2009 – 2010

September 22

An Evening with Karen Armstrong: Religion and Secularism

One of the world’s leading commentators on religious affairs, Karen Armstrong discusses the intersection of religion and secularism in contemporary life. She explores the ideas that Islam, Judaism and Christianity have in common and their effect on world events. (#18580)
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October 11

Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World with Vali Nasr

Vali Nasr discusses the premise of his new new book, “Forces of Fortune,” that the great battle for the soul of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the entire region will eventually be fought not over religion, but over business and capitalism as the Muslim middle class grows. (#18579)
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February 9

Feminist Leadership in Building Global Community

The global community faces new challenges and needs to be able to imagine a truly diverse and multi-polar world in which shared leadership is the norm. Kavita N. Ramdas, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, discusses how we can look to the women’s movement globally as a source of innovation and inspiration that offers tangible examples to address the most pressing issues of our time. (#19390)
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May 19

An American Dilemma: Obama, Afghanistan and Vietnam with George Packer

George Packer, staff writer for “The New Yorker,” argues that President Obama’s policy on Afghanistan, and the war itself, show how difficult it is for the U.S. to send troops into combat without trying to change another country’s politics as well. He contends it makes success unlikely. (#20261)
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