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Reducing Vulnerability: UN Human Development Report

08-19-14 UNHDR

The 2014 Human Development Report takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development and it must be systematically addressed. Khalid Malik, director of the UN Human Development Report, will share its key findings.

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Critical Issues Facing Asia: Marking 60 Years


Join us for an artist reception and a conversation with Asia Foundation photographer Ted Alcorn and Monocle correspondent Alastair Gee as the Foundation celebrates 60 years of improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.

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PENINSULA | Russia and the West: Challenges for Diplomacy

09-14-14 PEN Russia and the West

Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will discuss the diplomatic challenges facing the US and Russia, examining these issues from both the Western and the Russian perspective.

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Before the First Shots are Fired

09-5-14 Before the First Shots are Fired

How is America's use of military force changing in response to emerging global issues? What can the US learn from the past? Jane Wales will discuss with General Zinni how the US should change the process of going to war.

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