1. Turkish ISA Roundtable in Montreal March 2011


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    This roundtable on Turkish International Studies Scholarship took place at the annual convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, March 19, 2011. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.turkishisa.org This year's topic is Turkish Foreign Policy: Proactivism and Change The participants are (from left to right) Hasan Kosebalaban (Lake Forrest College), Meliha Altunisik (Middle East Technical University) Halit Mustafa Tagma (Sabanci University) Mustafa Aydin (Kadir Has University), Joshua Walker (Harvard University), Fuat Keyman (Sabanci University)

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    • Dialogues, a documentary


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      In 2003 it seemed clear many important voices and points of view on how to handle our global crisis, especially that of "terrorism" were not being given space in our media. To say the least, the public conversation was very constricted in our main media. There were seasoned, experienced people who knew other effective and often proven pathways to cooperation, building a global coalition and team that were quite simply, ignored. This was a modest attempt to listen to a few from around the globe at the time. It was called "Dialogues, Part One" because part two was hoping for an extension and broadening of the conversation, much of which is still awaiting us. The work lends encouragement, supports trust and cooperation, and believes deeply we can always decide to move toward a better world for all humanity. Completed in 2004. The work won "Best Political Documentary" in The New York Independent Film and Video Festival. Please visit: www.anthonydonovan.com for more information, synopsis, a teaching guide, who's who, technical info, etc. 102 minutes long. It can be watched in segments.

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      • Canada 2020 Speakers Series: Dr. Thomas Barnett on “War and Peace in the 21st Century: Implications for Canada”


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        Ottawa, 29 November 2007 — Dr. Thomas Barnett, author of "The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century" and the newly released "Great Powers: America and the World After Bush," spoke to Canada 2020 about “War and Peace in the 21st Century: Implications for Canada”.

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        • Global Focus Lecture Series: The US and North Korea: Dealing with Irrationality


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          This lecture is part of the Global Focus Lecture Series. Come and hear leading scholars from around the world address issues of regional, national, and global importance. 7:00PM TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010 Walker-Ames Room (Room 225), Kane Hall University of Washington, Seattle Speaker: Bruce Cumings Professor Bruce Cumings is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History at the University of Chicago. He specializes in modern Korean history and contemporary international relations in East Asia. Sponsored by the East Asia Center, the Center for Global Studies, as well as by the Jackson School National Resource Centers as part of the Global Focus Lecture Series. For more information, visit http://jsis.washington.edu/focus

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          • Evening Forum for U.S.-China Relations After the U.S. Election and the 18th CCP Congress


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            Leading scholars from China’s Fudan University and the University of California assess the implications of the American election and Chinese leadership transitions for U.S.-China Relations in the next four to five years. The different panel sessions analyze the process and outcome of the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress and the 2012 U.S. Election, the role U.S.-China Relations have played in them, and the economic and security relations between the US and China. This concluding forum encourages an expanded participation from the greater San Diego community.

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            • "Living Faithfully" in a Global Age: The Global Religious Resurgence & the Struggle for Justice


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              Scott M. Thomas, PhD Research Fellow, Heythrop College, University of London (UK) Lecturer, International Relations, University of Bath (UK) January 10, 2013 DePaul University Scott Thomas discusses some of the main themes regarding religion & world politics in the 21st century, based on his recent book and his articles: ~ "A Globalized God?" (FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 2010) ~ "Living Faithfully & Living Critically in a Global Age" (London School of Economics' MILLENNIUM: JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, 2010) His most recent book is titled ~The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations: The Struggle for the Soul of the Twenty-First Century~ published in 2005 with a foreword by Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town & Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu. In his foreword to the book, Archbishop Tuto remarks: "Here undoubtedly is a book that is both helpful and insightful for those of us who feel there has got to be a better way to promote global security and global welfare."

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              • Pacific Alliance: Reviving US-Japan Relations


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                Featuring: Dr. Kent E. Calder, Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Kent E. Calder, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, will discuss his new book Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations, in which he documents the quiet erosion of America's multidimensional ties with Japan as China rises, generations change, and new forces arise in both American and Japanese politics. In this book, Dr. Calder discusses the challenges for a 21st century military alliance with formidable coordination requirements, explores alternatives to the current alliance model, and offers prescriptions for restoring vitality and purpose in U.S-Japan relations. Wednesday, April 29 Kent E. Calder is director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS. Previously, he served as professor at Princeton University for twenty years, the Japan chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University, where he served as the first Executive Director of the Harvard University Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Dr. Calder was also the former special advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, former special advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and is currently a member of the editorial board of Asian Security. His most recent book, Pacific Alliance: Reviving U.S.-Japan Relations, has just been published by Yale University Press. Filmed and produced by Aaron Siirila and Nicholas Irwin, East-West Center.

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                • Futenma Relocation: The View from Henoko


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                  Featuring: Susumu Inamine, Mayor, Nago City, Okinawa, Japan As the United States reaffirms its defense commitments to Asia and a "pivot" of American policy toward the Asia-Pacific, the matter of base relocation in Okinawa continues to be a contentious issue between Naha, Tokyo, and Washington. Under the 2006 base realignment roadmap agreed between the US and Japanese governments, the Marine Corp Air Station Futenma was to be relocated from its densely populated location near Okinawa's capital to the more remote Nago City to the north. The local political situation in Nago has shifted against the relocation of the base to the city's Henoko ward. Futenma remains in place while Japanese officials attempt to find an amicable solution that satisfies both the need for local buy-in and Japan's security commitments within the US-Japan alliance. Nago City Mayor, Susumu Inamine, will discuss the relocation of MCAS Futenma from the local perspective.     Filmed Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the East-West Center in Washington, DC.

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                  • Post-Marxism and History: Baudrillard and the Classicists


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                    Society for Philosophy and Culture seminar, held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in July 2011, as part of our series "Dialogues in Culture & Philosophy". Arthur Pomeroy speaks on "Post-Marxism and History: Baudrillard and the Classicists" with responses by Ben Thirkell-White and Alexander Maxwell. The French philosopher Jean Baudrillard is perhaps best known for his adaptation of Marxist ideas of exchange and value to systems of signification originating in the works of Saussure and most famously developed by Derrida. In particular, Baudrillard placed signification within an historical context (e.g. the "counterfeit" signs of the Renaissance; the "production" and proliferation of signs in the industrial era, manufacturing endless originals; and the "simulation" of the present (where signs themselves are just creators of one another). Some Classicists have made use of Baudrillard to attempt to explain the political and cultural economy of the Roman Empire. The language of power has long been recognised as a part of the Roman imperial system, but it may be worth exploring the implications of such a use of Baudrillard’s ideas. Is it "unhistorical" to apply to a pre-industrial society a post-historical system or is this simply an indication that Marxist thought only applies to a limited period of human development? Or is it that Classicists, in their belated haste to be trendy, have completely misunderstood the modern sources for their analysis? www.philosophyandculture.org Twitter: SocietyTwit Facebook Group: Society for Philosophy & Culture

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                    • Amb. Haqqani addresses the Women's Foreign Policy Group


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                      On 29 June, Ambassador Husain Haqqani addressed the Women's Foreign Policy Group in Washington DC. Amb Haqqani spoke about the importance of nuturing a long-term strategic relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, and the challenges that this relationship has faced over the past year.

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