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Fall 2016

Mark Welsh, Dean of the Bush School
October 10, 2016
On Monday, October 10, 2016, the Bush School's Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted a discussion on diversity between Dean Mark Welsh and students, faculty, and staff.
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David Weekley, founder and chairman of David Weekley Homes
October 5, 2016
The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service was honored to award Mr. David Weekley, founder and chairman of David Weekley Homes, with the 2016 McLane Leadership in Business Award on October 5th.
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Dr. Manuel Sánchez González
September 15, 2016
Dr. Manuel Sánchez González, Deputy Governor of Banco de México, discusses the "Changing Structure of the Mexican Economy: Mexico as a Regional Leader" as part of the Conversations in Public Policy Speaker Series. The event was hosted by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.
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Spring 2016

Brigham McCown
March 23, 2016
On March 23, 2016, Brigham McCown spoke at the Bush School for a "Conversation in Leadership." Mr. McCown served as a member of the United States Senior Executive Service during both terms of George W. Bush’s presidency as the first acting administrator and interim CEO of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
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Dr. Peter Hotez
March 8, 2016
On March 8, 2016, Dr. Peter Hotez gave a talk on the future of medicine and technology in the face of new and developing diseases. He looks at recent pandemics and outbreaks and discusses how vaccine diplomacy can change the world.
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The Honorable Richard C. Breeden
March 3, 2016
The Honorable Richard C. Breeden, 24th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Former Assistant to the President for Issues Analysis, gave a talk at the Bush School on "Restoring Trust: Financial Crises and Regulatory Responses in the Bush Era and Beyond."
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Amy Ellen Schwartz
February 23, 2016
On February 23, Amy Ellen Schwartz gave an Education Policy Workshop on "Instruction Isn't Enough: How Academic Success is Shaped by What Happens Outside of School and What We Can Do About It."
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Ambassador Hank Cohen
February 16, 2016
On February 16, 2016, Ambassador Hank Cohen gave a talk on what has helped and what has hindered economic development and democracy in Africa since the end of colonization. Inspired by his book "The Mind of an African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen, and Father Figures."
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Bud Philbrook
February 9, 2016
The Mosbacher Institute’s 2016 Bank of America Program on Volunteerism featured Bud Philbrook, co-founder and CEO of Global Volunteers, on February 9, 2016. Mr. Philbrook described the advantage of the short-term volunteer model used by Global Volunteers to address what he contends is the most significant challenge facing the global community: human and economic development.
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Dr. Douglas Harris
February 1, 2016
On Monday, February 1, the Mosbacher Institute hosted its inaugural Education Policy Workshop with Dr. Douglas Harris, a professor of economics at Tulane University and the director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, speaking about the effects of the post-Katrina New Orleans school reforms on students’ academic outcomes.
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Fall 2015

Ambassador Richard Fisher
November 17, 2015
At the Mosbacher Institute’s inaugural Conversations in Public Policy event on November 17, 2015, Ambassador Richard Fisher, the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to 2015, and Mr. Robert Mosbacher, Jr., the Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company, reflected on how intertwined the United States’ monetary policy is with global financial markets. Ambassador Fisher, and Mr. Mosbacher discussed global trade and the ways countries can keep themselves economically prosperous.
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Former Congressman Chet Edwards
November 5, 2015
Former Congressman Chet Edwards spoke at the Bush School of Government and Public Service on "Government and Leadership."
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Women in Foreign Policy Conference, part 1
September 11, 2015
On September 11, 2015, the Bush School of Government and Public Service hosted the Women in Foreign Policy conference, entitled, "National Security and Women's Insecurity: Why Women Matter in Foreign Policy." This video features dinner remarks from September 10, 2015, from Alissa J. Rubin of the New York Times.
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Women in Foreign Policy Conference, part 2
September 11, 2015
On September 11, 2015, the Bush School of Government and Public Service hosted the Women in Foreign Policy conference, entitled, "National Security and Women's Insecurity: Why Women Matter in Foreign Policy." View the Women in Foreign Policy talk, part two

