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 30, 2012Food (In)Security - Hunger and Nutrition
Addressing Food Insecurity in the United States/Protecting the Programs that Protect the Hungry
April 17, 2012 - May 22, 2012Food (In)Security: Access, Equity, Frameworks
A CIS Spring Quarter series addressing the increasingly serious problem of global food insecurity.
April 17, 2012The 2012 Farm Bill – Your Food, Your Water, Your Money: Why The Farm Bill Matters
In the first event of the Food (In)Security series, Ken Cook discusses the enormous challenges as Congress begins work to reauthorize the omnibus Farm Bill.
April 9, 2012Iran, the West and Israel - Moving Toward a Decision
Tel Aviv University Professor Uzi Rabi discussed Iran's efforts toward regional hegemony and provided insight into the various scenarios the Israeli government is considering in response.
February 29, 2012No One’s World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn
Charles Kupchan predicts the twenty-first century will not belong to America, China, Asia, or anyone else...
February 9, 2012Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the U.S. and Started Prospering
Journalist Hal Weitzman will discuss South America's increased independence from the United States & the region's economic future.
January 25, 2012The Future of the Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads
Austrian Consul General Thomas Schnöll will assess the broad effects of the monetary union's biggest monetary crisis since it was formed in 1999.
January 12, 2012All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
Human rights lawyer and diplomat David Scheffer will provide new insights into the continuing struggle for international justice.
November 8, 2011Climate Refugees - Film Screening & Discussion
November 8 — An encore screening of Michael Nash's documentary on the "human face of climate change."
November 3, 2011Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea
November 3 — Journalist Peter Eichstaedt explores the links between the pirates, global financiers, and extremists who control southern Somalia and whose influence extends well beyond the country's borders.