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    Nuclear Deal Talks with Iran

    Former nuclear proliferation negotiators for the Clinton and Obama administrations and for Iran discussed the current talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Robert Einhorn said that…

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    Cyber Attacks and Espionage

    William Plummer, Vice President of Huawei Technologies, Chad Sweet, former Central Intelligence Agency official, and Thomas Rid, author of the book Cyber War Will Not Take Place, spoke at…

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    Japanese-American Internment and Redress

    Speakers talked about the events surrounding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. They provided family anecdotes concerning conditions in the camps and discussed…

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    U.S. Strategy Toward North Korea

    Former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson and former South Korean Ambassador Donald Gregg talked about U.S. policy toward North Korea and the changes they believe are necessary to…

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    Book Discussion on The Billionaire's Apprentice

    Anita Raghavan talked about her book, The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund, in which she chronicles the rise and…

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    Gary Locke on U.S.-China Relations

    U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George Stephanopoulous, who moderated the event, talked about what’s next in U.S.-China…

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    Book Discussion on Every Nation for Itself

    Ian Bremmer argues that a new kind of global cooperation is needed to fill in the leadership gap emerging in the world for the first time in seven decades. He was interviewed by…

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    United States and India

    Ambassador Robert Blake and Nisha Biswal spoke about relations between the U.S. and India, the contributions of Indian-Americans, efforts to improve educational exchange programs between…

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    Book Discussion on The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

    Peter Popham talked about his biography of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the longtime opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize-recipient who spent 15 years under house arrest. She was…

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    Media Coverage and Current Events in China

    Journalists spoke about media coverage of China and their experiences covering events within the country. Among the topics addressed were access given to reporters, censorship, Chinese…

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    President Nixon's 1972 Trip to China

    “Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World” was an event to mark the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s February 1972 trip to China. Mr. Schell…

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    Future of Pakistan

    Academics talked about a new Asia Society and U.S. Institute of Peace report on the future of Pakistan. The report includes recommendations for improving the country’s…

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    U.S. Policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Secretary of State Clinton spoke about U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She focused on foreign aid to the region and and its importance to national security saying cutting…

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    Book Discussion on Mao's Great Famine

    Frank Dikotter takes a new look at Mao’s Great Leap Forward (1958-62), using the recently opened Communist Party archives. Professor Dikotter says that between those years, at…

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    Book Discussion on Songs of Blood and Sword

    Fatima Bhutto, niece of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, talks about growing up in a family of power brokers. Ms. Bhutto also chronicles the fate of many of her…

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    Book Discussion on The Cleanest Race

    B.R. Myers takes an in-depth look at North Korean society and the domestic propaganda to which its citizens are exposed.  Myers argues that North Korea is a paranoid,…

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    Book Discussion on The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

    Pico Iyer talked about his book The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Vintage; reprint edition March 10, 2009). Mr. Iyer, a travel writer, talked about his…

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    Book Discussion on Prisoner of the State

    A discussion was held about the book Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang (Simon and Schuster; May 19, 2009). Former Chinese Communist Party premier and…

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    Book Discussion on The Last Days of Old Beijing

    Michael Meyer talked about his book The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed, published by Walker & Company. In his book he profiles the…

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    U.S-Asia Relations

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a policy speech on U.S. relations with countries in Asia before making a trip to Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, and China. She would start her…

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