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February 03 2011


Tunisia to Egypt: Protests in the Arab World

Tunisia to Egypt: Protests in the Arab World
Protests are erupting in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and across the Arab world. Marwan Muasher, Marina Ottaway, and Michele Dunne discuss how Arab leaders are reacting to the latest events and compare protest movements in the region.
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/31/Tunisia_to_Egypt_Protests_in_the_Arab_World

January 14 2011


Justified Force? Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century

Justified Force? Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century
Armed intervention or peaceful negotiation? This episode explores the international toolbox for preventing genocide, offering commentary on emerging doctrines like the Responsibility to Protect.
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Foreign Policy Association, Foreign Policy Association
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/01/08/Justified_Force_Preventing_Genocide_in_the_21st_Century

January 08 2011


January 04 2011


WikiLeaks Press Conference with Julian Assange

WikiLeaks Press Conference with Julian Assange
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks holds a press conference at the Frontline Club following the release of the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: London, Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/26/WikiLeaks_Press_Conference_with_Julian_Assange

November 23 2010


Riggio Forum at The New School: Walter Mosley

Riggio Forum at The New School: Walter Mosley
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Walter Mosley has published more than 30 books, on subjects ranging from politics to sex to science fiction. His unforgettable novel RL's Dream (1995) brought the legend of blues singer Robert Johnson into the present. Since 1990, with the publication of Devil in a Blue Dress, he has been the leading author of crime fiction in the United States. That year saw the first of the Easy Rawlins detective stories, now a ten-book series that maps the crossroads of crime and race in post-World War II Los Angeles, the city where Mosley was born and raised, and creates one of the most complex and conflicted fictional heroes of our time. Those books are all set in the past, but last year Mosley published The Long Fall and Known to Evil, launching a new character, Leonid McGill, an African-American detective in contemporary New York. These two twisting, emotionally rich crime stories are also parables of how American life is being altered, or is refusing to change, with the presidency of Barack Obama. Mosley wrote the entry "Hardboiled" for A New Literary History of America, published last year by Harvard University Press. He is a member of the boards of the Nation and TransAfrica. His many awards include a 2002 Grammy for his liner notes to Richard Pryor . . . And It's Deep, Too! The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968--1992), a set that, in its way, is a version of the story Mosley has been telling for the last 20 years.

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This is one of four events curated and hosted by Distinguished Visiting Professor Greil Marcus as a part of his course Old Weird America: Music as Democratic Speech, connected to the mission of the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy and the rich intersections of writing, music and cultural criticism.

Riggio Forum events are presented by the Len and Louise Riggio Writing and Democracy Initiative at The New School. Founded in 2005, the Len and Louise Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy is anchored in the conviction that reading and writing are the engines of democratic literacy and that the skills of reading and writing include those associated with creative writing but also extend to the reading and writing of law, politics, history, biography, science, marketing, and technology. For more information, visit http://www.newschool.edu/generalstudies and http://www.newschool.edu/riggio
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:30:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, New School
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/13/Riggio_Forum_at_The_New_School_Walter_Mosley

November 04 2010


David Grossman: To the End of the Land

David Grossman: To the End of the Land
From one of Israel's most acclaimed writers, To the End of the Land is a novel about family life-the greatest human drama-and the cost of war.

Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief, she sets out for a hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the "notifiers" who could knock on her door with the worst possible news. Recently estranged from her husband, she drags along an unlikely companion: their former best friend and her former lover, Avram. Their walk has a "war and peace" rhythm, as their conversation places the most hideous trials of war next to the joys and anguish of raising children.

