240Nov 26, 2013
Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Panelists assesed the agreement the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) reached with Iran on a six-month test freeze of the country’s nuclear program. Moderator Barbara Slavin began ...
1,372Mar 18, 2013
Book Discussion on The Measure of Civilization
Ian Morris looks at the development of civilizations over the past 15,000 years and uses current measures for human development to explain why the center of advancement moved from the East to the ...
424Apr 5, 2012
Iran Sanctions and Military Confrontation
Panelists debated U.S. foreign policy toward Iran, Iran’s nuclear program, and the prospects of military confrontation.
2,017Apr 6, 2010
Book Discussion on 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Simon Johnson (MIT professor; former chief economist at the IMF) talked about the power of Wall Street banks since the 2008 financial collapse. In March 2009, the heads of the 13 largest banks ...
287Dec 15, 2008
U.S. Role in World Affairs
Panelists spoke about U.S. foreign policy and the concept of “American exceptionalism,” the belief that America differs from other developed nations as a result of its national heritage, ...
335Nov 6, 2008
Book Discussion on The World Is Curved
David Smick talked about The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy (Portfolio, September 4, 2008), which looks at the workings of central banks and finance ministries around ...
48Oct 27, 2008
Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani talked about recent events in his country including the recent election of President Asif Zadari, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and efforts to confront the Taliban.
137Jan 11, 2008
Situation in Darfur
A forum discussed the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
Kenneth Bacon gave a speech entitled “On Our Watch” discussing the situation in Darfur and issuing a call to action ...
20Aug 1, 2000
The Future of Jerusalem
Participants talked about prospects for shared sovereignty of Jerusalem. Among the issues they addressed were the demographics of the city, concerns of the Christian community, the extent to ...
12May 21, 1999
Impact of Israeli Elections on Arab Israelis
Mr. Jabareen discussed the recent elections in Israel. He analyzed how the change in government from former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Ehud Barak could affect the Middle East ...