2016 Fall Calendar Preview

2016 Fall Calendar Preview

  • August 19, 2016

2016 Fall Calendar Preview

  • August 19, 2016

2016 FPRI Fall Calendar

Philadelphia, PA — The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to provide this preview of our Fall Season of events. Be on the lookout for our full calendar, hitting mailboxes soon. For information on how to register for individual events, please contact our Events Coordinator Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or (215) 732-3774 x 112.





Stanley and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation Lecture Series

Hosted and co-Sponsored by the National Liberty Museum

5:30 p.m. Registration; 5:45 p.m. Lecture
National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free for Members of FPRI (and spouses) at the $100 Level
Dinner immediately following exclusively for Bronze Partners of FPRI
$10 for Non-Members

Tuesday, September 20
National Security Challenges Facing the Next President

Kori Schake – Hoover Institution, FPRI 

Tuesday, October 25
Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and the Origins of the Grand Alliance

John H. Maurer – U.S. Naval War College, FPRI

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Monday, December 12
BookTalk – The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

Walter A. McDougall – University of Pennsylvania, FPRI



Main Line Breakfast Briefings

7:30 a.m. Breakfast; 8:00 a.m. Briefing; 9:00 a.m. Adjournment
Merion Cricket Club, 325 Montgomery Ave, Haverford, PA
Entire series (8 programs annually) is free for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $500 level, or $50 per person per session.

Special Evening Kickoff Event:


Tuesday, September 27
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Terrorism and Counter-Terrrorism After San Bernadino, Orlando, and Nice: Where Do We Go from Here?

Clint Watts – FPRI

Thursday, October 6
Russia vs. Europe and Lands In-between

Mitchell Orenstein – University of Pennsylvania, FPRI

Friday, November 4
BookTalk – How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything
Rosa Brooks – Georgetown University, The New America Foundation

Thursday, December 15
Egypt’s Trajectory from Mubarak to Morsi to al-Sisi and Beyond
Eric Trager – Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Princeton Committee of FPRI

6:00 p.m. Reception; 6:30 p.m. Lecture; 8:00 p.m. Adjournment
Present Day Club, 72 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ
Entire series (6 programs annually) is free for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $250 level.

Thursday, September 29
How Climate Change Erodes Our National Security 
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Thursday, October 27
BookTalk – Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance
in the Middle East
Michael Doran – Hudson Institute

Thursday, December 8
BookTalk – Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present
June Teufel Dreyer – University of Miami, FPRI

Geopolitics with Granieri

Sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management
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11:30 a.m. Program; 12:30 p.m. Adjournment
FPRI, 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610, Philadelphia, PA
Free for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $100 level; Webcast open to the public
Lunch immediately following for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $500 level

Tuesday, September 6
The Bre-volving Door: Brexit, British Politics, and the Future of the United Kingdom

Dominic Tierney – Swarthmore University, FPRI

Tuesday, October 18
Baseball, Football, and the American Way of War

Michael P. Noonan – FPRI

Tuesday, November 8
Election Day 2016: The Race for the Presidency

David Eisenhower – University of Pennsylvania, FPRI

Tuesday, December 6

Sponsors Forum

Hosted and Sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP

12:00 Lunch, 12:30 Program, 1:30 Adjournment
Pepper Hamilton LLP, Two Logan Square, Two Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA
Free for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $250 level
ID is required for admission to the building.

Tuesday, September 13
The Strategic Importance of the Black Sea Region
Nikolas Gvosdev – U.S. Naval War College, FPRI

Thursday, December 1
The Geopolitics of U.S. Patent Law

Lawrence Husick – FPRI

20th Annual Templeton Lecture on Religion and World Affairs

5:30 p.m. Registration; 5:45 p.m. Lecture
National Liberty Musuem, 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free for Members of FPRI (and spouses) at the $100 Level
$12 for Non-Members
Dinner immediately following exclusively for Silver Partners of FPRI

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How We Misunderstand the Sources of Religious Violence

Adam Garfinkle – The American Interest, FPRI



Carroll Weinberg Memorial Lecture

Hosted and Cosponsored by the National Museum of American Jewish History

6:00 p.m. Registration; 6:30 p.m. Lecture
NMAJH, 101 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA
Free for Members of FPRI (and spouses) at the $100 Level and Members of NMAJH
$12 for Non-Members

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Thursday, October 20
The Holocaust: History and Memory

Jeremy Black, University of Exeter, FPRI




2016 FPRI Annual Dinner

Thursday, November 17
Beyond Dysfunction and Devastation: Iraq, The Arab Spring and Lessons for Today
Kanan Makiya

6:00 Reception; 7:00 Dinner; 9:15 Adjournment
Union League of Philadelphia
140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Seats at the 2016 Annual Dinner are guaranteed to FPRI Partners.

Individual tickets are available to purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis for $300 per seat.

Kanan Makiya and The Rope
Acclaimed author Kanan Makiya will present a keynote address on the occasion of the publication of his new novel The Rope. It is both a murder mystery and a poignant story of a militia man, his closest friends, and family – all working at cross-purposes after the invasion of Iraq. The book illuminates what went wrong in Iraq in a way that nonfiction is ill-equipped to do. He will also explore what went wrong in the Arab Spring and what the lessons are for all of us today.

Guests at the Dinner will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

See you this Fall!