Walter Russell Mead, John Fonte, and Anna Maria Anders discuss Poland.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:30PM
A view of EU, Polish and NATO flags at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, June 21, 2016 (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Andrew Roberts
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
The Honorable Anna Maria Anders
28
February 2018
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator Chris Coons & Walter Russell Mead
Featured Speakers:
Senator Chris Coons
Walter Russell Mead
28
February 2018
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator Chris Coons & Walter Russell Mead

Senator Chris Coons and Walter Russell Mead discuss U.S. national security threats and opportunities

Wednesday 11:30 - 12:20PM
Featured Speakers:
Senator Chris Coons
Walter Russell Mead
26
February 2018
Past Event
Taking Stock of Trump’s Foreign Policy After Year One
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Michael Doran
Rebeccah Heinrichs
Tod Lindberg
26
February 2018
Past Event
Taking Stock of Trump’s Foreign Policy After Year One

Walter Russell Mead, Michael Doran, Craig Kennedy, Rebeccah Heinrich, and Tod Lindberg discuss Trump's first year in office.

Monday 2:00 - 3:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Michael Doran
Rebeccah Heinrichs
Tod Lindberg
29
January 2018
Past Event
Maritime Strategy in a New Era of Great Power Competition
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Seth Cropsey
Walter Russell Mead
Bryan McGrath
29
January 2018
Past Event
Maritime Strategy in a New Era of Great Power Competition

Seth Cropsey, Bryan McGrath, and Walter Russell Mead will discuss U.S. maritime strategy.

Monday 12:00 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Seth Cropsey
Walter Russell Mead
Bryan McGrath
19
October 2017
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator Cory Gardner & Walter Russell Mead
Featured Speakers:
Senator Cory Gardner
Walter Russell Mead
(Image credit: Andreas Kindler)
19
October 2017
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator Cory Gardner & Walter Russell Mead

Senator Cory Gardner and Walter Russell Mead discuss U.S. national security threats and opportunities.

Thursday 8:45 - 9:45AM
(Image credit: Andreas Kindler)
Featured Speakers:
Senator Cory Gardner
Walter Russell Mead
30
June 2017
Past Event
Brexit and British Values: What Next?
Featured Speakers:
David Goodhart
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
Brexit Minister David Davis and European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations Michel Barnier address a press conference in Brussels on June 19, 2017 (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
30
June 2017
Past Event
Brexit and British Values: What Next?

David Goodhart, Walter Russell Mead, and John Fonte on post-Brexit Britain, populism, and the values divide

Friday 10:00 - 11:30AM
Brexit Minister David Davis and European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations Michel Barnier address a press conference in Brussels on June 19, 2017 (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
David Goodhart
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
19
April 2017
Past Event
Reforming Ukraine: A Conversation with Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk
Featured Speakers:
Charles Davidson
Oleksandr Danyliuk
Walter Russell Mead
(Julia Berezovska/ Press office NBU/Flickr)
19
April 2017
Past Event
Reforming Ukraine: A Conversation with Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk

Oleksandr Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Charles Davidson, and Walter Russell Mead on financial corruption reform

Wednesday 2:00 - 3:20PM
(Julia Berezovska/ Press office NBU/Flickr)
Featured Speakers:
Charles Davidson
Oleksandr Danyliuk
Walter Russell Mead
21
February 2017
Past Event
Grand Strategy In The Age of Trump
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Eliot Cohen
Charles Edel
Hal Brands
President-elect Donald Trump during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
21
February 2017
Past Event
Grand Strategy In The Age of Trump

Walter Russell Mead, Eliot Cohen, Hal Brands, and Charles Edel discuss Grand Strategy and President Trump

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:45PM
President-elect Donald Trump during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Eliot Cohen
Charles Edel
Hal Brands
21
November 2016
Past Event
The American Moment in the Middle East--from Eisenhower to Trump
Featured Speakers:
Lee Smith
Michael Doran
Walter Russell Mead
Ray Takeyh
'Fox Camp': Logistic base for US Marines in Kuwait, March 13, 2003. (Gilles BASSIGNAC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
21
November 2016
Past Event
The American Moment in the Middle East--from Eisenhower to Trump

