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Middle East Forum Discussion

Mon, Jun 27 2016 - 5:30pm

The Middle East Forum discussion group that primarily covers the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan has been meeting for more than eight years. We do not debate. We exchange ideas and opinions. The discussion is considered a perk of membership but those interested, especially students, are welcome to attend.

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Jordan

Fri, Jun 10 2016 - 12:00pm

Maher Kalaji, Ph.D.
Celia Menczel, Chair, Middle East Member-Led Forum

Jordan, a strong American ally, is one of the most strategically important countries in the Middle East. It is also one of the most welcoming. However, tourists to Jordan were markedly fewer this March when Menczel toured Jordanian archeological sites, including Petra, one of the seven new wonders of the world. She will show images and discuss her wonderful experience with Professor Kalaji (and one other Jordanian to be named.)

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Anja Manuel: The New Superpowers

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Thu, Jun 9 2016 - 6:30pm

Anja Manuel, Co-founder and Partner, RiceHadleyGates LLC; Author, This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States; Twitter Read more »

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Queensland, Australia Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

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Mon, Jun 6 2016 - 12:00pm

Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, MP, Premier of Queensland, Australia
Jeffrey Bleich, Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia—Moderator
Introduction by Dr. Jaleh Daie, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

Queensland is Australia’s second largest state and the third most populous, with more than 4.5 million inhabitants. The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, premier of Queensland, is one of her country’s leading political figures. Read more »

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Middle East Forum Discussion

Mon, May 23 2016 - 5:30pm

The Midde East Forum discussion group, which primarily covers the Middle East, Afganistan and North Africa, has been meeting for about eight years. We do not debate; we exchange ideas and opinions. The discussion is considered a perk of membership, but those interested—especially students—are welcome.

Early registration is advisable.

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Explore the World from The Commonwealth Club

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Mon, May 16 2016 - 5:00pm

All interested Club members are welcome to attend our bimonthly, one-hour planning meetings of the International Relations Member-Led Forum. We focus on Europe, Latin America, Africa and worldwide topics. Join us to discuss current international issues and plan programs for the rest of 2016.

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Brexit: What Happens if the UK Leaves the European Union?

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Fri, May 13 2016 - 12:00pm

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California Berkeley
Doug Rivers, Professor of Political Science, Stanford; President and CEO, YouGov/Polimetrix
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times—Moderator

The outcome of the June 23 “Brexit” referendum will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves or stays in the European Union. What would their exit mean for the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States and the world? Read more »

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The New Middle East

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Tue, May 3 2016 - 12:00pm

Alan Mendoza, Ph.D., Director, Henry Jackson Society
Douglas Murray, Associate Director, Henry Jackson Society
Lenny Kristal—Moderator

Mendoza, a British politician and frequent contributor to international broadcast and print media, including Al Jazeera, is the founder of the Henry Jackson Society, a cross-party British think tank named after Senator Henry Jackson. Marray, is a British author, journalist. commentator and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and more. Read more »

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Middle East Forum Discussion

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Mon, Apr 25 2016 - 5:30pm

This month's topic: Jordan

The Midde East Forum discussion group, which primarily covers the Middle East, Afganistan and North Africa, has been meeting for about eight years. We do not debate; we exchange ideas and opinions. The discussion is considered a perk of membership, but those interested—especially students—are welcome. Early registration is advisable.

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Michael Puett: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Michael Puett, Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University; Co-author, The Path: What Chinese Philosopher Can Teach Us About the Good Life 
Frank Wu, Chair, The Committee of 100; Former Chancellor and Dean, University of California Hastings—Moderator
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