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.
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.
January 13, 2014Afghanistan: A Distant War
Journalist Robert Nickelsberg examines the history and legacies of war in Afghanistan through 25 years of photographs.
November 12, 2013Justice Interrupted: The Past and Future of Democracy Movements in the Middle East
Historian Elizabeth F. Thompson Discussed the Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East
October 21, 2013The Local Cost of Global Goods: Pulitzer Fellows Report
Pulitzer Center grantee Steve Sapienza and student fellow Linda Qiu (AB '14) discuss their reporting on human impacts of mining and resource extraction.
April 22, 2013The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia
Professor Andrei Lankov discussed life and politics in contemporary North Korea.
April 15, 2013Money and Sustainability: The Missing Link or Why We Need a Monetary Ecosystem
Dr. Stefan Brunnhuber discussed the system of central banks and argued for a "monetary ecosystem" of multiple currencies.