World Policy Institute Fall 2005 Events

September 26 The Role of The United States in a Changing Latin America
September 29 Bush’s Second Term: The Same Old Foreign Policy?
October 6 The UN’s World Summit: Will It Make Any Difference?
October 20 Iran: A Conversation With Mansour Farhang

October 27

November 3 The Future of Secular Europe
November 7

November 10

November 14

November 17
The Secret World of Global Eavesdropping

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Mira Kamdar, Mark Mazower, Talal Asad, and Willem Maas discuss The Future of Secular Europe November 3, 2005

September 26, 2005

The Role of The United States in a Changing Latin America

With Carl E. Meacham, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate; Chairman Richard Lugar, Republican Staff; Ambassador Héctor Timerman, Consul General of the Consulate General and Promotion Center of Argentina in New York; Marifeli Pérez-Stable, PhD, Vice President for Democratic Governance Inter-American Dialogue; and Geoff Thale, Program Director and Senior Associate for Cuba and Central America Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

Moderated by Lissa Weinmann, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute.


September 29, 2005

Bush’s Second Term: The Same Old Foreign Policy?

With Dr. Morton Halperin, Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress, Executive Director, Security and Peace Institute, former Director of Policy Planning in State Department (1998-2001), and author, coauthor or editor of more than a dozen books on international affairs; and James Hoge, Jr., Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, former editor-in-chief and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, former Publisher and President of the New York Daily News, currently Chairman of the International Center For Journalists, and coeditor of two books of essays on American foreign policy.

Moderated by Stephen Schlesinger, Director, World Policy Institute.


October 6, 2005

The U.N.’s World Summit: Will It Make Any Difference?

With Shashi Tharoor, Under Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations, and author of eight books, including, most recently, Bookless in Baghdad; and Colum Lynch, Prize-winning U.N. correspondent for The Washington Post.

Moderated by Martin Walker, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow.


October 20, 2005

Iran: A Conversation with Mansour Farhang

Professor Farhang teaches International Relations and Middle East Politics at Bennington College; served as revolutionary Iran’s first ambassador to the United Nations; and worked as a mediator in the early months of the Iran-Iraq war. Professor Farhang left Iran as a dissident in 1981. He is the co-author of U.S. Press and Iran:  Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference and other works on American foreign policy and U.S.-Iranian relations.

Interviewed by Sherle Schwenninger, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, World Policy Institute.


October 27, 2005

Redefining Security in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

With Anita Dancs, Research Director, National Priorities Project; and Miriam Pemberton, Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies and Peace and Security, and Editor, Foreign Policy In Focus.

Moderated by William Hartung, President’s Fellow, World Policy Institute.


November 3, 2005

The Future of Secular Europe

With Talal Asad, Professor of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center, author of Formations of the Secular; Willem Maas, Faculty Fellow, Center for European Studies, New York University, author of book in progress: Creating European Citizens; and Mark Mazower, Professor of History, Columbia University, author of Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950.

Moderated by Mira Kamdar, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute.


November 7, 2005

Down the Rat Hole: Journeys Among the Indigenous People of South and Southeast Asia

A reading by Edith Mirante, author of Down the Rat Hole; Interviewed by Tom Lansner, Columbia University.

Introduced by Mira Kamdar, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute


November 10, 2005

Interview with Nation Magazine Publisher Victor Navasky on International News Coverage by Magazines

Victor Navasky, former Editor and now Publisher of the Nation magazine, faculty member of the Columbia Journalism School, Chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review, and author of three books.

Interviewed by Eric Alterman, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute.


November 14, 2005

American’s National Security at Risk: An Integrated Power Doctrine

With Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center For American Progress, Senior Advisor to the Center For Defense Information, former Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, former Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration from 1981-1985, and author of twenty books; and Robert Boorstein, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center For American Progress, who spent seven years in the Clinton Administration as the President’s national security speechwriter, international policy advisor to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, and advisor on the developing world to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, and who later worked as a political consultant, and earlier as a reporter for the New York Times.

Moderated by Sherle Schwenninger, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute.


November 17, 2005

The Secret World of Global Eavesdropping

With Robert Windrem, Producer, NBC News; and John Young, Editor,

Moderated by Patrick Radden Keefe, Project Leader, World Policy Institute


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