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    U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East, Morning Session

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chief representative Maen Rashid Areikat delivered keynote remarks at a national…

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    Thank You for Being Late

    Thomas Friedman talked about his book Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, in which he discusses how technology and globalization is…

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    Thomas Friedman on Global Economy and Trade

    New York Times foreign affairs columnist Tom Friedman spoke to a forum of global business leaders and innovators about advancements in technology and how humans can adapt to such changes, the subject of his…

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    Climate Change and Environmental Policy

    Former Vice President Al Gore provided his latest assessment of the environment and talked about efforts to combat climate change. The former vice president was the chair of the Climate Reality…

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    Thomas Friedman on National Security and Freedom

    Thomas Friedman discussed freedom in an interview by Marvin Kalb. Topics included the intersection of national security and freedom in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about National Security Agency…

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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    Panelists analyzed the talks going on in Vienna during the week between Iran and six global powers on freezing parts of Iran’s nuclear program. They also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Reconciliation for Egypt

    Representatives from different Egyptian political parties talked about how they can work together towards a national reconciliation to create a democratic Egypt government. The panel was…

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    Open Learning and the Future of Education

    Panelists talked about the impact of online teaching on higher education, focusing on massive, open online courses (MOOCS). They discussed the benefits of MOOCs including accessibility and…

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    Global Role of the U.S. President

    Panelists discussed three broad topics regarding the role of the U.S. president in world: declining American influence, the resilience of the liberal international order, and the rise of…

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    That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. They responded to telephone…

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    Thomas Friedman Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Thomas Friedman talked about his most recent book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, on global changes and how the U.S. is…

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    That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum argued that the U.S. is facing four major challenges - the globalization of business, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic…

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    Optimism About the United States

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In the book they argue that despite the current economic climate of the…

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    National Governors Association Annual Meeting, Thomas Friedman Remarks

    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman talked about global challenges facing America and the role education played in U.S. competitiveness. The end of this annual National Governors…

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    Thomas Friedman Remarks

    Thomas L. Friedman was interviewed by Walter Isaacson about the challenges facing the U.S. and its standing in the world. Among the topics he addressed were competition with China, the…

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    Sustainable Development

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon joined the leaders from Finland, Indonesia, and Mexico, to talk about how sustainable development can lead to economic growth. The panelists also spoke…

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    Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

    Following an introduction by Mr. Kantor and a speech by Mr. Shriver, panelists discussed the life and work of humanitarian Sargent Shriver. Mr. Russert moderated the panel. Each panelist…

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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    A panel of journalists and a professor talked about the state of U.S.-Israel relations. Among the topics they addressed were areas of mutual cooperation and division, political interests in…

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    The Arab Center

    Marwan Muasher talked about The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation. He argues in the book that moderate-minded leaders in the Arab world are losing ground to those whose views are more…

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    Panel on State of the Global Economy

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