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Back by popular demand: Great Decisions returns in 2017!
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The Great Decisions program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for a monthly discussion group at the CIR office. The June 20th meeting will focus on Saudi Arabia in Transition.
June Luncheon honors Liz Fanning, Founder of CorpsAfrica
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Liz Fanning is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and founder of CorpsAfrica. Her focus for this special luncheon presentation will be on the work that this organization is doing in advancing the empowerment of women and girls in Senegal, Malawi and Morocco.
Breaking News Discussion Group
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Join us on Friday, June 2nd at 12 p.m. in CIR's conference room for the first installment of a new type of discussion group. Bring a newspaper article to the meeting, and you'll have three minutes to describe the article to the group, including your questions or concerns. Then the group will discuss.
Bill Stewart addresses The Changing World Order
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Bill Stewart returns to CIR in Spring 2017! Bill will be sharing his thoughts and reflections about The Changing World Order.
Molly Williamson to speak about the Global Petroleum Policy Nightmare
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Molly Williamson speaks extensively on energy, economic and demographic factors affecting foreign policy formulation, US-Middle East relations, especially the Israel-Palestine conflict, Iran and nuclear challenges, and the interagency process.
May 9 - Celebrate Europe Day 2017 at Osteria with Italian Dinner and Film
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Come celebrate Europe Day 2017 with a delicious Italian meal and an intriguing imaginary trip to the Europe of the future, where we will be asked to reflect upon the potential consequences of the demise of the European Union.
CIR honors Foreign Service Day 2017 with America’s Diplomats: A Conversation with Ambassador Susan Ziadeh
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CIR honors Foreign Service Day 2017 with a presentation by Amb Susan Ziadeh. The program begins with a screening of the one-hour documentary "America’s Diplomats", followed by Amb. Ziadeh in conversation (with our very own Amb. Mark Asquino) about being a diplomat and about being an active participant in U.S. foreign policy.
Journalist Howard French discusses How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power
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If we understand how China's historical identity relates to current actions, we can learn to anticipate just what kind of global power China stands to become--and to interact wisely with a future peer.
President Trump in Syria: Toward a New Foreign Policy?
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Nader Hashemi is Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and an Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver
Global Pub Quiz meets again at Skylight Lounge!
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Back by popular demand, CIR presents its second Global Pub Quiz at the Skylight Lounge! Join us on Monday, March 27 from 5:30 to 8:00pm for another compelling evening of trivia and networking.