The Global Leaders Series

Building on the success of the first-ever digital Aspen Security Forum presented by the Aspen Strategy Group, the Global Leaders Series (GLS) is an ongoing series of high-level, one-on-one conversations with current heads of state, government, and cabinet-level leaders from around the world. The GLS provides timely insights directly from their decision-making vantage point about the most pressing national security and foreign policy challenges. The Global Leaders Series will digitally convene throughout 2021 until we may safely gather again in Washington, D.C., Aspen, CO, and elsewhere around the world.

Upcoming Events

The View From Kabul: A Live Conversation with the President of Afghanistan
Friday, January 29, 2021
10:25 AM ET
Please join us for a live public conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani to hear his view on Kabul's most pressing national security and foreign policy challenges of the day.
This event is postponed until further notice. Registration will remain open in the interim. We will notify attendees of the revised date as soon as possible.

Past Events

Ireland's Role in a Changing World

Join us as we host Foreign and Defence Minister Simon Coveney to discuss Ireland's seat on the UN Security Council, Brexit negotiations, and more

September 29, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 AM ET
The View from Berlin:
A Conversation with Germany's Minister of Health

Germany’s response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic propelled Berlin into a global leadership role, with many nations emulating its testing and transparent messaging strategies.  As the second wave of the coronavirus rolls over Europe, Jens Spahn, Minister of Health of Germany, joins the Aspen Security Forum to discuss key questions about the pandemic and German policy.

November 24, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
The View from Seoul: A Conversation with the Republic of Korea's Foreign Minister
December 10, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 PM ET

The United States and South Korea have shared a special relationship for decades, stretching as far back as the Korean War in the 1950s. This connection has provided a sturdy foundation for long-term economic prosperity and security for Americans and South Koreans alike against a backdrop of new and enduring challenges. South Korea’s Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha, joins the Aspen Security Forum to discuss her view from Seoul about key foreign policy issues

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