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  • emThe Chief Culpritem
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    The Chief Culprit

    Victor Suvorov, author of The Chief Culprit: Stalin’s Grand Design to Start WWII (Naval Institute Press; November 14, 2008), talked about his book. He contends that Stalin intended to use…

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    The Dead Hand

    David Hoffman talked about his book The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy (Doubleday; September 22, 2009). In his book David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post,…

  • emKennedy and the Berlin Wallem
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    Kennedy and the Berlin Wall

    W.R. Smyser talked about his book Kennedy and the Berlin Wall: A Hell of a Lot Better than a War (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; August 28, 2009). In his book Mr. Smyser, former U.S. diplomat to…

  • emThe Life and Times of the Shahem
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    The Life and Times of the Shah

    Gholam Reza Afkhami talked about The Life and Times of the Shah, 1919-1980 (Publisher: University of California Press; February 2009). In the book Mr. Afkhami examines the Shah’s rule in the…

  • emWoodrow Wilson A Biographyem
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    Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

    Historian John Milton Cooper, Jr., argued that the roots of the modern American state go back further than President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to the pioneering administration of Woodrow Wilson. He began…

  • emMy Prison My Homeem
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    My Prison, My Home

    Haleh Esfandiari talked about her book My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran (Ecco; September 1, 2009). The book is a memoir of her childhood in Iran and her professional career as well as the…

  • Iranian Presidential Elections
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    Iranian Presidential Elections

    Panelists talked about the political, economic, and foreign policy implications of Iran’s recent presidential elections. Topics included the ability of the opposition to survive a severe…

  • President Uribe Remarks on USColombia Relations
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    President Uribe Remarks on U.S.-Colombia Relations

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe spoke about a number of issues including trade, the Colombian economy, social policy, security, and U.S.-Colombian relations. He answered questions from the…

  • News Coverage of Irans Election
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    News Coverage of Iran's Election

    Participants spoke about news coverage of Iran’s election. Among the issues they addressed were the use of information from social networking sites, efforts by the Iranian government to block and…

  • Energy Company of the Future
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    Energy Company of the Future

    Peter Voser, CEO Royal Dutch Shell, spoke about the energy company of the future.