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Inside Iran (3/24/09)

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Robert Baer, Former CIA Operative; Author, Sleeping with the Devil, See No Evil and The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, Al’ America: Travels through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots - Moderator Read more »

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Nandan Nilekani (3/30/09)

Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder, Infosys; Author, Imagining India: The Ideas of a Nation Renewed

India's recent emergence as an economic giant has triggered tremendous social, political and cultural change. Visionary entrepreneur Nilekani will offer insights into the evolution and future of India as well as the reforms that he believes need to be made in all sectors of public life – infrastructure, education and the environment – that will help keep India on top. Read more »

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The Secrets of Haiku from Master Basho (4/23/09)

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Jane Reichhold, Author, Basho the Complete Haiku

Commemorate Poetry Month by learning about Japan’s legendary 17th-century poet, Matsuo Basho, the creator of haiku. Reichhold will discuss Basho the Complete Haiku, the first translation of all of Basho’s haiku by a non-Japanese person. She will portray the life of Basho and discuss the influence haiku has had on poetry of the 20th century, the basic structure, and how haiku can enrich your life. Read more »

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Barry Eichengreen: Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis (8/6/09)

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Barry Eichengreen, Ph.D., George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley

This summer marks the second anniversary of the eruption of the subprime crisis. In his presentation, Eichengreen will evaluate the experience of the past two years and chart the way forward for U.S. and global financial systems.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on August 6, 2009.

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Outback to Out West: Sip, Savor and Nibble the Terroir of South Australia with the Experts (9/9/09)

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Adrian Hoffman, Vice President and Culinary Director, Lark Creek Restaurant Group
Vikki Blumenstein, Chef, Blumensteins Catering
Thalassa Skinner, General Manager, Oxbow Cheese Merchant
Matt Lane, Director of Wine Education, Foster's Wine Estates
Evan Kleiman, Host, "Good Food"  Los Angeles KCRW
Sally James, Chef and Author; Co-host, PBS' "Wine Roads: Tales of Adventure in Wine, Food & Travel" - Moderator Read more »

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Global Reach: A New Report on Ties Between the San Francisco Bay Area and India (11/23/09)

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Sean Randolph, President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Jim Herlihy, Managing Director, Private Wealth Management, Deutsche Bank San Francisco; Co-chairman, San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Committee
Kaiser Mulla-Feroze, Vice President, International Development & Strategy, Salesforce.com
Vivek Paul, Akansa Capital; Former Partner, TPG Capital
Sandeep Kishore, Senior Vice President and Head of Hi Tech/Manufacturing, HCL Read more »

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Michael A. Cohen: The New Colonialists? How NGOs and Private Citizens Are Transforming State Sovereignty (11/30/09)

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Michael A. Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Sixty countries are unable to meet the basic requirements of statehood, as recently reported by the Brookings Institution. What is standing between these states and a spiral into dissolution or, worse, anarchy? Cohen explains how the “new colonialists” of the 21st century – aid agencies, international charities, philanthropists and foreign advisors – are stepping into roles as providers of basic health care, education and security. Read more »

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The Road to Copenhagen: Are We on Track? (6/9/09)

Bill Reilly, Chairman, Climate Works Foundation; Former Administrator, EPA
Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation; Board Member, Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection
John Bryson, Retired CEO, Southern California Edison; Co-founder, National Resources Defense Council Read more »

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Park 51: NY Islamic Center Project (11/18/2010)

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Munir Jiwa, Founding Director and Professor, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union
Ameena Jandali, Educator; Co-founder, the Islamic Network Group – Moderator Read more »

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