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The High Stakes of Managing Global Political Risks

Ian Bremmer, Executive, Eurasia Group; Co-author, The Fat Tail
Preston Keat, Executive, Eurasia Group; Co-author, The Fat Tail Read more »

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From Ghengis Khan to Petrodollars: The Changing Face of Central Asia

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Micheal Kohn, Author, Dateline Mongolia; BBC Correspondent Read more »

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Unlocking the Body's Hidden Treasures

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Christopher S. Lynch, CEO, Ancient Advantage

For 4,000 years, chi kung, meditation and tai chi have been used by people seeking to increase energy and unlock the body’s vibrant health. Of all the health trends today, self-care is by far the most promising, says Lynch. He will discuss and demonstrate a variety of practices that he says are simple but highly effective self-healing techniques. He will also address how these techniques can be customized. Read more »

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The Enigma of Arrival: Modern India and Anglophone Literature

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Saikat Majumdar, Stanford University Professor Read more »

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Building Asian Cities for the 21st Century

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John Kriken, FAIA, AICP, Consulting Partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP

Internationally known city designer Kriken will discuss several of his large-scale commissions in Asia – designing districts within cities, high-density inner cities and entirely new cities. He will also show several notable new buildings in Asia and discuss the cultural and architectural philosophies behind their creation. Read more »

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Palestinian Struggles for Nationality

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Omar Dajani, Former Senior Legal Advisor, Palestine Liberation Organization’s Negotiations Support Unit; Former Political Advisor, United Nations Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larson; Associate Professor of Law, University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law
George Bisharat, Ph.D., Professor of Law, Expertise in Middle East Affairs Read more »

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An African Success Story: Botswana

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Charles L. Frankel, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Botswana

Since its independence in 1965, Botswana has experienced rapid growth through a combination of policies, institutions and built-in shock absorbers. It was the world’s fastest growing economy from 1966-97. It has consistently ranked as the least corrupt country in Africa, and less corrupt than nine EU countries. Learn how Botswana has achieved its outstanding successes. Read more »

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Firoozeh Dumas: In Conversation (9/10/09)

Firoozeh Dumas, Author, Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent

In conversation with Jaleh Daie

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Visions of Cuba

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Bobbie Rabinowitz, Social Worker; Labor Activist

Get an inside look at a culturally rich but politically and economically struggling country. Rabinowitz will present a slide show with commentary about her most recent trip to Cuba last year. Rabinowitz has been to Cuba 10 times since 1974, as a volunteer and as part of health care, labor and cultural programs. Her intriguing photos offer an intimate look at Cuba and Cubans today. Read more »

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Communicating Terrorism

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Joseph Tuman, Professor of Political and Legal Communications, San Francisco State University; Political Analyst; Author

Nominated for an Emmy for his political analysis, Tuman brings his celebrated explanatory power to The Club to share his knowledge of terrorism with an emphasis on the Middle East. He has taught and conducted research for more than 20 years, published several articles and books, and has been an expert on radio and network TV, including CNN, BBC and ABC. Read more »

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