Women in Foreign Policy Conference, part 3
September 11, 2015
On September 11, 2015, the Bush School of Government and Public Service hosted the Women in Foreign Policy conference, entitled, "National Security and Women's Insecurity: Why Women Matter in Foreign Policy."
View the Women in Foreign Policy talk, part three

Women in Foreign Policy Conference, part 4
September 11, 2015
On September 11, 2015, the Bush School of Government and Public Service hosted the Women in Foreign Policy conference, entitled, "National Security and Women's Insecurity: Why Women Matter in Foreign Policy."
View the Women in Foreign Policy talk, part four


Spring 2015

Dr. Tony Smith, Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University
April 20, 2015
Dr. Tony Smith, Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, spoke at the Bush School on "“Wilsonianism: What Does it Mean and Why Does it Matter?”
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Dr. Paul Gregory, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Economics at the University of Houston
April 16, 2015
Dr. Paul Gregory, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, gave a talk on "The Russian Economy: Do Sanctions and Low Oil Prices Constrain Putin's Foreign Policy?"
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Amy Kalsow, Journalist for The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and SLATE
April 13, 2015
Amy Kalsow, Journalist for The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and SLATE, spoke at the Bush School on "Victims, Perpetrators, Eyewitnesses and Survivors: Life After War."
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Dr. Henry Musoma, Lecturer, Mays Business School
April 6, 2015
Dr. Henry Musoma spoke to students at the Bush School on "Potent Chaos: Leadership and Relationship Building."
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Ryan Crocker, Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service
March 30, 2015
Bush School Dean Ryan Crocker, former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon, gave a "Conversation in Leadership," for the Public Service Leadership Program.
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Dr. Justin Bullock, Assistant Professor
March 23, 2015
Dr. Justin Bullock, Assistant Professor at the Bush School, gave a talk to students on “Decreasing Improper Payments in US Unemployment Insurance Program: The (relatively) Successful Approach of the Department of Labor."
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George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
February 26, 2015
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, gave a Scowcroft Institute International Affairs Seminar on "St. John Paul II: Lessons for Statesmen.”
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James Edge, Regional Director for Congressman Bill Flores, and Miranda Russ Henderson, Caseworker/Grants Coordinator for Congressman Bill Flores
February 23, 2015
James Edge, Regional Director for Congressman Bill Flores, and Miranda Russ Henderson, Caseworker/Grants Coordinator for Congressman Bill Flores, gave a talk on “Bipartisan Leadership and Service in a Partisan Environment" for the Public Service Leadership Program at the Bush School.
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Mr. Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps
February 3, 2015
On Tuesday, February 3, the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service featured Mr. Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, at the Institute’s 2015 Bank of America Program on Volunteerism.
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Warren Chalklen, Bush School Class of 2013
February 2, 2015
Warren Chalken, Bush School Class of 2013, visited the Bush School to speak on "People, Policy, and Power: Reflecting How My Privilege Impacted Community Engagement and Policy-Making in Post-Apartheid South Africa."
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Dr. Nancy Dickey, Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Elizabeth Dickey, Executive Director, Health for All
January 26, 2015
Dr. Nancy Dickey, Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center, and Elizabeth Dickey, Executive Director, Health for All, spoke to Bush School students on a "Conversation in Leadership."
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Fall 2014

