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  • em1912  Wilson Roosevelt Taft and Debsem
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    1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

  • emA Continent for the Taking  Africaem
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    A Continent for the Taking: Africa

    Howard French talked about his new book, A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Mr. French detailed the Ebola and AIDS epidemics plaguing…

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    Professor Fukuyama spoke about his book State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, published by Cornell University Press. In the book, Professor Fukuyama argues that…

  • emThe Vietnam War Filesem
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    The Vietnam War Files

    Mr. Kimball talked about his book, The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon Era Strategy (University Press of Kansas; November 2003). In the book, the author compared the Nixon…

  • emReEnchantment  Tibetan Buddhismem
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    Re-Enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism

    Mr. Paine talked about his book, Re-Enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West, published by W.W. Norton and Company. In the book, the author examines the spread of Buddhism in the Western…

  • emAn Honest Writer  James T Farrellem
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    An Honest Writer: James T. Farrell

    Mr. Landers talked about his book, An Honest Writer: The Life and Times of James T. Farrell, published by Encounter Books. The book is a biography of the author of the Studs Lonigan trilogy. Mr.…

  • Rwanda Genocide Anniversary
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    Rwanda Genocide Anniversary

    President Kagame reflected on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Between April and June of that year, approximately 800,000 people were killed. Governments and international organizations were…

  • Effects of Genocide
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    Effects of Genocide

    Ambassador Wolpe introduced the program saying that, in conjunction with the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center, this event is part of an international commemoration of the tenth…

  • emRussia in Search of Itselfem
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    Russia in Search of Itself

    Mr. Billington talked about his book, Russia in Search of Itself, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He outlined what he believes are the major developments in Russia since the…

  • Irans Nuclear Program  International Implications
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    Iran's Nuclear Program: International Implications

    The panelists talked about the international political implications of Iran’s nuclear quest. Mr. Chubin talked about the international community and Iran’s nuclear program. Mr. Kemp talked…

  • Global Energy Issues
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    Global Energy Issues

    At a Wilson Center Board and Council meeting, Mr. Raymond contended that the United States needs to avoid wishful thinking, face the energy future realistically, and be committed to steps…

  • Women in Iraq
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    Women in Iraq

    Participants talked about the role of women in the Iraqi elections scheduled for the end of January 2005, mandatory participation of women as candidates, and challenges facing women wanting…

  • Irans Nuclear Program  Domestic Politics
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    Iran's Nuclear Program: Domestic Politics

    The panelists described domestic politics in Iran and the current Iranian leadership’s role in wanting nuclear programs. Topics included the political consolidation of the Iranian mullahs, the failure…

  • Irans Nuclear Program  Technical Capabilities
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    Iran's Nuclear Program: Technical Capabilities

    Following opening remarks by Mr. Van Dusen and Mr. Diamond, a panel of experts talked about the status of Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Topics included whether the United Nations should continue…

  • emThe Reagan Presidencyem
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    The Reagan Presidency

    Panelists talked about The Reagan Presidency: Pragmatic Conservatism and Its Legacies, published by University Press of Kansas. Mr. Brownlee co-edited the book. Mr. Wells, Mr. Heclo, and…

  • The Politics of Trade Policy
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    The Politics of Trade Policy

    White House chiefs of staff talked about global trade and economic policy. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of trade policies on the U.S. economy, efforts to establish free…

  • Future of the United Nations
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    Future of the United Nations

    Panelists discussed global security and the need for collaborative, international efforts to prevent global conflicts. They spoke of the threat of terrorism, as well as the role of the U.S.…

  • AlQaidas European Front
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    Al-Qaida's European Front

    Mr. Reinares talked about the al-Qaida terrorist threat, March 11, 2004 bombings in Madrid attributed to al-Qaida, and the extent of the terrorist threat in Europe. He also talked about…

  • NationBuilding and the Situation in Iraq
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    Nation-Building and the Situation in Iraq

    The panelists talked about Iraq and the issue of nation-building in the 21st century. Building viable institutions in a war-ravaged country was discussed, that the U.S. in Afghanistan and…

  • Women in Pakistan and Iran
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    Women in Pakistan and Iran

    Participants talked about women’s rights in the Middle East, improvements for women in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the role of Islam in society. Following their remarks they answered…

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