Fireside Chats

In conjunction with its Board of Governors, Advisory Council, and robust worldwide network, the Washington Institute produces podcasts and convenes webinars designed to generate ideas and catalyze action on the biggest challenges facing business, government, and society. New content is added frequently, so be sure to check this page often. In addition, all content is posted to social media as soon as it is live, so be sure to follow the Washington Institute on its social media accounts below.

Global Technology and Innovation


Insights from Singapore during challenging times

Featuring the Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, Dr. Ayesha Khanna and the Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, Dr. Parag Khanna, on the insights from Singapore during challenging times. 

Cybersecurity lessons from the Pandemic

Featuring Robert Kahn, co-inventor of the Internet, and Christopher Inglis, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency on June 4, 2020

International Cooperation on Cybersecurity and Supply Chains

Featuring the Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute, Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid, Founder and Chairman of the Granahan McCourt Capital, David McCourt and the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Dr. Samantha Ravich on August 13th, 2020.

International Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence

Featuring the Principal of Jesus College JCR , and Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Sir Nigel Shadbolt PhD, and the Founding Director of the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University, and a Commissioner at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Hon. Jason Matheny PhD on October 16th, 2020.

Reasserting Cyber Leadership at the White House

Featuring the Former Deputy Director of the NSA – National Security Agency and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies, at the United States Naval Academy Chris Inglis on March 4th, 2021

 Ethics & Responsible AI

Featuring the Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, Dr. Ayesha Khanna and Honorable Mignon Clyburn, commissioner at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence on February 9th 2021.

Public Private Partnerships in Cybersecurity

Featuring the CEO and President of Southern Company, Tom Fanning on April 13, 2021.

Global Corporate Social Responsibility


CSR During a Pandemic

Featuring the Institute’s Distinguished Fellow on Corporate Social Responsibility, and a Research Fellow in Governance and Global Ethics at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, Dr. Isabella D. Bunn and Bill Novelli, a member of the Institute’s Council of Advisors and the founder of Business for Impact at Georgetown University on February 25th, 2021.

Global Sports


The Future of Sports

Featuring Pedro Pinto, Founder and CEO of Empower Sport, and Dame Heather Rabbatts, DBE, Chair of Vero Communications on May 26, 2020

The Return of Sports

Featuring Zachary Leonsis, SVP, Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports, and Emanuel Medeiros, CEO of Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) and Chairman and CEO of SIGA America on June 10, 2020

Soccer the Beautiful Game

Featuring the CEO of DC SCORES, Bethany Rubin Henderson, the Head of Communications for D.C United Zachary Abaie and the Head of International / Commercial & New Business of Borussia Dortmund, Benedikt Scholz on July 1, 2020

A Global View of the Impact of Sports for Unity

Featuring the Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute, James P. Moore, Jr., Group CEO of Consulus, Lawrence Chong and Global Senior Fellow for Leadership at Consulus, Jim Funk on November 17, 2021

Leadership for the Next Generation

Leadership at a Critical Moment in History

Featuring H.E. Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, and David McCourt, Chairman and Founder of Granahan McCourt Capital on May 15, 2020

Lessons learned from Our Past

Featuring Magda and Eugene Herzberger on June 24, 2020 (Arizona, AZ)