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  • Reading List and Discussion Questions on Climate Change and The Philippines 02/23/18
    With severe typhoons a regular occurrence, the Philippines has become the portrait of climate change victimhood. This 10-week Asia Dialogues Program reading list covers all aspects of how the nation is grappling with climate change.
  • Does Fake News Matter? with Brendan Nyhan 02/22/18
    Brendan Nyhan, Devin T. Stewart,
    What are the real facts about fake news? Brendan Nyhan is co-author of an important new study on fake news consumption during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. He discovered that a staggering one in four Americans visited a fake news site in the month before the election. But what was the actual agenda for most of these sites and what effect did they have on voters? His findings may surprise you.
  • Virtual Reality for Social Good, with Jeremy Bailenson 02/21/18
    Jeremy Bailenson, Joanne J. Myers,
    In this fascinating conversation, Jeremy Bailenson, director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, describes how virtual reality (VR) can be used as a force for good. By immersing people in experiences they wouldn't otherwise have, such as the disastrous effects of climate change or the struggles of refugees, they can be galvanized to tackle problems that previously seemed remote and abstract.
  • Dangerous Delegation: Military Intervention & the U.S. Public, with Kori Schake 02/21/18
    Kori Schake, Nikolas K. Gvosdev,
    Are Americans too deferential to the armed forces, becoming increasingly willing to "outsource" judgement to the military? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev talks with Dr. Kori Schake of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, co-author with James Mattis of "Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military."
  • Honduras: Hearing the Call for Democracy 02/20/18
    Lynn Holland
    Less than 800 miles from our shores, Hondurans protesting against a fraudulent presidential election have been clubbed, shot at, terrorized, and arbitrarily arrested by the hundreds. Yet this crisis has hardly produced a blip on the radar screen of mainstream U.S. news.
  • Munich Security Conference: Mixed Messages on American Values, Engagement 02/19/18
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    The United States sent mixed signals at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. On the one hand, a bipartisan group of officials stressed continuity and legislative oversight when it comes to American foreign policy. But on the other, while not in attendance, President Trump undermined this message with tweets and comments signalling a more transactional approach.
  • American Engagement: When It Comes to Foreign Policy, Does America Deserve Trump? 02/09/18
    Maia Otarashvili
    As the 2018 State of the Union address illustrated and to the great dismay of the "elites," President Trump is truly taking an "America First" approach to foreign policy. In this speech, he framed immigration, conflict with North Korea, and the fight against ISIS in terms of how they have affected invidiual Americans. But, with many citizens uninterested in the intricacies of foreign policy, could this be an effective strategy?
  • Articles Resulting from Carnegie Council Religion and Tolerance Research Delegation to Indonesia, October 2017 02/09/18
    In October 2017, Carnegie Council's Asia Dialogues program led a group of 12 Pacific Delegates from seven countries and a diverse set of professional backgrounds to Indonesia. Amid growing Islamophobia and populism in Europe and the United States, a more complete picture of Islam is crucial, and as the world's largest Muslim nation, Indonesia has the potential to shape the way the world's fastest growing and most contentious religion is perceived worldwide.
  • To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism, with Rob Riemen 02/09/18
    Rob Riemen
    No more euphemisms and denials, says Rob Riemen in this frightening and inspiring talk. Call it by its name: fascism. Neither technology, nor economic growth, nor political activism can fix this, he continues. We must create a new counterculture that replaces kitsch and conformism with truth, empathy, beauty, and justice.
  • Clip of the Month: The Mindset of Fascism, with Rob Riemen 02/08/18
    Rob Riemen
    Rob Riemen's recent book "To Fight Against This Age" comes at exactly the right moment. For some time now, we have been witnessing the gradual erosion of longstanding moral values, both in Europe and in America, a slow and steady weakening of critical institutions, a dismantling of what has been built rather than creating something new. In this clip, Riemen, founder of the Nexus Institute, goes even further and says what many politicians, pundits, and academics are afraid to say: We are looking at a new class of fascist leaders, from Putin to Erdoğan to Trump.
  • To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism, with Rob Riemen 02/05/18
    Rob Riemen
    No more euphemisms and denials, says Rob Riemen in this frightening and inspiring talk. Call it by its name: fascism. Neither technology, nor economic growth, nor political activism can fix this, he continues. We must create a new counterculture that replaces kitsch and conformism with truth, empathy, beauty, and justice.
  • Iran: A Modern History, with Abbas Amanat 01/31/18
    Abbas Amanat, Joanne J. Myers,
    There are few countries in the world that are more misrepresented in the West than Iran. By exploring the imperial rivalries that played out there, the dynastic changes and revolutions, the population explosion, the role of religion, and Iran's relations with other nations in the Middle East, Abbas Amanat provides a context that helps us to demystify present-day Iran, one of the most powerful nations in the Middle East.

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