December 12, 2008 –CHE
An advanced screening of Steven Soderbergh's film about the Argentine-Cuban revolutionary, starring Benicio del Toro. Senior Fellow Silvana Paternostro, an Associate Producer on the film, and former WPI director Stephen Schlesinger traveled to Cuba with directors and producers to work on the film.
December 10, 2008 –A CONVERSATION WITH CROATIAN PRESIDENT SITEPAN MESIC
World Policy Institute hosted a private roundtable discussion on regional security in Southeast Europe with Croatian President Sjtepan Mesic and a number of ambassadors to the United Nations.
December 5, 2008 – IN THE WAKE OF MUMBAI
As the tragedy in Mumbai unfolded, Senior Fellow Mira Kamdar gave a private briefing on the implications of the terrorist attacks for India and the world.
November 14, 2008 – OFFICIAL SECRECY AND UNCHECKED EXECUTIVE POWER
Patrick Radden Keefe was a panelist at this luncheon discussion presented by the Century Foundation and the World Policy Institute. The event also featured Emily Berman of the Brennan Center For Justice, Melissa Goldman of the ACLU, and Liza Goitein, Counsel to Senator Russ Feingold.
November 12, 2008 – WHEN GUNS AND BOMBS FALL SHORT: HUMAN SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT
Esteemed panelists Patricia DeGennaro, Dana Fisher, Sakiko Fukada-Parr and moderator Adaora Udoji discuss the role of human security in ensuring the success of "hard" security policies.
November 6, 2008 – THE FOREVER WAR
Book discussion with author Dexter Filkins and interlocuter Lawrence Wright at the Overseas Press Club.
November 4, 2008 –UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD: ELECTION NIGHT 2008
World Policy JournalEditor David A. Andelman in conversation with Jack Devine, Stephen Schlesinger and Nina Khrushcheva at the 92nd Street Y.
October 28, 2008 –A SHATTERED PEACE: VERSAILLES 1919 AND THE PRICE WE PAY TODAY
Book discussion with author and WPJ Editor David A. Andelman at Columbia University.
October 27, 2008 – THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD TO COME: CHARTING THE GEOPOLITICS OF A NEW CENTURY
An evening with author Laurent Cohen-Tanugi and discussant and moderator David A. Andelman, at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
October 24, 2008 –MUSLIMS OF METROPOLIS
A book discussion with WPI Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan.
October 23, 2008 –CHINA INK: THE CHANGING FACE OF CHINESE JOURNALISM
Author Judy Polumbaum's book of interviews with young Chinese journalists, introduced by Aryeh Neier. At the Open Society Institute, in collaboration with the China Institute and the Overseas Press Club.
October 7, 2008 –THE ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT TO INDIA’S FUTURE
A discussion with WPI Senior Fellow Mira Kamdar at the CUNY Graduate Center.
September 21-23, 2008 – GLOBAL CREATIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
WPI partnered with the Global Creative Leadership summit to discuss some of the most crucial common global issues of the next century.
September 15, 2008 –KINGMAKERS
Book discussion with authors Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac and discussant Faisal Devji. A video clip from a private Kingmakers book discussion was featured on the popular publishing-industry blog, GalleyCat.
September 11, 2008 – IMMIGRATION AND GLOBALIZATION
A policy forum with Accidental American authors Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh, and David Bacon, author of Illegal People discuss insight on innovative immigration policy directions suggested by their new books.
September 10, 2008 –A CONVERSATION WITH CHAVANNES JEAN-BAPTISTE
WPI's Hispaniola Dialogue Project hosted a meeting with Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, leader of Haiti's Papaye Peasant Movement.
September 9, 2008 –THE COSTS OF COUNTERTERRORISM
Author Laura K. Donohue and Senior Fellow Belinda Cooper discuss the unintended consequences of counterterrorism policies.
August 5, 2008 –POLITICAL SALON WITH WILLIAM POWERS
William Powers, author of Whispering in the Giant's Ear and Blue Clay People, discussed the new global environmental movement.
July 21, 2008 –POLITICAL SALON WITH OMID NOURIPOUR
Iranian-born Omid Nouripour, a Bundestag member from the Green Party, discussed internal Iranian policies and Germany's policies towards Iran.