Harley Balzer
November 18, 2014
Harley Balzer spoke to the Bush School on “Civil Society, Public Opinion, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.”
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Dr. Gabriela Marian Thornton, Instructional Associate Professor at the Bush School
November 17, 2014
Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton, Instructional Associate Professor at the Bush School, gave a talk on “The Forgotten Children of Punjab: The Roma/Gypsies of Eastern Europe.”
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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Secretary James Baker, and General Brent Scowcroft at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe.
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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Open Plenary Talk
November 10, 2014
A talk from Elmar Brok, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: European Practitioner Panel
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Elmar Brok, Dr. Sebastian Huluban, and Dr. Horst Teltschik, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Scholar Panel
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Dr. Frederic Bozo, Dr. Christopher Layne, Dr. Joshua Shifrinson, Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton, and Dr. James Graham Wilson, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: US Practitioner Panel
November 10, 2014
A discussion with Ambassador Robert Hutchings, Ambassador Larry Napper, and Dr. Heather Wilson at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Schuman Medal Presentation
November 10, 2014
The Schuman Medal presentation to President George H.W. Bush, at the Bush School of Government and Public Service's event, 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Liberation of Eastern Europe. The celebration took place November 10, 2014.
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Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Russia’s Perspective Panel
November 3, 2014
A discussion with Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, David Satter, and Dr. Roger Reese at the Scowcroft Institute’s conference, “Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Tsarist Dinosaur, Failed State, or 21st Century Predator?,” on November 3, 2014.
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Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Europe’s Perspective Panel
November 3, 2014
A discussion with Amb. Temuri Yakobashvili, Dr. James Corum, and Dr. Gabriela Marin Thornton at the Scowcroft Institute’s conference, “Reassessing Putin’s Russia: Tsarist Dinosaur, Failed State, or 21st Century Predator?,” on November 3, 2014.
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Jasen Castillo, Bush School Associate Professor
October 30, 2014
Jasen Castillo, Bush School Associate Professor, spoke about his new book, “Endurance and War.”
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Warren L. Finch, Jr., Director of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
October 27, 2014
Warren L. Finch, Jr., Director of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, spoke with students at the Bush School in “A Conversation in Leadership."
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Seamus Kraft, Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of the Board, OpenGov
October 23, 2014
Seamus Kraft gave a talk on “Governing in the Social Age: Social Media, Software, and Strategies for Success.”
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The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, Founder and Guiding Zen Master of Jungto Society and Buddhist monk and humanitarian activist
October 21, 2014
The Venerable Pomnyun Sunim gave a talk on “Understanding North Korea from a Buddhist Perspective.”
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Todd Moss, COO for the Center for Global Development
October 1, 2014
Todd Moss, COO for the Center for Global Development, gave a talk entitled “Africa on the Rise.”
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Bruce Hoffman, Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
November 5, 2014
Bruce Hoffman gave a talk entitled “Winter is Coming: ISIS, Al Qaeda, and America’s continuing wars on terrorism.”
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Scowcroft Institute Army War College Fellows Introduction
September 9, 2014
The Scowcroft Institute introduced the Bush School's Army War College Fellows to students, faculty, and staff.
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Fred McClure, Chief Executive Officer of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
September 22, 2014
Fred McClure spoke to students on "A Conversation in Leadership."
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Spring 2014

Dr. Jessica Gottlieb, Assistant Professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service
April 28, 2014
Dr. Jessica Gottlieb gave a talk on "Gender, Political Preferences, and Representation in Africa."
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Ryan Crocker, Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service and Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon
April 21, 2014
Ryan Crocker spoke with Bush School students in "A Conversation in Leadership."
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Dr. Leonard Bright, Assistant Dean of Graduate Education and Associate Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
April 14, 2014
Dr. Leonard Bright spoke to students on "A National Investigation of the Relationships among Public Service Motivation, Program Characteristics, and Career Interest among Master Degree Students in Public Affairs Programs."
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Elizabeth Dickey, Executive Director, Health for All
March 31, 2014
Elizabeth Dickey gives a talk at the Bush School on "Leadership and Service in Non-Profits."
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Dr. Josh Shifrinson, Assistant Professor at the Bush School
March 24, 2014
Dr. Josh Shifrinson speaks about "Dilemmas of Decline, Risk of Rise: The Fate of Declining Great Powers."
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Professor Kenneth J. Meier, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
March 20, 2014
Professor Kenneth J. Meier presents a talk on "Context and Public Management: Seeking a General Theory."
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Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Professor, George Washington University
February 3, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Brinkerhoff gives a talk on "The In-Between Advantage: Diaspora Entrepreneurs & Institutional Reform Lessons for Development and Management."
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Erskine B. Bowles and Alan K. Simpson, Co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010)
January 29, 2014
Erskine B. Bowles and Alan K. Simpson speak about their innovative, bipartisan efforts to solve the national debt crisis; why Washington failed to adopt their solution; and what can be done now to fix this ever increasing problem.
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Dr. Matthew Kahn, Professor, University of California in Los Angeles
January 27, 2014
Dr. Matthew Kahn gives a talk on "The Political Economy of Public Bus Procurement: Why Do Transit Agencies Not Respond to Energy Prices?"
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Fall 2013


