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Killing in the Name of Identity

Vamik Volkan

Killing in the Name of Identity“Why do they hate us so?” Vamik Volkan (Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally renowned political psychologist) explores the we-they riddle and the relationship between large-group identities and conflict, trauma and its aftermath. Read More ››

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Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village Schools

Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti

Building Schools, Giving Hope: Afghanistan’s Green Village SchoolsDr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti, a Portland resident and founder of the nonprofit Green Village Schools, has worked tirelessly over the last decade and a half to establish schools in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. But what are the challenges of maintaining stable and safe schools in rural Afghanistan? Read More ››

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LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment Plan

LAUNCH | The Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment PlanCome and learn about the bold, ambitious regional strategies being implemented to boost global trade and investment and forge partnerships between Greater Portland and international metropolitan areas Read More ››

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The Future of the U.S. ‘Rebalance’ to Asia: A View from the Region

Dr. Bates Gill

Dr. Bates Gill (Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney; Former Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) discusses the likely directions for the rebalance policy and the future of the U.S role in the Asia-Pacific more broadly. Read More ››

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World

Yong Zhao

Join us for this engaging and provocative look inside the Chinese school system with award-winning writer Yong Zhao. Is this really our "Sputnik Moment...and is this the path that U.S. schools should be headed? Read More ››