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  • Panelists Discuss the Impact of Globalization on Cities
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    Global Cities

    “Open Cities, Closed Borders: A Response to Globalization” was the opening plenary session from the annual Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Panelists talked about the role of cities and…

  • USAustralia Relations
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    U.S.-Australia Relations

    Ambassador Joe Hockey talked about U.S.-Australia relations, global security and trade. His remarks came in light of the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

  • Discussion on the US Economy
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    Discussion on the U.S. Economy

    Robert Gordon, author of The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War, and Joel Mokyr, author of A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy,…

  • Discussion Focuses on US Policy Toward Russia
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    U.S. Policy Toward Russia and Ukraine

    Andrea Mitchell moderated a discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at the release of a report looking at U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine. The report urged a…

  • Chicago Forum on Global Cities
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    Chicago Forum on Global Cities

    Panelists discussed world urbanization and how cities are dealing with politics, the economy, violence, innovation, and climate change. Gillian Tett moderated. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made opening remarks.…

  • Debate on Drone Strikes Programs
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    Debate on Drone Strikes Programs

    The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a debate on the military’s use of drones as part of the nation’s counterterrorism strategy. Notre Dame University Law Professor Mary Ellen…

  • Former Governor Jeb Bush RFL Address in Chicago
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    Jeb Bush Remarks

    Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), speaking before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, spoke about foreign policy. In his remarks tried to set himself apart from his father and brother, saying “I am…

  • Education and Community Innovation
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    Education and Community Innovation

    Kiran Bir Sethi talked about her strategies for improving education in India through her “Design for Change” program at Riverside School program. Her presentation included several videos…

  • emThe Syria Dilemmaem
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    The Syria Dilemma

    Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, editors of the book The Syria Dilemma, talked about the humanitarian crisis in Syria and discussed what the international community was doing about it and…

  • emConfront and Concealem
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    Confront and Conceal

    David Sanger takes a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama’s use of American power. He responded to questions from members of the audience at this public program held at the…

  • Secretary Clinton on Global Food Safety
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    Secretary Clinton on Global Food Safety

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about global agriculture and food security. She talked about a variety of issues including efforts to relieve hunger,the goals of a $3billion aid…

  • USJordan Relations
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    U.S.-Jordan Relations

    King Abdullah of Jordan talked about U.S. Jordan relations, the Middle East peace process, and economic and trade issues.

  • Global Financial Crisis
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    Global Financial Crisis

    The panel talked about the implications and possible effectiveness of the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act. They also talked about the causes and implications of commodity prices. The format of…

  • emMemo to the President Electem
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    Memo to the President Elect

    Madeleine Albright talked about her book, Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership. Her book discusses a wide range of important topics in her…

  • emStatecraftem
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    Dennis Ross talked about his book Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Mr. Ross argued that the Bush administration has…

  • emWhat Was Asked of Usem
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    What Was Asked of Us

    Trish Wood talked to Iraq War veteran Garett Reppenhagen about his experiences while serving in Iraq. Ms. Wood has collected a number of testimonies from Iraq War veterans, including his,…

  • US Policy Toward Iraq
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Senator Barack Obama spoke about Iraq and foreign policy issues, political and military developments in Iraq, and his thoughts on plans for a phased withdrawal from Iraq. He advocated new…

  • emThe Case For Democracy  The Power of Freedomem
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    The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom

    Mr. Sharansky and Mr. Dermer spoke about their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, published by Public Affairs. They discussed the spread of…

  • emNuclear Terrorism The Ultimate Preventable Catastropheem
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    Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe

    Mr. Allison talked about his book Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, published by Times Books. Professor Allison assessed the likelihood of weapons-grade nuclear…

  • emThe Future of Successem
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    The Future of Success

    Mr. Reich discussed his book The Future of Success, published by Knopf, which analyzes the new economy and its impact on Americans' work and personal lives. He asserts that the fast pace of…

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