Dozier moderated virtual panel on post-Trump EU and U.S. relations; opportunities and challenges of a Biden-Harris Administration. Panelists included: Amb. Rüdiger König, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the North Atlantic Council; Hon. Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Delegation for relations with the United States; Dr. John Glenn, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
The panel examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed military organizations and alliances to take on ‘new roles’ in order to help member states and partners overcome coordination challenges. It also addressed the ramifications on ongoing and future military operations, as well as the role of military alliances in enhancing member states’ preparedness for future public health crises. Dozier moderated the 90-minute discussion with: Gabriele Cascone, Head of the Counter-Terrorism Section, NATO; Barre Seguin, NATO Senior Mentor, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe SHAPE; Juan Battaleme, Academic Director, CARI. Watch here on YouTube.
Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The World: A Brief Introduction; Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation, and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs discuss the mounting challenges to global governance and their implications for international cooperation, including rising climate concerns, economic volatility, and increasing great power tensions amid a global pandemic. CFR Member Kimberly Dozier presiding. Watch the video here.
Virtually moderated The Aspen Institute Romania’s Bucharest Forum 2020, interviewing H.E. Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President, European Commission, on “Geo-political and economic disruptions” of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct. 9th. On Oct. 16th, moderated Day 7 panel “Investing in defense for economic recovery or the other way around?” centered on the COVID-19 pandemic impact on defense spending, with Sorin Ducaru, Director, European Union Satellite Center; Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies, Center for European Policy Analysis; Harlan Ullman, Chairman, The Killowen Group and Radu Tudor, Political and Military Analyst.
Opening address for the James Bagauda Kaltho Memorial Media Lecture, sponsored by the Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF). The Lecture Series is meant to immortalize James Bagauda Kaltho, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1996, because of his reporting. The first Media Lecture was held in 2019 and examined varying issues that impact on media practice in Africa, as well as its role in shaping democracy. The Second edition of the Lecture was held virtually with the theme: Press Freedom vs. Digital Surveillance: How Safe is the African Journalist.
Moderated panel: Trend: Countering Terrorism in Virtual and Decentralised Space
Liisa Past, Chief National Cyber Risk Officer, National Security and Defence Coordination Unit at Government Office, Republic of Estonia; Neil Walsh, Chief, Cybercrime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism Department, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Hon. Michael Chertoff, Chairman & Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; Ali Soufan, Chairman and CEO, The Soufan Group
Even as the COVID 19 pandemic inflicts a devastating toll on the global economy, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group Chairman Tony Elumelu insists that now is the time to invest in countries in Africa. “Africa is a land of opportunity. Challenges exist in Africa, but we also have a huge return on investment,” Elumelu said during a TIME 100 Talks discussion with contributor Kimberly Dozier. “There’s no better time to make that bet than the time we live in.” Watch here.
Moderated panel: Operational cooperation in Africa | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Kate Almquist Knopf, Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies – U.S. Department of Defense; Hermínio Maio;, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff, Military Planning and Conduct Capability – EU Military Staff; Frantisek Ridzak, Mission Force Commander – European Union Training Mission Mali; William L. Zana, Deputy Director for J-5 Politico-Military Affairs (Africa) – Joint Staff
TIME Contributor Kimberly Dozier interviews Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who says that her decision to paint “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on a street leading up to the White House on June 5 was in part driven by her need to “push back forcefully” against the way the federal government had “encroached” upon the district’s autonomy. “It is my responsibility to defend our city,” Bowser says. Watch the video here.