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Preview of FPRI Calendar for Winter – Spring 2017

Preview of FPRI Calendar for Winter – Spring 2017

  • January 6, 2017

Preview of FPRI Calendar for Winter – Spring 2017

  • January 6, 2017

Preview of FPRI Calendar for Winter – Spring 2017 
cover-2017-fpri-spring-calendarPhiladelphia, PA — The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to provide this preview of our spring season of events but first we would like to note some changes in our formats. 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 or (215) 732-3774 x 112.

Geopolitics with Granieri has been moved to the evenings at the National Liberty Museum, with lectures followed by dinners for our $2,500 level members. In the meantime, the late morning slots at FPRI offices will feature booktalks and impromptu briefings open to all members, followed by lunches for our $500-level members. The programs themselves (though not the meals) are free to all members. Be sure to join us on January 24 for our first Geopolitics of the season. We are pleased to welcome back our old friend Robert Kaplan to discuss his new book Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World. 
The Main Line Breakfast Briefings will move to an evening format but remain at the Merion Cricket Club and thus will now be called the Main Line Briefings. The lead-off for that series on March 8 will feature FPRI Robert A. Fox Fellow Clint Watts on Fake News and Russian Information Operations, also the subject of his January 19 Manhattan Salon talk. 
Don’t miss out on our Princeton series which begins on February 23 with a talk on the threat from North Korea by Robert Litwak. Additionally, we have a couple of series in the works. Be on the lookout for a series in Wilmington, Delaware and Miami, Floridaas well as a new Ginsburg Lecture Series
If you are not yet a member of FPRI, now is a good time to join, and if you are already a member, now is a good time to sign up at a higher level! The calendar preview appears below. 

Preview of FPRI’s Winter-Spring 2017 Calendar 


Annual 2017 Champagne Brunch for Partners at The Rittenhouse Hotel  

Geopolitics with Granieri at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia 

Critical Conversations at the National Liberty Museum  

Main Line Briefings at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, PA 

  • Wednesday, March 8: Fake News and Russian Information Operations Clint Watts, Robert A. Fox Fellow  
  • Tuesday, April 25: Trump’s First 100 Days Ron Granieri, Executive Director of the FPRI Center for the Study of America and the West
  • Thursday, May 18: Iraq: Where Do We Go from Here? Denise Natali, National Defense University; Nada Bakos, FPRI; and Samuel Helfont, Robert A. Fox Fellow
  • Wednesday, June 21: The Geo-Economics of East Asia Felix Chang, FPRI 

Princeton Committee of FPRI at Present Day Club in Princeton, NJ 

  • Thursday, February 23: What to do about North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program  Robert Litwak, Vice President, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Thursday, March 30: The Geopolitics of US Patent Law Lawrence Husick, FPRI 
  • Thursday, April 20: Putinomics Chris Miller, Yale University and FPRI

FPRI at the New York Historical Society

NOTE: To register for these events, please contact the NYHS
  • Saturday, April 8: The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Era, Jeremy Black, FPRI 
  • Saturday, June 10: Churchill and the Great War John H. Maurer, FPRI 

Other Programs

  • Thursday, January 19, Manhattan Salon: Fake News and Russian Information Operations, Clint Watts, Robert A. Fox Fellow miller-chris-the-struggle-to-save-the-soviet-economy
  • ThursdayFebruary 2, BookTalk: The Struggle to Save the Soviet EconomyChris Miller, FPRI and Yale University 
  • MondayFebruary 6, Sponsor Forum:  Counter Terrorism: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Paul Springer, FPRI 
  • February 6-7: A Discussion at The Hill SchoolPaul Springer, FPRI
  • FridayFebruary 10, Private Briefing: Where is Europe Headed? Jeremy Black, FPRI
  • Sunday, March 5: At Congregation Adath Jeshurun on How Americans Misunderstand the Middle East, Islam, and Terrorism Adam Garfinkle, Robert A. Fox Fellow 
  • FridayApril 7, Sponsor Forum: A Guide to Geopolitics in the 21st Century Jeremy Black, FPRI


  • Thursday, January 26: 25 Years Since the Fall of the USSR: Where is Eurasia Headed?, Keynote Speaker: Amb. James Collins, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia 
  • Saturday – Sunday, March 25-26: Why Does America Go To War? A History Institute for Teachers at the First Division Museum, Wheaton, IL Speakers include Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution, Hal Brands of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Walter A. McDougall of FPRI and University of Pennsylvania and many more.
  • Additional conferences are being planned in Washington, D.C. and in Philadelphia.