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Orange Revolution Texas Premiere Screening

April 3, 2008 | 7:00:00 | ACES Avaya Auditorium

The Orange Revolution followed the events of 2004 in the Ukraine, in which rampant corruption and the poisoning of a presidential candidate triggered a popular uprising that restored democracy and achieved a political revolution without…

The Reluctant Realism of George H. W. Bush

April 2, 2008 | 5:00:00 | LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

Tim Naftali discussed his new book, George H. W. Bush: The 41st President, 1989-1993, about President Bush’s foreign policy. Dr. Naftali argued that among the political elite of that time, President Bush was the person…

Road Blocks to Peace in the Middle East

April 2, 2008 | 8:00:00 | Welch Hall, Room 3.502

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law invites you to Road Blocks to Peace in the Middle East with David Makovsky of the Washington Institute on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 8:00…

Turning Point or Tactical Pause? Toward Political Accommodation and Sustainable Stability in Iraq

April 1, 2008 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.111

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law invites you to Turning Point or Tactical Pause? Toward Political Accommodation and Sustainable Stability in Iraq with Colin Kahl, Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Tuesday,…

An Inside Look at Guantanamo: A Muslim Chaplain’s Struggle for Justice

March 20, 2008 | 6:00:00 | University of Texas Law School Auditorium

James Yee spoke passionately about his experience of being a Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay detention camp where he worked to address the religious needs of the U.S. military staff and over 600 prisoners. He…

The Danger of Weaponizing Outer Space

March 19, 2008 | 5:00:00 | LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

Mike Moore, a research fellow with the Independent Institute, discussed the current state of space weapon technology and warned that the U.S. is drifting toward a policy of space control that will lead to a…

Four Policy Planning Stories in Search of a Theory

March 5, 2008 | 5:00:00 | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center - Schmidt Room

Stephen Krasner, former State Department Director of Policy Planning, discussed what he characterized as the haphazard way in which particular policy ideas are chosen and implemented in organizations. Krasner asserted that policy planning does not…

China & Global Institutions: Explaining Economic Competitiveness

February 26, 2008 | 5:00:00 | LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

Ed Steinfeld, an associate professor of political science at MIT, discussed how China cooperates with international institutions that set the “rules” for global governance. He argued that frequent allegations about China not abiding by the…

Asian Economic Integration and U.S. Policy Options

February 22, 2008 | 12:30:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.109

Michael Plummer discussed accelerating Asian economic integration and its consequences for U.S. foreign policy. Initially the result of market forces, integration now is directed by states through special economic agreements, including free-trade areas. Dr. Plummer…

Mass Consumerism and the Cold War as Global History

February 20, 2008 | 5:00:00 | Garrison Hall, Room 1.102

Emily Rosenberg discussed the transnational spread of consumer societies during the 20th century.  She argued that mass consumerism, which at the beginning of the century was closely associated with the notion of “Americanization,” gradually adapted…

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