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September 01 2011

18:59

Islam in America

Islam in America
Experts examine myths regarding American Muslims and address fears of Islam in the United States.
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Council on Foreign Relations, Council on Foreign Relations
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/06/02/Islam_in_America

March 26 2011

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March 16 2011

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March 15 2011

00:21

March 08 2011

02:02

February 10 2011

16:33

Monitor Breakfast: Zbigniew Brzezinski

Monitor Breakfast: Zbigniew Brzezinski
During a conversation with journalists at a Monitor Breakfast, Zbigniew Brzezinski warns that the U.S. should be careful in how it exercises its leverage in Egypt. He also discusses the Obama administration's handling of the Middle East peace process, the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the recent U.S.-China summit and more.
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/10/Monitor_Breakfast_Zbigniew_Brzezinski

February 09 2011

23:38

February 03 2011

01:57

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 12 2011

01:44

Abbas Milani: A New Look at America's Relations with Iran

Abbas Milani: A New Look at America's Relations with Iran
Abbas Milani hosts a forum with Stanford University students to discuss his new book, The Myth of the Great Satan: A New Look at America's Relations with Iran.
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/29/Abbas_Milani_A_New_Look_at_Americas_Relations_with_Iran
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January 11 2011

02:06

Ground Zero Tolerance: America's Culture War

Ground Zero Tolerance: America's Culture War
The clearance by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" to be built in lower Manhattan received national coverage amidst a raging debate. Initiated by Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich and then weighed in upon by Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama, the debate focuses on whether Park 51, the 13-story Islamic cultural center, should be allowed to be built so close to 9/11's Ground Zero.

Those who oppose Park 51 argue either that the project is insensitive because Ground Zero is unique and a kind of "hallowed ground," as journalist Charles Krauthammer put it, or that it is politically motivated by an anti-American agenda and should not be treated with the same tolerance as a religious institution. Those defending the Islamic center have been quick to label opponents as bigots and claimed the center will be a bridge to cultural harmony by promoting moderation, non-violence, and diversity.

Is this apparent new backlash against Muslims in Western nations a new version of the "culture wars"? While religious freedom has been a consistent part of the Enlightenment tradition, does the increasing antagonism towards Muslims in the West express a feeling that we tolerate what some consider the intolerant at our peril? How should today's American society deal with clashing belief systems? Does the current preoccupation with Islam, whether sympathetic or hostile, reflect a deeper lack of certainty about what Western values are?
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, The New School, New School
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/08/Ground_Zero_Tolerance_Americas_Culture_War

January 04 2011

01:30

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

December 23 2010

19:56

Bridging the Middle East and America Through Culture

Bridging the Middle East and America Through Culture
New York Times best-selling author, CBS News analyst, and political commentator Reza Aslan discusses the best of the Middle East's literary leaders. He will describe cultural luminaries from Iran, Pakistan, Morocco, and Turkey and beyond. Aslan believes that the mainstream media is creating a massive American cultural blindspot by only focusing on terrorism, suicide bombings, and escalating tensions. Aslan's intention is to change that focus and bring attention to the rich literature, history, and stories of the Middle East.

Besides being an acclaimed author and the contributing editor to The Daily Beast, Aslan has also written for numerous publications including The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, and Slate. He has also appeared on television programs such as "The Rachael Maddow Show," "Meet the Press," "The Colbert Report," and "Hardball." Aslan is currently the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and a Research Associate at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy.

Aslan earned a B.A. in religion from Santa Clara University, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, a M.F.A in fiction from the University of Iowa, and a Doctorate in Sociology of Religions from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Commonwealth Club, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/29/Bridging_the_Middle_East_and_America_Through_Culture

December 17 2010

02:35

Nomad: From Islam to America with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Nomad: From Islam to America with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The controversial author, feminist activist and politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali comes to Melbourne. A vocal and prominent critic of Islam, Ali has been celebrated and criticised for her work and writings. A former member of the Dutch House of Representatives, she has campaigned passionately for conflict resolution, ethics and world citizenship. Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2005, her memoir Infidel has been praised as profoundly affecting and powerful. The followup, Nomad, tells the stirring story of her search for a new life as she tries to reconcile her Islamic past with her passionate adherence to democracy and Western values.
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Melbourne, VIC, The Wheeler Center, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/29/Nomad_From_Islam_to_America_with_Ayaan_Hirsi_Ali

October 07 2010

21:17

Trust Deficit: Perceptions and Policy in Afghanistan

Trust Deficit: Perceptions and Policy in Afghanistan
The current strategy in Afghanistan depends now more than ever on the cooperation and trust of Afghan communities. However, a new study by the Open Society Foundations shows that the past nine years of civilian casualties, wrongful and abusive detentions, deteriorating security, and a lack of accountability by international forces have eroded much of that trust.

