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  • emDescent Into Chaosem
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    Descent Into Chaos

    Ahmed Rashid talked about his book, Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, published by Viking Adult. In his…

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  • Obama Administration Foreign Policy
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    Obama Administration Foreign Policy

    Marcus Brauchli moderated a panel of senior Washington Post foreign correspondents discussing international affairs with respect to the new U.S. administration and the current challenges…

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  • US Role in World Affairs
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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 heritage, diversity, and…

    332 views
  • USPakistan Relations
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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
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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 to the students in the audience. Peter…

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  • Future of Venezuela
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    Future of Venezuela

    Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez Herrera talked about Venezuela’s evolving economy and energy policy, as well as Venezuela’s efforts to strengthen ties with both major world powers…

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  • Global Efforts to Combat Terrorism
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    Global Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Peter Bergen, Michael Scheuer, and other participants talked about America’s future in the efforts to combat terrorism. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence issues surrounding…

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  • Climate Change and National Security
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    Climate Change and National Security

    A panel discussion from the World Affairs Council will focus on the connections and concerns with climate change and national security. They talked about the state of global climate change…

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  • Palestine After Arafat
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    Palestine After Arafat

    Participants talked about the future of a Palestinian state, the Middle East peace process, and Arab solidarity following the death of Chairman Arafat. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • US Relations with the Islamic World
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    U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

    Participants talked about the influence of religion on international politics, perceptions of the role of religion in American society, Islam and Middle Eastern politics, and the need for…

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  • Future of the Middle East
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    Future of the Middle East

    Panelists talked about the future of the Middle East and the role of the U.S. in the region. They also discussed the actions and responsibilities of the Arab and Western media vis-à-vis…

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  • Middle East Crisis
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    Middle East Crisis

    A panel of former ambassadors discussed the conflict in the Middle East. They answered questions from the audience at the end of the program.

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  • USRussia Summit
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    U.S.-Russia Summit

    As a summit meeting between President Bush and President Putin in Moscow and St. Petersburg neared, Representative Weldon talked about the increasingly complex relationship between Russia…

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  • The USKorea Relationship
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    The U.S.-Korea Relationship

    Ambassador Lee talked about U.S. Korea relations focusing on recent summits between President Clinton and Korean leaders, the Asian economic crisis, security concerns, and encouraging…

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  • emThe Lexus and the Olive Treeem
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    The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    Mr. Friedman talked about his new book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. The book describes globalization, as symbolized by the Lexus automobile, as the…

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  • PostCommunist Europe
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    Post-Communist Europe

    Ms. Rosenberg, author of The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts after Communism, spoke about her book which focuses on how former Communist nations in Eastern Europe are dealing with…

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  • National Security
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    National Security

    General Shalikashvili discussed national security, including the U.S. peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and the role of Russian soldiers in NATO-led forces. He took questions from the audience.

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  • World Events
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    World Events

    In this annual event, foreign correspondents gathered to talked about stories which they have recently covered. Mr. Gellman spoke about the recent terrorist bombings in Israel Mr. Hiatt…

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  • Key World Events
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    Key World Events

    In this annual event, \f2 Washington Post\fR foreign correspondents talked about various international stories and how they might affect the United States. Each panelist spoke about a…

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  • USJapan Relations
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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Mr. Kuriyama spoke on U.S.-Japan trade relations and improvements that could be made. He felt that the two countries have too often been cast as rivals rather than the allies they are.

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