FPRI Partner Events

Events exclusively for FPRI partners.


The 2014 Champagne Brunch

Robert D. Kaplan

A long-time friend of FPRI, Robert Kaplan is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private intelligence firm. He is the author of fifteen books on foreign affairs and travel, including The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts; Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power; and Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlnatic for nearly three decades. In 2011 and 2012, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.

2013 Annual Champagne Brunch

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is a renowned world historian based at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and one of our most popular lecturers. He studied at Queens’ College Cambridge, St John’s College Oxford, and Merton College Oxford before joining the University of Durham as a lecturer in 1980. There he gained his PhD and ultimately his professorship in 1994. The author of over 100 books, Black was the recipient in 2008 of the Society of Military History’s Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for lifetime achievement. We are proud to call Jeremy Black a Senior Fellow of FPRI.

2012 Annual Champagne Brunch

Ashley J. Tellis

Often described as the “go-to” person on Pakistan, Ashley Tellis has held key positions in the U.S. government, including Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the National Security Council for Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia, senior adviser to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, and senior adviser to the US Ambassador to India. He was also senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. He is the co-editor of the eight most recent annual volumes of “Strategic Asia,” including the 2011 volume “Asia Responds to Its Rising Powers - China and India.” Dr. Tellis received his B.A. from the University of Bombay, and his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago.

Platinum Partners Dinner

Christopher Swift

Al Qaeda and Jihadi Movements After Bin Laden

2011 Annual Champagne Brunch

Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen, director of national security studies at the New America Foundation, is also author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden (2001), which has been translated into 18 languages and The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of Al Qaeda's Leader (2006).


Defense Strategy And Investment: Dollars And Sense

The Hon. Dov S. Zakheim

A Complimentary Program for FPRI Partners

Platinum Partners Dinner

Marc Sageman

Confronting Al Qaeda and the New Terror Networks

Marc SagemanAuthor of “Understanding Terror Networks” and “Leaderless Jihad”




2010 Annual Champagne Brunch

George Friedman

The 21st Century: What to Expect

Managing the Second Nuclear Age

Paul Bracken

Paul Bracken, Professor of Management and Political Science at Yale University, will discuss his just-completed book manuscript that defines and clarifies the major issues of what he calls “the second nuclear age” – an age of multiple nuclear powers.