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Caryl M. Stern of UNICEF on the Refugee Crisis and Its Implications for Human Trafficking

March 8, 2016
Caryl M. Stern

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, discussed the impact of the refugee crisis on women and children with an emphasis on human trafficking on March 8, 2016.

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Foreign Policy Expert Ian Brzezinski on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for Transatlantic Security

November 10, 2014
Ian Brzezinski

Ian Brzezinski, American foreign policy and military affairs expert, spoke about the current situation in Ukraine and talks between Ukraine and Russia aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis on November 13, 2014. 

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Foreign Policy Expert Ian Brzezinski on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for Transatlantic Security

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Ian Brzezinski, American foreign policy and military affairs expert, speaks about the current situation in Ukraine and talks between Ukraine and Russia aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis. He has more than two decades of experience in US national security matters, having served in senior policy positions in the US Department of Defense and the US Congress. He currently leads the Brzezinski Group, which provides strategic insight and advice to government and commercial clients. 

brzezinskiBrzezinski served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO policy (2001-05). His office formulated, coordinated, and executed bilateral and regional engagement strategies and defense guidance with the Joint Staff, Unified Combatant Commands, and Defense Department elements. His lead responsibilities included NATO expansion; Alliance force planning and transformation; and NATO operations in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Key highlights of his tenure include the expansion of NATO membership in 2004; the consolidation and reconfiguration of the Alliance's command structure; the standing up of the NATO Response Force; and the coordination of European military contributions to US and NATO-led operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans.

He is also a member of the Strategic Advisors Group at the Atlantic Council; in 2010 he was named a Senior Fellow in the Council's International Security Program.

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Pakistan Expert and Author Daniel Markey

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Daniel MarkeyDaniel Markey is senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he specializes in security and No Exitgovernance issues in South Asia. His new book is No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad, on the tragic and often tormented relationship between the US and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best and avoid past mistakes.

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Michael Doran from Saban Center for Middle East Policy

February 4, 2013
Michael Doran

Michael Doran, senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, spoke about Middle East security issues, on Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Michael Doran from Saban Center for Middle East Policy

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Michael DoranMichael Doran is a senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, where he specializes in Middle East security issues. He has held several academic positions and has served as a deputy assistant secretary of defense and a senior director at the National Security Council.

Doran has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University and a
B.A. from Stanford University.  He is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew.

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Fread on

Posted by on Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 - 11:51 AM

Lest last week’s posting about the tasty cozy culinary mysteries available on FREADING lead you to believe that this is all they have to offer, I want to mention a few possibilities for readers of realistic crime fiction and true crime.read more


Greek drama

Posted by on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 - 10:26 AM

messenger of athens coverThe Messenger of Athens is the opening title of a series based on the seven deadly sins. If you know what the first deadly sin is, you have your first clue!

After the battered body of a young woman is found on the Greek island of Thiminos, modern Athenian investigator Hermes Diaktoros, a.k.a. The Fat Man, brings mysteries of his own when he inexplicably shows up to prove that the death was not an accident and to find the killer.read more


Bernard Kalb on the Week in China That Changed the World

February 6, 2012
Burton Levin and Bernard Kalb

Bernard Kalb, journalist, author, lecturer, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, spoke about witnessing Nixon's historic diplomacy with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in 1972. Burton Levin, a retired Foreign Service officer and Ambassador to Burma, joined him and addressed the historical aspect, on Monday, February 6, 2012.

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Idea-Packed Books

Posted by on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 - 2:11 PM

This week,  I thought I'd highlight some interesting books that you may have missed, by authors who speak with authority on their topics.  Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and journalist. He is the architect and leading proponent of reform with respect to ecological practices.  Blythe McGarvie has operated profitable business units and managed employees around the world. She has been Chief Financial Officer of a Fortune 500 company in the US and of a leading consumer goods company in Paris.  For more than 40 years, Philip H. Geier, Jr. and his Interpublic colleagues guided leading U.S. and international corporate clients through a fast-changing world. He then went on to chair The Geier Group, a New York-based marketing communications and venture capital firm.

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