Speakers: Reza Aslan, Research Associate, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
Dale Eickelman, Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations, Dartmouth College
Noah Feldman, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Lisa Anderson, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
June 5, 2006
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The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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Panelists took an in-depth look at the origins of the Shia, where Shia populations are located, and the Shia political-religious eschatology.
Noah Feldman explains why the draw-down of troops in Iraq is a beginning and not an end.
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