Michael Doran, Walter Russell Mead, Ray Takeyh, and Lee Smith on Eisenhower's experience and the Trump administration's options in the Middle East

Monday 11:45 - 1:30PM
'Fox Camp': Logistic base for US Marines in Kuwait, March 13, 2003. (Gilles BASSIGNAC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Lee Smith
Michael Doran
Walter Russell Mead
Ray Takeyh
21
July 2016
Past Event
Are Plutocrats Drowning Our Republic?
Featured Speakers:
Charles Davidson
Francis Fukuyama
Walter Russell Mead
Tyler Cowen
Adam Garfinkle
Nils Gilman
Kurt Volker
Jeffrey Winters
21
July 2016
Past Event
Are Plutocrats Drowning Our Republic?

Francis Fukuyama, Walter Russell Mead, Tyler Cowen, Adam Garfinkle, Nils Gilman, Kurt Volker, Jeffrey Winters & Charles Davidson on liberalism in 2016

Thursday 1:30 - 5:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Charles Davidson
Francis Fukuyama
Walter Russell Mead
Tyler Cowen
Adam Garfinkle
Nils Gilman
Kurt Volker
Jeffrey Winters
21
July 2015
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator John McCain & Walter Russell Mead
Featured Speakers:
Senator John McCain
Walter Russell Mead
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21
July 2015
Past Event
Dialogues on American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Senator John McCain & Walter Russell Mead

Senator John McCain and Walter Russell Mead discuss American foreign policy and world affairs at Hudson Institute.

Tuesday 11:15 - 12:45PM
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Featured Speakers:
Senator John McCain
Walter Russell Mead
07
May 2015
Past Event
The Islamic State's Religious Cleansing and the Urgency of a Strategic Response
Featured Speakers:
His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Walter Russell Mead
Nina Shea
Kenneth R. Weinstein
The Reverend Benedict Kiely
Mark L. Movsesian
Sarkis Boghjalian
Michael J.L. La Civita
His Excellency, Bishop Gregory John Mansour
Samuel Tadros
Kirsten Powers
The Reverend Johnnie Moore
Mindy Belz
Joseph Kassab
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07
May 2015
Past Event
The Islamic State's Religious Cleansing and the Urgency of a Strategic Response

Is there any hope that religious minorities can remain in the Middle East? A conference with Nina Shea, Cardinal Dolan, and Walter Russell Mead.

Thursday 9:30 - 3:30PM
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Featured Speakers:
His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Walter Russell Mead
Nina Shea
Kenneth R. Weinstein
The Reverend Benedict Kiely
Mark L. Movsesian
Sarkis Boghjalian
Michael J.L. La Civita
His Excellency, Bishop Gregory John Mansour
Samuel Tadros
Kirsten Powers
The Reverend Johnnie Moore
Mindy Belz
Joseph Kassab
18
March 2015
Past Event
Dialogues on American Strategy and Statesmanship: Senator Tom Cotton and Walter Russell Mead
Featured Speakers:
Senator Tom Cotton
Walter Russell Mead
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18
March 2015
Past Event
Dialogues on American Strategy and Statesmanship: Senator Tom Cotton and Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead hosted Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas for a one-on-one discussion of U.S. national security challenges at Hudson Institute.

Wednesday 11:30 - 1:00PM
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Featured Speakers:
Senator Tom Cotton
Walter Russell Mead
21
January 2015
Past Event
France After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Jean-Francois Cope
Bruno Tertrais
Benjamin Haddad
21
January 2015
Past Event
France After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

A discussion about France in the wake of the Paris attacks with Walter Russell Mead, Kenneth R. Weinstein, Jean-Francois Cope, and Bruno Tertrais

Wednesday 12:30 - 2:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Jean-Francois Cope
Bruno Tertrais
Benjamin Haddad
President Donald J. Trump, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan walk to sign the Abraham Accords Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo Andrea Hanks)
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President Donald Trump, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan walk to sign the Abraham Accords Tuesday, September 15, 2020, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo Andrea Hanks)
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Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship
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