Apr 30, 2021, 9:30 am2:30 pm
Virtual Videoconference
  • Open To Public
  • RSVP Required



Event Description

Join LISD's Seminar on Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC) for its Year-End GDSC Colloquium, "The World In Upheaval: Finding a Sustainable Way Forward," on Friday, April 30, 2021, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (Eastern Time). GDSC is a yearlong interactive seminar for graduate and undergraduate students led by Founding Director, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber. For the past year, student fellows have gathered weekly for in-depth discussions with distinguished experts and representatives in an interdisciplinary and interactive virtual venue. Student fellows discussed and debated issues of perception, predictability, realpolitik, trust, leadership, strategy, misinformation, sovereignty and self-determination.

To mark the end of the seminar, a concluding colloquium will feature experts and practitioners to discuss “the new” United States foreign policy, current economic challenges, relations with North Korea, with Russia, and the situation in Venezuela. Speakers include Maria Ignacia Curiel, Megan Greene, Christopher Hill, Charles Kupchan, Masaru Tamamoto, William Wohlforth, and others. 

The colloquium is open to the public and rsvp is required. 


09:30 a.m.  Introduction with Wolfgang Danspeckgruber


Session One

09:45 a.m.   North East Asia, North Korea, Russia with Amb. Christoper Hill, Dr. Masaru Tamamoto, H.E. Eka Tkeshelashvili, and Prof. William C. Wohlforth


Session Two

11:15 a.m.   U.S. Foreign Policy with Prof. Charles Kupchan

12:00 a.m.   Economic Situation with Ms. Megan Greene


Session Three

12:30 p.m.   Crisis in Venezuela with Ms. Maria Ignacia Curiel

01:30 p.m.   General Discussion 

04:00 p.m.  Concluding Virtual Cocktail for the end of the Inaugural GDSC Seminar