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    Nuclear Agreement with Iran

    Panelists assesed the agreement the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) reached with Iran on a six-month test freeze of the country’s nuclear program. Moderator Barbara…

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    Book Discussion on The Measure of Civilization

    Ian Morris looks at the development of civilizations over the past 15,000 years and uses current measures for human development to explain why the center of advancement moved from the East…

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    Iran Sanctions and Military Confrontation

    Panelists debated U.S. foreign policy toward Iran, Iran’s nuclear program, and the prospects of military confrontation.

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    Book Discussion on 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

    Simon Johnson (MIT professor; former chief economist at the IMF) talked about the power of Wall Street banks since the 2008 financial collapse. In March 2009, the heads of the 13…

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    U.S. Role in World Affairs

    Panelists spoke about U.S. foreign policy and the concept of “American exceptionalism,” the belief that America differs from other developed nations as a result of its national…

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    Book Discussion on The World Is Curved

    David Smick talked about The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy (Portfolio, September 4, 2008), which looks at the workings of central banks and finance ministries around…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani talked about recent events in his country including the recent election of President Asif Zadari, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and efforts to confront the…

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    Situation in Darfur

    A forum discussed the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.  Kenneth Bacon gave a speech entitled “On Our Watch” discussing the situation in Darfur and issuing a call to action…

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