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International Forum Connect: November 2014

08-05-14 IF-Connect

The International Forum's monthly meeting is a chance for newcomers and regulars to expand their networks and meet like-minded individuals with a passion for global affairs.

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Diplomat Luncheon: Remarks by the Ambassador of the Philippines

Join the Council for lunch with H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr, ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the US. He will discuss his main priorities as the chief diplomat of the Philippines in America.

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National Insecurity: America in the 21st Century

How involved should the US be in foreign conflicts and what can be done to address problems at home? David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor, FP Group, will share how we have arrived in this era of uncertainty and what can be done to restore American leadership. This event will also be livestreamed.

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PHOTOGRAPHY | On the Water: Fishing Communities in Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Ghana

Join us for an artist reception highlighting Niki Stefanelli's photography on the everyday lives of fishing communities throughout Southeast Asia and Ghana.

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PENINSULA | Water Scarcity in California and Abroad

California is in the throes of an extreme drought, affecting all segments of the state’s economy and environment. Dr. Peter Gleick will discuss the challenges we face locally as well as globally and outline some potential solutions.

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Twilight of Human Rights Law

Despite countless international treaties, why has the world failed to address human rights violations? International law expert Eric Posner will discuss some of the reasons and what can be done to change it.

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Cuba: Ending the Embargo?

Is it time to update US policy towards Cuba? Peter Kornbluh, Director, Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects, National Security Archive will share insights on negotiation attempts and the importance of mending relations between the two countries.

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BUSINESS FORUM | mHealth: Impacts on Health Care

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Mobile technology is improving access to healthcare information and services globally, making the cell phone a critical tool in transforming public health. Please join us for a discussion of the opportunities and challenges for this disruptive technology. 

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International Forum Film Night: Not My Life

11-19-14 Not My Life Film

"Not My Life" a documentary film that depicts the cruelty of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale will be followed by a discussion featuring experts working to combat human trafficking in the Bay Area.

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MARIN | Women Enslaved: Combating the Sex Trade in India

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More than three million women and girls are trapped in the flesh trade in India. Activist and author Natasha Singh will share her interviews with trafficked women and brothel keepers and recommend ways we can combat sex slavery here and abroad.

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