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March 11 2011


WikiLeaks: Security, Diplomacy and Global Gossip

WikiLeaks: Security, Diplomacy and Global Gossip
With the media firestorm created by the content of WikiLeaks' release of US diplomatic cables, a corresponding debate over the future of diplomacy and the prevention of other leaks has also taken place. While many commentators agree that the cables have portrayed the US foreign service in a positive light, others argue that the potential for future leaks will make diplomacy more secretive, and ultimately less effective.
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Centre for International Governance Innovation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/12/WikiLeaks_Security_Diplomacy_and_Global_Gossip

March 08 2011

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February 16 2011


Evgeny Morozov: The Net Delusion

Evgeny Morozov: The Net Delusion
Open Society Foundations Fellow Evgeny Morozov on his book The Net Delusion.
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Open Society Foundations, Open Society Foundations
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/07/Evgeny_Morozov_The_Net_Delusion

February 10 2011


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


February 08 2011


Evgeny Morozov: The Future of WikiLeaks

Evgeny Morozov: The Future of WikiLeaks
The recent leaks of diplomatic cables have prompted fierce U.S. criticism of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Internet commentator Evgeny Morozov, argues that the U.S. could take a different view.

In the future, WikiLeaks-style organizations could be useful allies of the West as it seeks to husband democracy and support human rights. Morozov argues that the state that will benefit most from this course of action, is America itself.

The White House is currently engaged in a fresh move to promote open government around the globe. Chastising a group that aims to "keep governments open" threatens to stall progress in these areas.

Morozov believes that WikiLeaks currently stands at a crossroads: one route ahead would see a radical global network systematically challenging those in power -- governments and companies alike -- just for the sake of undermining "the system." The current quest for transparency could soon become an exercise in anger, one leak at a time.

Alternatively, WikiLeaks could continue moving in the more sensible direction that, in some ways, it is already on: collaborating with traditional media, redacting sensitive files, and offering those in a position to know about potential victims of releases the chance to vet the data.

It is a choice between WikiLeaks becoming a new Red Brigade, or a new Transparency International. And, argues Morozov, forcing Mr Assange to go down the former route would have far more disastrous implications for American interests than anything revealed by "cable-gate".

Evgeny Morozov is a visiting scholar at Stanford University, and author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom.
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: London, UK, The RSA, RSA
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/20/Evgeny_Morozov_The_Future_of_WikiLeaks

February 01 2011


A Conversation with William J. Clinton

A Conversation with William J. Clinton
President Bill Clinton interviewed at the 2011 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland.
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Davos, 2011 World Economic Forum, World Economic Forum
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/27/A_Conversation_with_William_J_Clinton

January 20 2011


Thomas Friedman on America and China

Thomas Friedman on America and China
As the balance of energy, innovation, trade, wealth, power and influence continues to rapidly shift throughout the world, China and the US are finding themselves forced to confront a difficult process of constant adjustment. At the same time, much of what we have grown accustomed to when thinking about our own country and China over the past century is called into question.

We will not only find ourselves needing to recalibrate how we look at and treat each other, but how we look at our own political and economic systems. In short, more than at any time in our living memory, this reformatting of our relationship with China will require us to be better informed about what is going on in China, more politically astute about the strengths and weaknesses of each system and ever more diplomatically flexible about how we deal with each other.

The enormity of this challenge and the suddenness with which it has come upon us, is the subject of this "on-stage conversation" between New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and long-time China writer and Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations, Orville Schell.
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Asia Society, Asia Society
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/10/Thomas_Friedman_on_America_and_China

January 12 2011


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


January 08 2011


An Army of Envoys

An Army of Envoys
Once the favored method of diplomacy, special envoys are once again in vogue to advance U.S. interests. But are there simply too many cooks in the kitchen?
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/An_Army_of_Envoys

January 04 2011


WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on the 'Afghan War Diary'

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on the 'Afghan War Diary'
Following the release of more than 90,000 classified military documents on whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, founder Julian Assange took part in a special event at the Frontline Club.

Assange talks about the impact of the documents that were released in partnership with The Guardian, The New York Times and German paper Der Spiegel which chronicle in minute detail U.S. military operations in the country between 2004 and 2010.

He also discusses the journalistic implications of the way the information has been released as well as talks through the possibilities for journalists and citizens using the vast amount of data available online.
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: London, The Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/07/27/WikiLeaks_Julian_Assange_on_the_Afghan_War_Diary

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

WikiLeaks: The US Embassy Cables

WikiLeaks: The US Embassy Cables
Following the release this weekend of 251,287 confidential United States embassy cables, this First Wednesday debate focuses on the revelations of the latest leak from whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.

Joining the discussion are:

WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson; Professor Colleen Graffy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, US State Department and law professor, Pepperdine University; James Ball a data journalist who has been working with WikiLeaks; Sir Richard Dalton, associate fellow of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Chatham House.

The discussion will be chaired by author and broadcaster Tom Fenton.
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: London, The Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/12/01/WikiLeaks_The_US_Embassy_Cables

December 30 2010


Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange Talk WikiLeaks

Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange Talk WikiLeaks
Following the leak by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks of almost 400,000 secret US army field reports from the Iraq war between 2004 and 2009, tune in to hear Julian Assange at the Frontline Club in conversation with one of the most famous whistle blowers in history, Daniel Ellsberg, who was responsible for the leak of the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Chaired by Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News correspondent.
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: London, The Frontline Club, Frontline Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/25/Daniel_Ellsberg_and_Julian_Assange_Talk_WikiLeaks

November 23 2010


An Evening with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas

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

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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


October 25 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at Climate One

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at Climate One
With a bruised economy and developing countries on the rise, can the United States still lead the world in the 21st Century? What challenges do soaring budget deficits, globalization and an unstable climate present for U.S. national interests? Can America's tradition of innovative ideas and technology keep us ahead of the world's biggest problems? How can educating and empowering women around the world help reduce carbon emissions and raise living standards?

Tune in for a conversation with Secretary of State Clinton at the intersection of diplomacy, innovation and the prospects for a clean and safe future.
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Climate One
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/15/Secretary_of_State_Hillary_Rodham_Clinton_at_Climate_One

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
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