July 2011

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Author, Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandries

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People magazine’s "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive," Tyson will lead a tour of the mysteries of the cosmos, explaining black holes and astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology and examining the friction between science and religion in the context of history. Read more »

P. J. O’Rourke; Humorist; Author, On the Wealth of Nations

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SPEAKER: P. J. O’Rourke; Humorist; Author, On the Wealth of Nations


TITLE: P. J. O’Rourke’s Take on On the Wealth of Nations


Satirist P.J. O’Rourke will delve into Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, making that often-quoted, but rarely read tome on economics, accessible. He will reveal why what seems obvious now was once, and still is, revolutionary. Renowned for his strong libertarian stance, O’Rourke will explain why self-interest must be a governing principle of society.
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Paul Rusesabagina; Activist; Author, An Ordinary Man

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SPEAKER: Paul Rusesabagina; Activist; Author, An Ordinary Man

TITLE: Behind Hotel Rwanda

The Rwandan Hotel Manager Paul Rusesabagina -- the inspiration for the Oscar nominated “Hotel Rwanda” -- will describe how he was able to shelter and save the lives of more than 1,200 Tutsis and moderate Hutus during the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

Ali Allawi; Senior Adviser to Iraq's Prime Minister; Author, The Occupation of Iraq

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SPEAKER: Ali Allawi; Senior Adviser to Iraq's Prime Minister; Author, The Occupation of Iraq



TITLE: Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace

Moving Forward in Iraq-A Town Hall Panel Discussion

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James H. Noyes, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Neil MacFarquhar, Correspondent and Former Cairo Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Jeffrey Bale, Assistant Professor of History, Politics and Sociology, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Maziar Behrooz, Assistant Professor of History, San Francisco State University

Michael Brandis, Former Counselor and Senior Assistant for Counterprolifertion Policy, Defense Department - Moderator
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George Halvorson: Epidemic of Care: A Call for a Better Health Care System (3/3/2007)

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George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Read more »

Michael Eric Dyson, Humanities Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Debating Race (3/6/2007)

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SPEAKER: Michael Eric Dyson, Humanities Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Debating Race


TITLE: Debating Race
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Chalmers Johnson; Professor Emeritus, University of California; Author, Nemesis (3/6/2007)

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Chalmers Johnson; Professor Emeritus, University of California; Author, Nemesis

In conversation with Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Visiting Professor, Center for the Pacific Rim, USF
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Human Rights Activist; Author, Infidel (2/20/2007)

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Breaking the Chains: The Battle to Find and Use My Voice

Hirsi Ali, a high profile critic of Islam, will share her journey from a forced marriage in Somalia to a new life in the West. She will discuss the costs of her controversial views, including the multiple death threats that required her to seek police protection.

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Chad Hurley and Steve Chen-Founders of YouTube

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Chad Hurley and Steve Chen
Founders, YouTube

Recipients of INFORUM’s 21st Century Visionary Award

In conversation with Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine

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