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Age of Greed
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 8:30am
The Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1920 to the Present, is a vividly told history of how greed bred America’s economic ills over the last forty years, and of the men most responsible for them. This breakfast conversation brings together Jeff Madrick and Herb Allison, who builds a powerful case for breaking up the megabanks and overhauling regulation and oversight of the financial industry in The Megabanks Mess. Madrick and Allison discuss how we got here, who played a major role, and what to do about it going forward.
12x12
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:30pm
It would take five additional planets if everyone in the world were to live at the consumption level of the average American. In this discussion, William Powers and an esteemed panel explore some of the workable, cross-disciplinary alternatives to the “more-is-better” paradigm, investigating successful movements in green living, and thinking creatively about moving these models into the policy realm.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 6:00pm
More than 160 million females are “missing” from Asia’s population. That’s more than the entire female population of the United States. Gender imbalance—which is mainly the result of sex selective abortion— is no longer strictly an Asian problem. In Azerbaijan and Armenia, in Eastern Europe, and even among some groups in the United States, couples are making sure at least one of their children is a son. So many parents now select for boys that they have skewed the sex ratio at birth of the entire world. In her first book, Unnatural Selection, Mara Hvistendahl explores how this has occurred, asking why women and girls are becoming scarce in Asia and Eastern Europe as these regions develop, and investigates the implications for security, women's rights, governance, and economic development when the world’s extra boys grow up.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:30pm
Chaw Ei Thein will give a brief performance and discuss the limitations on civil rights and freedom of speech that drove her to seek asylum from Burma, where 2000 political prisoners are serving decades-long sentences for speaking out. She also will give perspectives on the challenges facing asylum seekers in the United States.
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 4:00pm
In this session of the World Economic Roundtable, Ian Bremmer discusses how the transition of power from the west to east and north to south may lead to a clash between state capitalist economies and the prevailing liberal economic order led by the United States and the European Union.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:00pm
The Water-Energy Nexus represents a critical business, security, and environmental issue, but has not yet received the attention that it merits. Energy production consumes significant amounts of water, and vice versa. Now --as energy policies are being considered around the world-- is the window of opportunity to include water on the agenda alongside cost, carbon, and security considerations. In this panel discussion, industry leaders explore what businesses, the military, policy makers, and the media need to know about managing trade-offs between water and energy.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:00pm
John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for all of his adult life. In this Political Salon, John Prendergast discusses the power of activism, advocacy and political engagement. He reflects on the differences and similarities at home and abroad in working to advance social justice and human rights.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:00pm
William Holstein covered China's early modernization efforts in the late 1970s as a correspondent for United Press International and has been deeply involved in coverage of Japan and South Korea as well. China is now the world's second largest economy, followed closely by Japan. In his book, Holstein argues that Americans as a whole have largely failed to launch a competitive response to the emergence of the Asian powerhouses, recently joined by India. Now that the financial bubble that propped up housing prices has popped, the United States has no choice but to finally come to grips with raising its technological level. The key is to harness the innovative ideas in America's universities and research institutes to create industries and jobs in the U.S., rather than allowing them to be siphoned to Asia.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:30pm
Inflammatory public speech often precedes mass atrocities, especially genocide, and such speech is part of the social process that makes such human catastrophes possible, as demonstrated by many cases including Nazi Germany, Rwanda and Bosnia in the early 1990s, Kenya in 2008, and Libya and Cote d’Ivoire this year. In this Political Salon, Susan Benesch discusses new research on dangerous speech, including innovative efforts to both prevent harm and protect free speech.
