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Past Council Events

Headline and Cultural Forums

Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide

Douglas M JohnstonDouglas M. Johnston, Jr., president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, argues for a foreign policy that has a deeper understanding of the causal factors that nurture religious extremism. He proposes to reconsider religion as a significant guidepost that can aid U.S. leadership more effectively. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Film: Not My Life

Not My LifeFilmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into the world of human trafficking and modern slavery. Commissioned by the UN, the film offers visions of hope and justice and features interviews with such brave activists and human rights champions. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Pakistan and the U.S.: 2014 and Beyond

Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz

Pakistan and the U.S.: 2014 and BeyondThe U.S.’s 2014 exit from Afghanistan represents a new chapter in the region’s strategic relations, which will shape future dynamics – especially for Pakistan. Acting Consul General Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz for a discussion on Pakistan’s aspirations for the next chapter in U.S.-Pakistan relations in 2014 and beyond. Read More ››

Young Professionals

A Thinking (and Drinking) Fan’s Guide to the World Cup: The Social Science of Soccer

Andrew M. Guest

Keisuke Honda of Japan scores the equalising goal from the penalty spot during tAs the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, join our YPs, the rapid and the soccer-curious, and Andrew M. Guest of University of Portland, for a look beyond the pitch and the roar of fans and soccer as a global mirror and a lens. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Sex, Drugs and Rule of Law: Supporting Civil Society and Equal Rights in Afghanistan

Jim DeHartAfghanistan produces over 80% of the world’s illicit opiates – creating a shadow economy that fuels corruption and insecurity, bankrolls insurgency, and undermines public health and safety. Jim DeHart, Director of Afghanistan-Pakistan Programs, discusses how his office promotes the rule of law and an Afghan economy less reliant on the drug trade. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Senator Elizabeth Warren: A Fighting Chance

Elizabeth WarrenSenator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, shares her unlikely and inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works - and really doesn’t. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Hung Huang: Chinese Media and Culture Mogul

Hung Huang

Hung HuangHung Huang, CEO of China Interactive Media Group, will conclude the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

Teach the World

Teaching About Women in the World

Teaching About Women in the WorldJoin us for Teaching About Women in the World, a day-long conference for educators on May 17 that will focus on the theme of the 2014 International Speakers Series: Women Changing the World. Think globally, teach locally – and join us for this exciting day of resource-building and curricular enrichment. Read More ››

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