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Former National Security Council Director to discuss nuclear threats

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Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

"The statements of two world leaders, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, led the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to move their famed “doomsday clock” closer to Midnight. But is the threat any worse than in the bad old days of the...

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A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career

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Submitted 01-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) The last several years have seen a backlash towards globalization, as seen by political rhetoric that brought electoral victory to Donald Trump; the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom last summer; and rising nationalism in Europe...

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Noted sanctions expert from Columbia University to discuss "Eye on Iran" in Grand Rapids

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Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

During the first Presidential Debate on September 26, the widely discussed Iran Nuclear Deal was brought up and received negative criticism from Presidential candidate Donald Trump, as he stated it was “one of the worst deals ever made by any...

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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Announces 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

  Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 18, 2016 – Global migration, climate change, cybersecurity, genocide prevention and normalizing relations with Cuba are a few of the dynamic topics being explored as the World Affairs Council of Western...

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Cuba and the U.S.: What Does the Future Hold? with Ambassador Charles Shapiro, Coordinator for Cuban Affairs (former), US Department of State

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under

After decades of isolation, the U.S. is taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba. Most Americans don’t know that before diplomatic relations were restored in July 2015, the U.S. had maintained a presence in Cuba.  Ambassador...

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ISIS: What Don’t We Know? with Patrick Skinner, CIA case officer (former), The Soufan Group, New York

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under

Patrick Skinner is a consultant from the Soufan Group (Ali Soufan was the FBI Special Agent investigating international terrorism cases after 9/11). He brings a fresh perspective to address the dangers ISIS poses to U.S. interests. Born out of an...

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Is Korean Reunification Possible? with Dr. James Person, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under

At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. Concerns over North Korea’s supposed hydrogen bomb testing has created heightened tensions between North Korea and the world....

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Our Allies in the Middle East: The Future of Kurdistan with Dr. Jessie Clark, Geographer, University of Nevada-Reno

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under

Kurdistan, a mountainous area made up of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Syria, is home to one of the largest ethnic groups in the region: the Kurds. Most in the West know them as a close U.S. ally in the Middle East and a bulwark against the...

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Never Again: The UN’s Role in Genocide Prevention with Dr. Brett O'Bannon, Conflict Studies Program, DePauw University

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under

Though 70% of Americans believe the U.S. should prevent mass atrocities worldwide, according to a recent study by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, how do we do this? Dr. O’ Bannon discusses the “Responsibility to Protect,...

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Climate Change: Local Solutions to Global Problems with George Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids (former)

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under

When it comes to climate change, the local can impact the global!  Former Mayor Heartwell draws on his decades of work creating a more sustainable Grand Rapids and insights gained from the Paris Climate Conference. He discusses the role that...

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