Grossman vividly depicts the reality and surrealism of daily life in Israel, the currents of ambivalence about war within one household, and the burdens that fall on each generation anew. His rich imagining of a family in love and crisis makes for one of the great antiwar novels of our time.
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/14/David_Grossman_To_the_End_of_the_Land

October 29 2010


Uncommon Knowledge: Victor Davis Hanson

Uncommon Knowledge: Victor Davis Hanson
Beginning with an explanation of why the post-Cold War New World Order is rapidly breaking apart, Victor Davis Hanson sees a world where nations are returning to the ancient passions, rivalries, and differences of past centuries. In light of this world transformation, Hanson looks at key challenges the United States faces around the globe: in Europe, Asia, Russia, Mexico, and Iran.
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/04/Uncommon_Knowledge_Victor_Davis_Hanson

October 21 2010


Condoleezza Rice: Extraordinary, Ordinary People

Condoleezza Rice: Extraordinary, Ordinary People
In her first public appearance since the publication of her new family memoir, Secretary Rice provides a rare glimpse at the experiences that have shaped her world outlook and discusses her views on current issues. Rice details her remarkable childhood, which began in the late 1950s, when Birmingham blacks lived in segregation, and continued through the '60s, when Rice saw her girlhood friends lose their lives to the bloodshed of the era. Rice was the 66th U.S. secretary of state and the first black woman to hold that office. She talks about the people and experiences that have guided her on her path to occupying one of the nation's highest offices. Prior to serving as secretary of state, she was the first woman ever to serve as national security advisor, was provost of Stanford from 1993 to 1999, and served as the Soviet and East European Affairs advisor during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: San Francisco, CA, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/18/Condoleezza_Rice_Extraordinary_Ordinary_People

October 19 2010


October 16 2010


Richard Rhodes: Twilight of the Bombs

Richard Rhodes: Twilight of the Bombs
Pulitzer-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Dark Sun, and Arsenals of Folly Richard Rhodes completes his tetralogy on nuclear weapons with his new book, The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons.

A single weapon profoundly shaped world history for most of a century. Its disappearance can have equally profound effects.
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: San Francisco, CA, Herbst Theatre, Long Now Foundation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/21/Richard_Rhodes_Twilight_of_the_Bombs

October 15 2010


The Role of the Media in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland

The Role of the Media in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland
Since Northern Ireland's sectarian politics turned to power-sharing in 1998, the country has struggled to define itself within its "peace process". The media serves as a barometer of this progress as it re-defines its own purpose within the newly formed society.

Caroline Porter takes a look specifically at the role of different media outlets, with particular emphasis on the most popular radio shows, to see how the media becomes a player in the contemporary peace process of Northern Ireland.

For transcript and download versions of this lecture, please visit the event's page on the Gresham College website: The Role of the Media in Post-Conflict Societies: A Contemporary Look at Northern Ireland
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:00:00 -0700
Location: London, Museum of London, Gresham College
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/27/The_Role_of_the_Media_in_Post-Conflict_Northern_Ireland

September 17 2010


Megan Stack: An Education in War

Megan Stack: An Education in War
Megan Stack started life as a war correspondent almost accidentally. She was 25 years old, a National Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and holidaying in Paris when the 2001 September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center occurred. Her vacation was cut short, she flew in to Afghanistan, and from there Stack officially became a war correspondent.

Since then, Stack has been a foreign correspondent in over 22 countries and has covered war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and Lebanon. It's an experience she recounts in her book, Every Man In This Village Is A Liar: An Education In War.

In this talk at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, Megan Stack discusses her career as a war correspondent. She gives insights into the wars she has covered, many of which still rage on today explaining why in war "You can survive and not survive, both at the same time."

She is joined by journalist Mungo MacCallum who replaces the intended compare for the event Kerry O'Brien (whose plane was delayed). O'Brien rushes in halfway through the talk, takes up his post and continues the conversation with Stack.
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Byron Bay, NSW, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/08/06/Megan_Stack_An_Education_in_War

September 09 2010


The Hon. Linda Burney MP Addresses IPRA Sydney 2010

The Hon. Linda Burney MP Addresses IPRA Sydney 2010
Every two years, the members of the International Peace Research Association meet at their global conference to assess conflict and peace building in the world; discuss the state of the art of peace research; plan future research, and influence the practice and decision-making of violence prevention and peace building.

The conference is made up of plenary sessions, which focus on specific issues that continue to influence the peace and conflict process significantly, as well as panels and roundtables organized by IPRA's Commissions and Working Groups, plus special events.
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Sydney, Australia, University of Sydney, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/06/The_Hon_Linda_Burney_MP_Addresses_IPRA_Sydney_2010
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