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October 2017

China Town Hall 2017: Local Connections, National Reflections

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Joseph Fewsmith Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Pardee School, Boston University with a national webcast featuring: Amb. Susan Rice Former National Security Advisor, UN Permanent Representative to the UN   RSVP here! China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship…

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November 2017

Chat and Chowder | Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
McDermott Will & Emery, 28 State St
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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Featuring: Timothy Edgar Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute, Academic Director for Law and Policy at Brown University's Master of Cybersecurity Program RSVP now! In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked top secret documents detailing America's mass-surveillance network, and ever since people have asked themselves, "What can we do about this?" In Beyond Snowden, Timothy Edgar argues  that this mass-surveillance network poses a great threat to the privacy of everyone in the world, but that it can be run consistently with democratic values after serious…

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Great Decisions | Latin America’s Political Pendulum

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Featuring: Michael Shifter President, Inter-American Dialogue   The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. In the past, relations between the U.S. and various Latin American states have experienced cyclical ups and downs. Many states, however, appear to be moving toward more centrist forms of governments – with added opportunities for change in Cuba, Colombia and Venezuela – allowing the US to be able to foster improved relations with its neighbors to the south. With the ever…

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December 2017

Chat and Chowder | Rwandan Women Rising

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
McDermott Will & Emery, 28 State St
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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Featuring: Swanee Hunt Author, Founder of Inclusive Security, Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School, Former U.S. Ambassador to Austria RSVP now! While the news of the Rwandan genocide has reached all across the globe, many are unaware of the role women played in the nation's recovery process. In her fourth book, Rwandan Women Rising, Swanee Hunt weaves together interviews with more than 90 women and men —heralded activists and unsung heroes alike—who overcame unfathomable brutality, unrecoverable loss, and unending…

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Great Decisions | Future of Europe

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Featuring: Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS   The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years, and it now faces an uncertain future. Added to that, Europe finds itself in the throes of what has been termed “its worst political crisis since World War II,” facing problems of immigration, a newly aggressive Russia, the…

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