Politics

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Barry Eichengreen

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Wed, Apr 8 2015 - 6:00pm

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Politics, UC Berkeley; Author, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History Read more »

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Shelby Steele: Equality and Justice

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Tue, Mar 24 2015 - 6:30pm

Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Author, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

The United States today is hopelessly polarized. The political right and left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s – when many people came together to fight for equality and universal justice – remains unfulfilled. Read more »

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Future of Afghanistan

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Fri, Mar 20 2015 - 12:00pm

Rohila Jalali, B.A., Business Administration
Nangyalai Attal, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2014 UN Youth Courage Awardee
Akmal Siddiqu, B.A., Finance and Management
Ihsanullah Shagiwal, B.A., Business Administration
Atta Arghandiwal, Author, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story – Moderator Read more »

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Tom Hayden: Why Cuba Matters

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Thu, Mar 19 2015 - 6:30pm

Tom Hayden, Activist; Director, Peace and Justice Resource Center; Author, Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters; Twitter @tomehayden Read more »

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The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972

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Thu, Mar 19 2015 - 6:00pm

Christopher Agee, Assistant Professor, History Department, University of Colorado, Denver Read more »

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Michael Rich, President and CEO, RAND Corporation

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Wed, Mar 11 2015 - 6:30pm

Getting to Good Policy in the Era of Political Polarization Read more »

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In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

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Thu, Mar 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Meyer, Author, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and The Transformation of Rural China and The Last Days of Old Beijing Read more »

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Who is Putin?

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Wed, Mar 4 2015 - 6:00pm

Ilya Ponomarev, Former Opposition Member, Russian State Duma; Former Chair, Innovations Subcommittee of Duma; Technology Entrepreneur Read more »

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Larry Kramer, Hewlett Foundation President: The Threat to American Democracy

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Wed, Feb 25 2015 - 6:30pm

Larry Kramer, President, The Hewlett Foundation

About the only thing conservatives and liberals agree upon is that the American political system is dysfunctional. But what are the causes and what might be the cure? Larry Kramer, currently president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and formerly a constitutional law scholar, will discuss the origins of the problem and efforts being undertaken by the foundation to address the issue. 

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