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Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The Case For A Muslim Reformation

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Unique Lives
Monday, March 6, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali will speak at Heritage Theatre in Campbell, CA on Monday March 6, 2017 at 7:30PM.

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Annual Walter Roberts Lecture - Explaining Our New Cold War With Russia: Can Trump End It?

featuring Michael McFaulvia George Washington University
Friday, March 3, 2017

Since 2011, the Walter Roberts Endowment has hosted an annual lecture with a prominent and distinguished foreign policy figure at GW. Free and open to the public, the lecture provides a platform for students, faculty, and public diplomacy practitioners to hear different perspectives on issues related to public diplomacy and foreign policy.

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Financial Times Future Of Healthcare Forum

featuring Lanhee J. Chenvia Financial Times
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

With a new president and Congress, the US healthcare system is expected to undergo a period of considerable upheaval. In particular, the administration’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with a system that may rely on tax credits raises considerable unknowns around the future of healthcare in this country.

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Mosul, Paris, Jerusalem: Faith, Ideology, and Slaughter

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Monday, February 27, 2017

As you read this, a ragged alliance of rival forces fights to wrest Mosul’s western half from the grip of the Islamic State. The besiegers represent different ethnic and religious factions jockeying for power in the ruins. The defenders are religious fanatics of an apocalyptic faith. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are captive in their midst.

The Affordable Housing Crisis

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 27, 2017

Zoning restrictions and building regulations only serve to hurt low-income tenants. 

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In Praise Of American Militarism

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 27, 2017

It was nearly 52 years ago, on March 8, 1965, that the first American combat battalions came ashore at Da Nang, South Vietnam. In the subsequent six months, the US government took the worst strategic decision of modern times: the decision to escalate that military commitment just enough to entangle the United States in the war between North and South Vietnam, but not enough to win it.

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Nobel Laureate Prof. Thomas J. Sargent Pays Call On XMU Economics Faculty And Students

featuring Thomas J. Sargentvia Xiamen University
Sunday, February 26, 2017

At the invitation of XMU, Professor Thomas J. Sargent, the Nobel Economics Prize winner of 2011, and Prof. Zhu Shenghao from University of Singapore visited XMU between Feb. 19-20, 2017. Born in 1943 in Pasadena, California, Prof. Sargent currently works in NYU, specializing in research on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and time series. 

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Worst Brings Out Its Best

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Two brave citizens decided a racist wouldn’t get away with murder.


Not A State Of The Union, But A Chance For Trump To State His Presidency's Case

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, February 25, 2017

First things first, with regard to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress – the first of his young presidency: it’s not a State of The Union.

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Charles Lane: A Fresh Way To Do The Math On Trade

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Morning Call
Friday, February 24, 2017

The first thing you need to know about the latest controversy involving President Donald Trump's alleged attempt to manipulate economic data for political purposes is that Bernie Sanders probably would have done the same thing, and quite possibly Hillary Clinton, too.