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Christopher Hitchens: Contributing Editor and Columnist, Vanity Fair; Media Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Vanity Fair; Media Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

Acclaimed writer and political scholar, Hitchens may just be the only writer to have recently visited Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Join us for this special program as he examines all three of those the countries.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in Palo Alto, on July 9th.

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World Bank: Driving Incomes Up, Carbon Down (7/28/2009)

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Katherine Sierra, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank Group
Awais Khan, Lead, Clean Tech Venture Capital Practice, KPMG
Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One at The Commonwealth Club Read more »

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China at the Crossroads: Energy, Environment, Economy (9/29/2009)

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Barbara Finamore, Director, Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, Beijing
Gao Jie, Staff Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, Beijing
Felicia Marcus, Western Director, Natural Resources Defense Council Read more »

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Greg Mortenson, Co-founder, Central Asia Institute; Co-author, Three Cups of Tea

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Greg Mortenson, Co-founder, Central Asia Institute; Co-author, Three Cups of Tea; Author, Stones in Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan Read more »

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Panel: Doing Business in China

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Doing Business in China: For Better or Worse

Dan Harris, International Lawyer; Author, China Law Blog
David Gorodyansky, CEO and Co-founder, AnchorFree Inc.
George Koo, Ph.D., Special Advisor, Deloitte China Services Group; Member, Committee of 100
Jeff Richards, Partner, GGV Capital
Edith Yeung, Founder, BizTechDay
Quentin Hardy, National Editor, Forbes - Moderator Read more »

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James Zogby: What Arab Voices Are Telling Us

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James Zogby, Founder and President, Arab American Institute; Advisor, Zogby International Polling Firm; Author, Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters 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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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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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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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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