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Global Town Hall: The Islamic State on the March

Join us for networking and conversation about the strengthening of ISIS and the growing conflict in Iraq at this month's Global Town Hall.

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Reducing Vulnerability: UN Human Development Report

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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

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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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BUSINESS FORUM | Big Data and Genomics

Big Data and Genomics

Sustaining Member and Business Forum invitee-only event. Please join us for a discussion of the possibilities and the challenges of next generation genomics and implications for health care worldwide.

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