Dr. Edwin C. Price and Jerry Kenney, Texas A&M University Conflict and Development
November 25, 2013
Dr. Edwin C. Price and Jerry Kenney speak on “Leadership in Conflict & Development: Working with USAID in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other Complex Environments.”
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Dr. Kishore Gawande, Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
November 18, 2013
Dr. Kishore Gawande speaks on “Can Development Programs Reduce Casualties in Conflict? CERP in Afghanistan.”
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Dr. Lori Taylor, Associate Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
November 11, 2013
Dr. Lori Taylor speaks on “Charity Begins at 65: An Update on the U.S. Social Security and Medicare Systems.”
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Jim Stolarski, Former Partner/Managing Director at Accenture and Founding Principal of Nextessee
November 4, 2013
Jim Stolarski speaks at the Bush School on "Careers in Consulting."
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Dr. Jessica Gottlieb, Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
October 30, 2013
Dr. Jessica Gottlieb speaks on "Why Women Participate Less in Civic Activity: Evidence in Mali."
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Dennis H. Goehring, Member of the Texas A&M "Junction Boys"
October 28, 2013
Dennis Goehring shares the leadership lessons he learned from his time playing football at Texas A&M in "A Conversation in Leadership."
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Roland Kushner, Associate Professor of Business, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
October 21, 2013
Roland Kushner speaks on the "Stewardship of the Invisible Balance Sheet in Nonprofit Governance."
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David Axelrod, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
October 15, 2013
David Axelrod speaks on "Witness to History: Leadership Lessons from a Presidential Advisor."
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Dr. Laura Dague, Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
October 14, 2013
Dr. Laura Dague presents on the "Effects of Public Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Childless Adults on Labor Supply."
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Catherine Bertini, Professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and Former Director of the World Food Program (WFP)
October 10, 2013
Catherine Bertini speaks at the Bush School of Government and Public Service on "Changing the Status Quo: Four Bush Administration Initiatives That Improved Nutritional Support in the US and Abroad."
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Andrew Natsios, Executive Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service
October 7, 2013
Professor Andrew Natsios speaks on "Careers in International Development."
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Steven Pifer, Director, Arms Control Initiative, Brookings Institute
October 3, 2013
Steven Pifer, Director of the Arms Control Initiative at Brookings Institute, speaks at the Bush School on "The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms."
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Ben White, Former Mayor, College Station
September 30, 2013
Ben White speaks at the Bush School of Government and Public Service for a "Conversation in Leadership."
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Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Southwest Airlines
September 26, 2013
The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy presents the 2013 McLane Leadership in Business Award to Gary C. Kelly, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Southwest Airlines.
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Mathew Burrows, Counselor for the National Intelligence Council
September 24, 2013
Mathew Burrows, Counselor for the National Intelligence Council, presents on the "Five Forces Reshaping Our World."
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Josef Joffe, Editor, Die Zeit
September 19, 2013
Josef Joffe, Editor of Die Zeit, presents on "World War I: A Past That Will Not Go Away" at the Lenore and Francis Humphrys International Speaker Program for the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.
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