FPRI sponsors a series of exclusive monthly salons with leading thinkers at the homes of friends in Manhattan. Begun in 2011, this intellectually engaging initiative, draws academics and business leaders together for intimate discussions on pressing issues of the day.  This initiative is one that has been replicated in other cities as well.

Upcoming Events:


January: Clint Watts on Fake News and Russian Information Operations
January: Robert Kaplan on Earning the Rockies: How America’s Geography Shapes Our Role in the World

See Below for a listing of Past Events:


February: Robert Kaplan on In Europe’s Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond. 
April: Clint Watts on Paris, Brussels, What’s Next?
June: David Satter on The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin
July: Sumit Ganguly on Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century
October: Jeremy Black on Europe After Brexit
October: Michael Doran on  Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East


January: Ed Morse and Ottilia Dhand on The Oil Shakeup of 2015: Who Wins, Who Loses, and What are the Consequences?
February: Christian Sahner on the Syrian Civil War
March: Adam Garfinkle on The Islamic State, Iran, and the Geopolitics of the Middle East
October: Adam Garfinkle on Where is the Middle East Headed?
November: Clint Watts on the US effort to combat ISIL
December: Stephen Kotkin on What is Putin Thinking?


February: Michael A. Reynolds on The Geopolitics of Sochi
March: David Satter on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
May: Ignat Solzhenitsyn on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
June: Michael Horowitz on Robots and the Future of War
October: Joseph Braude on Winning the War of Ideas in the Mideast
November: Clint Watts on ISIS, Foreign Fighters, and Domestic Extremism
December: Samuel Helfont on Defeating ISIS


February: Andrew Garfield on Afghanistan: Where Do We Go from Here?
March: Vanessa Neumann on Venezuela After Chavez
April: Jeremy Black on Crisis in the West: European and American Woes
September: Michael Doran on Can Obama Pivot from the Middle East?
October: Jeremy Black on Dealing with Decline: The Experience of the United States and Great Britain in the Middle East
October: Amos Guiora on Drone Warfare in Legal and Strategic


January: David Satter and Stephen Kotkin on Russia’s Looming Crisis
February: Aaron Friedberg and Jacques deLisle on Coping with a Rising China
March: Michael Doran on Making Sense of the Middle East
April: Barak Mendelsohn and Clint Watts on Al Qaeda: How Great a Threat?
May: Jakub Grygiel and Ronald Granieri on Who Killed Europe?
September: Robert Kaplan on his new book The Revenge of Geography
October: Samuel Helfont and Edward Turzanski on The Arab Spring and US Foreign Policy
December: Paul Bracken on hs new book The Second Nuclear Age


September: Michael Horowitz and Dominic Tierney on Is  There an Obama Doctrine?
October: Lawrence Husick and Tom Martin on A Layman’s Guide to CyberWar
December: Vanessa Neumann and Mary O’Grady (WSJ) on Latin America’s New Strategic Landscape

For more information about these events, please contact Eli Gilman at 215-732-3774 x 103 or at egilman@fpri.org.