The World Beyond the Headlines
Speakers at past World Beyond the Headlines events include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, journalists Neil MacFarquhar and James Fallows, economist Jeffrey Sachs, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
The current schedule is posted quarterly here on the CIS website. Registration is recommended to ensure seating. Questions, comments, or suggestions for future World Beyond the Headlines events can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 15, 2015After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia
Anthropologist Jessica Greenberg sheds light on the challenges and experiences that follow revolutionary change.
October 28, 2014Meeting China’s Environmental Crisis: Religion’s Unlikely Role
Experts discussed environmental issues in China and the place of religion in responding to the nation's environmental challenges.
October 15, 2014India Votes: Making Free and Fair Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy
A conversation with Navin B. Chawla, former Chief of the Election Commission of India.
May 14, 2014Alan Weisman on Population Growth's Challenge to Sustainability
Acclaimed author Alan Weisman spoke on his new book, "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth."
May 7, 2014Masha Gessen & Bernardine Dohrn on Pussy Riot
Author Masha Gessen in conversation with Bernardine Dohrn about her acclaimed book on the Russian activist group Pussy Riot.
April 22, 2014Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East
Brookings Institution Fellow Shadi Hamid discusses his new book on current Middle Eastern politics
April 17, 2014The Abominable Crime - Film Screening and Q&A with Micah Fink
Pulitzer Center grantee Micah Fink screens his film on the struggle against homophobia in Jamaica
February 18, 2014Journalism in a Land of Few Facts
A Conversation with Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief
February 11, 2014The Syria Dilemma: A Conversation with Danny Postel, Afri Jalabi and Bernardine Dohrn
Three longtime writers and activists discussed the origins and contours of the Syrian conflict and recent international efforts in solidarity with the Syrian people.
February 5, 2014The U.S., Russia, and Bridging the East-West Divide
As attention turned to Russia and the Sochi Olympics, Ambassador Ian Kelly discussed US-Russia relations.