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January 19 2012

21:45

Ten Years After 9/11: How Has the United States Changed?

Ten Years After 9/11: How Has the United States Changed?
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The Nation at The New School - Ten Years After 9.11: How Has the United States Changed?

At times of crisis, the most patriotic act of all is the unyielding defense of civil liberties and the right to dissent," wrote celebrated historian Eric Foner days after the 9/11 attacks. As national security became an obsession in Washington and the mainstream media enlisted in the Bush administration's war, the need for an independent, critical press seemed more urgent than ever. The enduring concerns of The Nation took on a new relevance. Ten years later, the events of 9/11 continue to reverberate, with the killing of Osama bin Laden and the Obama administration's ongoing pursuit of the Bush-era national security agenda. In this context, leading Nation writers and thinkers engage in a conversation about what has changed in the United States since September 11, 2001.


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Key questions to be discussed include: Are we more secure? How can we as a country strike the right balance between security and liberty? How has the marketing of fear reshaped our politics, society, and culture? How should we rethink the concept of the War on Terror? How can we end the war in Afghanistan and devise a diplomatic and political solution to the conflict? How can we dismantle a security apparatus that too often invokes state secrecy? Do U.S. historyand other countries' historiesoffer useful guideposts? If we accept, as The Nation has argued, that the most effective way to halt global terrorism involves cooperation with the global community, what frameworks do we envision and how can they be developed? What can we, as a nation, do to prevent another 9/11?


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Featuring Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation; Melissa Harris-Perry, Professor of Political Science at Tulane University; Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University; and Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation. Moderated by John Nichols, Washington correspondent, The Nation. Co-sponsored by the Leonard and Louise Riggio Writing and Democracy Initiative at The New School.


Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall.
September 8, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 22:00:00 -0700
Location: New York, NY, Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, New School
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/09/08/Ten_Years_After_911_How_Has_the_United_States_Changed
18:54

Peter Hennessy: The Cold Rules for National Security

Peter Hennessy: The Cold Rules for National Security
Notions of national security past and present. How Whitehall has dealt with it. How we might do it better in the future.
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:00:00 -0700
Location: London, England, Museum of London, Gresham College
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/10/26/Peter_Hennessy_The_Cold_Rules_for_National_Security
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September 08 2011

14:58

Monitor Breakfast: Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan

Monitor Breakfast: Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan
John Brennan is Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Christian Science Monitor, on September 8, 2011.
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/09/08/Monitor_Breakfast_Counterterrorism_Advisor_John_Brennan

August 30 2011

17:51

Monitor Breakfast: Janet Napolitano, DHS Secretary

Monitor Breakfast: Janet Napolitano, DHS Secretary

Janet Napolitano is the third and current United States Secretary of Homeland Security, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She is the fourth person (including an acting Secretary) to hold the position, which was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009. She was Arizona's third female governor, and the first woman to win re-election. Prior to her election as governor, she served as Attorney General of Arizona from 1999 to 2002. She is the first woman and the 23rd person to serve in that office. Napolitano is the 1977 Truman Scholar from New Mexico. Forbes ranked her as the 51st most powerful woman in 2009.


Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, DC, St. Regis Hotel, Christian Science Monitor
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/08/30/Janet_Napolitano_DHS_Secretary

July 03 2011

00:41

Mission Accomplished?

Mission Accomplished?
Mission Accomplished?

RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN
Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

RICHARD HAASS
President, Council on Foreign Relations

CHRISTOPHER HILL
Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; former US Ambassador to Iraq

DAVID ROHDE
Investigative Journalist, The New York Times; Co-Author, A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping From Two Sides

Moderator: ANDREA MITCHELL


Entering its seventh year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange, and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. FORA.tv is pleased to present Festival programs taking place at the Aspen Institute's Paepcke Auditorium.
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 10:30:00 -0700
Location: Aspen, CO, Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen Institute
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/07/02/Mission_Accomplished

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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

October 15 2010

19:32

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

October 07 2010

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 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

August 12 2010

18:46

Granoff: The Nexus of a Moral and Practical Imperative

Granoff: The Nexus of a Moral and Practical Imperative
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: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:00:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Hall of Philosophy, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/23/Granoff_The_Nexus_of_a_Moral_and_Practical_Imperative

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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July 23 2010

22:26

Vali Nasr: Future of the Muslim World

Vali Nasr: Future of the Muslim World
Considering the geographic expanse from Asia to the Middle East, this lectures series examines the exchange and flow of capital, oil, and natural gas between India and China on one hand, and the Middle East as represented by the Arab gulf and Iran on the other. Speakers ask how tensions in Pakistan and Afghanistan, peace-making efforts from Turkey, and the Arab-Israeli conflict influence diplomacy in this huge area of the world where great wealth and greater conflict coincide.

This talk features Vali Nasr.
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:45:00 -0700
Location: Chautauqua, NY, Amphitheater, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Institution
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/15/Vali_Nasr_Future_of_the_Muslim_World

July 20 2010

15:40

A psychologist inside the mind of suicide bombers

Ariel Merari has talked to suicide bombers and those who organise their attacks, and found they are very different kinds of people


June 29 2010

21:16

Afghanistan: Possibilities for Change

Afghanistan: Possibilities for Change
Francesc Vendrell examines the current situation facing the intervention in Afghanistan and both points out a number of missed opportunities and also suggests recommendations for future policy.

He begins with the Bonn Agreement and two perceived missteps by the United Nations, namely the plan to implement a "light-footprint" despite the desire of the Afghan people for a heavier intervention, and allowing of the "Afghan-led" intervention to mean the inclusion and participation not of Afghan citizens but rather of a select group of regional warlords.

Amb. Vendrell takes a look at the actions of various interveners aside from the UN, however, and discusses and the actions of the US, EU, and ISAF amongst others. He also delves into the future of Afghanistan's regional relationships, giving particular attention to their eastern neighbors, Pakistan.
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Klingenthal, France, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg Global
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/06/06/Afghanistan_Possibilities_for_Change

June 15 2010

14:45

What makes good doctors go bad?

In When Doctors Kill, Joshua Perper and Stephen Cina offer a wealth of arresting if gruesome anecdote on a serious issue


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