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The Global Leaders Series

The Global Leaders Series (GLS) consists of high-level one-on-one conversations and private roundtable discussions with current heads of state, government, and multilateral organizations, as well as cabinet-level leaders from around the world. The GLS features timely insights directly from world leaders and key decision makers about the most pressing national security and foreign policy challenges.

Past Events

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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Fireside Chat with Sameh Shoukry
December 7, 2023

Fireside Chat with Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt

Moderated by Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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Fireside Chat with David Cameron
December 7, 2023

Fireside Chat with David Cameron, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, United Kingdom

Moderated by Jennifer Griffin, Chief National Security Correspondent, Fox News.

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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ASG Roundtable with Director Wang Yi
October 28, 2023

The ASG hosted a private roundtable with Wang Yi, Director of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission and Minister of Foreign Affairs for China

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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Fireside Chat with Chrystia Freeland

July 21, 2023

Fireside Chat with Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada  

Moderated by Moderator: Matthew Kaminski, Editor-in-Chief, POLITICO

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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Fireside Chat with Emmanuel Bonne 

July 20, 2023

Fireside Chat with Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor and G20-G7 Sherpa for the President of the French Republic

Moderated by Jim Sciutto, Anchor and Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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Update on the Vilnius Summit: Fireside Chat with Mircea Geoană

July 20, 2023

A Conversation with Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Moderated by David Sanger, White House and National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

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Fireside Chat with Monica Juma 

July 18, 2023

Fireside Chat with Monica Juma, National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya

Moderated by Sarah Smith, North America Editor, BBC News

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Fireside Chat with Martha Koome
December 8, 2022

Fireside Chat with Matha Koome, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya

Moderated by Steve Clemons, Founding Editor at Large, Semafor

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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The Abraham Accords Two Years On: A New Middle East? 

July 21, 2021

Fireside Chat with Abdulla Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Bahrain

Moderated by Jeffery Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic 

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
4:00 - 5:00 PM GMT
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The Abraham Accords Two Years On: A New Middle East?

Fireside Chat with Benjamin Gantz, Minister of Defense, Israel

Moderated by Jeffery Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic 

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A Conversation with the Minister of Defense of Singapore on the Asia-Pacific

November 3, 2021

Fireside Chat with Ng Eng Hen, Minister of Defense of Singapore

Moderated by Joe Nye, Co-Chair, Aspen Strategy Group

The View from Accra:
A Live Conversation with 
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo
June 9, 2021

A Conversation with Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

Moderatd by Jendayi Frazer,  Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
 

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The View from Singapore

August 3, 2021

A Conversation with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

Moderated by Evan Osnos, Contributor, The New Yorker

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The View from Accra: A Live Conversation with President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo

A Conversation with 

Moderated by Jendayi Frazer, Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

June 9, 2021
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A Live Conversation with Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank

A Conversation with Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank

Moderated by David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group

April 30, 2021
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The View from London:
A Conversation with the U.K.'s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab

A Conversation with Dominic Raab,  Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, United Kingdom

Moderated by Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Chief Washington Correspondent, NBC News

March 17, 2021
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The View from Bogotá: A Live Conversation with the President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez
February 2, 2021

A Conversation with Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia 
Moderated by Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial Times

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The View From Kabul: A Live Conversation with the President of Afghanistan
Friday, January 29, 2021
 

A Conversation with  Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Moderated by Carol Lee, Correspondent, NBC News 

 

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The View from Seoul: A Conversation with the Republic of Korea's Foreign Minister
December 10, 2020
 

A Conversation with Kang Kyung-wha, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea

Moderated by Nicholas Burns, Harvard Professor and Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

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The View from Berlin:
A Conversation with Germany's Minister of Health
November 24, 2020

A Conversation with Jens Spahn, Minister of Health of Germany

Moderated by Anja Manuel, Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

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Ireland's Role in a Changing World

A Conversation with Simon Coveney, Foreign and Defence Minister Moderated by Nicholas Burns, Harvard Professor and Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group 

September 29, 2020
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The View from Taipei: Battling Disinformation and Hacking a Pandemic

Fireside Chat with Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, the Republic of China Moderated by Anja Manuel, Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

August 7, 2020

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The View from Athens: A Conversation with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

 

Fireside Chat with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of Greece

Moderated by Nicholas Burns, Harvard Professor and Executive Director, the Aspen Strategy Group

August 6, 2020

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