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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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Old Solutions for New Problems: The Relevance of Traditional Chinese Medicine Today

John Nieters, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Certified in Integrated Diabetes Care, Xin Hua Hospital Read more »

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Globalizing the Culture War

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Rev. Kapya Kaoma, Project Director, Political Research Associates; Anglican Priest from Zambia Leading Churches in Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Sandip Roy, Editor, New America Media - Moderator Read more »

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Islam and Homosexuality in Western Europe

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Boris Dittrich, Human Rights Activist; Former Member, Netherlands Parliament

Dittrich will discuss LGBT issues around the world, including efforts to save lives of homosexual men in the Middle East; the anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda, which introduces the death penalty; the role of the United Nations in supporting, or hindering, LGBT rights; and emerging LGBT groups around the world.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 16, 2010.

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China 20/20: How Western Business Can and Should Influence Social and Political Change in China

Michael Santoro, Associate Professor, Business Ethics, Rutgers Business School

Drawing on personal interviews, documentary sources and almost two decades of visits to China, Santoro assesses the role of multinational corporations in China’s social and political development. Hear how moral integrity (or lack of it) by Western business is having a profound impact on whether economic privatization and growth usher in greater democracy and respect for human rights in China. Read more »

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Apocalypse Never: The Global Governance Architecture of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Tad Daley, Ph.D., Writing Fellow, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Author, Apocalypse Never

Daley shares not only why we must abolish nuclear weapons, but also how he believes we can, and what the world will look like after we do. He argues that the nuclear double standard is both morally indefensible and politically unsustainable. Read more »

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