Episode 3 : What’s Next in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Amb. Marc Grossman examines what the intertwined future of Afghanistan and Pakistan looks like after American withdrawal from Afghanistan, and shares his experiences from his time as the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2011-2012). Amb. Grossman is former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2001-2005), and former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey (1994-1997).

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A Changing Cuba and Its Implications for the United States

Online registration for this event has closed. President Obama recently announced what officials call the most sweeping change in U.S. policy toward Cuba since the 1961 embargo was imposed. Ted Piccone will discuss the events that led to this historic change in U.S.-Cuban relations and the changes that have been taking place in Cuba over the recent […]

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Community Event: Global Ramifications of Human Trafficking

St. Joseph Academy hosts an evening with former United Nations Representative Sr. Griselda Martinez Morales. Please join St. Joseph Academy on December 16 at SJA for an evening with Sr. Griselda Martinez Morales, CSJ, as she shares her thoughts and experiences as the former UN representative of some 14,000 Sisters of St. Joseph from around […]

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International Business Forum – Doing Business Around the Globe

BCG & Company is hosting an event International Business Forum – Doing Business Around the Globe on Thursday, November 13. BCG & Company has invited Michael Weidokal, an internationally renowned geopolitical and economic forecaster and founder of International Strategic Analysis (ISA), to discuss the international economic and political risks around the world. Weidokal has directly advised many […]

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Notre Dame College Presents Abrahamic Center’s 2014 Distinguished Lecture

Save the date for the Abrahamic Center’s 2014 Distinguished Lecture, featuring Eboo Patel, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, in Regina Auditorium. Patel is a member of President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships and the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. Click […]

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The Crisis in the Arab East and the Limits of U.S. Power

Online registration for this event has closed. The United States has been the dominant external power in the Mideast/North Africa region since the end of WWII. The recent turmoil in the region should be a cautionary and humbling example of the limits of U.S. power and influence amid the ethnic and religious strife of states […]

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Journey Through Africa

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Join us for a journey through Africa with Dan T. Moore as he shares his insights on Africa and the future of the continent, and tells the story of his motorcycle trip from Cape Town, South Africa to Alexandria, Egypt and nine additional countries in between. It took him 70 days and he covered […]

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Keynote Presentation by Dorothy Nyong’o, Africa Cancer Foundation

Dorothy Nyong’o, the Managing Director of the Africa Cancer Foundation and mother of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, will be discussing the current challenges facing girls and women in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. She will address the existing limitations in her country’s healthcare system and how organizations, such as the Africa Cancer Foundation and IPM, are […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Origins of ISIS and its Place in Political Islam

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has emerged as the most  terrifying and brutal of extreme jihadist groups in the Middle East. It  controls hundreds of square miles, all the way from Syria’s  Mediterranean coast to the south of Baghdad in an attempt to establish an Islamic caliphate or state. In recent weeks, […]

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Episode 1: The Threat of Isis

CCWA kicks off our 2014-15 season with a timely examination of the situation in the Middle East. Until recently, ISIS (the Islamic State) was an unknown entity.  Now ISIS is headline news and a greater threat to the world than Al-Qaida.  ISIS’ ambition is to establish an Islamic caliphate.  Can they be stopped?  What can the U.S. and our NATO allies do to stop these extremists? Dr. James Zogby will discuss conditions in the region and prospects for success in destroying ISIS.

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