Failure to understand and respond to Afghan anger over the conduct of international forces and broader international community policies has led to ill-informed policymaking that has not been as effective as possible, or worse, has exacerbated existing problems. Many Afghans interviewed not only regarded the international community with suspicion, many accused internationals, and the international military in particular, of directly or indirectly supporting insurgents in order to justify their continued presence in Afghanistan.

This panel event explores where these perceptions come from and their impact on the success of policies ranging from counterinsurgency to reconciliation to Afghan government stabilization efforts.
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., Open Society Foundations, Open Society Foundations
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/07/Trust_Deficit_Perceptions_and_Policy_in_Afghanistan
00:44

Loretta Napoleoni: Terrorism and the Economy

Loretta Napoleoni: Terrorism and the Economy
Loretta Napoleoni makes the case that terrorist groups are filled not so much with ideological zealots as cold, calculating economists who are more akin to investment bankers. Using insider access to terror networks and an economic analysis of "terror" finance, she has followed the money trail that has allowed terrorist cells to flourish well before 9/11.

In her address at the Melbourne Writers' Festival, Napoleoni discusses the difficulties of tracking terrorist cash, which doesn't officially become dirty money until it's used for dirty purposes. She also argues that instead of funding the wars supposedly aimed at spreading democracy, the West should focus on ending the bankrolling of terrorism.

Napoleoni was joined by RMIT's Professor of Globalisation and Cultural Diversity, Paul James.
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne Writers Festival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/08/29/Loretta_Napoleoni_Terrorism_and_the_Economy

September 29 2010

00:42

Is Obama's Foreign Policy Working?

Is Obama's Foreign Policy Working?
This debate, moderated by political writer and analyst Peter Beinart (The Daily Beast), features Christopher Hitchens and George Packer.

The panel discusses America's position in, and relationship to, the rest of the world under Obama -- and whether or not his foreign policy has been effective.
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/22/Is_Obamas_Foreign_Policy_Working

September 17 2010

00:10

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

August 19 2010

01:01

Rev. Chane on Jerusalem: A Holy City in Crisis

Rev. Chane on Jerusalem: A Holy City in Crisis
The Chautauqua Institution's Department of Religion observes Abrahamic week by focusing on the most iconic of sacred spaces -- considered by the three Abrahamic Faiths as the most holy of sacred places -- Jerusalem.

Invited from Jerusalem to participate in the conversation are members of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths who can impart both their understandings of how this penultimate sacred space came to be so regarded, as well as their visions of how it might be shared in peace.
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Chautauqua Hall of Philosophy, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/08/13/Rev_Chane_on_Jerusalem_A_Holy_City_in_Crisis
01:00

Yossi Klein Halevi: Lessons From a Jewish Journey

Yossi Klein Halevi: Lessons From a Jewish Journey
The Chautauqua Institution's Department of Religion observes Abrahamic week by focusing on the most iconic of sacred spaces -- considered by the three Abrahamic Faiths as the most holy of sacred places -- Jerusalem.

Invited from Jerusalem to participate in the conversation are members of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths who can impart both their understandings of how this penultimate sacred space came to be so regarded, as well as their visions of how it might be shared in peace.
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Hall of Philosophy, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/08/12/Yossi_Klein_Halevi_Lessons_From_a_Jewish_Journey
01:00

Ori Soltes: Jerusalem as a Sacred Space

Ori Soltes: Jerusalem as a Sacred Space
The Chautauqua Institution's Department of Religion observes Abrahamic week by focusing on the most iconic of sacred spaces -- considered by the three Abrahamic Faiths as the most holy of sacred places -- Jerusalem.

Invited from Jerusalem to participate in the conversation are members of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faiths who can impart both their understandings of how this penultimate sacred space came to be so regarded, as well as their visions of how it might be shared in peace.
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Hall of Philosophy, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/08/11/Ori_Soltes_Jerusalem_as_a_Sacred_Space
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