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    Education and Community Innovation

    Kiran Bir Sethi talked about her strategies for improving education in India through her “Design for Change” program at Riverside School program. Her presentation included…

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    Book Discussion on The Syria Dilemma

    Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, editors of the book The Syria Dilemma, talked about the humanitarian crisis in Syria and discussed what the international community was doing about it and…

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    Book Discussion on Confront and Conceal

    David Sanger takes a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama’s use of American power. He responded to questions from members of the audience at this public program held at the…

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    Secretary Clinton on Global Food Safety

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about global agriculture and food security. She talked about a variety of issues including efforts to relieve hunger,the goals of a $3billion…

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    U.S.-Jordan Relations

    King Abdullah of Jordan talked about U.S. Jordan relations, the Middle East peace process, and economic and trade issues.

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    Global Financial Crisis

    The panel talked about the implications and possible effectiveness of the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act. They also talked about the causes and implications of commodity…

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    Book Discussion on Memo to the President Elect

    Madeleine Albright talked about her book, Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership. Her book discusses a wide range of important topics in…

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    Book Discussion on Statecraft

    Dennis Ross talked about his book Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Mr. Ross argued that the Bush…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Senator Barack Obama spoke about Iraq and foreign policy issues, political and military developments in Iraq, and his thoughts on plans for a phased withdrawal from Iraq. He advocated…

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    Book Discussion on What Was Asked of Us

    Trish Wood talked to Iraq War veteran Garett Reppenhagen about his experiences while serving in Iraq. Ms. Wood has collected a number of testimonies from Iraq War veterans,…

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    Book Discussion on The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom

    Mr. Sharansky and Mr. Dermer spoke about their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, published by Public Affairs. They discussed…

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    Book Discussion on Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe

    Mr. Allison talked about his book Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, published by Times Books. Professor Allison assessed the likelihood of weapons-grade…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Issues

    Secretary Rumsfeld talked about efforts to combat terrorism and the future of national security policy. He also talked about U.S. force deployments and operations in…

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    National Security Issues

    Ms. Rice spoke about war with Iraq, current security concerns in Iraq, efforts to combat terrorism, and violence in the Middle East. Following her remarks she answered questions…

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    Book Discussion on Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

    Mr. Rashid discussed his book, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, published by Yale University Press. He argued that a proven commitment to political reform should…

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    Book Discussion on Chienne de Guerre

    Disguised as a Chechen peasant, Ms. Nivat, author of Chienne de Guerre: A Woman Reporter behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya, published by PublicAffairs, was able to travel…

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    Book Discussion on The Future of Success

    Mr. Reich discussed his book The Future of Success, published by Knopf, which analyzes the new economy and its impact on Americans' work and personal lives. He asserts that the…

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    Book Discussion on Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism

    Mr. Soros talked about his book Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism, published by PublicAffairs. He focused on U.S. foreign policy, globalization, international financial…

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    Book Discussion on Eyewitness to Power

    Mr. Gergen talks about his book Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership - Nixon to Clinton, published by Simon and Schuster. The book explores the importance of strong…

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