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.
Washington, D.C., 19 December 2019
Dozier moderated a discussion of CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, in which U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year. Watch video here.
Panelists included: Thomas E. Donilon, Chairman, BlackRock Investment Institute; Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama (speaking in Washington); Suzanne E. Fry, Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency (speaking in Washington); Daniel R. Russel, Vice President of International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society (speaking in New York); Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations (speaking in New York)
Doha, Qatar, 14-15 December 2019
Part of panel discussion Media, Technology, and Multiple Versions of the Truth moderated by Foreign Policy’s Editor in Chief Jonathan Tepperman.
Panelists included: Dr. Dipayan Ghosh, Co-Director, Digital Platforms & Democracy Project And Shorenstein Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Ms. Kim Dozier, Global Affairs Analyst, CNN; Mr. Ben Smith, Editor-In-Chief, Buzzfeed; Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Special Adviser To The Secretary-General On The Preparation For The United Nations 75th Anniversary, United Nations; Dr. Alina Polyakova, Director, Global Democracy And Emerging Technology; Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, The Brookings Institution; H.E. Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary-General, Organisation Internationale De La Francophonie; Mr. Peter Micek, General Counsel, Access Now; Dr. Sarah Kreps, Professor, Cornell University
Watch video here.
JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md., December 4, 2019
Speakers: Laura Murray, PhD, MA, senior scientist in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Mental Health and core faculty in the School’s Center for Humanitarian Health; Pat Nabong, MA, a freelance visual journalist based in Chicago and a Pulitzer Center grantee. Her Pulitzer project explores the psychological toll of President Rodrigo Duterte’s extrajudicial drug war in the Philippines, which has killed more than 7,000 people—mostly small-time drug dealers and addicts from low-income communities; Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH, director of the Bloomberg School’s Center for Humanitarian Health and Professor of the Practice in the School’s Department of International Health; Kimberly Dozier, MA, CNN Global Affairs Analyst, who writes for TIME
Moderated by Judy Bass, PhD, MPH, associate professor of Global Mental Health in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Mental Health.