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May 28th, 2024
Michael Kofman

Topic: The Russian-Ukrainian War in Perspective

Location: Zoom


Russia and The Israel-Hamas War – A Preliminary Assessment

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The Distinguished Speakers Program looks at major contemporary issues and the underpinnings of American foreign policy through the eyes of distinguished foreign affairs experts.

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The Distinguished Speakers Program looks at major contemporary issues and the underpinnings of American foreign policy through the eyes of distinguished foreign affairs experts.

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Upcoming Speaker:

April 4, 2024
Jeremy Konyndyk

President of Refugees International 

Topic:
Gaza, Ukraine and the Rising Tide of Refugees; Does the World need a new Convention on Refugees?

WHERE IS THE EVENT :

World Trade Center Baltimore

WHEN IS THE EVENT :

April 4, 2024 6:00 pm

Upcoming Speaker:

Robert Gilchrist

Former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania 2020-2023

DATE: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: World Trade Center 

Feature Focus

May 10, 2024


RUSSIA AND THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR—A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT 

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April 4, 2024

Gaza, Ukraine, and the Rising Tide of Refugees: Is the Refugee Convention Fit for the 21st Century?

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The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs is a private, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-position-taking, open membership, public service association dedicated to citizen education in foreign affairs. It was founded in 1980 by broadly representative and distinguished community leaders. Lectures, seminars, discussions and studies are addressed to several audiences: established and developing leadership, international professionals, the attentive citizenry, youth, and not-yet attentive public.

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