Category Archives for Government

Yemen’s Houthi Takeover: Where is the Country Heading?

February 10, 2015 Host: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Speakers: Ms. Nadwa Al-Dawsari, Executive Director, Sheba Center for International Development Ms. Laura Kasinof, Author of Don’t be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen While many media … Continue reading

12. February 2015 by Will Houstoun
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Establishing New Norms for a New Generation: Prospects for Afghanistan’s Coalition Government

November 14, 2014 Host: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Speaker: Mr. William Maley, Foundation Director, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy In little more than a decades time, the social framework and culture of Afghanistan has changed. Large sums of international investment … Continue reading

14. November 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Where Journalism Undermines Democracy

May 1, 2014 Host: The New America Foundation Event: Reporting in Pakistan Speakers: Ms. Kati Marton, Author and Journalist, New America Foundation Mr. Raza Rumi, Analyst, Express News Mr. Joel Simon, Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists For decades now, … Continue reading

02. May 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Beyond a Change in Policy: What Will it Take to Reform China’s Economy?

April 30, 2014 Host: The Brookings Institution Event:  The Future of State Capitalism in China Speaker: Dr. Xu Xiaonian, Professor of Economics and Finance, China Europe International Business School For the past three decades China has been the economic wonder … Continue reading

01. May 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Pakistan’s Roadmap to Prosperity

April 8, 2014 Host: United States Institute of Peace Event: Pakistan: Economic and Stabilization Prospects Speaker: Honorable M. Ishaq Dar, Minister of Finance, Government of Pakistan When Pakistan elected President, Mamnoon Hussein in June 2013, the country was in economic … Continue reading

10. April 2014 by Will Houstoun
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An Economic Answer to Political Instability in the Arab World

February 11, 2014 Host: Brookings Institution Event: Achieving Great Inclusion in post-Arab Spring Countries Speakers: Kemal Dervis, Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution Hafez Ghanem, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Daniela Gressani, Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia … Continue reading

13. February 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Can a Divided & Hyper-Partisan Congress be Trusted With Foreign Policy?

February 4, 2014  Host: The Bipartisan Policy Center  Event: Foreign Policy in Congress Speakers: Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), President , the Lugar Center Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA), Senior Policy Advisor, Van Ness Feldman The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 not only shook … Continue reading

07. February 2014 by Will Houstoun
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What’s Really Behind America’s Slow Financial Recovery: A Lack of Jobs

February 5, 2014   Hosts: Representative John Conyers, Jr. and Representative Frederica S. Wilson Event: Employment: A Human Right Speakers: Dr. Dean Baker, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research John Cavanagh, Director, Institute for Policy Studies Dr. Philip … Continue reading

07. February 2014 by Will Houstoun
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Heritage Foundation: Does the Treaty Power Threaten Our System of Limited Government?

October 30, 2013 How Treaties Are Enforced Says A Lot About Our Government Moderator: Andrew Kloster, Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation Speakers: The Honorable Ted Cruz (R-TX), United States Senate Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center Steven … Continue reading

31. October 2013 by Will Houstoun
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Middle East Institute: Tunisia-Divided and Dissatisfied with Ennahda

October 8, 2013 New Poll Findings Moderator: Paul Salem- Middle East Institute Speakers: Dr.James Zogby- Arab American Institute, Zogby Research Services Radwan Masmoudi- Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy Professor William Lawrence- George Washington University Tunisia has long … Continue reading

08. October 2013 by Will Houstoun
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