Past Sessions

CENTCOM: Protecting American Allies and Interests in the Middle East

General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of U.S. Central Command, joins us to share how his combatant command protects American interests and allies from enduring threats in the Middle East in the midst of a 

June 18, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
A Conversation with Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Robert Gates examines the underlying causes of America's rapidly shifting global reputation and offers policy solutions from his latest book, Exercise of Power

July 1, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
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
A Conversation with Madeleine Albright

In a co-produced dialogue by the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Aspen Strategy Group, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins Aspen Strategy Group Executive Director Nicholas Burns to discuss the most important foreign policy issues facing the U.S. today

June 30, 2020
A Conversation on U.S. - China Relations:
Where Do We Go From Here?

The Asia Group CEO Kurt Campbell and former World Bank President Robert Zoellick join us to discuss the future of U.S. - China Relations

July 16, 2020
1:15 - 2:15 PM ET
President Trump's National Security Agenda

Join us as we host Ambassador Robert O'Brien, President Trump's National Security Advisor, to discuss the White House's national security agenda.

October 16, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 AM ET
President Trump's National Security Agenda

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