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The most violent places in the world today are not at war. They are buckling under a maelstrom of gangs, organized crime, political conflict, and state brutality. More people have died in Mexico in recent years than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Such devastating violence can feel hopeless. Yet multiple places once suffused with bloodshed have since recovered. Join the author in discussion.
Great Decisions is the country's largest discussion program on world affairs. The 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 discussion groups across the country.
Drop by and enjoy plenty of festive fun with CIR members and friends! Our annual Holiday Open House and Annual Meeting begins at 4:00 pm with many tasty treats and a cup of good cheer. The new 2018 Board of Directors will be introduced, accompanied by Past Year Achievements and New Year forecasts from President, Chuck Case and Executive Director, Sandy Campbell. We'll also hear from some CIR High School Fellows, and the party as always doubles as our Annual Meeting.
Join CIR members and guests for an elegant autumn evening at La Fonda on the Plaza featuring keynote speaker, Amb. Michael McFaul, who served as the United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014.
Join CIR for something wholly different! Beginning in October, we're thrilled to bring noted story-teller and traveller Steve Horowitz to CIR to offer us four different windows into world culture. Steve gave a lecture on Iran here several months ago - and we've not heard our conference room full of such laughter!! It was easily one of the top-rated programs we've ever put on.
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Join CIR for a special presentation from decorated investigative journalist, Martha Mendoza. She'll take the CIR stage to tell us all about her groundbreaking work investigating slavery in the Thai seafood sector -- seafood that often ends up on our shelves or in our petfood. Over the course of 18 months, Martha and a team of Associated Press journalists located men held in cages, tracked ships and stalked refrigerated trucks to expose the abusive practices of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia.
Join the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for a conversation on China featuring Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice via webcast, plus in-person discussions with China specialists at 80+ venues.