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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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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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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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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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The Enigma of Arrival: Modern India and Anglophone Literature

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Saikat Majumdar, Stanford University Professor 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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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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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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Darfur and Beyond: The Responsibility to Protect (3/12/09)

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Mark Hanis, Executive Director, Genocide Intervention Network

Genocide Intervention Network founder Hanis will provide an overview of the genocide in Darfur and how people in the United States can help. He is a 2006 Draper Richards fellow and a Echoing Green fellow and has been featured in The New York Times and on CNN and National Public Radio. Read more »

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World Perspectives of America Under Obama (3/19/09)

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Carlos Felix Corona, Consul General of Mexico
Akiva Tor, Consul General of Israel
Yasumasa Nagamine, Consul General of Japan
H.E. Hesham Elnakib, Consul General of Egypt
Rolf Schuette, Consul General of Germany Read more »

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