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    Future of the Army

    General Perkins presented the new Win in a Complex World: Unified Land Operations Concept. He explained that the Army no longer fought a well-known enemy in a well-known place, but instead had to be…

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    Nuclear Agreement with Iran

    Panelists assesed the agreement the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) reached with Iran on a six-month test freeze of the country’s nuclear program. Moderator Barbara Slavin began…

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    The Measure of Civilization

    Ian Morris looks at the development of civilizations over the past 15,000 years and uses current measures for human development to explain why the center of advancement moved from the East…

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    Iran Sanctions and Military Confrontation

    Panelists debated U.S. foreign policy toward Iran, Iran’s nuclear program, and the prospects of military confrontation.

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    13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

    Simon Johnson (MIT professor; former chief economist at the IMF) talked about the power of Wall Street banks since the 2008 financial collapse. In March 2009, the heads of the 13 largest…

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    The World Is Curved

    David Smick talked about The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy (Portfolio, September 4, 2008), which looks at the workings of central banks and finance ministries around the…

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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…

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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

    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 Jerusalem

    Participants talked about prospects for shared sovereignty of Jerusalem. Among the issues they addressed were the demographics of the city, concerns of the Christian community, the extent…

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    Impact of Israeli Elections on Arab Israelis

    Mr. Jabareen discussed the recent elections in Israel. He analyzed how the change in government from former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Ehud Barak could affect the Middle East…

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