Battlegrounds w/ H.R. McMaster: International Perspectives
Civics Education: Thinking Strategically About The Sources Of Our National Security

Civics Education: Thinking Strategically About The Sources Of Our National Security

September 7, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Paul Carrese discuss the need for civics and history education and opportunities to foster an understanding of our nation’s history that acknowledges contradictions and imperfections while extolling the virtues and great promise of our republic. 

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Paul Carrese, September 7, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

The Fight for Human Rights: Lessons from Afghanistan

The Fight for Human Rights: Lessons from Afghanistan

August 10, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Nader Nadery discuss human rights law, the dire situation in Afghanistan, and what more might be done to foster peace and protect innocents.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Nader Nadery, August 10, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

Singapore: Prospects for Innovation and Competition in Southeast Asia

Singapore: Prospects for Innovation and Competition in Southeast Asia

July 27, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan discuss Singapore’s economic and social innovations, the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew; the competition with revanchist authoritarian powers, and how to preserve peace and promote prosperity across the Indo-Pacific region.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on July 27, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

Norway: Security in Scandinavia

Norway: Security in Scandinavia

July 20, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ine Søreide discuss geopolitical realities after Russia’s renewed invasion of Ukraine and implications for European security, the European Union, NATO, and the transatlantic relationship.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ine Eriksen on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 9:00am PT.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Ine Eriksen Søreide is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party and current chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense.  She served as the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2017 to 2021 and the Minister of Defense from 2013 to 2017.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute.  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.


Battlegrounds 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.”

War Crimes In Ukraine: The Pursuit Of International Justice

War Crimes In Ukraine: The Pursuit Of International Justice

June 8, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and David Schwendiman discuss the evolution of human rights law, international criminal justice, investigations and prosecutions, and its implications for prosecuting war crimes in Ukraine. 

H.R. McMaster in conversation with David Schwendiman on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:00am PT.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

David Schwendiman served for over twenty-five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Utah. He was the Chief Prosecutor of the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague from 2016 to 2018 and previously oversaw investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo in 1998, 1999 and 2000 as the Lead Prosecutor of the EU’s Special Investigative Task Force (SITF). Schwendiman investigated and prosecuted atrocities committed during the war in the Former Yugoslavia as an international prosecutor in the Special Department for War Crimes of the State Prosecutor’s Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also served as the U.S. Justice Attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2010 through 2013 and spent 2014 as the Assistant Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and Director of Forward Operations for SIGAR.  He is now an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.

 

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute.  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.

Jordan: Perspective On Integration, Conflict, And Stability In The Middle East

Jordan: Perspective On Integration, Conflict, And Stability In The Middle East

May 18, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan discuss Jordan-US relations; Jordan’s perspective on the most significant challenges in the Middle East; and opportunities for multi-lateral cooperation to improve security and prosperity in the region. 

H.R. McMaster in conversation with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

European Parliament: The Future Of The EU And The Transatlantic Relationship

European Parliament: The Future Of The EU And The Transatlantic Relationship

May 4, 2022
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and European Parliament Secretary-General Klaus Welle discuss European Parliament’s priorities including the EU response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the humanitarian and security crisis. 

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Klaus Welle on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:00am PT.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Klaus Welle is a German politician who has served as Secretary General of the European Parliament since March 2009. He was previously Head of the Cabinet of the President of the European Parliament in Brussels and from 2004 to 2007 the Director-General for Internal Policies at the European Parliament in Brussels. At the age of 30, Welle served as the Secretary-General of the European People's Party (EPP) and the European Union of Christian Democrats (EUCD) and then from 1999 to 2003 was Secretary-General of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Witten/Herdecke.

 

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute.  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.


Battlegrounds 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.”

Russian Opposition: Foundations of the Totalitarian State and Forces for Freedom

Russian Opposition: Foundations of the Totalitarian State and Forces for Freedom

March 30, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Vladimir Milov discuss the Russian opposition, the internal and external threats to Putin’s grip on power, and the impacts of Russia’s aggression on the world.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Vladimir Milov on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

Venezuela: The Disaster Of The “Socialist Revolution” And Prospects For Recovery

Venezuela: The Disaster Of The “Socialist Revolution” And Prospects For Recovery

March 16, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Leopoldo López discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and the prospects for restoration of democratic governance under the Constitution and recovery from economic collapse.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Leopoldo López on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 9:00am PT.

Ukraine: Today’s Battleground for Freedom | Special Episode

Ukraine: Today’s Battleground for Freedom | Special Episode

March 10, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster speaks to Battlegrounds guest and former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is in Ukraine now, fighting for the freedom of his country alongside fellow Ukrainians as they confront a continued assault by the Russian military and the indiscriminate bombardment of Ukrainian cities. 

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Oleksiy Honcharuk on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

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