Battlegrounds: International Perspectives On Crucial Challenges To Security

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U.S. - Mexican Relations and an Agenda for Peace and Prosperity in the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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H.R. McMaster in conversation with Luis Videgaray, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Director of MIT AI Policy for the World Project on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.


The Japan- U.S. Alliance and the vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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H.R. McMaster in conversation with Tarō Kōno,  Minister of Regulatory Reform and Administrative Reform on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.


Italy And Europe Perspective On The Mediterranean, Middle East, And Great Power Competition

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.


America’s Longest War And The Prospects For Peace In Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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H.R. McMaster in conversation with Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.


The Threat From North Korea And The Future Of The South Korean – American Alliance

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ho-Young Ahn, President of University of North Korean Studies on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.


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The Battlegrounds interview series provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. 

Each episode features H.R. McMaster, in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.”

H. R. McMaster is the host of Battlegrounds. He is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.