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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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Febuary 22nd 1:30 pm TRAFFICKING & TRADE Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne - Former US Diplomat from 1975 - 2015 

Recorded November 16, 2021 — a discussion with Ambassador Wayne, who was Ambassador to Argentina (2006 to 2009) and Coordinating Director for Development in Afghanistan (2009 to 2022), as well as Ambassador to Mexico (2011 to 2015). 1 hour 3 minutes

March 8, 1:30 pm - A LENS ON WAR, CULTURE & RELIGION IN THE MIDDLE EAST Kim Ghattas, New York Times best-selling author.

A discussion with Kim Ghattas whose vast experience travelling with Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry provides deep insight into American foreign relations. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she also shares personal refl ections about being a child in war-torn Lebanon. Recorded November 19, 2020. Length: 57 minutes

March 29, 1:30 pm  POPULISM: GERMANY’S NEW ROLE UKRAINE-RUSSIA Jeff Rathke, State Department, Deputy Chief of Staff to Brussels NATO Secretary General.

A discussion on populism, Germany’s new perspective and analysis of Russia’s war in Ukraine with Jeff Rathke, president of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Recorded March 17, 2022. Length: 1 hour 5 minutes

April 12, 1:30 pm  ISRAELI - PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Leila Hilal, Former Director of IAF, International Lawyer and Former Advisor to Palestinian-Israeli negotiations Jack Segal, Former IAF Board Co-Chair, Former Senior UlS. Diplomat on the National Security Council and at the US Embassy in Israel.

Two noted experts discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian confl ict following a notable May 2021 fl are-up in hostilities. Recorded June 14, 2021. Length: 60 minutes

April 26, 1:20 pm DEMOCRACY VS. AUTOCRACY Erica Frantz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, MSU.

Dr. Frantz will explore examples of authoritarianism and the warning signs of democratic backsliding. She has published seven books on these themes and shares her perspectives on the future of democracy. Recorded September 15, 2022. Length: 1 hour 7 minutes

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