In 2018, consider joining our local Great Decisions program which provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as a focal text for discussion groups across the country.
Where is the special Transatlantic relationship heading? Is it evolving – or regressing? What comes after 70 years of peace, friendship, and prosperity? How will both Brexit and President Trump’s apparent move away from this alliance change how Western democracies interact?
Join CIR on Monday, February 5th for an outstanding night of trivia and an open mic. We'll have two international visitor groups in town - one a group of 18 artists and musicians for social change, the other a group of indigenous Russians from the North Arctic. We'll have Algeria's foremost rapper in the house!
The future will see a continuation of the evolution of war towards civilizational conflict. War will be fought across many different domains (conventional military; financial, media and entertainment; infrastructure at all scales; consumer products and services); will involve both new players, such as environmental groups, and the return of old players, such as state religions; and will reflect rapid evolution of powerful and unpredictable technology systems, such as AI and autonomous systems, and social media
Join us on Thursday, November 30th to hear Stanford professor and terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw offer some key thoughts and insights on what comes now, with the apparent collapse of the ISIS caliphate.
Currently serving as a Peace Corps Guatemala Volunteer ('15-18), Elaina Vermeulen joins CIR to talk all about her experience as a PCV. In particular, she will share her deepening understanding of global inequities and her corresponding processes of reconciling with privilege during PCV service.