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Young Professionals

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?Join fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

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The Future of U.S. Drone Policy

Rachel Stohl

DroneThe use of drones continues to be a controversial issue at home and abroad, sparking a debate centering on the ethical, legal, economic and strategic implications of the use of drones. Rachel Stohl, who led a year-long task force on U.S. Drone Policy, discusses a new set of recommendations for U.S. drone policy. Read More ››

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Film: Tall as the Baobab Tree

Tall as the Baobab TreeSet in Senegal, Jeremy Teicher's film tells the story of how when a father decides to sell his 11-year-old daughter into an arranged marriage to help the family financially, her older sister hatches a secret plan to rescue her young sister from a fate she did not choose. Read More ››

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Between Iraq & a Hard Place: ISIS and the US - Turning Crisis into Opportunity

Nawzad Othman

Fighting has intensified among rival anti-regime Sunni groups in northeastern SyIraq is in danger of falling apart. The Iraqis, as well as the rest of the world, were taken by surprise and shocked by the swift fall of Mosul, Iraq's second largest, by a small group of extremists, ISIS. What should the US response be – what should we do, or not do in Iraq? Read More ››

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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 ››

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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 ››

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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 ››