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GREAT DECISIONS IN FOREIGN POLICY: Artificial Intelligence: The Global Race For The New Frontier

Stream now or tune in Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

A.I. is transforming economies and societies around the world. GREAT DECISIONS assesses the possibilities and dangers of this technology, explores the mounting technological competition between China and the U.S., and asks how the international community can manage the coming wave of digital innovation.

Narrated by David Strathair.

Artificial Intelligence: The Global Race for the New Frontier - Narrated by David Strathairn


  • Susan Aaronson, Professor and Director Data Governance Hub, GWU
  • Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for China, Freedom House
  • Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
  • Rush Doshi, Director, China Strategy Initiative, Brookings Institution
  • Amb. Jorge Heine, Chilean Ambassador to China (2014–2017)
  • Klon Kitchen, Senior Research Fellow for Technology, Heritage Foundation
  • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Margaret Myers, Director of Asia and Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue
  • Ben Rhodes, Dep. U.S. National Security Advisor (2009–2017)
  • Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, Co-author, "Tools and Weapons"
  • Susan Thornton, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2017–2018)
  • Meredith Whittaker, Co-Founder, AI Now Institute, NYU
  • Tim Wu, Prof. of Law, Science, and Technology, Columbia Law School
  • Baobao Zhang, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Watch On Your Schedule:

While schools are closed during the COVID-19 public health crisis, Foreign Policy Association will make the digital edition of the GREAT DECISIONS television series available to students and the public on YouTube.

About The Series:

GREAT DECISIONS is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the GREAT DECISIONS Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Here are some resources for bringing your discussion groups online.

Foreign Policy Association is on Facebook.

GREAT DECISIONS: America’s Global Affairs Discussion Program