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October 05 2011

21:45

Robert Atkinson, Dorothy Robyn, and Eric Spiegel

Robert Atkinson, Dorothy Robyn, and Eric Spiegel
Eric Spiegel
President and CEO
Siemens Corporation

Dorothy Robyn
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment
U.S. Department of Defense

Kai Ryssdal
Host
American Public Media's Marketplace

Inspired by The Atlantic's enduring partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival, the third-annual Washington Ideas Forum gathers an audience of 600 people, including government officials, top business executives, global thought leaders, academics, and celebrities. It is the place to hear - and meet - the most prominent thinkers of our time.

This October 5 and 6, the Forum will once again bring the best and brightest to the table for debate, conversation, and idea-sharing.
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:45:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., Newseum, Atlantic
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/10/05/Robert_Atkinson_Dorothy_Robyn_and_Eric_Spiegel

June 06 2011

22:36

Tariq Ali: The Obama Syndrome

Tariq Ali: The Obama Syndrome
In 2008, Obama could do no wrong. To the educated middle class, he was an intelligent and reflective writer who had penned his own insightful memoir. To the conservative elite, he was a Harvard graduate and expert in constitutional law. To the young people who came out in droves to vote for him, he liked the same TV shows, listened to the same music and "got" social networking.

To African Americans, he was the first black man to jangle the keys to the White House and command the empire built on the back of unacknowledged black slave labour. To the downtrodden and disenfranchised, he was a humble former social justice campaigner who had trod the streets of Chicago and drummed up support for local health and education programs.

He was indeed a man for all seasons ... a moderate whose ability to emotionally connect with the dreams and aspirations of disparate audiences had allowed him to saunter along hostile class lines and miraculously triumph in the musty halls of old-boy empire politics.

And then came the crash. The financial crisis saw Obama bail out the grubbers on Wall Street and fail to punish those who had caused millions of ordinary Americans to lose their houses, their jobs and the dream of Obama 'the reformer' charging in to rescue them from poverty and social humiliation.

Despite his gift of the gab, Obama found himself unable to sell healthcare reform to the people who would benefit from it the most and only managed to pass an eviscerated policy that primarily benefited insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Despite receiving a Nobel Peace prize in the early days of his Presidency, Obama continued the 'war on terror', maintained the status of Guantanamo Bay and increased drone attacks in Afghanistan.

The glow that had settled on Obama for that brief period in 2008 rapidly faded and political apathy followed. In the recent mid-terms, Obama's voters deserted him in droves, some of them turned to the right wing 'tea party' movement for renewed hope. Most simply failed to turn up to vote.

Could Hillary Clinton have done a better job? No, argues Tariq Ali, Obama is just doing what any politician in his situation would do. He's a "skillful and gifted machine politician." Those despondent former supporters have just suffered what he calls the "Obama Syndrome" -- a kind of mass myopic idealism, a 'syndrome' that can only be treated, if not cured, by a dose of political reality.

This event was held at the 2011 Perth Writers Festival and was hosted by Mark Naglazas, movie editor for "The West Australian".
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Perth, Australia, Perth Writers Festival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/03/20/Tariq_Ali_The_Obama_Syndrome
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June 03 2011

00:38

March 25 2011

18:20

March 08 2011

02:02

February 09 2011

01:21

Capt. David Werner: Social Media in Crisis Communications

Capt. David Werner: Social Media in Crisis Communications
Module 3: Best Practices

Social Media in Crisis Communications with Captain David Werner, Assistant Chief of Information for Communication Integration & Strategy at the US Navy Office of Information.

Social media shifts marketing from controlled, one-way communications into collaborative, intimate dialogues with -- and among -- constituents. The strategies, tools, rules of engagement, and metrics present marketing and digital professionals with a series of challenges that are best distilled into one question: "What do I do now?"
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:30:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., The George Washington University School of Business, L2
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/20/Capt_David_Werner_Social_Media_in_Crisis_Communications

January 11 2011

20:02

January 08 2011

01:25

November 23 2010

18:12

An Evening with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas

An Evening with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas
President's Forum: An Evening with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas

THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu

New School President Bob Kerrey engages in an informal discussion with Alejandro (Ali) Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

To learn more about The New School president, visit: http://www.newschool.edu/president

Nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009, Mayorkas heads the administration of the world's largest immigration service. A division of the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS is the federal agency overseeing lawful immigration to the United States.