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 10:00am
As the U.S. policy establishment focuses on the various crises around the world, many in Europe are beginning to feel neglected. This was the sentiment expressed at a recent discussion hosted by the World Policy Journal and facilitated by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, where a delegation of young policymakers, legislators, and journalists from 16 European nations took part in a lively exchange with WPJ Editor David Andelman and managing editor Justin Vogt.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 6:30pm
Since the euphoric days when millions of Egyptians massed in Tahrir Square and forced Hosni Mubarak to resign, Egypt has been ruled by a military junta bent on preserving the dictatorship's privileges, just without the old dictator. The nationalist January 25 movement is struggling to remain unified in its fight against the "deep state," the complex of military, police, business and ruling party interests that has dominated Egypt through a brutal police state for half a century. What are the possibilities that this broad movement, spanning Islamists and secularists, intellectuals and the working class, can force the still-strong regime to dismantle the institutions of control and allow independent civil institutions to grow?
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 4:00pm
In this session of the World Economic Roundtable, Carmen Reinhart analyzes the build up of debt in the wake of the Great Recession, and Michele Wucker offers comments on the prospects for debt restructuring.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 6:00pm
In September 2010, Turkish voters endorsed constitutional reforms that, observers have variously argued, either moved the country closer to true democracy or allowed the ruling party to gain more control and further marginalize once dominant secularist forces. Belinda Cooper moderates this panel discussion, which asks how we should understand Turkey's constitutional reforms and the broader context of transformation that has occurred under the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party: is Turkey democratizing, or is the AKP, a party with Islamic roots, leading Turkey and its Muslim majority towards Islamicization? What lessons can Turkey provide to post-revolutionary societies in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East?
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 6:30pm
In this Political Salon, Devin Stewart and Ross Schaap reflect on the recent earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, examining the response inside and outside Japan, and the implications for Japan and the world.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:30pm
This session will feature Fareed Mohamedi, who will kick off our discussion with an analysis of the major changes that are occurring in the global energy market and how they impact the economy, investment strategy, and American policy.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:00pm
The Water-Energy Nexus represents a critical business, security, and environmental issue, but has not yet received the attention that it merits. Energy production consumes significant amounts of water, and vice versa. Now --as energy policies are being considered around the world-- is the window of opportunity to include water on the agenda alongside cost, carbon, and security considerations. In this panel discussion, industry leaders explore what businesses, the military, policy makers, and the media need to know about managing trade-offs between water and energy.
Monday, March 14, 2011 - 6:30pm
The reinvention of Egypt's political system could move toward becoming an open democracy or, as many in the West fear, it could become an Islamist state. In this great civic experiment, perhaps no group has more to gain or more to lose than Egypt's Copts, the Orthodox Christian minority that makes up an estimated 10 percent of the population. If Egypt becomes a fully secular society, Copts could become fully enfranchised citizens, enjoying the same rights as the Muslim majority for the first time in well over a century. If things take a different turn, though, they could find themselves living in an overtly hostile environment. In this Political Salon, Monique El-Faizy and Patricia DeGennaro discuss the Egyptian rebirth through the lens of religion and identity.
Prophets of War
Monday, February 28, 2011 - 7:00pm
Fifty years after President Eisenhower's farewell address warning of the growing power of the military-industrial complex, the military budget is at its highest levels since World War II, and companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin are receiving record levels of Pentagon contracts. In this panel discussion marking the release of William Hartung's new book, "Prophets of War," Nathan Hodge, James Ledbetter, Sharon Weinberger and Hartung address whether anything has changed since Eisenhower sounded the alarm.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:30pm
In this Political Salon, Parag Khanna and Michele Wucker discuss how we can adapt global governance mechanisms --incorporating myriad actors including governments, multinational firms, NGOs, philanthropists, celebrities, entrepreneurs, innovators, and faith communities-- to best address calamities whose causes and impacts span borders, regions, and continents.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 6:30pm
Ever since Brazil's finance minister, Guido Mantega, declared in September 2010 that an 'international currency war' had broken out, global rhetoric about monetary policy and exchange rates has become increasingly heated. In this Political Salon, Constance Hunter and Ann Lee discuss whether there really is an international currency war. Will controversial currency and trade maneuvers escalate? How can we tell if a country's monetary policy is "fair"? In a system where a major player has a fixed exchange rate, how does this distort the playing field for countries with floating rates? What, if anything, can the G20 or other multi-national organizations do to dissipate these conflicts?
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