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Age of Empires: How the Qin and Han Dynasties Are Shaping China's Contemporary Identity

Speaker: Elizabeth C. Economy
Speaker: Howard French
Speaker: Mike Hearn
Speaker: Deborah M. Lehr
Presider: Joseph F. Kahn
Introductory Remarks: Richard N. Haass

The Council on Foreign Relations and the Metropolitan Museum of Art invite you and your guest to view the Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties exhibition, followed by a panel discussion on how these dynasties have informed contemporary Chinese art, politics, economics, and foreign policy.

See more in China; Culture and Foreign Policy

The Future of News and the Information Revolution

Speaker: Samantha Barry
Speaker: Kate Nocera
Speaker: Vivian L. Schiller
Presider: Betsy Fischer Martin

Experts examine how the media industry is adapting to the changing information landscape, from traditional news sources to social and digital platforms, and the effects of these changes on how the public receives their news and analyzes U.S. foreign policy.

See more in Global; Media and Foreign Policy

U.S. Entry Into World War I: Lessons One Hundred Years Later

Speaker: John Milton Cooper
Speaker: Jennifer Keene
Speaker: Jay Winik
Presider: James M. Lindsay

One hundred years ago this month, the United States declared war on Germany and thereby entered World War I. Experts discuss why the United States entered "the Great War," the consequences it had for American society and foreign policy, and what lessons it holds for Americans going forward.

See more in United States; History and Theory of International Relations

Prioritizing Water on the Global Agenda

Speaker: Angel Gurría
Presider: P. J. Simmons

Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development.

See more in Global; Water Security

A Conversation With Arun Jaitley

Speaker: Arun Jaitley
Presider: Charles R. Kaye

Arun Jaitley discusses the status of India’s economy, its relationship with the United States, and its place in the world economy.

See more in India; Economics

A Conversation With Benoît Cœuré

Speaker: Benoît Cœuré
Presider: Steven Liesman

Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.

See more in Europe; Eurozone