Before serving in his current post, Mayorkas was a litigation partner in the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he represented Fortune 100 companies in high-profile, complex, and sensitive matters throughout the country and the world. He advised boards of directors and top executives, tried cases, led internal investigations, and litigated high-stakes matters in a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, health care, consumer safety, sports and entertainment, aerospace, media, and real estate.

Mayorkas also served as U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. In that role, he led an office of 240 assistant U.S. attorneys in prosecuting cases involving charges of public corruption, investment fraud, civil rights violations, high-tech and computer-related crime, organized crime, environmental crime, and international money laundering.

In 2009, the National Law Journal named him one of the "50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America."
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, New School
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/13/An_Evening_with_USCIS_Director_Alejandro_Mayorkas

November 04 2010

00:08

October 29 2010

01:12

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 16 2010

00:31

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

September 29 2010

15:02

Monitor Breakfast: Admiral Mike Mullen

Monitor Breakfast: Admiral Mike Mullen
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen sits down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast to discuss his views on "don't ask, don't tell," military suicides, the war in Afghanistan, and other topics.
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/29/Monitor_Breakfast_Admiral_Mike_Mullen

September 17 2010

19:08

Monitor Breakfast: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano

Monitor Breakfast: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano sits down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast to discuss increased aviation and transportation security, the DREAM act, recovery from the Gulf oil spill and the current U.S. threat level.
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/17/Monitor_Breakfast_DHS_Secretary_Janet_Napolitano

September 01 2010

01:12

General Casey: Our 21st Century Army

General Casey: Our 21st Century Army
New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger moderates a conversation with General George W. Casey Jr., the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Aspen, CO, 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Institute
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/09/General_Casey_Our_21st_Century_Army

August 03 2010

00:05

Amb. Sergio Duarte: Global Nuclear Disarmament

Amb. Sergio Duarte: Global Nuclear Disarmament
Nuclear disarmament has long been the heart-felt cry of the religious community. The Department of Religion brings both religious and non-religious voices to the 2:00 pm podium to examine who, if any, has the right "to have and to hold" nuclear weapons. The issue of who holds the reins of power on this issue is of deep concern to the world community -- more critical at this time than ever.
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 14:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Hall of Philosophy, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/19/Amb_Sergio_Duarte_Global_Nuclear_Disarmament

July 29 2010

22:25

J. Cirincione: The History & Future of Nuclear Weapons

J. Cirincione: The History & Future of Nuclear Weapons
Joseph Cirincione is President of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He previously served as Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress and Director for Nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

He is the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats. He teaches at the graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Chautauqua Amphitheater, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/23/J_Cirincione_The_History_and_Future_of_Nuclear_Weapons

July 27 2010

18:26

Graham Allison on Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons

Graham Allison on Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons
Graham Allison is Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He's the author of Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Chautauqua Amphitheater, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/20/Graham_Allison_on_Nuclear_Power_and_Nuclear_Weapons
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17:53

Sam Nunn on Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons

Sam Nunn on Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons
Former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn is co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

He served as a United States Senator from Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996) and is retired from the law firm King & Spalding.
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/19/Sam_Nunn_Nuclear_Power_and_Nuclear_Weapons
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July 13 2010

14:40

Monitor Breakfast: Senator Carl Levin

Monitor Breakfast: Senator Carl Levin
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) sits down for a conversation about his recent trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast.

Senator Levin says U.S. forces are currently in the process of transitioning lead security responsibilities to Afghan forces. He also emphasizes the importance of adhering to President Barack Obama's July 2011 timeline for withdrawing troops. The date, he says, has given the Afghan leaders a sense of urgency to take the war into their own hands.
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/13/Monitor_Breakfast_Senator_Carl_Levin
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