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    • America and the World, 1962 to 2008: Contrasts and Contradictions by Ted Sorensen

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska America 1962 2008 Contrasts Contradictions Sorensen JFK Kennedy advisor lawyer counselor
    • Theodore C. 'Ted' Sorensen, former special counsel and adviser to President John F. Kennedy and a widely published author on the presidency and foreign affairs, practiced international law for over 36 years as a senior partner, and now of counsel,...
    • America: the Road Ahead at Home and Abroad by George McGovern

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska America Road Ahead Home Abroad McGovern United States U.S. Congressman Senator Middle East Policy Council Nations U.N. Ambassador Global
    • George McGovern was a United States Congressman, Senator, and the Democratic nominee for the 1972 presidential election. After leaving the Senate in 1980 he was a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including Columbia University,...
    • America and the World Economy by Peter G. Peterson

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska America World Economy Peterson Blackstone Group Concord Coalition Running Empty How Democratic Republican Parties Bankrupting Future Ambassador
    • Peter G. Peterson is the chairman and co-founder of The Blackstone Group and founding president of The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan citizen's group dedicated to building a constituency of fiscal responsibility. Peterson was Assistant to...
    • American Exceptionalism, Exemptionalism and Global Governance by John Gerard Ruggie

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska American Exceptionalism Exemptionalism Global Governance Ruggie Harvard U.N. assistant secretary-general United Nations Constructing World Policy
    • Mr. Ruggie is the Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and Weil Director, Center for Business and Government, at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Ruggie was U.N. assistant secretary-general and chief adviser for strategic planning...
    • Jihad vs. McWorld by Benjamin Barber

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Barber Jihad vs. McWorld Political Theory strong democracy
    • Benjamin Barber is the author of the international best-seller 'Jihad vs. McWorld.' An internationally renowned political theorist, Barber consults regularly with political/civic leaders and organizations in the United States and abroad. He was a...
    • Beyond Belief: A Different View of Christianity by Elaine Pagels

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Beyond Belief Different View Christianity Pagels Religion Princeton University Gnostic Gospels gospel Christian tradition
    • NOTE: By contractual arrangement with Dr. Pagels, this archived file is available only to UNL and its associated research centers and extension offices. If you try to download this file from an Internet address outside UNL, you will be denied...
    • America and its Enemies by Thomas Borstelmann

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Borstelmann Professor Modern World History Cornell Cold War Color Line American Race Relations Global Arena Created Equal Social Political...
    • The new Thompson Professor of Modern World History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and prize-winning author and teacher, Thomas Borstelmann spent 12 years in the History Department at Cornell University. His most recent books include 'The...
    • Bridging the Gap: Globalization without Isolation by F.W. de Klerk

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Bridging Gap Globalization without Isolation F.W. de Klerk South Africa Nelson Mandela apartheid Nobel Peace Prize
    • During his time as president of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk released Nelson Mandela from prison, and initiated and presided over the dismantling of apartheid, the adoption of South Africa's first fully democratic constitution and the first-ever...
    • China: Fragile Superpower by Susan Shirk

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska China Fragile Superpower Shirk
    • Once a sleeping giant, China today is the world's fastest growing economy -- a dramatic turn-around that alarms many Westerners. Shirk's 2007 book, China: Fragile Superpower, explored the troubling paradox faced by China's leaders: the more...
    • China in Africa: The New Scramble by Richard Behar

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska China in Africa The New Scramble Richard Behar
    • Europe's rapid colonization of Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries came to be known as the 'Scramble for Africa.' Is China's increasing involvement in Africa the 21st century version? From Algeria to Zambia, from aluminum up the...
    • Citizenship in a Global Age by Colin G. Campbell

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Citizenship Global Age Campbell globalization
    • The idea of global citizenship is old as Athens. But to this day it remains a political ideal, not a practical reality. The world does not issue you a passport or guarantee you rights. Yet, the values implied by global citizenship - broad...
    • Democracy and Religion: America and Israel by Ronald Dworkin

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Democracy Religion America Israel Dworkin Professor author Holberg International Memorial Prize
    • Ronald Dworkin has a unique ability to tie together abstract philosophical ideas and arguments with concrete everyday concerns in law, morals and politics. Dubbed 'Mr. Justice' by the Times of London, Dworkin's pioneering scholarly work has had...
    • Ethanol: Fueling Debate by Douglas Durante & Jerry Taylor

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Ethanol Fueling Debate Durante Taylor U.S. Department of Energy Clean Fuels Development Coalition Cato Institute biofuels fossil fuel green gas
    • Douglas Durante has worked in the fields of energy, transportation, and the environment since 1977. He was the Director of Public Affairs for the National Alcohol Fuels Commission and served as a Special Assistant in the Office of Alcohol Fuels at...
    • Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership by David Gergen

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Eyewitness Power Essence Leadership Gergen advisor Reagan Nixon Ford Clinton
    • Commentator, editor, teacher, public servant, best-selling author and adviser to presidents, David Gergen has been an active participant in American national life. He served as director of communications for President Ronald Reagan and also held...
    • Faith, Philosophy and Medicine: Reflections on Maimonides by Sherwin Nuland

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Faith Philosophy Medicine Reflections Maimonides Nuland Yale School of Medicine M.D. doctor How We Die Life's Final Chapter
    • Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine and a Fellow at Yale's Institute for Social and Policy Studies. He is the author of nine books, including 'Doctors: The Biography of Medicine,' 'The...
    • For God's Sake by Richard Cizik

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska For God's Sake Cizik Green Evangelist Reverend National Association of Evangelicals conservation environment
    • Known as 'The Green Evangelist,' Reverend Richard Cizik calls climate change a crisis of 'biblical proportions.' Cizik is vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). His responsibilities include...
    • The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East by Clyde Prestowitz

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Great Shift Wealth Power East Prestowitz Economic Strategy Institute 3 Three Billion New Capitalists Rogue Nation American Unilateralism Trading...
    • Clyde Prestowitz is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute, a Washington think-tank influential in the areas of international trade policy and specialized in how key sectors of the U.S. and world economy adapt to change, in...
    • Grounded: A Reflection on the Use of Life and Land by Joel Sartore

    • E.N. Thompson Forum video World Issues Cooper Foundation issue lecture lectures UNL University Nebraska Grounded Reflection Use Life Land Sartore photographer environment conservation endangered species National Geographic At Close Range
    • A life-long Nebraskan, photographer Joel Sartore has covered everything from the remote Amazon rainforest to beer-drinking, mountain-racing firefighters in the United Kingdom. In addition to his celebrated work for 'National Geographic,' which...

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