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December 2014
Free

Human Impact on the Environment in Ancient Societies

December 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Human Impact on the Environment in Ancient Societies Thursday,  December 4, 2014, 10 AM – Noon Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, San Diego, CA 92128, USA Mr Henry George   One of the salient discourses of our time is how humans are impacting our environment in our world in terms of global warming, pollution of our air and water, and other environmental crises.  However, archaeologists have discovered that environmental problems have been part of human prehistory and history for a long time.  This lecture…

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January 2015

The Kurds: Reemergence of an Ancient People of Mesopotamia

January 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mr. Minhaj Akreyi will talk on the “The Kurds: Reemergence of an Ancient People of Mesopotamia”, providing a brief history, their geography, a description of their culture, and discussing how the Kurds ended up with no power after World War One but are now proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the Middle East. Minhaj Akreyi is a Kurdish-American, born in Naghada-Eastern Kurdistan. He currently resides in San Diego, California. Minhaj holds a Bachelor’s degree in International…

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Global Security Series: Measuring Peace and Conflict in Mexico and Around The World

January 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCSD, The Great Hall,
International House, University of California - San Diego, Eleanor Roosevelt College, 9500 Gilman Drive #0550
San Diego, CA 92093 United States
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Mexico Peace Index

in collaboration with UCSD  Aubrey Fox, Executive Director United States office of the Institute for Economics and Peace Is the world more peaceful today than it was last year? How does one even measure peace and violence in the world and in specific countries? Come to hear Aubrey Fox, Executive Director of the United States office of the Institute for Economics and Peace lead a discussion on the Institute's Global Peace Index, Global Terrorism Index, and Mexico Peace Index. Aubrey Fox…

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Capitalism as a Weapon against Terrorism

January 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Member Tom Reeve, JD, will speak about the use of “Capitalism as a Weapon against Terrorism”, discussing whether the United States' anti-terror programs should include support to affected nations, by providing potential followers economic opportunity for personal prosperity for transition from top-down economic systems to market capitalism, so as to deny terrorist groups needed volunteers.  

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Opening Night: Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars

January 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts,
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Opening Night and Reception SEPIDEH - REACHING FOR THE STARS Berit Madsen / 2013 / 92min. Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dares to dream of a future as an astronaut. As we follow Sepideh, it becomes clear just how at odds her dreams are with her current reality and the expectations of those around her. 6pm - Reception 7pm - Film screening and Q&A with assistant director Mona Rafatzadeh, and Faraz Sanei, Researcher, Middle East & North Africa…

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The Rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, Master of the M/V Maersk Alabama

January 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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USN Captain Mark Cedrun (Retd) will describe the role of the USS Boxer (LHD 4) in “The Rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, Master of the M/V Maersk Alabama” from Somali pirates in April 2009, when he was the Commanding Officer of the Boxer at the time of the mission, describing the forces involved in the rescue and the mission timeline.

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June 2015

Negotiating Denuclearization: Iran and North Korea

June 2, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Malamud Conference Room at Weaver Center, Institute of the Americas, UC San Diego,
10111 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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The nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea represent grave challenges to the global security order. Come listen to leading experts address the following questions: What are the prospects for achieving an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program? Why did the Obama administration press forward on Iran but not on North Korea? What are the similarities and differences in the Iran and North Korea situations? How might an Iran agreement impact North Korea’s interest in a negotiated deal? FEATURED SPEAKERS…

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July 2015
$5-109 - $5-1017

Cartel Land, screening and discussion

July 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ken Cinemas, Landmark Theatres,
4061 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116 United States
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  With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim "Nailer" Foley, an…

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October 2015
$20,

Flashpoints: Is Peace Possible in Ukraine?

October 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AMN Healthcare,
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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Event review On Monday, October 5th, our Flashpoints series hosted a discussion titled “Is Peace Possible in Ukraine?” We welcomed three experts who contributed with different perspectives about the conflict in Ukraine, the roles of Russia and the United States, and possible solutions. First, Vice Admiral Charles W. Martoglio (ret) argued that there are no issues in the world today that can be decided in isolation. He explained that Ukraine is probably not the current top priority for the European…

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Fragmentation of the Arab World and US Intervention

October 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Balboa Park Club Santa Fe Room,
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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As'ad AbuKhalil -- Professor of Political Science -- Cal State University, Stanislaus Professor AbuKhalil grew up in Beirut. He received an MA in political science from American University of Beirut and his PhD from Georgetown University. He appears frequently on Al Jazeera and authors the Angry Arab News Service (angryarab.blogspot.com). Santa Fe Room - Balboa Club - Balboa Park - San Diego, CA   Co-Sponsored by KARAMA Arab and Islamic World Information Project www.KaramaNow.org

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