Leonid Kishkovsky, director of external affairs and interchurch relations for the Orthodox Church in America, leads a conversation on the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Kremlin, and the standing of religious minorities in Russia.
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Scott Thomasson, president of NewBuild Strategies LLC, discusses policy and legislative issues affecting state investment in infrastructure.
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Mona Yacoubian leads a conversation on the situation in Syria, including analysis of the religious divide, the role the United States and other international actors should play, and recommendations for U.S. policy.
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F. Gregory Gause III leads a discussion on the findings of his recent Council Special Report, Saudia Arabia in the New Middle East.
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Janet Cowell and Roland Stephen discuss the decline in manufacturing in North Carolina and across the United States, and offer policy recommendations to help states better respond to global competition.
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Catherine Bertini discusses the current state of global food security and offers recommendations.
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Robert Putnam leads a conversation on the relationship between religion and politics in the United States and what it means for the upcoming presidential election.
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CFR's Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Sheila A. Smith, discusses the political and economic state of Japan one year after the earthquake and tsunami.
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Ned Parker, CFR's Edward R. Murrow press fellow, discusses the current situation in Iraq and the recent escalation of sectarian violence.
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Edward Alden, CFR's Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, discusses U.S. immigration policy and the new CFR Policy Innovation Memorandum Faster, Safer, Smarter: A Modern Visa System for the United States.
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Stephen Sestanovich, CFR's George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, discusses Russia's upcoming election and its outcomes.
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Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, discusses the course of U.S.-Iran relations and escalating tensions surrounding the nuclear question.
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Matthew J. Slaughter, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for business and globalization, and William F. Owens, senior fellow at University of Denver's Institute for Public Policy Studies and former governor of Colorado, discuss the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy.
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Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, professor of theology at Chicago Theological Seminary and editor of Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War, leads a discussion on Just Peace theory.
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With the one-year anniversary of the uprisings in the Middle East approaching, CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses Egypt and the greater Arab world.
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CFR's Julia E. Sweig, discusses the rise of Brazil with students.
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CFR's Gayle Lemmon discusses female entrepreneurship in Afghanistan with students.
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CFR's Mark P. Lagon discusses with students the problem of human trafficking in the world and what the United States can do to deter it.
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Elliott Abrams and Dwight Bashir lead a conversation on the Iranian regime's persecution of members of the Baha'i faith.
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Raj Bhala, associate dean for international and comparative law and Rice distinguished professor at University of Kansas School of Law, discusses "Understanding Sharia: From Caliphate to Current Day."
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