Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 EDU: Global Agenda, University of Delaware - Spring 2013 - America's Role in the World

Global Agenda University of Delaware 
Spring 2013, Feb. 27- April 24 
America's Role in the World 
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"The world places many demands on United States leadership:  From fighting terrorism and negotiating peace in the Middle East, to defending human rights, intellectual property and freedom of navigation, preventing nuclear proliferation, and maintaining economic stability worldwide. Some nations crave the U.S. role; others resent it. Global Agenda 2013 explores a variety of ways U.S. influence is felt and expected around the world."
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Six sessions, starting Feb. 27 
All events are live simulcasts.  As always questions will be taken from the SL audience.
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Location Link. Click to go or drag to the viewer screen:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/University%20of%20Delaware/62/149/26
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FEBRUARY 27, 2013 - 4:30pm SLT  
Reflections of a Former Chief Spokesman of the CIA
Bill Harlow was chief spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. He traveled with Presidents  Reagan and Bush senior during four years at the White House, handling national security media matters. He is the author of two best-selling books and the co-author of former CIA Director George Tenet's “At the Center of the Storm.” 
For more info: http://bit.ly/14HJCFD
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MARCH 13, 2013 - 4:30pm SLT  
The U.S. in the Middle East
Rami Khouri is an internationally syndicated political columnist and author, and director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He is editor-at-large of Beirut’s Daily Star newspaper, and a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen whose family resides in Beirut, Amman, and Nazareth.
For more info: http://bit.ly/UKiSns
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MARCH 20, 2013 - 4:30pm SLT  
The U.S. Role in Asia
James Mann is author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Washington correspondent, Beijing bureau chief and foreign affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of three books about U.S. foreign policy, including The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power.
For more inf: http://bit.ly/14HJCFD
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APRIL 3, 2013 - 4:30pm SLT   
The U.S. Role in Europe
Sir Peter Westmacott is Britain's ambassador to the United States. His forty-year career in the British Diplomatic Service has included postings in Paris, Istanbul, Tehran and Brussels, and as Deputy Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. 
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APRIL 17, 2013 - 4:30pm SLT  
Africa and the Developing World
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (invited) is Nigeria's Finance Minister. She was previously Foreign Affairs Minister from 2003 to 2006, the first woman to hold either position. She has also served two-decades as a development economist and a director of the World Bank.
For more info: http://bit.ly/UKjw4h
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APRIL 24, 2013 - 4:30pm SLT  
Shaping the Internet's Global Future
Rebecca MacKinnon is the author of "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom" and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, working on global Internet policy, free expression, and the impact of digital technologies on human rights. She is cofounder of Global Voices, an international citizen media network, and a former broadcast news correspondent in China.
For more info: http://bit.ly/WTH2u1
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Global Agenda, University of Delaware
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