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    Book Discussion on The Last Empire

    Serhii Plokhy, Ukrainian history professor at Harvard University, talked about his book, The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union, in which he reports that the dissolution of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Second Arab Awakening

    Marwan Muasher, former Jordanian Foreign Minister and ambassador to the United States, talked about his book, The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism, in which he takes a…

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    Book Discussion on Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy

    Eri Hotta, former research fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, talked about her book, Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy, in which she examines the attack on…

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    Book Discussion on Exit the Colonel

    Ethan Chorin, a diplomat who served as an economic and commercial attache in Tripoli from 2004 to 2006, talked about his book, Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution,…

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    Book Discussion on No One's World

    Charles Kupchan argues that we are moving into an age when no country or region will dominate the world the way the American, British, or other empires have in the past. He responded…

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    Book Discussion on The Race for What's Left

    Michael Klare looks at what countries around the world are doing to secure dwindling resources such as coal, uranium, copper, water, and arable land. He responded to questions at this…

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    Book Discussion on Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

    Michael Korda recounts the life of Lawrence of Arabia. An archeologist and Oxford scholar, T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935), departed for Cairo as a British intelligence officer in 1916 and a…

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    French Priorities for the G20

    As France assumes the 12-month rotating presidency of the G20 in November 2010, Christine Lagarde, Minister for Economy, Industry and Employment of France, spoke about the country’s…

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    Book Discussion on Freedom for Sale

    John Kampfner argues that over the past twenty years several countries have decided to trade freedom and liberty in exchange for economic prosperity.  He says that this trend…

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    Book Discussion on The Next 100 Years

    George Friedman discussed what the world might be like over the next century (which countries will rise in power, where the wars will be fought, etc.). He spoke at the Carnegie Council in…

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    Book Discussion on Superfusion

    Zachary Karabell argues that the U.S. and Chinese economies have become so intertwined that disrupting either one would have tragic consequences.  He spoke at the Carnegie Council in…

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    Book Discussion on On Compromise and Rotten Compromises

    Avishai Margalit talked about his book On Compromise and Rotten Compromises (Princeton University Press; November 1, 2009). In his book he talks about the virtues and limits of political…

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    Book Discussion on Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

    Lawrence Lessig talked about the state of copyright law in relation to electronic media. He argued that the current laws are draconian and have not been adequately updated to reflect…

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    Book Discussion on The Means of Reproduction

    Michelle Goldberg talked about her book The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World (Penguin Press; April 2, 2009). In her book she exposes the global war on…

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    Economic Crisis: A National and International Perspective

    Randy Charles Epping and Steven Greenhouse talked about the economic crisis and what government, business, and labor should do to alleviate it. Mr. Greenhouse talked about the…

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    Book Discussion on The Next Hundred Years

    George Friedman talked about The Next Hundred Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century (Doubleday; January 27, 2009). The book discusses what the world might be like over the next century…

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    Book Discussion on Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

    Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac talked about their book, Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East (W.W. Norton and Co.; June 17, 2008). In the book the authors present a…

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    Book Discussion on The Spirit of Democracy

    Larry Diamond talked about his book The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World, published by Times Books. He talked about the spread of…

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    Book Discussion on The First Campaign

    Garrett Graff talked about his book The First Campaign: Globalization, the Web, and the Race for the White House, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In his book he argues that the…

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    Book Discussion on Arsenals of Folly

    Richard Rhodes talked about his book, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, published in October by Alfred A. Knopf. In his book he describes the people and events…

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