June 24, 2008 –POLITICAL SALON WITH MARTIN WALKER
Senior Fellow Martin Walker discusses surprising new demographic trends.
June 17, 2008 –WINNING THE PEACE
Author Nicolaus Mills and David Andelman explore the Marshall Plan in all its dimensions, providing a valuable lesson in what America can and cannot do as a superpower and in the limits of military force alone.
June 6, 2008 –DEWEAPONIZATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Senior Fellow Swadesh Rana participated in a panel discussion at the Annual Conference of the Academic Council of the UN System in Bonn, Germany.
May 9 – June 9, 2009 – DAKAR ACTION LAB
Todd Lester and freeDimensional held the Dakar Action Lab at the Dak'Art Biennale in Senegal.
May 13, 2008 – RISING POWERS, SHRINKING PLANET
Michael Klare, author and America's preeminent expert on resource and energy geopolitics, discussed his new book with Senior Fellow Mira Kamdar.
May 10, 2008 –PANGEA DAY
Live events in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro were linked to produce a 4-hour program uniting the world through powerful films, live music and visionary speakers.
May 1, 2008 –BEYOND BORDERS
Advance film screening and Q&A with the filmmaker Brian Ging, NYIC executive director Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, and documentary interviewees Michele Wucker and Sandro St. Jean (featured Haitian painter and recent immigrant).
April 22, 2008 – WHY WE’RE LIBERALS
Author and Distinguished Senior Fellow Eric Alterman explores the "liberalism" that has become such a misrepresented and misunderstood part of our political discourse and seeks to answer why, unbeknownst to most pundits, most Americans subscribe to its beliefs.
April 15, 2008 –IN OUR LINGO
Colombian author James Canon and My Colombian War author Silvana Paternostro discuss Paternostro's two wars: the bloody, decades-long battle between leftist rebels and the Colombian government, and the author's own struggle to embrace her Colombian identity while making a life for herself in the U.S.
March 7, 2008 –THE ART AND POLITICS OF FICTIONNina Khrushcheva discusses her book Imagining Nabokov, and the intersecting passages of art and politics in contemporary Russia, with Ian Buruma and Jack Matlock.
February 29 – March 1, 2009 –WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
A two day-long symposium on noncitizens and democratic rights hosted by the National Lawyers Guild of New York University, NYU Law Students for Human Rights, NYU School of Law, and co-sponsored by National Coalition to Expand Voting Rights and the Immigrant Voting Project.
February 28, 2008 –THE FOLLY OF ATTACKING IRANStephen Kinzer travels across the nation to make the case for real diplomacy with Iran, appearing in New York with Chris Hedges, Bill Berkeley, and Ervand Ebrahimian.
February 12, 2008 –WINNERS WITHOUT LOSERS
Author Edward J. Lincoln discusses why Americans should care more about global economic policy, with Sam Natapoff and Devin Stewart.
February 7, 2008 –JOSCHKA FISCHER AND THE GENERATION OF ‘68
Belinda Cooper moderates a discussion on Joschka Fischer, an icon of a generation and the focal point of two recent books on the upheavals of the 1968 period and beyond: Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic: An Alternative History of Postwar Germany, by Paul Hockenos; and Power and the Idealists, or the Passion of Joschka Fischer and its Aftermath, by journalist and commentator Paul Berman.
January 31, 2008 –WOMENOMICS – THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Linda Tarr-Whelan, Michele Wucker, Linda Basch, Rosemary Werrett and Rebeccas Patterson discuss global trends around why investing, empowering and advancing women is smart business and good for the economy, women and their families.
January 29, 2008 – RESERVE BRAIN DRAIN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
Marcus Noland, Devin Stewart and Michele Wucker discuss how stronger public policies– in both the sending and receiving countries– could encourage the strengthening of trade, investment, technology transfer and innovation between the Arab economies of the Middle East and the global economy.
January 15, 2008 –A SHATTERED PEACE
An Overseas Press Club book discussion with Craig Whitney and David A. Andelman, author of A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today.