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  • emAn Impossible Dreamem
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    An Impossible Dream

    Guillaume Serina reported on the circumstances surrounding the Reykjavik nuclear summit in 1986 between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He is the author ofAn…

  • emThe Tradeem
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    The Trade

    Jere Van Dyk talked about the intricacies of political kidnappings and described his efforts to figure out what happened during his own kidnapping and release by the Taliban in 2008.

  • emTwitter and Tear Gasem
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    Twitter and Tear Gas

    Zeynep Tufekci talked about her book Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, in which she examines the trajectories of modern protests. Ms. Tufekci is one of the…

  • emA Sense of Dutyem
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    A Sense of Duty

    Only a couple of days before the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Quang Pham, his mother, and siblings were driven out of Saigon on a motor scooter by their father, a South Vietnamese pilot…

  • Howard Friedman on US Global Competitiveness
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    Howard Friedman on U.S. Global Competitiveness

    Howard Friedman, United Nations statistician and health economist, talked about his book, The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America’s Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing, comparing the…

  • emConsent of the Networkedem
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    Consent of the Networked

    Rebecca MacKinnon argues that Internet users' rights are being infringed upon by governments and corporations. The author points to the changes in Facebook’s privacy policies and the…

  • Political Legacies of Adlai Stevenson
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    Political Legacies of Adlai Stevenson

    The panelists talked about the political legacy of Adlai Stevenson II, Illinois governor and presidential contender against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. They said that he left a mark on national politics…

  • emThe Shahem
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    The Shah

    Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University. talked about his biography of the Shah of Iran. He also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.…

  • emThe Cleanest Raceem
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    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, military-dominated…

  • emStripping the Body Bareem
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    Stripping the Body Bare

    Mark Danner talks about his book of essays which covers such topics as the war on terror, the use of torture by the Bush administration, and U.S. involvement in the Balkans and Haiti. He…

  • emThe Predictioneers Gameem
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    The Predictioneer's Game

    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita talked about his book The Predictioneer’s Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future (Random House; September 29, 2009). Professor…

  • Global Economic Priorities
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    Global Economic Priorities

    Andrew Crockett spoke about the global economic outlook, the impact of the recession on banking and financial interests, economic leadership issues, and restoring economic stability and…

  • Islam in the West
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    Islam in the West

    Olivier Roy talked about the expansion of Islam and its expression in the West. He said that Islamism, or radical political Islam, had grown in size and influence, particularly gaining a strong…

  • emI Dont Believe in Atheistsem
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    I Don't Believe in Atheists

    Chris Hedges talked about his book I Don’t Believe in Atheists, published by Free Press. In his book Mr. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, examines…

  • emTreacherous Allianceem
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    Treacherous Alliance

    Trita Parsi talked about his book Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States, published by Yale University Press. He discussed the past and present…

  • emZoomem
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    Vijay Vaitheeswaran talked about the book he co-authored, Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future, published by Twelve. In his book, Vijay Vaitheeswaran examined the global race to build the car…

  • emThe Great Theft  Wrestling Islam from the Extremistsem
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    The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists

    Khaled Abou El Fadl talked about his book The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists, published by HarperSanFrancisco. He argued that it is possible to interpret the Quran, or any other…

  • Homeland and Maritime Security
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    Homeland and Maritime Security

    During a noontime lecture series, Paul Martin, a port security specialist, spoke about the relationship between national security and issues such as the economy, the military, the…

  • emChechnya  To the Heart of the Conflictem
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    Chechnya: To the Heart of the Conflict

    Andrew Meier talked about his book Chechnya: To the Heart of the Conflict, published by W.W. Norton and Company. In it he examined how the conflict between Chechnya and Russia had developed…

  • Abu Ghraib Prisoner Treatment Investigation
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    Abu Ghraib Prisoner Treatment Investigation

    General Kern spoke about his investigation into and report of prisoner abuses by U.S. military and intelligence personnel involving Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, potential…

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